Cuisine: New Zealand, Wine Bar
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Kiwi delicacies paired with award winning wine; what's not to like at The Stoaker Room?

Formally called Wild Earth in the Kawarau Gorge, The Stoaker Room has opened its door in a more prestigious and handy premises in central Cromwell. It is nestled in alongside Lake Dunstan receiving all day sun and gorgeous lake views. Head to the patio where you can soak (or drink) in the neighbouring vineyard.

The menu is a celebration of the finest meat NZ has to offer. Using retired French oak Pinot Noir wine barrels, they steam, bake, grill and smoke their food to order, resulting in phenomenal flavours. Whet the appetite with some bar snacks, like their cheese dip, goat ribs and chicken nibbles. Move on to their mains that are designed for the ravenous amongst you. There's an expertly grilled ribeye served on the bone, as well as a mammoth half chicken. Feeling extra hungry? You can even order a full rack of pork ribs.

You'll find yourself dining in the company of dozens of wine barrels, so you can be sure to get a splendid bottle. Simply ask the staff for recommendations; they'll give some grape advice.

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The Stoaker Room
180 State Highway 8B
Cromwell 8310

Open Hours:
Daily 10am - late

Phone: 03 445 4841
Website: www.thestoakerroom.co.nz/

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The Stoaker Room
Location: Cromwell
Cuisine: New Zealand, Wine Bar
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Jennifer Paola Cordero

Was an amazing experience, the food was delicious and the waitress super kind and friendly. Definitely coming back. I recommend it for sure.

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Four of us enjoyed a delicious dinner at The Stoaker Room and can definitely recommend the Butchers Platter - a generous amount of food arrived at our table and the meat was cooked to perfection ... juicy and delicious. Thanks for a great night and a memorable meal!

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Wines were delicious & the food were fantastic. The chef cooked the meat in different wine barrel transformed grill & that was fascinating. The environment was beautiful with vineyard on one side & Lake Dunstan on the other. Love all the little details of the decor. The service was great too! Highly recommended!

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Paik Davidson

Creative and excellent food, lovely rustic setting. The wine were the best we tried in Central Otago. We came away with 3 bottles. Interaction with one of the owners added an exceptional personal touch to our experience. The smoked cheesecake is really delicious, one of the best we have tried. Highly recommended. Certainly a memorable experience we will want to repeat next time we are in the area.

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Lisa Counsell

From the moment we arrived until we crossed the foot bridge over the swirling Kawerau river things couldn't have been better. Genuinely friendly staff made the experience great. The food was a stand out with texture, flavours and presentation all combining for a suburb meal. The smokey flavours were subtle from the wine barrel cooked meats and vegetables. The entre salad was so yummy I could have left the table after that and been satisfied. The mains were generous with sides big enough to share. The cheesecake dessert was generous and a delight to finish on. One of the best dining experiences we've had in a very long time! A+

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Nanna Queen

This is our favorite restaurant in the whole Centre Otago area! Extremely tasty oak barrel style cooking, MUST try the 300g Akaroa Salmon and 600g rib-eye beef, they are the best I have tried ever before! The owner and staff are all very friendly and helpful, love the way of how the chief cook our meal inside the oak barrel and secret recipe owner has created! Make sure you are very hungry then go there for the BEST lunch!

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Michelle Adams

Great service
Professional friendly staff
Tasty rustic food and great wine
Highly recommend

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Jennifer Paola Cordero

Was an amazing experience, the food was delicious and the waitress super kind and friendly. Definitely coming back. I recommend it for sure.

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Four of us enjoyed a delicious dinner at The Stoaker Room and can definitely recommend the Butchers Platter - a generous amount of food arrived at our table and the meat was cooked to perfection ... juicy and delicious. Thanks for a great night and a memorable meal!

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Rebekah Johnstone

Wow this place is amazing ! Wholesome food done so incredibly well really awesome wee vibe going on in the restaurant too- we will be back !

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Dinner was lovely, food was great, service was great, loved the whole experience.

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Alyssa McCormack

Amazing food, nice atmosphere.

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Wines were delicious & the food were fantastic. The chef cooked the meat in different wine barrel transformed grill & that was fascinating. The environment was beautiful with vineyard on one side & Lake Dunstan on the other. Love all the little details of the decor. The service was great too! Highly recommended!

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Catherine Forsyth

Awesome experience. Very good wait staff who were friendly and knowledgable. Food was well presented and delicious. We loved the outside area and will definitely be back. Thank you for the great experience.

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We had a platter on a wine barrel lid with side of salads in paua shells. Lovely touch. We upgraded the platter which had one five rib beef roast which was beautifully cooked. Half chicken , amazing pork ribs and a juicy salmon. There was four of us and the platter was large with a mountain of veges. Everyone enjoyed it heaps. Lovely staff. Hey don't put salt on platter. Recomend totally.

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Great food and great service

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Great food, service was good but could have been slightly better

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Jeni Morton

Great food, great friendly service. Was a super place to take our visitor...she was so impressed, as we always are. So much good crac with your Irish member of staff!! Can't wait for our next meal at Stoaker Room.

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Excellent food, drinks and delightful service. The Stoaker room has a warm and inviting ambience. Love the fire in winter and the outdoor seating in summer is perfect. An absolute gem in Cromwell.

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Great food great service will visit again soon. Thanks

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Kim Nicolson

This was a great experience. We chose the banquet so got to sample a wide variety of foods...all nicely balanced and tasty. The staff were attentive, very helpful and available whenever we needed them. Highly recommended.

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Kaja Priya Ter

Delicious entrees and platters, great variety. The setup is very cool and the staff are knowledgeable and welcoming. We will be back!

