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Wakatipu Grill

Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9400
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone for afternoon tea many times and this one was up there with the best. The sandwiches were great, scones were yummy (as was the cream!) and the lime tart was the highlight of the cakes. What made it extra special for us...More

Thank charliefarley99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our third time back and each time the wait staff are attentive, but discrete, take a genuine interest in you and your day. Food superb. Plating is outstanding, can’t fault this high quality restaurant.

Thank Caprice T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here two nights during my stay in the attached Hilton. Both nights I found the service to be elegant and efficient. The steaks were generally superb with the first nights to die for. The second night my medium rare rib eye had a...More

Thank DrAndyC
Reviewed 9 November 2017

For a special night out - or just to feel special - a visit to the Wakatipu Grill is the answer! the food is magnificent and the service is very friendly and attentive. My fav place to eat in Queenstown.

Thank alimH6993EQ
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

A first class meal. My wife and I plus another couple were there to celebrate a wedding anniversary. From the time we arrived we were treated extremely well. We started with a round of cocktails before dinner in the bar. We had excellent staff and...More

Thank Bob T T
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

We were really impressed with the buffet breakfast. On check it n we were offered a voucher for $29 which covered anything we wanted from the buffet. There was plenty of food which was hot and fresh. The pastries were of a particularly high standard....More

Thank SouthernDuo
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Had really nice buffet breakfast here 3 days in a row and several lunches.Very good coffee and a stunning view over the laked t owards snow capped mountains.

Thank Ian F
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We were greeted warmly by staff and taken to a nice table with a great view. The menu was simple and seasonal. The food was delicious - we were pleasantly surprised by how plump and fragrant the oysters were (we were travelling after the Bluff...More

Thank jc300917
Reviewed 22 September 2017

This week my family attempted to book a party of five into High Tea for this Sunday for my mothers birthday, unfortunately the contact details and in particular the advertised phone number was a direct line to the restaurant manager. After 3 attempts to leave...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Awesome buffet breakfast. Hot or cold or a la carte or a bit of everything. Great service as well. Asked for seriously hot latte and hot exactly that. Never been before but will look at going back.

Thank CraigandTania
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11 September 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, We have stayed at the Hilton many times and have managed to reserve space at the fire pit on the odd occasion, but can be tricky as it gets busy, just have a chat to them and I'm sure they will do their best! We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 33
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-450 9400
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On the lakefront, Hilton Queenstown's signature restaurant the Wakatipu Grill reflects the best of New Zealand on a grand scale. The cuisine is inspiring, with provocative takes on New Zealand flavours. Vast windows frame the extraordinary sight of the lake. An open kitchen and rotisserie, along with two circular slate fireplaces, lend even more drama to this magnificent and sensuous space. In the bar, be tempted by yet another captivating perspective of the lake, or an exceptional vintage – the 1000-strong wine cellar has a keen focus on Otago’s best winemakers. Or linger on the generous terrace where the elements combine to spectacular effect: the lake’s indigo depths, the clear air, rich earthy tones and a decadent outdoor fire pit.
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