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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Bannockburn $$ - $$$ , ,
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
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  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (35 reviews)
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Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came for lunch and a tasting; had duck ( a bit dry), pork belly lamb and salmon as our mains. Ordered our food, then did a tasting in the entrance foyer. We received friendly professional service. Lovely views of the snow covered mountains and the...More

Thank Skin197
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. The food was very tasty - one of us had the pork belly with was a generous portion and the other had the risotto Will definitely be back

Thank chrisv81
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two families in for lunch. We tasted beforehand- it was a little busy so it didn’t work well - having to bounce in towards and out of the bar. Felt like we were in the thoroughfare of the restaurant. Anyway the lunch was excellent. Robust...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy the valley view from above while enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir. A must stop off if you're in the area.

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four always include a visit to Mt Difficulty when we come to Queenstown. The views provide a wonderful setting for a relaxed lunch and the wine tastings are fun. We had the platter, bread and dips, duck, fish and lamb. While the...More

Thank explorers4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful time at this amazing place ! The views are incredible and definitely worth the drive! Platters were beautiful with some incredible cheddar ! Had a tasting paddle of 4 different wines and loved it ! Great place for either a couple or...More

Thank 282avip
Reviewed July 12, 2017

We flew into Queenstown from an overseas island holiday and decided that we were not yet ready to return to reality, so we booked a late lunch while driving back home to Cromwell. Mt Difficulty would have to have one of the best views anywhere...More

Thank simonA3511JR
Reviewed July 7, 2017

After a full tasting of reds and whites, we decided to stay over to test the winery restaurant, a habit we took when we started our tour of the South Island, with the Marlborough area. Truly great products in the kitchen and you know it's...More

Thank AucklandFrenchChef
Reviewed July 6, 2017

We visited for a few hours with friends. A very nice experience. Nice wine and food although on the expensive side. However the staff were excellent. Very pleasant and helpful, extremely friendly. The views are stunning across the valley. I would recommend a visit based...More

Thank Londontripman1
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We went to the restaurant for lunch, we enjoyed a wine tasting and from this selected the wine to enjoy with our meal. The meal was without doubt one of the best I have had in the region. Well presented, expertly made, taste was sensational...More

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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$20 - $26
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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