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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European, Contemporary
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73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
12:01 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After enjoying the wine tasting we enjoyed lunch We chose fish of the day (salmon) which was very enjoyable. The views from the deck are rather special. We will be returning for another lunch before we leave the district as we enjoyed this so much.

Thank Rae C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the setting. The food was very good. Some of the more expensive wines (from this vineyard) are excellent.

Thank Bill S
County Laois, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Arrived at mt Difficult to have some lunch and a cheeky wine. Greeted by two lovely ladies and had the smooth pinot gris mt difficult. Lovely setting to sit out in only down side was the maitre d did forget to seat us , we waited 40mins and watched people get seated before us. Only my tummy was rumbling I... More 

Thank jtm7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With amazing views of the vineyards, the food is delicious - my husband and I shared the two platters of cheese and charcuterie. Super good and fresh food!

Thank Lavinia1001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but very expensive. The wine was delicious. Service was good but a little contrived. Overall, nice for a special occasion, but not as friendly or yummy as the pub down the road

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limited but well chosen menu in a wonderful setting. Wines from the winery, the tasting samplers are particularly good value. Library wines are also available. Good coffee. Really 4-5

Thank EcclestonUK
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in here for tastings and then grabbed a platter outside on the deck. Amazing! Platter was delicious, views stunning and staff friendly.

Thank Jacqueline M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good cellar experience followed by a fantastic platter for lunch and one of the best views from a restaurant in New Zealand!

Thank Carmen W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a friendly place with a stunning location. Service was good but the cheese plate was poor. The pieces of cheese were tiny and the price was not. Nothing special in terms of food but that view makes it well worth a visit.

Thank EPMNyc
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great restaurant in a unique setting. We enjoyed a few drinks and one of their excellent platters, then got some great pictures in and around the old trucks and nearby hills.

Thank Gary R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch
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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
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
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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