We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

$$ - $$$European, ,
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (186 reviews)
“duck” (40 reviews)
“linguine” (6 reviews)
Closed Now
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (503)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 494 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

We set out to visit a few wineries and ended up having an excellent lunch and wine tasting at Mt Difficulty, near Cromwell, New Zealand. NZ$ 2 for tasting and free if having lunch. Limited menu had fish and pasta options. The food was delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank davemH7760ZY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time back and honestly can’t wait to come back. Staff amazing so friendly and accommodating. Food superb we had the lamb it was just out of this world! Thougholy enjoyed the wine match of Pinot Rose and the view were simply breath taking! Thank...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CapriceT7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic winery, food 10/10 I had the duck and my friend had steak of the day, flavours were fantastic. Service was excellent we had a trainee waitress and she was better than most experienced waitresses

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RossF806
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is very nice even though with limited choice. However, service is very poor. No one came to take our order. Same thing when paying bills. Have to go over the counter. They have only 1 manager and 1 waitress to serve so...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jokl78
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ordered the meat of the day (steak) and venison - both were absolutely delicious. Costs about $40 each. The view from the restaurant was good too!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank greatestofallislove
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Had the most amazing meal over the weekend at the Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty. The platter was more than enough for a main for me (and the smoked mussel pate was divine) and the steak my husband ordered he rated as the best he'd...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pinny55
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Our trip here was a celebration birthday lunch. We had dined here last year so knew what to expect and the restaurant certainly delivered. I had the lamb which was melt in your mouth. Others diners we were with had the butcher's cut steak and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sharpeze
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

A chance recommendation meant we arrived here for lunch recently without a reservation and we were extremely fortunate to be accommodated in this busy place. Staff were busy but friendly and had just the right level of attentiveness to be helpful but not intrusive. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank WaggaTraveller
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We recently re-visited this restaurant (4th time :-)) and once again were not disappointed. We went for lunch on a Monday. The restaurant was quite busy but we'd booked so no issue and we were given a lovely table by the window. The food was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 393LuC
Reviewed September 18, 2018

The place was packed for Friday lunch. However the service was fast and efficient. Beautiful wine with our shared platter for two, which was very generous with delicious oyster pate. An excellent place to stop for a leisure lunch with lovely views !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank feipo
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Cromwell Motel
66 reviews
3.25 miles away
Anderson Park Motel
46 reviews
3.27 miles away
Central Gateway Motel
68 reviews
3.44 miles away
ASURE Central Gold Motel Cromwell
134 reviews
3.76 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Carrick Winery & Restaurant
294 reviews
1.24 miles away
Armando's Kitchen
268 reviews
3.47 miles away
Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door
348 reviews
3.38 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Mt Difficulty Wines Cellar Door
155 reviews
.00 miles away
Highlands Motorsport Park
614 reviews
1.94 miles away
Domain Road Vineyard
26 reviews
1.08 miles away
Alan Waters Art Gallery
22 reviews
2.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $24
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
12:01 PM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell  >  Bannockburn
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 3445
  • E-mail
The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a delicious lunch. The restaurant is open daily between 12 noon and 4pm. On a fine day the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to take in the flavours of the region while enjoying the uniquely Central Otago views. The chef produces imaginative cuisine, and the menu showcases the freshest of produce, with a choice of substantial fare or platters to share. The kitchen is open and the dining environment is casual. All main meal options come with suggested wine matches, though diners are welcome to make their own choices during a complimentary wine tasting at our Cellar Door tasting counter. Reservations are essential - demand is high year round and much of our seating is weather dependent.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing