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Wakatipu Grill

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Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9400
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

I stayed in the Hilton for a week and ate here every day.... What does that say about the food? Its ridiculously good! When you are sitting out near the fire pit enjoying a glass of wine after a relaxing day you are just drinking in the atmosphere The staff so professional and so accommodating, they were just special!

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Thank Scottieanderson
Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Just visited the restaurant last night! We read up on the dining and it was clear it was fine dining, so we got dressed nice and headed to eat. We got there and the staff was well presented, tables were all set, but everyone was very underdressed wearing jeans and tshirts while pop music was playing. I definitely expected slow... More 

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Sydney
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Last night of our Queenstown stay at the Hilton so decided to eat in at the hotel fine dining. Food was delicious and wait staff excellent. We had pre drinks out by the fire pit which was delightful. We were given privacy to talk while being served well and some fun banter with the waiter. Great venison- perfectly cooked -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our stay at Doubletree we thought we would splurge and have a nice dinner and drinks! Although it is pricey (for us middle class folk) we thought it would be nice! As we booked late we were unable to have a table until 9pm which wasn't too bad as we had a big day on the slopes! The atmosphere... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing!!! We enjoyed a cocktail by the outdoor fire pit over looking QT and the lake before heading indoors for a delicious 4 course meal. Amazing staff, location, food & wine. Such an experience. Highly recommend. Will definitely be back when we are next down this way!

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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancé and I visited 3 years ago (twice in two days) and absolutely loved it! Last night they didn't disappoint. The service was faultless, the food was to die for and the setting is gorgeous. We ordered the oysters and scallops for entree, both delicious. The lamb rump and eye fillet for main, both were cooked to perfection! For... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Kitchen closes at a time that I consider early (9:30) nevertheless, I ordered the full lamb rack, cooked medium and was fantastic, my wife ordered a pasta and she liked it too. So overall it was a good experience.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff who bent over backwards to serve us. The pizza & the burgers were extremely yum. Great atmosphere here

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Hilton for a night and dined at the grill that evening. My partner had the lamb rack of ribs which he could barely finish (they were massive) and I had fettuccine with chilli pumpkin and parsley. Both meals were delicious and we enjoyed some very tasty local Pinot noir to accompany it. The restaurant is stunning... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

A nice family friendly restaurant. Ate their for dinner & breakfast. Tip for breakfast is to get their early & grab a lake view table. For dinner go early & spend some time with after dinner drinks around the outdoor fire pit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $34
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-450 9400
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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