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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: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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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
Great find, great wine list

Up the hill to Glenorchy, beyond the Heritage, about 2.5km from Queenstown center - so a taxi or a good walk home after a drink. Pizza, al a carte and a great wine list. Starters and desserts looked good too. Service was real good and the wine knowledge tops.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
YvonnePapamoa
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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  • Local cuisine
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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141 reviews 141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Up the hill to Glenorchy, beyond the Heritage, about 2.5km from Queenstown center - so a taxi or a good walk home after a drink. Pizza, al a carte and a great wine list. Starters and desserts looked good too. Service was real good and the wine knowledge tops.

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Singapore, Singapore
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our host recommended this place, and we decided to go for it as it was within walking distance. The staff were very friendly, and it's apparently popular among locals. We tried their scallops florentine for starters (very very good), mushroom risotto, and fish of the day (this was rather average).

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Diss, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We were recommended to Vknows for its great informal and unpretentious atmosphere.When we visited it was mainly locals dining which is always a good sign, and also possibly because it is situated a couple of miles out of town. The food was very good and the whole evening was most enjoyable.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Local off the beaten track place in Fernhill run by a couple who love to be hosts, provide a warm welcome and atmosphere and very good food.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?