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Wakatipu Grill


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Business meetings

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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
$15 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
European, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Had an elegant dinner with outstanding Customer service, ambience & terrific food. Flavours & presentation was top notch Highly recommended 👍👍

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank 50odd_aus
Reviewed 1 week ago

We started the evening with a couple of cocktails around the Pinot Pit and followed it up with a lovely meal. Food was delicious and very imaginative flavor combinations. Would definitely return if in the area. Was probably the highlight of our 3 night stay...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Jaidonaldson23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did not have high expectations for dinner as restaurant within hotels don’t always have great food. Breakfast was okay but not great in terms of taste and choice. Dinner really surprised on the upside. We had the scallops, chickpeas for the entree and the scallops...More

Date of visit: June 2019
1  Thank PugTomas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast here is a complete shambles. We had to wait 20 minutes in a queue outside as we were told there were no tables. Our baby had to play on the floor as we hadn’t brought a stroller with us. After a painful wait and...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank jjswlg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering the prices having to sit on hard plastic seats was a surprise and not a good one. Very limited menu options and staff seemed to have too many tables to serve.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Broro54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed everything about our dinner the other evening with service / food and location just outstanding. Prices are not cheap but as I say this is a real special Occasion experience so just go and enjoy yourself and lets face it if your enjoying Queenstown...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank GregWBrisbane
Reviewed May 11, 2019

We stayed at Queenstown Hilton and enjoyed the breakfast buffet at Wakatipu Grill every morning. We had cook-to-order omelettes, hot dishes like lentils, fresh fruits and scrumptious croissants. It was always a satisfying start for the day. We also enjoyed a nice dinner on our...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank iaccess
Reviewed May 4, 2019

We had dinner twice here because of great view, atmosphere, food and service. Have a cocktail and sitting by the fire outside before dinner !

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank ted n
Reviewed April 29, 2019

For our final dinner in New Zealand after touring the country for almost a month, we reserved a window table at the Wakatipu Grill with the wonderful views of the lake and surrounds. Our choices of their Provenance Roasted Lamb Rack and the 300g Aged...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed April 22, 2019

Just loved this restaurant which catered for a family of five. There was a varied menu of food and drinks and there were no complaints during our dining visit.

Date of visit: April 2019
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kim p
September 10, 2016|
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Response from Kid0f88 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, We have stayed at the Hilton many times and have managed to reserve space at the fire pit on the odd occasion, but can be tricky as it gets busy, just have a chat to them and I'm sure they will do their best! We... More
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