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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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Carolina, Puerto Rico
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689 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed at the Double Tree and this is part of that whole network. I was waited on and served by the guy who determines the wine list and drink list. The fish I had was unbelievable as well as the flight of Pinots recommended by this guy....everything was super well done!!!!!!! Kudos!!!!!!!

Thank gary c
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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115 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chef's Crusted Salmon. It had excellent flavor and was well presented along with a very nice chef's salad. The service was very good and the view was spectacular.

Thank Herman B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere, food, drinks are all as expected in this wonderful restaurant situated inside the Hilton resort in Queenstown.Staff goes above and beyond to please each and every guest and this alone makes a huge difference when it comes to choosing a restaurant. Kitchen staff is very creative when it comes to food presentation and questions about particular dishes or wines... More 

1 Thank strattera
Fort Mill, South Carolina
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78 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here on a Saturday evening over Easter weekend. We were staying at the DoubleTree across the street and had made a reservation. We were greeted and quickly seated when we arrived. We had a table overlooking the lake. Great views! Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and took great care of us. We both had... More 

Thank Stephen C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked our stay at the Hilton Resort and Spa including breakfast. Wow, super impressed with the selection on offer. Everything from delicious freshly made pastries & muffins to a selection of cooked options(bacon, mushrooms, poached eggs etc), cereals, fresh fruit and the list goes on. The staff there are also brilliant and so happy to help.

Thank melarm82
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good selection of breakfast options. I loved that you could make your own juices and the staff were all super friendly and helpfu.

Thank linzinks
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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249 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Our group had breakfast here each morning and found the selection and quality very good. And they have eggs to order. Nice! The coffee was some of the best we had during our trip.

Thank Pruguy
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Fine dining in every aspect. Again dined at the top class restaurant. Good quality fresh food skilfully prepared and presented. Professional staff ... a lovely setting alongside the lake.

1 Thank odette858
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Amazing service, food, location, decor.... it was a perfect dining experience with a faultless meal! Desert didn't really spin my wheels but that's just down to personal preference. Rico (not sure on spelling) was a delightful waitress! Also made me feel special for my birthday! We also dined here for a buffet breakfast each morning during our stay and that... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had a lovely dinner here, also went twice for breakfast. Our meals for dinner were well presented and delicious, desserts were very moorish and they had a good selection of local wines. Service was friendly and attentive. The buffet breakfast is excellent with an amazing array of breakfast choices. Even though the restaurant was full, the buffet is well... More 

1 Thank Henryjen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$33
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?