10 treats to eat & drink in Wānaka

From award winning restaurants to acclaimed gin, wine and beer - Wānaka has more reasons to celebrate than you'd expect.

Check out our excellent restaurants and cafes, wineries, breweries, food trucks and artisan distillery,  

1. Kika

Kika, named in the 2018 Cuisine Top 100 Restaurants list, offers innovative sharing-style plates in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. 

2. Bistro Gentil

Bistro Gentil offers modern French cuisine showcasing Central Otago’s finest ingredients and harvests from their kitchen garden. Its beautiful garden setting overlooking the mountains of Wānaka makes it a great place to wile away an afternoon or evening with friends. 

3. Big Fig

Big Fig dishes are packed with flavour, made with love and ready to go. Best of all you get to fill your plate the way you want. 

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4. Pembroke Patisserie

Get your hands on Pembroke Patisserie's legendary custard squares and donuts. Or maybe their award-winning gingerbread biscuits and savouries are more to your taste? 

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5. Francesca's Italian Kitchen

Francesca's Italian Kitchen features incredible pasta, wood-fired pizza and a wide selection of beverages. Authentic Italian in Wānaka. 

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6. Hook - from lake to plate

Hook is a lake to plate salmon fishing and restaurant experience. If fishing isn't your style, then simply visit the licensed eatery for seasonal sharing plates, small plates and more all overlooking the beautiful grounds. 

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9. Vineyards & Distillery

If wine, whiskey or gin is more to your liking, then visit one of our tasting rooms or take the easy option on a guided tour. Rippon Vineyard, Maude Tasting Room, Aitken's Folly and Nanny Goat (formerly Archangel) make stunning wines, while the Cardrona Distillery will happily teach you about the entire spirit making process, from grain to glass.