Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Located in Peppers Clearwater Resort, The Lakes Restaurant offers locally sourced ingredients and some of New Zealand's best wine and stunning views. What more could you want?

It's a modern restaurant flooded with natural light, courtesy of its generous windows that overlook the majestic view of the lake with mountains on the horizon. It's a classy spot with plenty of 'wow' factor. And we haven't even got to the food!

Sample some of the finest ingredients for starter, main and dessert. Their starters include a free-range pork belly, marinated calamari and a warm duck rillette from the Canter Valley. For mains, culinary excellence reigns supreme with the Southland lamb rump, Canterbury Angus sirloin and market fish of the day. There's also an artichoke risotto and vegetable gnocchi for the veggies among you.

Now...there's nothing left to do but unwind with a bottle of award-winning wine. It's a tough life.

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The Lakes Restaurant
Clearwater Ave
Christchurch 8051

Open Hours:
Breakfast: 7am - 10am
Lunch: 12pm - 2pm
Dinner: 6pm until late

Phone: 03 360 1002
Website: www.peppers.co.nz/clearwater/

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The Lakes Restaurant
Location: Northwood
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   The Lakes Restaurant accepts American Express

Reviews

Kerry Howley

Beautiful setting and great service. The food was fresh, expertly prepared and presented. While the mains were delicious the desserts were outstanding. Colourful and full of flavour. We had the champagne jelly and the gelato. Highly recommend.

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Adrienne Street

The service friendly, nice chill atmosphere. The food was lovely and came out at a good timing not too quick or too long. Would definitely visit again

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We all had an amazing meal, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. Couldn't have been better.

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Wayne Mackay

Went here for my wife's birthday, It was a lovely evening, dusk over the lake was beautiful, the food was great and the service was attentive with out being overbearing, would certainly revisit, maybe in the summer as it has a lovely outdoor area that would be great for drinks with friends.

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Tuaivi Kokaua

My wife and I had some friends out for dinner to The Lakes Restaurant, and enjoyed a very, very, comfortable and pleasant surroundings. Our meals were very delicious and well presented, and the waiting staff were very observant as to the keeping the tables clear of empty dishes or ensuring the filling of our glasses. We also enjoyed our conversation with our waiting staff, it was truly, an enjoyable time. Koke, Christchurch

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Damithri Waniganayake

What an atmosphere. It was a fantastic dining experience from the moment we entered into the restaurant. Friendly staff and the food was definitely a 10 on 10.

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Cliff Fincham

My wife and I both started with Smoked Fish and Clam Chowder which we enjoyed very much. Unusually for us we both chose the same main dish of Pan Fried Orange Roughy which was cooked to perfection and came served with seared scallops, tomato salsa and vegetables. The fillets of fish were large and presented beautifully. This dish was enjoyed thoroughly by us both. Next time we go back we will definitely try a dessert as we found that we had eaten enough after our starters and mains. Thank you for a lovely evening, the atmosphere of the restaurant is wonderful and we look forward to going during summer to see the view of the lake.

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Heila Du Plessis

First time we dined at Lakes Restaurant and were treated like a VIP. The atmosphere was relaxed, music not loud. I will definitely recommend friends to have a great experience like we had. Thanks to all staff you are doing an excellent job, food to die for don't miss out!

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Charles Bensted

We were thrilled to be able to get a voucher for the Lakes restaurant. The four of us had an amazing experience. The quality and generosity of the food was awesome. I have read some unkind comments on trip advisor but our experience was amazing. Congratulations to staff and management. We had entrees, main meals and desserts. All different. No one could fault any of the food. If this sounds like a rave review.... It is! Great night. Thanks

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Kerry Howley

Beautiful setting and great service. The food was fresh, expertly prepared and presented. While the mains were delicious the desserts were outstanding. Colourful and full of flavour. We had the champagne jelly and the gelato. Highly recommend.

