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Wakatipu Grill

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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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here for breakfast as part of our hotel booking who offered a reduced rate. We were not disappointed. There was a very comprehensive range of foods on offer, you could see it all being cooked fresh before your eyes and it was simply delicious. Service was attentive, friendly and helpful. The range of food covered all types of... More 

Thank LizMontereo
Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the restaurant in the Hilton Hotel and shared by the Doubletree. It is in a beautiful setting, right on the lake with an inviting fire pit outside next to the lake. The food was a prix fix due to a tour that I was on. I had the caesar salad and the salmon. Both were not great, but... More 

Thank jtbeknott
Victoria, Australia
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261 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Wakatipu Grill. We got the water taxi there which was fun, and had a drink in the Hilton's bar beforehand - very nice. The grill is a modern space with lovely views over the lake. Food was excellent and our waiter ( a lovely young woman from Hungary) was delightful. Would certainly return.

Thank Darlene3501
Florence, Italy
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2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On paying our bill, we queried why we were being charged $10 for a GLASS of sparkling water! The response, 'we had to open a bottle to serve you 1 glass' .. for the record we were not told that we would have to pay for the entire bottle ($10) and if we had we would have shared the bottle... More 

Thank Geppetto13
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went down for dinner, views are absolutely amazing no doubt about that. The food was nice but way to small, we ordered an entree each and a main each, a side of chips which we never received and left hungry after paying a substantial amount of money. The staff were lovely, just disappointed with the size... More 

Thank Cherlyes R
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service by our waiter Matthew was exceptional. The ambience and view very pleasing. The food was what you expect in a 5 star restaurant. The chefs were very accommodating to our dietary requirements. Our waiter was keen to learn about it and make it work. It was an amazing 5 star experience.

Thank 853travish
New South Wales, Australia
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235 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

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 

3 Thank Shootingstars R
Taipei, Taiwan
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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).

3 Thank John T
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

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

2 Thank zaza1203
Gold Coast Australia
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

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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$34
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?