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Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

An intimate eatery with a big heart, Monkey Farm is the sort of place everyone wishes they had in their ’hood.

Comfy chairs pulled up beside a cosy fire and an enormous beer garden filled with squishy bean bags mean this spot works as well in winter as it does in summer. Whatever the season, a homely feel, cold beer and tasty, home cooked food are guaranteed.

Menus are small but perfectly formed, with a selection of small plates, comforting pasta and mouthwatering meat dishes fresh from the grill.

We reckon you can’t go wrong starting with the spinach and ricotta wontons before sinking your teeth into a flintstone steak with onion rings, fries, slaw and your choice of sauce.

Whet your whistle with a selection of bottled and tap beers or perhaps an ice cold Peroni on tap, as well as refreshing serves such as Spiced Whiskey, Pimms and local wines. Iced chocolate milk finished with whipped cream and marshmallows is sure to keep little monkeys quiet too!

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Monkey Farm Bar & Eatery
3 Northlake Drive
Northlake
Wanaka

Open Hours:
Everyday 8am - 12pm

Phone: +6434436665

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Monkey Farm Bar & Eatery
Location: Wanaka
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Share Plates
Mains: $20 - $35+

Reviews

Melvinne de Guzman

Great food served in a great setting. Monkey Farm has great outdoor areas which are fantastic on a nice day, which we were lucky to have the evening of our meal! The steaks were perfectly cooked!

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Karen Tapper

Monkey Farm is an excellent venue for everyone, especially families. Brilliant setting and excellent food.
What could be better than relaxing while kids play in the outside area?
Highly recommended and we’ll be returning!

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This restaurant is a must visit if you are in Wanaka. Food was excellent, especially the sharing platters. The whole family loved the Fried Chicken, Tempura battered Cauliflower, and Potato Skins. Mains were delicious also. Large portion sizes as well and resonably priced.

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Alex Roberts

Great ppace to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner ornjust a coffee! Aweskme outdoor area to enjoy the sun and kids can play on the park. Drinks and food were delicious. Awesome pizzas and fried chicken!

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Mark Smith

Great friendly service that was quick. Entrees we had were lemon pepper squid which was tender and pulled pork wontons, both were really tasty and arrived promptly. For mains we had pizzas, the meat lovers and the salmon, cream cheese, lemon and crispy capers, both were wonderful, we should have shared one though as we were very full when we left and couldn't fit in a dessert, the options of which looked good. Decor was interesting and fun, pub vibe when we arrived as other customers were enjoying after work drinks which made Monkey Farm feel like its a hub in the community. Well done.

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Amanda Murray

Excellent food. Prawns were amazing! Great service too

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Karen Tapper

Great place to take kids on.a nice evening -
Excellent outdoor area including a fun play area.
Food was tasty and well presented.

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We enjoyed our dinner. It’s a very nice restaurant in a new housing estate. Great for families with a playground nearby. The service was friendly and thorough. All meals were nicely presented. The squid salad was delicious.

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First time visit, we live in Wanaka, so good to have a place that has plenty of easy parking with a warm atmosphere, service and food was great, will be back, thank you

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Lisa Jacobs

We dined at Monkey Farm for an early dinner. We had an amazing time! The staff were extremely friendly, with lots of smiles. The portion size were very generous -yum. We dined with our two girls, who were so excited when they saw the playground. So happy all around! Thanks again to the staff at Monkey Farm :)

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Delicious food shared in a great atmosphere with very friendly and attentive service. Shared plates and gourmet burgers were attractively served and very tasty. One of our party had the Squid salad as a main and rated it the best salad he has ever had. We were well satisfied with the first two courses and reluctantly couldn't fit in a dessert. A very good range of local beers and wines. Staff more than happy to pack up any left overs which came back to us in enviro-friendly containers. Can well recommend - we will definitely return. Thank you Monkey Farm team.

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Ethel White

We had a great time! Our first visit to Monkey Farm Bar, met with friends and had a wonderful meal in great surroundings. The staff were excellent, there right when you wanted them, service with a smile and the right advice for us to have the perfect outing. Thanks guys, you’re the best!

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The food was tasty, the service was friendly and the restaurant was warm & cozy. It was a nice place to hang out with my family and friends. We went again the following night and for breakfast a few days later.