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Julia Williamson

Gorgeous setting for a lunch date. You feel like you’re somewhere special as soon as you walk in. The baked Camembert with fig jam and breads was delicious. The steak with peppercorn sauce had the BEST broccoli I’ve ever tasted to accompany it. But, the real show stoppers were the dessert. Vanilla, vanilla, vanilla was exceptional and the Dutch apple pie was beautiful. Highly recommend

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A really enjoyable experience.

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very good service very relaxing and the food and wine was beautiful just like little bit more food on the plates but I would go back there again

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Philippa Cooke

Had a delicious meal and great service from our waiter Ben!

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Well presented and well cooked meal

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Having not been here for a couple of years, now remember the great views, ambiance and service topped of by great food. Background music was at just the right level for conversation and staff suitably attentive. Well recommended.

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Graham Adams

Love the new menu. We chose 3 different dishes between the 4 of us. All we're delicious.

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Amazing food

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lovely restaurant, great food

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Excellent food and service. Great value

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Anthony Danh

Nice view, good food, friendly staff

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Adrienne Street

The service friendly, nice chill atmosphere. The food was lovely and came out at a good timing not too quick or too long. Would definitely visit again

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Great service, lovely food

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We had the tasting platters which were very nice, followed by PLT sandwich and fries, Salad and salmon.
They were all very nice.

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We all had an amazing meal, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. Couldn't have been better.

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Andy Campbell

The food and service was excellent.

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When we arrived, we did find it a little hard to find our way to the actual restaurant part. We were waiting a wee while to be greeted and seen by anyone, which was really disappointing. However once we were passed onto a nice gentleman who took over from the first younger one, it was fine. He treated us well and was very lovely. We could not fault him on his service at all. I feel bad that I don't recall his name!
The food was good, all except our steak, which was overcooked for both of ours. My fiancé's was supposed to be rare, mine medium rare, and both were medium to well done. The flavour was there, it was seasoned well, better than most places we've been to, but the fact that it was severely overcooked was disappointing. All of the other food was amazing though, couldn't fault any of it.
The scenery was so lovely. I can imagine over summer how much more beautiful it will be there.

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Bobby Mulken

We dined on a non busy Tuesday night. Great quick and efficient service, the food was presented nicely but was average, chowder did not have much variety of seafood but was nice. I had the fillet steak which was charred tough on the edges. My partner had a salmon dish which was quite nice. The dessert was a sponge type and was a bit tasteless. However you can't beat the view over looking the lake and golf course. This place has the potential to be one of the best.

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Cheryl Dibnah

We had a fabulous dining.. love the atmosphere and the staff are so friendly and helpful.. highly recommended

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Lovely meal as usual!

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Graham Adams

Great view. Good food. Excellent cheese board. Very good service.

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Karen Grice

Food was lovely & the service was excellent. We really enjoyed it.

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Jenny Dawes

Food was great and we felt reasonably priced. Good sized portions for fine dining. Decor a little outdated and lacking atmosphere but that will not stop us going back. The outside seating overlooking the lake looks lovely for a warm night.

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Don McCormack

THE LAKES RESTAURANT - A HIDDEN GEM RIGHT ON OUR DOORSTEP OUT AT CLEARWATER.
The Lakes out at the Peppers Clearwater Resort is fast becoming a very enjoyable habit and this time, I gave the Lakes a well deserved Rating of 4.5*s.

Our waiter is a regular and luckily for us, Mr. Llewellyn , sorry I am unable to tell you his first name which is disappointing. Anyway, he made us very much at home, seated us without our asking at a window seat looking out over the golf course and lakes. Was very patient with our orders and made our day.

We ordered what turned out to be the best entree ever which was the Baked & rosemary infused camembert GFA 18 with toasted Bread, macerated figs, house chutney & smoked walnuts. It was amazingly good.

