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Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door

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New Zealand, Wine Bar
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803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 4841
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a secret extraordinary restaurant that combines winery and food , had the tray of rabbit and sordfish and meat with each wine to match , food to die for , taste to die for. This place is a perfect end or a great start

Thank Eddy R
Wrightwood, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a must stop on our New Zealand adventure after seeing a quick spot on it on the internet. It was most certainly worth our time and money. Quinn was one of the most attentive servers we've ever had without being intrusive. We ordered, and loved, the suggested flight of wine along with the oak stave and cheese plate.... More 

Thank michelescribner
Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the oak stave 5 dish platter for 2 and had the wine flight to go with it. The food was delicious and the wine matched it perfectly. The food is cooked in old oak barrels which give a subtly smoky flavour. You do have to access the restaurant by walking a narrow but solid bridge over the gorge,... More 

Thank jmarmite
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place whilst driving a long the road. What a "great find". We had a cheese platter which was so good, & I had a glass of Wild Earth Chelsea Reisling. I wasn't sure which wine to have & they were only to happy to let me try 3 different wines to see which I liked best. Service... More 

Thank suzyqnoosa
Wellington, New Zealand
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51 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

A great venue for a group meal and the 5 plate 'oak stave' is a great meal to share. Very tasty and interesting combinations. Wild hare, venison cerviche, goat on a pea mash, salmon. The other feature dish is the meat, which is smoked in barrels. You can choose between 1 - 4 different meats. Very generous and tasty but... More 

Thank DexterD2013
Gold Coast
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Advertising shows open until 5. we arrived at 2.30pm and order the food and wine tastings, after traveling we were still a bit hungry and so we then went on to order another course they took our order and came back and told us that the kitchen closed at 3 and we couldn't order another course. When we pointed out... More 

Thank Trisha J
New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Highly Recommend - Great Experience in a rustic but comfortable setting. The service was friendly, attentive, & professional. Food was tasty & interesting - we had the house specialty, stave of smoked meats - great variety and beautifully presented, with little salads & matching wines. Portions were generous with plenty to satisfy meat eaters.

Thank Gay R
Melbourne, Australia
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67 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were referred to this restaurant by a family member and we are very pleased that we went there. We had the Stave tasting platter which was amazing and coupled with a matching wine platter. Very nice staff and 10/10 for the meal and presentation. You walk across a suspension bridge from the car park with great views down onto... More 

Thank deewubleu
Bangkok, Thailand
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128 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Our groups were invited for lunch at this nice winery after jet boat activity. Owner is from Los Angeles and he gave us very warm welcome. Wine and Food matching are the concept of this winery and restaurant. Trust me, you will get great experience here.

Thank glenfiddich1985
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This winery/restaurant/tasting room is an absolute hidden gem. Cant recommend more highly. The service is warm and professional, the room itself is very cosy.

Thank M'mselle Brique D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $27
New Zealand, Wine Bar
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 4841
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?