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The Chef's Table

33 reviews
Enjoy New Zealand cuisine at The Chef's Table in Wanaka
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table


New Zealand
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246 Wanaka Mount Aspiring Road
Wanaka 9305


021 2060 469

Open hours:

Mon - Tue: Closed Wed - Fri: 5pm - 10pm Sat - Sun: 4pm - 10pm

Your front-row seat to the most impressive gastronomy in Wanaka, The Chef's Table offers an ever-evolving dining experience for anyone who has a deep appreciation for fine food.

Having closed for a short while, The Chef's Table is back and looking better than ever before. Occupying the Main Hall in the majestic venue that is Rippon Hall, they're keeping guests warm and toasty during the winter months with a roaring open fire amongst the rustic, farmhouse-inspired interior. During summer, guests can immerse themselves in the stunning natural surroundings outside on the patio.

One of the best things about Chef's Table is that they offer a constantly changing menu. Where no two meals are ever the same, you can try new seasonal combinations on each visit. Right now, their menu is giving some serious winter warmers with local ingredients like green lip mussels served with a smoky bacon gratin, butternut squash ready to dip into a nutty tahini dip, and crab fritters with a gorgeous saffron mayo.

The mains are also giving wintery magic with fine South Island lamb, braised beef cheeks on a pillowy bed of soft polenta and a hearty cottage pie with blue cheese mash. Feel free to add on some sides too; with the likes of sauteed chorizo with buttered lentils, curry roasted cauliflower and a winter kale salad on the menu, you can hardly resist the inevitable food coma. And that's before we get to the dark chocolate brownie and towering ice cream sundae...

The First Table offer is valid for the Trust the Chef 2 and 3 course menus. Offer does not apply to the bar snacks menu.

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