Address:1 Capell Ave
Phone:03 443 1224
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Wānaka's less frequented lake, Lake Hāwea boasts the same jaw-dropping views without the crowds. It's the perfect setting for this mesmerising eatery, housed within one of the most stylish hotels in the area.
With windows so enormous and so clear, you might think there's nothing standing between you and the surrounding rugged peaks. So vivid they seem within reaching distance, Hāwea Hotel Lakeside Bistro boasts uninterrupted views of one of the most beautiful spots in New Zealand. What's more, their bright and contemporary dining room is a delight for all the senses, treating diners to one of Earth's natural wonders and exquisite culinary masterpieces at the same time.
The menu heralds classic flavour combinations and bespoke Kiwi fare. Using locally produced ingredients where possible, you'll find the likes of Otago venison, South Island aged eye fillet, and pan fried market fish claiming the spotlight. Their signature burger is also a treat with a Southland beef patty tucked between bacon jam and Swiss cheese. Not only that but they are also elevated with innovative starters, like a creamy tuna kokoda, chicken karaage with miso mayo, and their kale and burrata salad.
Alternatively, accompany your stunning surroundings with a slice of hand-rolled pizza, where you'll find all the traditional toppings done to perfection. And with inventive vegetarian options available too, everyone is invited to enjoy this majestic location. Indeed, Hāwea Hotel Lakeside Bistro is the lake's most exclusive corner.
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