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
Website: www.facebook.com/MonkeyFarmNZ/

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

Reviews

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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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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Shane Hampton

We loved Monkey Farm. The decorations and the staff were lovely. The food was awesome. We will definitely come back.

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Excellent staff very attentive. Fun night Yummy food, very generous portions.

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Surprisingly yummy food. Had a great evening

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Kyle Cuthbertson

Service was quick, and friendly. Food was reasonably basic but well made. I would recommend giving their chicken parmigiana a try!

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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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Have been here several times now and the food and service is consistently amazing. A must try if you are travelling through or live in wanaka

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Yvonne Carter

The food was very tasty and the presentation was equally lovely. The servings generous and great service - attentive but not intrusive. A nice venue Our only minor issue was that a number of the dishes on the menu weren’t available as they had run out. Aside from that absolutely no complaints and would definitely return and recommend.

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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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Great experience, friendly & helpful staff and the food is yum.

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Restaurant was extremely busy and the staff did very well under the circumstances
Lamb was superb

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Great food, atmosphere and service. Thanks again

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Great service as always, steak was a tad dry and was surprised to see they had increased the price on the meal, considering the meal had become a lot smaller

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Lynley McDonald

Excellent meal and atmosphere, love going to the Monkey Farm

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Service was excellent and food really good, the chicken, cauli and won tons were my favourite. We will be back :)

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Graham Taylor

Excellent Friendly Service. Great meal - the smoked pulled pork wonton starter was great and the Flinstone steak epic!

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We had dinner as a family at Monkey Farm on Sunday night. The service was great, as soon as we were seated we were brought felts and colouring pages for our 2.5yr old and given a great amount of time to order. The lovely waitress told us about their Happy Hour which I wasn't aware of and I had a lovely glass of Sommersby Apple Cider which was delicious (even more so being cheaper!)

We ordered a range of the sharing plates rather than a main each and the food was hit and miss. The pork wontons were lovely and came with a great beetroot sauce and aioli and the sliders were perfect little mouthfuls of burger. The salt and pepper squid wasn't fried well and was still quite watery unfortunately and the fried chicken was bland and tasteless, although cooked well.

The ambience of the restaurant is lovely, my husband hadn't been before and really liked the setup and layout. Overall a good meal out considering the good service, the total price we paid for a family dinner for 3 (under $40!) and getting dinner over and done with in under an hour without feeling rushed.

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A lovely dinner out. Service and food were fab

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Nicki Canpbell

The food was great and the staff very helpful totally recommend

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Great food and service, lovely relaxed place to eat. We took our two year old son and great food choice for him, they were very accommodating with his allergy. Thank you

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Steph Lowen

Delish food!! We Tried a few options off the entree and mains menu and loved all of it. Super tasty, great portion sizes and the service was spot on. Thanks guys !!

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Elin Medi

Best steak I’ve ever had!! So much food and it was cooked to perfection! Really happy and will be returning :)!

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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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Alex Roberts

Had a great meal at Monkey Farm. The food was delicious especially the fried chicken starter! The service was great and the atmosphere is really cool. Best new place to go in Wanaka!

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Excellent food and service
Lamb rump was cooked perfectly and really tasty
All well presented

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