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Wakatipu Grill

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand
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Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9400
16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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New South Wales, Australia
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205 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Give this place a miss. The Management staff are not up to the job, waiters were fine but let down by their manager! Booked two nights here weeks before and asked if we could have tables with a view! Manager greeted us took our name and then proceeded to talk on the phone, so we wandered off to the bar,... More 

Thank Shootingstars R
Taipei, Taiwan
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ate here 3 times in Dec 2016. Excellent service, Great views, Good food. Lamb and steaks were good. Avoid the risotto (too boring) and really all of their vegetarian options need an upgrade. Great drinks -- got the balance right on the negroni, old fashioned and their own version of the old fashioned (forgot its name).

Thank John T
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food, local wine recommendations and attentive service. Stunning views over the lake. Well worth a visit

1 Thank zaza1203
Gold Coast Australia
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous staff at dinner, nice menu using a lot of local produce and delicious food / wine with a very impressive view. Thanks.

1 Thank TCK33
Brisbane, Australia
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81 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, Wine menu excellent and food delicious best to ask for a veranda table for full views of the lake

1 Thank JONWILL101
Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We received a free breakfast voucher from the Hilton due to a noisey 3am neighbour which we used today. Lovely surroundings and very cosy but unfortunately our poached eggs where over cooked to a powder yoke - the sausage was stone cold. I am very glad for the toast machine and the fact we didn't have to pay.

1 Thank Dave S
Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had several evening meals there and New Year's Eve. Food was very good a pity they did not offer wine pairings with the New Years Eve dinner.The continental breakfast was very expensive for its range and quality pastries were not of the appropriate quality, choice of juice orange and apple not wide for the price.

Hong Kong, China
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had Christmas dinner here and it was a fixed menu. Started with champagne and appetizers on the terrace. The passing of appetizers was limited. Once seated, the surroundings were very lovely, with view of the lake. The courses were well-prepared and presented - the venison carpaccio was the standout. Desserts were creative. The staff was courteous but we had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I enjoyed a few breakfasts here as well as a 3 course dinner while staying at the Hilton. Fantastic breakfast, great option of cooked foods, great bar with fresh pastry and anything you could wish for, as well as a juicer to make your own fresh juice! I really enjoyed the many options for breakfast in the quiet setting overlooking... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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183 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Part of the Hilton complex so we had breakfast here a few times. Plenty of the standard breakfast options. Cooked breakfast was average quality. The juicer was a good addition to the usual. Hopefully dinner is better quality given it would a la care.

Thank Murray P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$33
European, New Zealand
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-450 9400
On the lakefront, Hilton Queenstown's signature restaurant the Wakatipu Grill reflects the best of New Zealand on a grand scale. The cuisine is inspiring, with provocative takes on New Zealand flavours. Vast windows frame the extraordinary sight of the lake. An open kitchen and rotisserie, along with two circular slate fireplaces, lend even more drama to this magnificent and sensuous space. In the bar, be tempted by yet another captivating perspective of the lake, or an exceptional vintage – the 1000-strong wine cellar has a keen focus on Otago’s best winemakers. Or linger on the generous terrace where the elements combine to spectacular effect: the lake’s indigo depths, the clear air, rich earthy tones and a decadent outdoor fire pit.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?