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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” (36 reviews)
“linguine” (5 reviews)
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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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1 - 10 of 416 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank liennevar
Reviewed 17 August 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
Reviewed 10 August 2017 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 6 August 2017 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 3 August 2017

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 23 July 2017 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 22 July 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$26
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
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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