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Very good food and service, Cosy atmosphere and Ricky is a great host making everybody feel welcome.

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Love this place. Yummy food, plenty of it, warm and relaxed atmosphere. And the wine is divine!

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Craig Allan

Delicious platter.

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Great service, food and atmosphere!

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Belinda Murray

Had a great lunch at The Stoaker Room. The atmosphere was warm and inviting and the service very good.

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We were a group who all had a GREAT evening and a fine dining experience. It was a chilly night and we were in the marquee but we were still cosy and warm. The service was great, nothing was a problem and Tiana kept asking us as to how our meals were going and if we needed anything extra. We can highly recommend The Stoaker Room for an all round enjoyable dining experience with its own unique twist!

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Emma Patrick

My partner and I decided to have a quiet lunch out of the way to celebrate my Birthday. The moment we crossed the foot bridge over the River we knew we had picked the perfect place to dine. The food was outstanding, as was the service - genuinely friendly staff. The atmosphere inside the restaurant very inviting. The food is presented wonderfully and the smoky flavours of the food is amazing in this beautiful relaxing setting. We would definitely recommend a visit to Wild Earth. We are already planning our next visit.

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We had the 5 course tasting menu with matching wines. Couldn’t fault anything. Amazing presentation and tastes.

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Ashley Solley

Cool concept. Awesome spot.

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Had a great lunch on a perfect sunny day at Wild Earth with lovely service.

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Belinda Larkin

Amazing food, service and location!

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The five course lunch is amazing - highly recommend. Lovely staff. Also recommend the goldfields tour on the same site :)

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Bethan Parry

There were 6 of us and we had the Butcher's sharing platter which was incredible! Salmon, chicken, pork ribs and beef with roasted veg, potatoes and sauces. We couldn't finish it all as the portions were very generous. We also shared breads and dipping sauces, salad and pate. Service was quick and friendly, with nothing being too much trouble. Lots of wines on offer with tastings available. We were sat outside which was lovely in the Spring sunshine - it really felt like we were a world away! Thank you Wild Earth, I'll definitely be back.

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Fantastic in every way. Service was amazing!

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Wow. Really really enjoyed everything from the awesome setting to the friendly and knowledgeable staff and of course the fabulous food and wine. Had the tasting platter and matching wines. Would totally recommend.

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The food at Wild Earth is delicious, the presentation outstanding and the service fantastic and it’s always consistent, plus the location is awesome, that’s why we go back

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Paik Davidson

Creative and excellent food, lovely rustic setting. The wine were the best we tried in Central Otago. We came away with 3 bottles. Interaction with one of the owners added an exceptional personal touch to our experience. The smoked cheesecake is really delicious, one of the best we have tried. Highly recommended. Certainly a memorable experience we will want to repeat next time we are in the area.

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Fabulous meal with lovely flavours. Great service and lovely setting. Will definitely be back.

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Amazingly delicious food with matching wines. Friendly, helpful and approachable waitress. And a beautiful day. We had such a great time.

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Cosy and comfortable, great food and wine, with attentive but not intrusive service. Will be back to try the food and wine pairing.

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Cameron Webster

We shared the butcher's platter and had some wine tasting flights. The venue was beautiful and we were able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine. The food was unbelievable! So tasty and delicious, everything was cooked perfectly and the big portions left everyone full and satisfied. They even had two dogs wandering around which were very cute and friendly. Overall it was a lovely afternoon with great food, wine and service! We will definitely be back and highly recommend it to anyone!

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Well we moved from the uk in June and my husband has been a huge fan of wild earth red wine since his mum brought it back from nz as a present, to see this place on first table was a delight and we booked it straight away, we loved the wine tasting and the food,service was good and the girl was very knowledgeable which was great, beautiful setting. What a delight this was and we cannot wait to come back with my mum in Nov when she comes for a holiday from the uk....roll on November!!!!

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Karen Whittaker

Had the most fabulous lunch today, great setting, fantastic service and complemented by delicious wine - perfect combination! We had friends visiting from Auckland and they were very impressed and wished they had a Wild Earth near to them. We will be back!!

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Quinton Penniall

Absolutely fantastic. Would highly recommend. We will be back!

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Alexa Briggs

Do NOT miss out on the Oak Stave& wine pairing. Also amazing staff :) Loved them!

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Lisa Counsell

From the moment we arrived until we crossed the foot bridge over the swirling Kawerau river things couldn't have been better. Genuinely friendly staff made the experience great. The food was a stand out with texture, flavours and presentation all combining for a suburb meal. The smokey flavours were subtle from the wine barrel cooked meats and vegetables. The entre salad was so yummy I could have left the table after that and been satisfied. The mains were generous with sides big enough to share. The cheesecake dessert was generous and a delight to finish on. One of the best dining experiences we've had in a very long time! A+

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Greater than great food with service to match.

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Amazing experience from the minute we walked in the door. Excellent service and platter.

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WOW what a great way to celebrate my birthday. Our meal and the service outstanding. My husband was on a restricted diet and the staff went out of their way to accommodate us. The wine is amazing and perfectly matched to the food. Altogether a top class restaurant. Thank you for making my day! Maureen

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Wonderful location to bring my overseas guest to. Food and service both brilliant. Will definitely be coming back.

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Outstanding food and service!!

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Janey Samuels

Great food and setting, service was even better. One thing to add-more dessert options!

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Had the Oak Stave with the wine pairing and it was fantastic. The dishes were well prepared and flavourful and were complemented superbly by the wines.
Highly recommended!

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Gilly Lin

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