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Vknow

Cnr Fernhill Road & Richards Park Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
442 5444
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Ranked #1 of 179 restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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.
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English first
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Decent food, but Terrible wretched owner and wait staff that badgered my wife to tears on her order! My wife and I were on our honeymoon and wanted to do something special for our 1st night in Queenstown. This place was rated #1 so we thought there was a good chance of quality food. What we didn't expect however was... More

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Darwin, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

A taste sensation! Fabulous food prepared with care! Food was beautifully cooked, extremely tasty, and served with style. This restaurant is a little out of the way but the service and the food make it more than worth your while!

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London
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178 reviews 178 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Unpretentious, inspiring tasty food. There is nothing much I can add to this review, except that, if you are at Queenstown, DO NOT miss this. Simple as that. If you are in Queenstown for one night, this is the place to visit, cant get better. Food apart, which was brilliant, the hosts were terrific. And they have the BEST Sunday... More

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McLean VA, USA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Last night in Qtown, and went here solely on strength of TripAdvisor rating. First impression surprising. Anticipated beautiful scenic setting and cool vibe inside. Instead, small storefront next to convenience store. Late on Sunday so rather empty. Then it went all uphill from there. Lovely maitre'd/waitress/manager--so nice. Great, reasonably priced wine list. Veggie medley to start was wonderful. Gluten free... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

A few km out of town; a steep uphill walk or short taxi, but worth it. Well thought out and varied menu, excellent wine list and glasses, good atmosphere and great bathroom decor (check out the wallpaper). Danny talks with every table (too?) many times each evening to ensure all's well. Food very good rather than exceptional but this small... More

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Manitou Springs
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We went based on TripAdvisor rating and had a fabulous meal! The spinach and blue cheese soup was delicious and unique. For mains we had the seafood bowl and the blue cod in Thai green curry. Both were excellent! We'd suggest calling for a reservation rather than booking online. We had a slight snafu online, but the gracious owner Danny... More

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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This is one of these places that you just don't think should be all that good - but it is exceptional, a suburban gem - I highly recommend.

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Seattle WA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This restaurant, a bit off the beaten track in the Fern Hill suburb of Queenstown, was recommended to us by a bus driver who was also a fresh seafood distributor, and were we ever glad we went! Our big group was served quickly and with superb enthusiasm and friendliness by the proprietor Danny and his wife the chef. The food... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Haven't even left the restaurant yet and already posting a review. Fantastic service, entrée, main and dessert along with great knowledge on wine selection. Highly recommended relaxed but personal dining.

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Atlanta, GA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

A no-fuss restaurant with a great menu full of delicious flavors. My venison and black bean ragout was full of delicious spices and was one of the most unique meals I've ever eaten. This restaurant was so good that we even considered coming back again the next night! Although this restaurant isn't located in downtown, it is definitely worth the... More

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