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Wakatipu Grill

Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-450 9400
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Kawarau Village, Peninsula Rd,, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviews (413)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank gary c
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
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...More

1  Thank strattera
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...More

Thank Stephen C
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....More

Thank melarm82
Reviewed 5 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
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
Reviewed 16 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
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!...More

2  Thank Hayley T
Reviewed 1 April 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...More

1  Thank Henryjen
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I read that there was a short ferry ride to access this rrstaurant. Is that so? Also, can you book the firepit to ensure pre or after dinner drinks there, or is it just luck if there is space available? Thanks. Kim
11 September 2016|
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Response from | 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 33
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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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
  • E-mail
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.