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Love this restaurant with the very spacious setting and relaxing decor. The service is top notch with very friendly staff that are not over the top with invading your meal out but keeping an eye out in case you need anything. The food is just fantastic especially the squid for me and the lamb for my husband. We were really impressed that when asked how our evening was I mentioned how great everything was but one of their toilets needed some attention and the manager himself was straight onto it. That shows to me a real team behind providing a great service for our enjoyment. Well done guys we will be back.

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Lynley McDonald

Lovely meal with friends

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Good place,easy service

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Melvinne de Guzman

Great food served in a great setting. Monkey Farm has great outdoor areas which are fantastic on a nice day, which we were lucky to have the evening of our meal! The steaks were perfectly cooked!

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Karen Tapper

Monkey Farm is an excellent venue for everyone, especially families. Brilliant setting and excellent food.
What could be better than relaxing while kids play in the outside area?
Highly recommended and we’ll be returning!

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Cathy Rodgers

Such a great place to take kids. The outdoor park, swing ball a d corn throw kept the kids happy for hours. Definitely coming back

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Fantastic food, sooo delish. Had 5 shared dishes and were all yummy and arrived at our table in no time at all. Actually 4 would have been enough. Great decor and plenty of room if they were really busy but were not during our visit. Only small minus would be young lady thst served us did not hear me ask for my wine 3 times. No biggie but just needs to be a bit more attentive, may have been new.
Will definitely be going back.

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Maria Villa

We love the place! The food was delicious and the staff so friendly! I will recommend for sure!

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Frances Hasson

What a lucky neighbourhood to have this great restaurant so close! Lots of choices to share! The pizzas was delicious with the generous salmon topping we had. The calamari salad was excellent! Lovely indoor/outdoor flow to the courtyard & playground area! Superb! Highly recommend! Monkey theme amusing & Maxwell, the Manager even wore a banana themed shirt!

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Great casual eating place. Been there twice now. Friendly staff and generous portions of good food. Will go back.

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Lynley McDonald

Lovely dinner great food and service thanks

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Lynaire Ryan

Nice service, nice food, all made for a lovely evening

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This restaurant is a must visit if you are in Wanaka. Food was excellent, especially the sharing platters. The whole family loved the Fried Chicken, Tempura battered Cauliflower, and Potato Skins. Mains were delicious also. Large portion sizes as well and resonably priced.

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Hayley Bichan

Great place for a meal with kids, with a cool playground and awesome outdoor area. Food was yum and easy to share and came out quickly. would definitely be go back and take any out of town visitors too

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Samantha Nelson

I loved the relaxed atmosphere here. The choice of seating is great as well. From proper dining inside to barstools and beanbags outside. I enjoyed the music and friendly service. Also the Chicken and Cranberry pizza was delicious! What made this place even better was the location. It's situation right next to our accommodation! I was glad to not have to fight for a park in the centre of town. Would definitely go again. Thanks guys =]

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Thsnk you for such a great dining experience. The restaurant is beautiful the food was amazing and the staff were really friendly. We will definitely return.

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We had a nice meal there as a family of 3. We shared the fried chicken, pulled pork wontons and the fish sliders and my 4 year old son had his share basically as his dinner so no kids meal.

I had the prawn fettuccine which was pretty good. My wife had the squid salad, the only disappointment was that they didn’t have any pan fried squid and used a crumbed sweet chill squid which was ok and we agreed too but it was a little heavy for the salad.

The only odd thing was after having a glass of peroni beer on tap we were told when we got the bill that it wasn’t part of happy hour....thought was very odd.

Any way a nice evening and for the dollars, approximately $60 + 10 first table booking with drinks it was ok value.

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Nat Corbett-Hall

Really great! Food was lovely, and the staff was very friendly. Was a bit further out of town, but was totally worth the short drive.

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Lynley McDonald

Excellent meal and service

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Jo Murphy

This was our first dinner at Monkey Farm. The staff were excellent - helpful, the right amount of attentive and accommodating. The food was delicious with great portion sizes. We’ll be back!

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Isobelle Simmons

Really enjoyed the setting!!

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Burgs Reed

Great Place!

