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Vknow

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Cnr Fernhill Road & Richards Park Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
442 5444
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4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Description: This is a 6-7 minute drive out of Queenstown in a residential area, but...
This is a 6-7 minute drive out of Queenstown in a residential area, but well worth it. The food is absolutely first rate, different from the usual tourist menu, served by one of the owners in afriendly, laid back but efficient manner while the other owner cooks - brilliantly! Very informal, unusual, relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere . Great wines, great food and excellent value for money. No views, but if you're concentrating on the food,wine and conversation who cares? Highly recommended.
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 54
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 5
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
What A find!

Best meal we have had so far in NZ! A local person strongly encouraged my wife and I to try Vknow. What a find! The restaurant is small and located outside of the main tourist area of Queenstown, but it is worth the effort to find. From the moment we walked in the host, Danny, could not have been... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Jim W
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Best meal we have had so far in NZ! A local person strongly encouraged my wife and I to try Vknow. What a find! The restaurant is small and located outside of the main tourist area of Queenstown, but it is worth the effort to find. From the moment we walked in the host, Danny, could not have been more... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Me and my two daughters had dinner here recently after several days of travelling. What a treat to have a delicious dinner , in such a quaint atmohphere and be waited on by such attentive and friendly staff.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Friendly staff. Great home cooked food and excellent wine. I had my best meal in 3 weeks of travelling in Oz and NZ here. Recommend the venison. Excellently cooked. Yes the decor is a bit, well err.... They have corks lining the walls. But this is easy to ignore as everything else is superb.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My family & I have been "Queenstown local" for a while & finally we decided to try here after reading the great reviews. From the moment we walked in it was like we were with friends. We're definate foodies but wine isn't our strongest so the way the wine list is laid out is great & the owner was on... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Vknow was recommended by a great lady from a shoe shop in Queenstown. We were indeed absolutely happy to find this place which was a short drive from our villa. Food was indeed very good and our group enjoyed the entirely dinner on our last night in Queenstown. The lamb shank and steak were awesome and best. The owner and... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

we came to Vknow because of the reviews on Trip Advisor. we love love love this place, the first time we visited we even had a wine tasting with the owner (Danny) the food is to die for and the wine is...AMAZING. we will definitely be back next time we are in Queenstown.

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Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Vknow emphasises regionally sourced produce and has an excellent selection of wine. The husband Danny, and wife Lizzie (chef) team take great care of their patrons and we had a lively discussion of the wines on offer with Danny - we were sampling the lovely Pinot noir of the Otago region. The three of us shared an entree of smoked... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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276 reviews 276 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 via mobile

Nice cozy place, bit away from town. Nice hosts. We eat venison and duck. Both were good preparations. Will visit again.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had the best dinner in Queenstown so far at Vknow. I have the blue cod special, one if the most amazing fish dishes ever! The wine my husband and I ordered was also one of the best I have had in a very long time and it was local. My husband got the duck, he loved it. We started... More 

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Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We had gone on a fabulous wine adventure with OdysseyTours New Zealand's Brendan - so upon Brendans recommendation we reserved a spot at VKnow for our last night in Queenstown. After enjoying the views from our taxi to get there, we were invited to try different wines by Danny the owner. He didn't tell us what they were and we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Cnr Fernhill Road & Richards Park Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: 442 5444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

This is a 6-7 minute drive out of Queenstown in a residential area, but well worth it. The food is absolutely first rate, different from the usual tourist menu, served by one of the owners in afriendly, laid back but efficient manner while the other owner cooks - brilliantly! Very informal, unusual, relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere . Great wines, great food and excellent value for money. No views, but if you're concentrating on the food,wine and conversation who cares? Highly recommended.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?