White House Restaurant & Bar

Mediterranean in Wanaka

This curious restaurant is, well, yeah, in a house – a white one – looking as though someone dropped a casual eatery into the lounge room of an art-deco home. The ever-changing menu ranges through a selection of bruschetta and the likes of lamb with puy lentils, or linguine with surf clams.

Prices are a tad steep for the student sharehouse atmosphere, but it's all very good.

You can also just prop up the bar and work your way through the excellent beer, wine and whiskey lists.