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Wakatipu Grill

Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9400
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Ranked #64 of 186 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price range: $18 - $39
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: On the lakefront, Hilton Queenstown's signature restaurant the Wakatipu Grill reflects the best of New Zealand on a grand scale. The cuisine is inspiring, with provocative takes on New Zealand flavours. Vast windows frame the extraordinary sight of the lake. An open kitchen and rotisserie, along with two circular slate fireplaces, lend even more drama to this magnificent and sensuous space. In the bar, be tempted by yet another captivating perspective of the lake, or an exceptional vintage – the 1000-strong wine cellar has a keen focus on Otago’s best winemakers. Or linger on the generous terrace where the elements combine to spectacular effect: the lake’s indigo depths, the clear air, rich earthy tones and a decadent outdoor fire pit.
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English first
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is amazing .. the atmosphere was excellent, the staff were outstanding, and the food was fantastic. We had the most attentive wait staff, we thoroughly enjoyed our meals and on such a cold night it was lovely to be seated next to the fire. After dinner we sat outside around the open pit fire which was just lovely... More

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New Zealand
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78 reviews 78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Went on a busy Friday night with colleagues & they were willing to fit us in although they were already very busy. We all had gorgeous & tasty meals, one pasta, & 2 meat dishes. The mains & desserts were all gorgeous both in taste & presentation. The atmosphere was warm & cozy & we were easily able to converse... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The food was ok but expected more for the price. They have a unique way of cooking meat in water, which kind of defeats the purpose of it being called a grill? Had to wait a long time to be served but I'd go back there again to give it another try, it could have just been busy. Great views... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

i had dinner here with a friend. the waiters where unattentive and did not show any interest in our table. food was okay over all not the best experience and i would probably not go back.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A stunning restaurant!!! Amazing food, awesome staff. We went there for dinner and a breakfast. A+ both times.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We arrived around 8:30pm on a wednesday night, to be advised by the head of F&B that there may be a long wait as a party of 60 had arrived just before us. Well you would never have know this fact. Our waitress was impeccable and entertaining. Our meals arrived in what can only be described as light speed time... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The local produce was served as it should be with excellent preparation, presentation and service combined.

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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Staying at the Hilton, you can't help but visit Wakatipu Grill. Breakfasts were great - you couldn't ask for a wider range of food, but the service was up and down. One morning there was a long queue out of the door and nobody to receive guests. People at the back eventually peeled off and seated themselves. This wasn't just... More

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Toowoomba, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed at the Hilton for holidays and decided to try the Wakatipu Grill for convenience one night (we were too tired to travel into Queenstown). What a surprise! Beautifully cooked meals (I had the crackled pork belly & my husband had lamb cutlets) and fantastic service. The menu has enough variety and the drinks menu... More

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Ballito, South Africa
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Stayed at the hotel and had breakfast and dinner here. The good and service great and the ambience pleasant. All in all a nice restaurant.

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