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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome morning view of the lake. Buffet breakfast was alright. The French pastries and croissants were noticeably good.

Thank 786steph
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Hilton for 9 days so had breakfast here every morning. The staff, like all the Hilton staff, are extremely professional and friendly and we really looked forward to our breakfast every morning! The breakfast choices are vast and delicious! I cannot...More

Thank kgreenwood
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love how prompt and friendly the staff were here and the decor and look of the restaurant was very beautiful. My partner and I dined here for breakfast whilst staying at the hotel and we were very impressed! I would recommend adding on breakfast...More

Thank jessicatheexplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food, relaxed environment, family friendly. Very convenient location if you stay in Hilton Queenstown. I am surprised that Ican watch the 2018 World Cup here.

Thank Cherrie L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic Breakfast here, buffet available but we ordered an omelette and pancakes, cooked to perfection and just yum

Thank RichardvG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We're often wary of fancy restaurants because of our small appetites (and budget!) but if staying at the Hilton this is a must. Elegant dining, excellent staff, delicious and innovative gourmet food without a ridiculous price tag. They had a special menu focussing on brussel...More

1  Thank kiwihilz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on a weekend and found the restaurant fairly quiet. The lighting was terrible. We had to move from where we were seated on the veranda section as it was like sitting under a spotlight. The service was good. I felt the atmosphere was...More

Thank Leigh H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh warm pastries, hot bacon and buttery scrambled eggs, fresh fruit bar, muesli and yogurt station, fresh loaves of bread to slice and toast accompanied by cute little jars of jam, then lastly a fresh squeeze your own juice bar!!! How amazing to make you...More

Thank Stef C
Reviewed 8 April 2018

We enjoyed our dinner here immensely! We waited at the bar until our table was ready. We sat by the window and enjoyed the gorgeous views until it became completely dark outside. The food here was really, really, REALLY good. I must admit it was...More

Thank apecalvin
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Was staying at Hilton Resort as me and my boyfriend are Hilton Honours member. We got a free breakfast buffet. The choices were plenty. Bacon was crispy and has a nice taste to it. Very good mixture of different cuisine (asian, continental). We were always...More

Thank pink_marjory
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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$15 - US$32
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
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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