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Wakatipu Grill

Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9400
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • 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 6 days ago

When you can eat at a restaurant and find yourself smiling at the quality of the food then you know you've hit upon a very special place. This was the case for me with the Wakatipu Grill. The restaurant is the signature restaurant of the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great dining experience with the scenic view and great food. Scenery was fantastic and nothing to complain about.

Thank Lynnseetoh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here every morning while at the Hilton. It was good, their omelettes were just okay. They don’t offer pancakes or Belgium waffles on the buffet but you can have them made special order. Eggs Benedict was just ok. The scenery is beautiful and...More

Thank MEWEHR1977
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some of the best risotto we’ve had and none of party are vegan or vegetarian. Enjoyed the salmon and steak special-all delicious and service was fantastic. Paula was super sweet and friendly.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location is lovely and the staff was very friendly. We only had breakfast here and the food was good. It was a fairly standard hotel breakfast buffet. The self service juicers were a really nice touch though!

Thank mcomes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a fabulous dining experience here. The food was absolutely beautiful. My husband said it was the best lamb dish he had ever eaten, anywhere in the world - very high praise indeed. My steak was lovely. When the chef was asked how he...More

1  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 11 February 2018

My daughter, son-in-law and grand daughter recently visited this restaurant. The food, service and ambience were all excellent. We each ordered something different, lamb, fish and steak with sides of vegetables and we all enjoyed our meals. We had a little muck up with the...More

2  Thank Yvonne C
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

We arrived late to Queenstown, checked in at the Hilton and decided to go to the main restaurant. Service was attentive, views are amazing and food was good.

2  Thank Tan T
Reviewed 3 February 2018

We had Breakfast here every morning during our stay at the Hilton, and the food was very good. The staff were friendly and it was never too busy, which is nice early in the morning. The view was buy far the stand out, as you...More

1  Thank Dgovender
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Great service, great views, great food. Reasonable prices. We would definitely recommend and if in the area we would go back again.

1  Thank Sharon M
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11 September 2016|
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Response from Kid0f88 | 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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