There are a number of dining options when you stay at Glenorchy Lake House
Choose between travelling across the water to Kinloch for a beautiful dinner at Kinloch Wilderness Retreat (winner of the Tripadvisor Excellence Award 2011-21), or take in some local flavour with casual dining in Glenorchy town.
Dining at Kinloch
Across the lake, 26kms by road, you’ll find our parent business, Kinloch Wilderness Retreat, serving up delicious homemade food using local ingredients. Enjoy craft beers from Queenstown and Glenorchy, wines from central Otago, gins from Wanaka and much more. You can choose to dine on the deck with lake and mountain views, or cosy up in the restaurant.
The restaurant is open for lunch between 12-3pm for groups of 6 or more only, reservations are required. Dinner is served between 6-7pm. On Mondays and Tuesdays the restaurant is closed and on nights when there are no in-house guests booked for dinner. See menus here and make a reservation for lunch or dinner here.
If you’d prefer not to drive you could boat across with Queenstown Fishing. The trip across the lake is short but sweet with mountains towering above the lake, and the braided Dart and Rees rivers flowing into the head, starting their journey to the sea. Trips are subject to weather, daylight, availability and minimum numbers, please contact them to arrange it.
Dining out in Glenorchy
Glenorchy is much quieter in the evenings and a gentle stroll up the road brings you to Bold Peak Lodge and the Glenorchy Hotel, opposite one another at the crossroads. Dine early to avoid disappointment, after 8pm typically only bar snacks are available. Our staff at the Trading Post would be more than happy to make reservations for you. These businesses are locally owned by people passionate about our ‘Head of the Lake’, with locally made beers on tap from Glenorchy Brew and all the pub classics on the menu.
Our Cafe in Glenorchy
The Trading Post is a small cafe and gift shop located just behind the Glenorchy Lake House. Full fruit smoothies, organic fairtrade coffee, locally imported teas, local juices and drinks from the Karma drinks range are on offer, with plenty of sweet treats to accompany them, all made at Kinloch. Toasties are made to order, with gluten free bread available, alongside bacon and egg croissants and tuna paninis, as well as other dining options.
Try delicious ice cream from the Patagonia ice cream van, specialising in Queenstown made sorbets and gelato.