Luxurious lakeside lunching: The Lake House

A stop at this lakeside restaurant, bar and venue is a gateway to experience the best of local produce, wines and hospitality. As the name suggests, The Lake House is appropriately situated right on top of Lake Hood – making it the perfect lakeside lunching spot this summer.



Multiple private dining rooms can cater for 12 to 30 people, making the venue suited for extended family or friend get togethers.

Or for something a bit more special, like a wedding, you can hire out the whole venue. Walk-ins are also welcome – no bookings necessary.

But why walk in when you can pull up in style via boat?

For foodie fanatics, the restaurant has just started a new low and slow American barbecue menu and experience.

Aptly named, Smoke, the carnivore’s dream is an additional experience to The Lake House menu and catering options, and features 12-hour smoked cuts of brisket, pork and beef ribs and Texas jerk chicken.

Smoke’s slow-cooked American barbecue menu has already proven so popular it is opening at a second location in Rolleston this February.

Overlooking the picturesque lake, The Lake House is a destination in itself or an idyllic stop while exploring central Canterbury. A courtesy shuttle bus can collect and drop off guests in Ashburton.

Book via the website, phone (03) 302 6064 or email Or if you’re more of the spontaneous type just pop on in.


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