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Wakatipu Grill

Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9438
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast there on two days. Our “full” breakfast included eggs to order but not latte/cappuccino etc. (why not?) The first day the place was packed with one or more tour groups from the DoubleTree hotel. Semi chaos. Fortunately bilingual wait staff helped the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SKG109
MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good afternoon SKG109, I do thank you for leaving us such a positive review, and I will certainly take the feedback on board as we are always looking a areas to improve and develop. On behalf of the team, thank you for joining us and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Breakfast is full of choices, they cater for many cultures, service staff all friendly and prompt. Get an omelette or poached eggs, really good, cooked fresh and served instantly. Great little 1/2 size kitchen area for kids, where they can get their own breakfast. A...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank iWish2B
MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good evening iWish2B, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review, I am glad to hear you enjoyed your experiences with us. We do look forward to hopefully welcoming you back, Kind Regards Matthew Danneau Wakatipu Grill Restaurant...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Monday was my wife's birthday and our wedding anniversary. We mentioned this when we booked dinner to celebrate and they obviously took notice. We received a glass of bubbly before dinner, followed by a Amuse-bouche. When we ordered dessert we were given a pre dessert...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank timhamilton
MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good evening timhamilton, Thank you very much for leaving us such a wonderful and positive review, I do remember hosting you, and it joys me to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. I do hope we can welcome you again soon, maybe...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Actually, one of the worst experiences at a restaurant ever! And it started right from the beginning: Although we had an existing dinner reservation, arranged with the hotels front desk the day before, my mother and I have been kept waiting for almost an hour...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Markus L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our university reunion weekend here. Most of the attendees stayed on site. The opening welcome evening function was held here, with a bar and buffet meal. About 100 people turned up and it was run very well. Plenty of good fun and wine.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good evening PhoebeNJ, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, We do appreciate all reviews, I am glad to hear you had a great experience with us, and I do remember your group. Good food and wine along with fun is...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Several visits here - ideal for a special dinner, nice to try the chefs highlighted ingredient for the month and enjoy something a little different from standard grill fare. Nice by the fire dining. Most ejoyable cocktails too. Take a fat wallet and just enjoy...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Good morning P915IUsallys, Thank you very much for your review, I am glad to hear you had several memorable experiences with us. I will pass your comments onto the team, and hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Kind regards Matthew Danneau...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Steak dinner. Get what you pay for. It’s a whole dish. Waiter needs to not up sell dish when not required. Check prices beforehand as mineral water is ridiculously expensive.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Turresian
MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Good afternoon Turresian, We appreciate you leaving us a review and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, thank you for the feedback and we will take this into account when training our team. I do hope you'll be joining us again soon...More

Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to visit with your young children for an early dinner. When we arrived the service was great, from start to finish. The food for us and the lil man was amazing. After desert we went outside for a few wines by the Lake....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank latas02
MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Good afternoon latas02, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a glowing review, we strive to give everyone a wonderful dining experience, and I am please to see you enjoy yours. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you again soon....More

Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was our complimentary breakfast buffet option as part of my diamond status. The breakfast was decent with international options. You can also order from three different egg options such as Benedict, omelet, and scrambled. Those were great. However there was a serious issue...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 963danh
MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Good afternoon Dan H, I hope you are well and having a great weekend so far, Firstly thank you very much for taking to time to leave us a review, we do strieve to offer all our guests a wonderful, memorable dining experience. We can...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This was the best dinner we had on this trip to Queenstown. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the staff were very accommodating of our 20 month old toddler. The views are great.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hibsy
MatthewDanneau, Manager at Wakatipu Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2018

Good afternoon Hibsy, Thank you very much for the positive words, we do appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. I am glad to hear you had a wonderful dining experience with us, and I look forward to seeing you again soon....More

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kimkatrina
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Response from Kid0f88 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, We have stayed at the Hilton many times and have managed to reserve space at the fire pit on the odd occasion, but can be tricky as it gets busy, just have a chat to them and I'm sure they will do their best! We... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$32
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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 9438
  • E-mail
Description
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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