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“Great tasting room with nice food selections”

A Taste of Gibbston Valley
Ranked #17 of 41 Restaurants in Arrowtown
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Visit our wine tasting room in historic Arrowtown. Stop in for a wine tasting and try our range of Gibbston Valley Wines.
Chicago, Illinois
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great tasting room with nice food selections”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

Charming tasting room on the main street of Arrowtown. There are indoor and an outdoor tasting areas. Lovely choice of wines and sandwiches and good coffee drinks.

Visited February 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good but could improve. Excellent prime products.”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I had pasta (fusilli), one carbonara and one pesto.
The handmade pasta is great and ALL the ingredients used in cooking are the finest available, many being produced by Gibbston Valley itself.
However, the realisation of the dishes leaves us with a spoiled impression. Both pasta dishes were extremely oily, to the point they were almost inedible (both my wife and I are Italians and almost drink oil, but this was way too much).
Also, the portions are very tiny and won't suffice hungry people. We recommend ordering at least 3 dishes in two.
Overall, the fine ingredients used to make the food, together with the setting and the vast choice make up for the negative sides. If GV would accept feedback, I have no doubts this could be one of the finest cafe in southern New Zealand.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food in a vineyard's and tasting rooms, Arrowtown”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

Arrowtown is full of "charming" cafes, and it's worth turning into this one. An initial glance into the cool roomy interior of Gibbston Winery's outreach cafe with its formica-topped tables isn't inspiring, but go further in and the place really shows its class and its background. There's a tasting lounge, with comfortable leather armchairs, shelves of Gibbston's great wines, a good cheese pantry and even a proper delicatessen (rare in NZ). There are tables in a leafy garden too. The food was good (service at the counter) and very charming. A really great choice.

  • Visited February 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Drinking wine in Arrowtown”
Reviewed February 1, 2014

We had a delicious outdoor lunch at this lovely restaurant in Arrowtown. We sat in the secret courtyard and tasted some lovely wines and my steak sandwich was excellent.

  • Visited January 2014
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Delicious lunch!”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch here.
Three of us dined, we all tried each others food and could not fault anything.
We had Greek Salad, Quinoa Salad, Minestrone Soup and Carbonara pasta and would recommend them all - good sized portions for lunch and so very tasty!
Very good service and great value.
Will come here again when next in Arrowtown.

  • Visited January 2014
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