The main dish that we both ordered was the Grilled salmon DFA/GF 26
Yams, rocket, kale pesto, almond dukkha & sour cream . Very rich but again, the combinations worked so well.
Sadly, between sharing the entree and a main each , we were so well sated that there was no chance of having a desert, so will have to wait for the next visit back to the lakes. Dam!!
Notes - the Lakes charge a surcharge for credit card payments.
Having said all that, the Lakes for me is a must try for many occasions and the area next to the restaurant is a good place for a coffee stop if you are out walking for in the area.

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Garry Huata

Excellent food complimented by excellent service,

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Mijin Kim

Had an awesome experience! Amazing food, nice atmosphere, and kind staff.

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Sue Chappell

The food was beautifully presented and was delicious. Calamari entree was great. Service was good and view of the lake was tremendous.

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My family enjoyed dinner at the restaurant. It was my faughter"s birthday and she was satisfied the food.

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We had a lovely evening with really delicious food and good service to go with it. Would recommend trying it and will probably be back again!

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What a great view looking out over the lake and golf course, while enjoying lovely food and warm and friendly service.

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Great evening. Food was cooked to perfection and service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant to all.

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Jayne Heaney

Amazing view and amazing food, will definitely be back!

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Beautiful food and presentation amazing. Very nice waitress who couldn't do enough for us and made our evening memorable.

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Jk Pawlikowski

Hi the meal was great and my Salmon was unforgettable at The Lakes Restaurant in Clearwater Christchurch

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Rachel Walker

Exquisite food with gorgeous views - special birthday lunch for my Mum's 89th birthday and it was glorious, also helped by it being a beautiful day but even without the sunshine the view and food are winners just on their own. Food highlights - clam, smoked fish, saffron chowder, lamb shank ragout with papardelle, and all all all of the desserts. Wonderful wine selection to complement the very high quality food. The service was efficient and non-intrusive. Mum struggled to hear as the sound in room bounces off the wooden floors and windows, but the rest of us were fine. When it got a bit warm for her the staff very obligingly opened some windows to create a breeze. Really stunning experience and blown away with the quality of food. Thanks Clearwater - we will be back, and big thank you to FirstTable making this type of dining experience affordable.

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Wayne Mackay

Went here for my wife's birthday, It was a lovely evening, dusk over the lake was beautiful, the food was great and the service was attentive with out being overbearing, would certainly revisit, maybe in the summer as it has a lovely outdoor area that would be great for drinks with friends.

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Heila Du Plessis

Great dining experience, beautiful views, Aussies were very loud

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Graham Adams

Lovely waiter. Third time dining here this winter. Food was tasty, well presented but not quite hot enough. Great cheese board! Would be nice to be shown to your table rather than have it pointed out to you.

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Aqui Chèvre

This is my second time dining here. I really enjoyed my first visit but second time wasn’t as good as the first one. I still enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere and the evening!

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Liam Ambrose

The food is very nice, only thing to watch out for if you have the steak is that it’s not a lot of food so you will probably need a side as well if you are hungry.

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Rebecca Bird

Food was delicious and service was outstanding, would definitely recommend this restaurant to all!

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Wonderful food and excellent service.
A real treat for our family!
Thank you

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Can't fault the food or service. 4 of us shared the camembert starter and each of us had a different main course .... all delicious. Definitely recommend.

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A little disappointed, service could of been a little better, he didn't seem to be very happy. Ginger pudding could of been hot instead of slightly warmed.

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Good food and the waitress was very attentive to our needs.

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Anita Inwood

What a wonderful dining experience. Food devine

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Meena Amso

Lovely location, nice food.

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Kay Ireton

Great value for excellent food and service and nice environment for dining.

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Tuaivi Kokaua

My wife and I had some friends out for dinner to The Lakes Restaurant, and enjoyed a very, very, comfortable and pleasant surroundings. Our meals were very delicious and well presented, and the waiting staff were very observant as to the keeping the tables clear of empty dishes or ensuring the filling of our glasses. We also enjoyed our conversation with our waiting staff, it was truly, an enjoyable time. Koke, Christchurch

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