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All 25 Cromwell Restaurants

Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door

803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 4841
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Ranked #4 of 25 Restaurants in Cromwell
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $29
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery
Description: Cross the bridge over the Mighty Kawarau River to join us in our idillic Central Otago setting, surrounded by Wild Thyme and rocky outcrops.
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We were on a wine and food outing so this seemed the perfect place to go. The scenery and setting were fantastic, the weather gorgeous and the menu tempting so we settled in for lunch beneath the shade of an umbrella and the smell of lavender on the air. We chose the degustation menu with wine tastings to match the... More 

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Cromwell, Otago, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Yummy food...but not a huge amount or variety. Fantastic scenery and outside seating with lawns and you can go to mining centre for tour before or after

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Irvine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Maybe the most unique BBQ/Smoker setup ever. Converted Wine barrels made to cook with an organic taste of the highest quality. Venison Sliders, Chicken Lamb and Beef Tenderloin with a view of the river after a walk over the bridge amazing. Sitting inside or on a blanket on the grass the wine flights were incredible A MUST STOP on your... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Thought we would call in to look at the area which was many years ago gold mining. what a find a delightful location, lovely staff, nice wine. My husband and I weren't actually looking for lunch, but once there decided to have a tasting plate with matching wine We ordered venison sliders, and a dozen mussels(still in shells) cooked in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Absolutely loved this place! The setting is great, the food is exceptional, but the way it came presented was something really special. Very well priced for the experience.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had the BBQ special and the meat was to die for. Friendly staff and beautiful setting. Would like to go back for the wine tasting.

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samandwes, Restaurant Supervisor at Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hi Grant W, You must have been one of the first to try our Summer Barrel BBQ special that we started in January and i'm so pleased that you loved it! We'd love to see you back in to try some of our wines and new specials next time you're here! More 

Cromwell, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We only went into Wild Earth for a coffee but seeing what was available and having the options so well explained by the very friendly and attentive staff we just had to stay for lunch. Lucky there was only the two of us as most tables were reserved and a number of groups who hadn't booked wandered in and wandered... More 

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samandwes, Restaurant Supervisor at Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hi Brian E, Wow, thanks so much for taking the time to write and we're so glad you were lucky enough to grab a table in the peak of the busy season and got to experience what we have to offer. We hope to see you soon too! More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

This was for a Crowe Horwath Principals Xmas function. Probably about 40 people all up. The food and service were top notch. Can't say enough about the way in which we were made welcome, catered for and fed. Great job team!! While you're there, do the Jetboat ride (see another review on Goldfields Jet)

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samandwes, Restaurant Supervisor at Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door, responded to this review

Thanks Totosfamily! So great to hear that you and your work group had a good time with us, we really appreciate the time you took to write such a lovely review. More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Came here after realizing that a lot of other places were full. So glad that we did because the whole place was such a delight. Beautifully located next to the Kawarau Gorge, very friendly service staff, delicious food (Paua, hare, mussels etc) set on top of stones on their signature oak stave, wine tasting included. Met the manager - Quinton... More 

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samandwes, Restaurant Supervisor at Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door, responded to this review

Hi Jacqueline L! Thanks so much for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time to write. So glad you found us! This busy season seems to have everyone booked out so it's great that you got to have the whole Wild Earth experience with food, wine and even Quintin! We hope you find your way back to us... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Lovely day with great friends, tasty lunch and entertainment for the troops around the goldfields. The teenagers thought the gold panning was a highlight while we has a relaxing lunch.

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Additional Information about Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door

Address: 803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-445 4841
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Cromwell
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 29
Cuisine: New Zealand

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