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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

$$ - $$$European, ,
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (155 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
“linguine” (6 reviews)
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had a sunny (if a bit windy) day and enjoyed lunch outside-adjacent. We ordered our lunch and then were offered a tasting of the wines at the bar. This is a great system. While lunch is being prepared, you are happily occupied and then...More

Thank Margaret P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely lunch in a very enjoyable setting. Picturesque views from the balcony. Food and service were of a very high quality. Very much enjoyed the wines both with the meal and the “tastings”. Well worth a visit.

Thank nicholashgay
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to try a particular wine (the 2017 Chenin Blanc which was fantastic). I couldn't have stayed for lunch anyway as the restaurant was booked out... but what a great venue... will visit again for the food... but the wine was magic... highly recommended.

Thank Mike T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Winery Restaurant is an excellent location to spend a couple of hours over a long lunch. The food is delicious,generous and well presented. Whilst various wines are recommended with each meal they allow you a tasting to make up your own minds. The wines...More

Thank PressOverseas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt Difficulty vineyard and restaurant difficult to find fault with in fact Fantastic wine and food and wonderful staff. Sat out on the terrace and just soaked in the atmoshpere,enjoyed a wine tasting experience followed by a beautiful lunch. Thanks again Mt Difficulty your standards...More

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was afraid of coming to a tourist trap but this place totally exceeded my expectations. The food is great (had the tasting platter that is so yummy) and the wines are also free. They gave me an complementary tasting and the wine is terrific as...More

Thank Inês S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wines speak for themselves, but I have to say the food left me a bit nonplussed. I elected for the tagliatelle pasta and it was about three times as much food as anyone could actually eat and it was over complicated by too many...More

Thank anecessaryevil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We managed to make to a reservation for lunch and were not disappointed. We sat outside and admired the view as we drank our wine and devoured the delicious platter (the smoked mussel pate was to die for). We would highly recommend stopping here for...More

Thank Cacty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My past experience has been that restaurants with a terrific view tend to "rest on their laurels" with mediocre food. Not so at the Winery Restaurant. The service was friendly and attentive. I and one of my companions had the venison which virtually melted in...More

Thank hvgnwlltrvl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mt Difficulty offer a restaurant with a great view of the Bannockburn region (possibly bettered by the Bannockburn Hotel up the hill which was well worth a look and stop for a meal & glass of wine). Having said this, the wines themselves were just...More

Thank Tom K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell  >  Bannockburn
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 3445
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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a delicious lunch. The restaurant is open daily between 12 noon and 4pm. On a fine day the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to take in the flavours of the region while enjoying the uniquely Central Otago views. The chef produces imaginative cuisine, and the menu showcases the freshest of produce, with a choice of substantial fare or platters to share. The kitchen is open and the dining environment is casual. All main meal options come with suggested wine matches, though diners are welcome to make their own choices during a complimentary wine tasting at our Cellar Door tasting counter. Reservations are essential - demand is high year round and much of our seating is weather dependent.
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