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“Cool & Stylish, Good Place to Relax”

Cru Wine Bar & Lounge
Ranked #136 of 293 Restaurants in Queenstown
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Reviewed 14 October 2018

We enjoyed winding down here with the excellent company of friendly bartender Robert, who made good wine suggestions AND concocted martinis just the way we like them.

Cocktails before dinner or something more relaxing afterwards always helped the day along to a comfortable close, after a busy time of "getting to know" Queenstown on our first visit here.

We liked the ambience, with its bold colors and comfortable seating, especially the plush, generously-sized seats at the bar, but the whole place had a cozy, low-key kind of feel that we found very appealing.

About those martinis. We were pleased to learn from Robert about "The Source" gin made locally at the Cardrona Distillery. We enjoyed it so much that we went to the distillery for a tour and tasting. Robert was well-informed about things to do and see in the area, and we enjoyed chatting with him, plus learned things we hadn't known that ending up making our visit even more fun, the visit to Cardrona being one example.

So, to put it succinctly: thanks for the memories.

Highly recommended.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

A grand lounge with a fully stocked bar with qualities beers and wines from around NZ. Great atmosphere, nice gas fire.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

This is a classic dim lit moody bar with great atmosphere and a great selection of beverages. We were served by a lovely bar tender which just adds to the experience!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank jessicatheexplorer
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

Cru bar is small, but you can also have drinks in the larger lounge area by the fire. The staff are excellent - as are all the staff at the Hilton - and it's a lovely spot to unwind with a cocktail after a day skiing.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kgreenwood
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Wonderful, just to stop and sit and relax while having a cocktail made to perfection and letting the cares of the day go by

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank RichardvG
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