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Wakatipu Grill

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Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9400
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had dinner on the terrace. Unfortunately the view was somewhat diminished by the scaffolding surrounding the lower level of the building. The food was pleasant but the choices were standard in most cases. My dish was the scallops and they were served with an apple puree - I am not sure that worked very well. My partner chose the... More 

1 Thank drmfe
Marietta, Georgia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant is inside the Hilton Queenstown where we stayed. Reservations recommended. Superb service and excellent food!

2 Thank Y1465RLjohnb
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of 6 of us had dinner here whilst holidaying. The food was superb. We all enjoyed our meals. The entree scallops where a stand out did. Cocktails made perfectly. Lots of local wines on the wine list at a reasonable price. Service was excellent. We enjoyed a wonderful view of Lake Wakatipu whilst dining. There is a fire... More 

1 Thank Anne0366
Brisbane, Australia
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485 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at the Grill for breakfast and Dinner whilst staying at the Hilton. It is a very busy restaurant and it can be hard to find a quiet spot. This is especially so at breakfast. Service was generally good but did vary depending on the staff member. The dinner menu had some good items and prices are what I... More 

1 Thank zzrbell
San Francisco, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had spent the day lunching in Arrowtown, driving back through the Gibbston Valley stopping at vineyards along the way. The Wakatipu Grill seemed like the perfect stop to drink some of the Pinot we had been tasting earlier, and it was. Located in the Hilton, the outdoor waterfront setting is beautiful with a circular seating area surrounding an open fire.... More 

1 Thank kdu-917
Melbourne, Australia
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed brekky and dinner at this restaurant , food is quite nice and view was pleasant however this restaurant is slightly on the expensive side . After dinner we enjoyed cocktails by the outside fire pit and sunset sky was nice .

1 Thank garylamba
Whanganui, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfeast the first morning, and I was amazed at the greeting womens attitude,as it seemed like a real hassle that we did not have a boking for breakfeast. At our evening meal, the waiter forgot my wine order.

2 Thank Brian T
Tamworth, Australia
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Relaxed environment with fine dining features. Extensive wine and spirit list. Menu was small but had enough options to suit our tastes. Very hap poo y with our choices. Staff were skilled, polite and friendly. Great view over the lake

1 Thank JanelleandMark
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Loads of options for all diets Staff where lovely and great service offered It was very busy but no impact to service

1 Thank Kenwyn R
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant itself is absolutely stunning & while you don't think the views are spectacular without the Remarkables in them, it actually is! The food was out of this world. The staff and service were even better. We had a drink afterwards by the fire and the staff were super attentive. Thank you for a beautiful evening!

2 Thank alicemenc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?