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Vknow

Cnr Fernhill Road & Richards Park Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
442 5444
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Ranked #1 of 180 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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Auckland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Went there with high expectation and was in love with the setting/environment straight away. Really loved the cozy & warm environment. But only went downhill from there I was looking forward to the Seafood Bowl but it turned out to be a disappointment. For a $36 main course, it contained 2 or 3 prawns, 3 mussels and tiny little pieces... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had an awesome night here, the food was awesome, the company was excellent, Danny recommended some brilliant wines, and Lizzie cooked some delicious food! We liked it soo much we went back the next night, it was the highlight of our easter holiday! And we would recommend going here to anyone who appreciates good food and wine. Thanks for... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Had a very nice meal with 6 of us - the kids loved the dog "Honey" everyone was very happy with their meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our last night in Queeenstown so we wanted a meal to remember and Vknow delivered! The flavours in both of the venison dishes we chose were delicious and the little Yukkie (their term, not ours) deserts were fantastic. Service was friendly and efficient and the wine was good too! Well done and thoroughly recommended.

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4 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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