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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were only there for breakfast after staying at Double Tree but were very impressed with the decor and layout of the restaurant. Pity we had to wlk all the way around the premises to get in as the other doors were all blocked off....More

1  Thank Yvonne T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I only had one meal at the Wakatipu Grill, and this was breakfast. I was very impressed with the wide selection and high quality of the food. The staff were friendly, helpful and efficient, making me and my colleague very comfortable. Overall a great dining...More

1  Thank J4XON
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I am staying at the DoubleTree however I have my breakfast here at the Hilton. Complimentary for being a loyal diamond member. The lady who made my omelette just make it exactly the way I love it ... extra greens! Well done!

1  Thank Mantatattoo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We had of a voucher we've got from Entertainment ( buy one main course get one for free).So we decided to try out at this restaurant. Our kids ordered from the kids menu which was surprisingly a great value-for-money( I think kid's set was about...More

1  Thank simfl2002
Reviewed 4 August 2017

A v\ery creative menu using local produce gives a great menu. This is then served by well trained and friendly staff.

1  Thank BeijingEye
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Nice welcoming staff into a warm comfortable ambience. Seated promptly and drinks arrived directly. This is a non pretitious fine dining experience with some of the best food we have tasted in New Zealand. Mains were amazing to be only surpassed by the exquisite desserts....More

1  Thank Tony D
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Went here on our last night in Queenstown...really enjoyed all three courses, service was great too..definitely be back...fun to take ferry over too...only $10 each way and leaves every half hour ;)

1  Thank 81Louise81
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The location is awesome, right on the lakeside. The service is attentive. The food is ... well .. its OK. We had the a la carte breakfast as the buffet at $39 per head was too expensive for us. The cooked breakfasts at $18-$22 plus...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Ate here twice during our stay at the Hilton. Food was impressive well presented and tasty. Service was impeccable with friendly and professional staff. Our favourites were the chicken, the 300g aged ribeye and the chocolate tart.

1  Thank Kowhatu99
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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
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$34
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
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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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