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Vknow

Cnr Fernhill Road & Richards Park Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
442 5444
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Ranked #7 of 184 restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We found Vknow through Tripadvisor and thank goodness we did because it is in the middle of a residential area and we would never have found it otherwise. We booked well in advance because it was to kick off the weekend of celebrations for my Mum's 70th birthday. We were travelling from Auckland and there were 11 of us with... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

To be honest, I have never written a review on trip advisor, as I work in hospitality, I understanding that sometimes people to get slammed or have bad days. With that said, I definitely received some of the worst service I have EVER received. A fair size group of us booked into Vknow, hoping we would be able to enjoy... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We booked this restaurant for 8 of us. The food was good, the enviroment was ok. At the end we told the owner we would like to pay the bill separately. He was fine with that and last person has to pay the balance. We found out that he actually over charged us. He was trying to tell us he... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We booked 2 days in advance for a party of 8. We are all hospo staff so have always been told "the customer is always right" even if they aren't! The food was good, atmosphere was ok once they turned the music on and heating up.We ordered 4 entrees between the 8 of us then a main each. At the... More

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vknowQueenstown, Owner at Vknow, responded to this review

Kimberly I think you are being a little mischievious with the facts in this review. There was a mistake made which resulted in your party getting sufficient entrees for the whole table instead of just two of you .I am positive that being the newly graduated hospitality professionals that you made very clear to us that you are , you... More

Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I don't like to write poor reviews as I know how much the media can affect a business however this was the worst dining experience I have ever had. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the food but the service was embarrassing. The first thing our host said to us was we better hurry up and order because they were... More

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vknowQueenstown, Owner at Vknow, responded to this review

Hi Rebecca ,at no time is any patron of Vknow Restaurant physically handled inappropriately !The term 'scum of Queenstown' has never been said by me or my staff . Your promoting of other restaurant colleagues in your review is admirable for a professional concierge .The incident was embarrassing for all concerned .Regards Danny More

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Based on trip advisor reviews - thought we should give it a try and is definitely worthwhile. Great food and great wine with good advice from lizzie. Blue cod was brilliant , the venison ragout equally as good. Great cheese board with brilliant oatmeal cookies. Everything we had was prepared with great flavours. Couldn't fault .

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Essex
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201 reviews 201 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The restaurant was recommended by our B & B owners and it was just as well because you would never stumble across it in a residential area. The menu is good but the venison was superb. The wine recommended by chef Lizzie matched the meal well. Combined with good service this is a restaurant recommended highly.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We went to VKnow last night. We were a large group and as we entered the restaurant we were vaguely greeted by staff behind the bar, then waited for a while to be seated. The staff were mostly pleasant and efficient. The entrees were all delicious. The mushroom risotto stood out as the best choice. The venison with mushroom risotto... More

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Plattsburgh, New York, USA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We heard about this restaurant from a local and were glad we found it! Among the four of us, everything we had was excellent - these included brushetta, spinach blue cheese soup, pan-seared Blue Cod, Fjiordland wild venison, ribeye steak, and desserts of 3 berry parfait and berry sorbet with meringue. The owner circulates, speaking with everyone more than once,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Never had a blue cod and prawn pizza but was thrilled we ordered it to share as a starter - really really delicious. Seared wild venison on mushroom risotto was cooked to perfection as was the light pillowy gnocchi and the crispy skinned confit duck. Blackberry and apple crumble for dessert was perfect to end our dinner. The wine list... More

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