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Relishes Cafe

) #10 of 59 Restaurants in Wanaka €€ - €€€ Cafe, European, Soups
1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 9018
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We opted to stop here for lunch because of the name. We both had the lamb burger. It was good but messy. Doesn't eat well as a sandwich. I don't think the right style bun is used. Otherwise it was very tasty.

Thank Andrea F
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Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

This review is strictly for their service, which was horrendous. My family and I walked into the nearly empty restaurant at 6:30 pm. Even though there were only five occupied tables in a nearly empty restaurant, the hostess refused to seat a party of four...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2016

We were recommended to this restaurant and were not at all disappointed. It was so good that we decided to return a couple of nights later. This must be one of the best eating places in Wanaka. The food is of an extremely high standard...More

Thank PRC239
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We were looking for a light dinner with a lake view. We found them both at Relishes. The seafood chowder was light but hearty. The pot of tea was hit the spot.

Thank Marge D
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Exceptional coffee, wonderful staff, excellent food and atmosphere. Miss you greatly 😓 I believe Relish to be one of the best coffee shops worldwide, certainly hard to beat.

Thank andromeda58
Reviewed 16 April 2016

A family friendly cafe with a homey feel - the meals on the specials board were delicious and fresh plus the coffee was great too.

Thank Isha B
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Simply the best meal we have eaten in South Island at any price. Good selection of imaginative dishes. Very personable service. Nice wine.

Thank Sailormanj57
Reviewed 12 April 2016

After experiencing disappointing accomodation in Wanaka, we were in fear and trepidation that our need for some decent food would not be forthcoming. Thankfully this was not the case, and we found the staff , the food and the ambience of a very high standard,...More

Thank loveroflife40
Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

A love place for either a quick chat with friends or a long lunch....great healthy food n brilliant staff who are attentive and obliging. Exquisite views to the lake

Thank Ngaira W
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We had their mushroom soup and bread, the fettuccine pasta and the brownie with ice cream. Nice soup, warm and filling. The fettuccine pasta was good as well. The brownie could've been hotter. They had two/three staff waiting tables and, as it often happens, the...More

Thank SunnyWasThere
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
Open Hours
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/99 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 9018
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With our lakefront setting, spectacular views of the majestic Southern Alps, contemporary and innovative cuisine, and fresh daily baked goods, Relishes Cafe has become something of a Wanaka institution. We are open from 7am till late offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive list of local and New Zealand wines or a cup of locally roasted fair trade organic Venus coffee in a casual atmosphere. In summer, the double French doors are opened wide to fully enjoy the stunning lake view, and in winter, a roaring fire displaces the chill after a day playing on the mountains. As a family run business, we welcome even the littlest members of your family by providing a children's menu, a well loved toy box, and a highchair. We happily cater to special dietary needs and also to special events when our in house baker creates delicious cakes to celebrate your occasion! With an abundance of local produce, meats, eggs, and wine grown in the Otago region on our doorstep, there is no need to go further afield for ingredients that will create flavours to delight the palate. Dishes highlight seasonal produce, locally found herbs like horopito, free range eggs, and meats that come from the region, some coming from just down the road. Drawn by the allures of Wanaka after many holiday visits, brother and sister Toby and Tash, along with Tash's husband Paul, bought Relishes Cafe. Showcasing their passion for food, wine, and travel, the trio are frequently seen both in the kitchen and on the house floor. Head Chef Silvia has traveled the world and has an extensive culinary background including experience in Europe. She draws on her international experience to whip up culinary fusions with a Kiwi touch. Serving up twice daily blackboard specials, she and her team continuously bring something new to the table.