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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: Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, 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
Warm & welcoming dining

This is a warm & cosy little restaurant just out of town but easy to find. Dishes are prepared to order and it has a good wine list. We picked a Central Otago Pinot Noir. The venison fillet was superb and others enjoyed the pan-fried herb encrusted cod. Our wait person appeared new & friendly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This is a warm & cosy little restaurant just out of town but easy to find. Dishes are prepared to order and it has a good wine list. We picked a Central Otago Pinot Noir. The venison fillet was superb and others enjoyed the pan-fried herb encrusted cod. Our wait person appeared new & friendly but not very knowledgeable. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We have gone here many times over the past few years and have always had a great meal with value wine .last night no exception . Lamb shanks and steak gnocchi and chowder were great .Danny provides good wine advise and the staff were top notch . Well worth the drive out of town .you won't be disappointed

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Cosy, warm, great food, extensive wine list, friendly owners and staff, not at all pretentious and fantastic toilets 😄.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Very nice food. The blue cod was absolutely beautiful. Nice people. Must check the men's toilets - has interesting pictures.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This restaurant and bar, quietly situated in Fernhill Queenstown is a local and visitors delight. Lizzie (the chef) is outstanding. Danny has the best wine stock in QT.....and is so dedicated to his craft, could sell ice to Eskimos. Fabulous casual dining venue.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Food or wine, which is more important? At Vknow they are in balance and you come away very satisfied

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Excellent Food. Excellent Service. Fantastic atmosphere. For over ten years, every time we visit Queenstown, we ensure we book in for a wonderful dinner and to spend some time with the hosts. The quality of the meals has never faltered and we will be back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Excellent unpretentious menu. Entertaining maitre'd and very nice wine list. Don't forget to try the Yuckies

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great host and great food best meal ive had in NZ . Salmon pizza was my favorite . thanks very much.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

One of Queenstown's hidden gems! Truly the best homemade gnocchi I have ever had. So fresh, light and fluffy! Warm and toasty vibe, friendly staff and a long list of great wines!

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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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