When the people who live in Wanaka aren’t out and about in the outdoors, they’re indoors eating and drinking well. Wanaka restaurants are a fine place to start if you also wish to do some eating and drinking in the township, and fair to say there’s plenty of choice when it comes to where to dine. There’s enough space in this picturesque town to ensure even at the height of tourist season, Wanaka remains a tranquil place to be - and that spills over into the restaurant scene too. Want a restaurant that’s a little more tucked away from the crowds? Keep an ear out for the locals choice, or head a little further afield to Cardrona Valley where there’s an old hotel/restaurant that’s rumoured to be the most photographed building in the country.

With the growing popularity of the place comes a demand for more food, and luckily Wanaka restaurants are up to the task. Not content to sit within the confines of old school eating though, chefs, bakers and restaurant owners here make sure their establishments offer visitors something a little different. From infamous burgers to pasta made Italian style, foraged foods and burritos served from a caravan, Wanaka plays a varied hand in the hospitality game, and those who love eating and drinking just can’t get enough of it. Be sure to chalk up a to-do (or to-eat) list before you visit Wanaka restaurants as there’s no time to waste when it comes to ensuring you hit all the hot spots during your time in town.