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Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar

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Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 2600
08:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 01:00
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

the food was really nice, what a view to look out on while dinning and the staff were very friendly and nice ,the service was quick.I would have no problems recommending this restaurant to anyone

Thank anndale2016
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked in after looking at the menu on the street. Greeted and sat immediately. Great service. We shared a fantastic bottle of Rosé and the garlic bread starter. I had the Chicken Filo which was great but could've done with some Potato in the plate also. Lovely atmosphere and the lady who waited on us was super lovely. Would come... More 

Thank Meegs_23
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Came here last night for drinks and nibbles as had heard good things but unfortunately we must have got them on a busy night .... I have allergy so asked what I could eat off the starter/nibbles menu or if the platter could be adjusted so i could eat that... unfortunately i felt like it was all to hard for... More 

Thank allergic2
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in. Ricky welcomed us at the bar. Made to feel very welcome. Hospitality was great, beer good, food great.

Thank Erik P
Kerikeri, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful meal. Great food and fantastic service from our lovely waitress Claudia La Hood. We will be going back while we are still in Wanaka.

Thank NZtraveller726
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Scrummy Filo, great atmosphere- nice and warm as it was pouring with rain. Child friendly! Cheers for a good all round experience/ the Chicken Filo was filling and the price was all round reasonable (I will be back Christmas 2016). We rang and booked for a large group late in the evening and Trout was available, after having it recommended... More 

Thank asharee24
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Myself and the Trout staff appreciate your review as we love what we do and reviews like this make it all worth while. We look forward to your company again. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was great for the whole family, great view friendly service lots of people and great curly fries, would definitely go back :)

Thank MoniqueFaye03
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar. More 

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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting. The view is beautiful. We were given a table at the front . We ordered drinks and placed our food orders. The wine arrived and all was good. The starters took a good 45 minutes to arrive and when they did, they were generous, too generous. We had calamari, it was good, but not amazing. The mezze, meat... More 

4 Thank Yannythegreek
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

Hi Yanny. I'm sorry your experience wasn't up to your expectation. Usually Monday nights are steady but on this particular night we got slammed. As most of our customers on that night didn't book tables it is impossible for us to control what time diners will arrive. On that particular night we had 70 diners come in over a 30... More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here based on good reviews on tripadvisor. But what a let down. Poor service, very long wait for below standard pub food, limited food choices yet everything seems to be out. Chose 3 different dishes "bbq ribs, lamb chops, pumkin something (sorry forgot)" yet all out (should have told the customers before they sat down, studied the menu and... More 

Thank Nhung T
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

We get good reviews for a reason. Unfortunately on this particular night which is usually quite we got slammed........70 diners came in over a 30 minute period, we were full house. With orders coming in fast and the chef's cooking flat out it is hard for them to keep an eye on stock levels as well, and before you know... More 

Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When 2 out of the handful of mains on the menu are not available, perhaps you should notify patrons soon after handing out menus and NOT after allowing them them to look at it for 10 mins and then disappointing them

Thank Tian W
Ggraeme, Owner at Trout Cafe Restaurant Bar, responded to this review

I apologize wasted 10 mins of your life and that we ran out of a 2 of mains.....actually if you came a bit later we actually ran out of 3. We had 70 diners come in over a 30 minute period....... mains are made fresh daily we ran out. We are not a McDonald's. There is an old saying..... 'the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
08:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 151 Ardmore Street | Lake Front, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 2600
Trout's prime location on the lake front of Wanaka provides it with fantastic views. We have great food,coffee and drinks whether you are just after a snack or a main meal. We have 6 Monteiths beers, Heineken & Erdinger on tap as well as a wide range of local wines.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?