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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

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$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
12:01 - 16:00
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Turned up no booking. Helpful staff offered booking 2 hours later but took UK mobile number to call if earlier, called within 3/4 of an hour. Excellent service. Good choice of food, had pork belly, well cooked with crispy crackling. Waitress brought booklet of tasting notes as we had not done taistingv. Took recommended pino gris excellent and at 24$... More 

Thank Richard H
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic spot and a great, and very reasonable lunch(but probably need to book). Sorry to leave, and will hopefully return in the future. Go if you have the chance.

Thank SteveByrne
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We started our lunch off at the cellar door with a quick wine tasting to help us select a bottle for lunch. The staff were very helpful and informative and if you dine at the restaurant, the tasting is free. They also suggested we look at the menu in tandem with the tasting to ensure you choose the right wine... More 

Thank Runnergirl418
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

After enjoying the wine tasting we enjoyed lunch We chose fish of the day (salmon) which was very enjoyable. The views from the deck are rather special. We will be returning for another lunch before we leave the district as we enjoyed this so much.

Thank Rae C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

We loved the setting. The food was very good. Some of the more expensive wines (from this vineyard) are excellent.

Thank Bill S
County Laois, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Arrived at mt Difficult to have some lunch and a cheeky wine. Greeted by two lovely ladies and had the smooth pinot gris mt difficult. Lovely setting to sit out in only down side was the maitre d did forget to seat us , we waited 40mins and watched people get seated before us. Only my tummy was rumbling I... More 

Thank jtm7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

With amazing views of the vineyards, the food is delicious - my husband and I shared the two platters of cheese and charcuterie. Super good and fresh food!

Thank Lavinia1001
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Food was good but very expensive. The wine was delicious. Service was good but a little contrived. Overall, nice for a special occasion, but not as friendly or yummy as the pub down the road

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Limited but well chosen menu in a wonderful setting. Wines from the winery, the tasting samplers are particularly good value. Library wines are also available. Good coffee. Really 4-5

Thank EcclestonUK
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Popped in here for tastings and then grabbed a platter outside on the deck. Amazing! Platter was delicious, views stunning and staff friendly.

Thank Jacqueline M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Wine Bar, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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