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$$ - $$$
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Cnr Fernhill Road & Richards Park Lane, Queenstown, New Zealand
442 5444
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Adelaide, Australia
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152 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They may have a good reputation and be busy but that doesn't give the right to say "ring me later" and hang up on people who are trying to give a takeaway order.

1 Thank SUE D
vknowQueenstown, Owner at Vknow, responded to this review

Hi Sue ,aw don't beat us up .We took your call and then you cut out .You may have been able to hear us but we couldn't hear you and asked if you could call back ....you didn't .Regards Danny More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Missed the restaurant from the road, so not expecting too much. There was 8 of us, 2 were 6&8 yr old boys. Menu options weren't great for kids, but for adults was just superb. The soup was amazing but could have been warmer I thought. I had the steak, it melted in the mouth. All the adults enjoyed. I thought... More 

Thank Julie L
Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great welcome at Vknow. We really enjoyed the wine list and the menu is simple but very tasty. I love the Thai green curry and the steak my husband had was juicy and delicious. Bruschetta is fresh and yummy. The wine list is amazing and the owner Danny has a fantastic knowledge of local and imported wines he was able... More 

Thank boydy_12
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Vknow with my wife had great wine and the food was fantastic my wife had the blue cod which she really enjoyed, I had the venison on mushroom risotto was the best meal I had while in Queenstown this time around. The service was also very good and the owner and staff really friendly. We will go back.... More 

Thank Hamish F
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot understand the high rating for this restaurant. The kitchen was very slow - food took an hour to be served. The pizza's had a strange sweet taste, and the bases were soft - certainly not thin and crispy. Service was poor and staff seemed overworked and disinterested.

Thank pk67
vknowQueenstown, Owner at Vknow, responded to this review

Sir,we find it very difficult to take this review seriously .It is very easy to chastise us via the internet however when you were asked by at least three of our staff if you were enjoying our food and hospitality, you assured us that everything was to your parties satisfaction .We endeavour to make every guest enjoy all aspects of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't ever book this restaurant through their website. They send you a email confirmation then when you arrive they have no record of it yet confirm yes they sent the confirm.

Thank thtourist05
vknowQueenstown, Owner at Vknow, responded to this review

Hi Mr Huges ,sorry your experience with us didn't work so well .Can I bring to your attention that when booking online it clearly states that "Due to many no shows of late please confirm your booking on the day you have booked ' .This you did not do and as we were heavily booked we assumed ,incorrectly as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this restaurant gem on our last night in Queenstown. A fantastic dining experience. Especially recommend the venison with mushroom risotto, seafood bowl and the pizzas. Well worth booking to make sure you don't miss out.

1 Thank Geoff W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped into Vknow for a cheeky glass of bubbles one night as it was down the road from where we were staying. We were met by Danny at the bar who was welcoming and friendly. We made a booking for the following night and took our family. The food was good and the wine list was extensive and reasonably... More 

1 Thank RuthnRoss
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a last minute decision for our group of 11 who arrived tired after a long day of driving. The restaurant was booked completely but the staff accommodated our request for 7 pizzas quickly and courteously. The pizza was exceptional . The price was reasonable. They also had a friendly dog to keep us company.

1 Thank B S
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here recently with my wife & 2 friends. We have taken many people to the restaurant & it never fails to deliver. Danny is a convivial host with great wine knowledge & Lizzy in the kitchen knocks consistently excellent food (she seems to all cuisines well). It's a must do restaurant when your in Queenstown.

1 Thank Geoff B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
4:00 pm - 1:00 am
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?