With our lakefront setting, spectacular views of the majestic Southern Alps, contemporary and innovative cuisine, and fresh daily baked goods, Relishes Café has become something of a Wanaka institution.

 

We are open from 7am till late offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive list of local and New Zealand wines or a cup of locally roasted fair trade organic Venus coffee in a casual atmosphere.

In summer, the double French doors are opened wide to fully enjoy the stunning lake view, and in winter, a roaring fire displaces the chill after a day playing on the mountains.

 

As a family run business, we welcome even the littlest members of your family by providing a children's menu, a well loved toy box, and a highchair.

 

We happily cater to special dietary needs and also to special events when our in house baker creates delicious cakes to celebrate your occasion!

With an abundance of local produce, meats, eggs, and wine grown in the Otago region on our doorstep, there is no need to go further afield for ingredients that will create flavours to delight the palate. Dishes highlight seasonal produce, locally found herbs like horopito, free range eggs, and meats that come from the region, some coming from just down the road. 

Drawn by the allures of Wanaka after many holiday visits, brother and sister Toby and Tash, along with Tash's husband Paul, bought Relishes Café. Showcasing their passion for food, wine, and travel, the trio are frequently seen both in the kitchen and on the house floor. 

Our head chef has traveled the world and has an extensive culinary background including experience in Europe. She draws on her international experience to whip up culinary fusions with a Kiwi touch. Serving up twice daily blackboard specials, she and her team continuously bring something new to the table.