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Would recommend the lamb rump
Excellent

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The food was excellent and very quick to be served. Hadn't been there before but will definitely be going back. A great way to spend a birthday. Thanks.

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Ok

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Alex Roberts

Great ppace to grab breakfast, lunch, dinner ornjust a coffee! Aweskme outdoor area to enjoy the sun and kids can play on the park. Drinks and food were delicious. Awesome pizzas and fried chicken!

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Jon Robertson

Absolutely brilliant!! We were made to feel very welcome & the food was fab :-) Defiantly coming back

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Mark Smith

Great friendly service that was quick. Entrees we had were lemon pepper squid which was tender and pulled pork wontons, both were really tasty and arrived promptly. For mains we had pizzas, the meat lovers and the salmon, cream cheese, lemon and crispy capers, both were wonderful, we should have shared one though as we were very full when we left and couldn't fit in a dessert, the options of which looked good. Decor was interesting and fun, pub vibe when we arrived as other customers were enjoying after work drinks which made Monkey Farm feel like its a hub in the community. Well done.

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Great food, great outdoor area for kids!

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Amanda Murray

Excellent food. Prawns were amazing! Great service too

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Great food and excellent wine. Awesome restaurant

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Karen Tapper

Great place to take kids on.a nice evening -
Excellent outdoor area including a fun play area.
Food was tasty and well presented.

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We enjoyed our dinner. It’s a very nice restaurant in a new housing estate. Great for families with a playground nearby. The service was friendly and thorough. All meals were nicely presented. The squid salad was delicious.

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First time visit, we live in Wanaka, so good to have a place that has plenty of easy parking with a warm atmosphere, service and food was great, will be back, thank you

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Great experience had a great table, service was great with a delicious choice of food.

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Fu-Min Hsu

Neighbor restaurant style, cozy vibes, nice New Zealand food.

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Kathleen Pico Hogan

Great food. Great place for the kids, they had an amazing time in the playground.
Friendly service.

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Awesome atmosphere, great service, delicious food and well priced! Would definitely go back again! Would recommend the share plates!

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We had a great time here. The food was delicious and very generous servings. Kid's loved the playground and raved about the pork wontons and fried chicken. Also for the beer lovers a good happy hour not sure when it started I think 5- 6.30pm. Good service and will definitely return next time I'm down in Wanaka

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Jiayi Fu

Friendly staffs and lovely customer service, on top of that yummy food

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Tash Wild

Staff were really friendly and attentive. The fit out is really nice and comfy, we had a cushy booth seat by the window which was nice. Good vibe for a suburban restaurant and still quite a few diners for a Sunday eve. Mains took quite a while to come out but the lamb main was amazing! Tip: Get there for happy hour from 4.30pm - 6.30pm for selected $5.50 beers & wines :D Would definitely return! Would be great on a summer's arvo as big outdoor area. Lots of families and kids too and a playground outside.

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Excellent and delicious food ... top service .... nice views .... clean and fresh venue .... great portion sizes and great prices .. happy as .... we will be back

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Lisa Moes

Nice atmosphere and staff. Very generous size meals!

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Lisa Jacobs

We dined at Monkey Farm for an early dinner. We had an amazing time! The staff were extremely friendly, with lots of smiles. The portion size were very generous -yum. We dined with our two girls, who were so excited when they saw the playground. So happy all around! Thanks again to the staff at Monkey Farm :)

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Excellent service and delicious food!!

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We went for dinner at 6pm, was happy hour also so that was great! Food was excellent and came out quickly. Really good choice of happy hour beers and wines. Atmosphere is awesome, warm, nice fire and very cool fit out. Nice friendly staff and caters well for everyone including families. Definitely a place to try, we will be back for sure.

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Lynley McDonald

Lovely meal, very relaxing place for a night out. Highly recommended

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Janelle Kerr

Great food and service. The starters were amazing especially the tempura cauliflower and potato skins. Will definitely go back.

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Renee Johnson

Had a great meal at Monkey Farm. The food came out really quickly and the service was great. :)

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Kylie Mclay

We were lucky enough to get first table at Monkey Farm, food was fab! The lamb rump especially was very good and to get 50% off the bill allowed us to try more dishes than we normally would , Thankyou

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Rob Moes

Excellent food and service

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