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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

$$ - $$$European, ,
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (154 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
“linguine” (6 reviews)
Opens in 5 min
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A very tasty lunch for 2 with a great view and a menu with lots of different options. You can order your meal, then go and enjoy a wine tasting as it gets prepared. The location and the views from the table are stunning, and...More

Thank Kariminal
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped In here on our way to Clyde. Enjoyed a very knowledgeable wine tasting, the lady looking after us was very bubbly and knew how to match wine to our taste buds. Then enjoyed a beautiful platter that we shared between 3 people and that...More

Thank mshel212
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant has a stunning view of the local vineyard, very creative cuisines on menu as well. We stopped by this restaurant on our drive from Queenstown to Mt Cook. It was one of our best dining experiences in NZ.

Thank kentQ7529YG
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Lovely setting with views. Went twice as we loved it do much. Loved their antipasti platter and cheese platter. Loved the beef in ginger and chilli broth.

Thank Gayleeliza
Reviewed October 6, 2017

We all enjoyed our food here, and the portions were quite large. One member of our party tried duck for the first time and was very happy with his dish. The fish of the day was great, and the suggested pairings were spot on. We...More

Thank drjandthemissus
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

We visited Mt Difficulty for lunch at the beginning of September. We had the breads, the linguine and the duck. All meals were great, we asked for a break between the breads and the mains (admittedly belatedly) but were told about 5 minutes later that...More

Thank 630charlottec
Reviewed August 27, 2017

The staff were excellent and there were a number of excellent dishes. The views were outstanding, and if it were warmer (there in winter) I'd love to have dined outside and enjoyed the fresh air. Recommend trying the wine tasting before dining and then getting...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Once again, another excellent lunch at one of my fav C. Otago pinot producers. Sensational food, great views, very friendly staff ... and those stunning wines. Great way to celebrate my birthday ... and snaffle a few bottles (Packspur Pinot 2013/5 & Noble Riesling 2014...More

1  Thank timbosg
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

Lovely location with outstanding views. Food is expensive for reheated alacarte. OK for platter and a glass of wine.

Thank liennevar
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

This vineyard restaurant came highly recommended. We rang to book and just as well we did as on a rainy and windy day the outdoor tables could not be used and there are limited indoor tables. The view to the valley is amazing and the...More

Thank Lisa A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$19 - $24
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free 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
Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
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
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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.
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