Kika – elegant, mouth-watering sharing. A list of Wanaka restaurants wouldn’t be complete without Kika, the culinary darling of Wanaka locals. Kika is truly innovative with its presentation and flavours, locally sourced produce and décor. Book early as Kika is full every night from word-of-mouth recommendations alone. Visit kika.nz
Arc – unbeatable brunch and tapas. Arc is an all-day fine dining venue, serving beautifully-crafted breakfasts, Euro-chic lunches and decadent tapas in the evening. Think regionally-sourced produce served in a sophisticated setting by passionate staff. Visit arcwanaka.co.nz
Bistro Gentil – a French love affair. The Bistro Gentil chef team are all about crafting local produce into French dishes, often straight out of their own kitchen garden. Paired with in-house Maude wines, this Wanaka restaurant offers a tranquil setting paired with incredible flavours. Visit bistrogentil.co.nz
Paloma Taqueria and Bar – authentic Mexican meets NZ ingredients. Paloma’s mission is to make New Zealand’s best tacos and anyone who has eaten there would agree they’ve cracked it. The eatery’s interior is beautifully designed with warm pink palette, curved walls and an enormous collection of back-lit tequilas. Visit palomawanaka.co.nz
Muttonbird – quirky and casual. Creators of Muttonbird have focused on doing simple food beautifully well, offering up a regularly changing menu of seasonal treats. While unpretentious, the dishes are refined, creative and served in a lively welcoming setting. Visit muttonbird.co.nz
Fu Dog – Wanaka-born Asian-fusion. What Fu Dog does best is take the best New Zealand ingredients and turn them into fresh Japanese, Korean and Chinese style dishes. Renowned for its incredible flavours, Fu Dog is great for sharing with your friends and family. Visit fudog.co.nz
Hook – lake to plate. For the salmon lovers, come to Hook and catch your own Chinook salmon and have the chef team cook it to your liking. Or just place your order with the kitchen and take in the relaxed surroundings while sampling the region’s best wines. Visit hookwanaka.nz
Big Fig – slow food, served fast. Ethical eating is at the heart of Big Fig, with everything made in-house and served canteen style. It’s a favourite restaurant with Wanaka locals, satisfied by delicious hot dishes, tasty side salads and barista coffee. Visit bigfig.co.nz
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