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Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from Above $35

Wakatipu Grill is Queenstown's ultimate lakeside dining destination. Hilton Queenstown Resort & Spa's signature restaurant is a contemporary grill with a commitment to fresh, local, seasonal produce.

Dishes include Atlantic scallops, salmon tartar, cold smoked asparagus or choose lamb, beef or chicken from the grill and finish your meal with a fennel seed brulee, white chocolate parfait or a delicious cheese selections.

Wakatipu Grill's open kitchen and two circular slate fireplaces create a dramatic dining space with magnificent views over the lake.

On the terrace, diners soak in the clear alpine air and the outdoor fire pit is an iconic destination to enjoy a Central Otago Pinot and watch the moon rise.

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Wakatipu Grill
Kawarau Village, Peninsula Road
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Breakfast: From 6am - 10.30am on weekdays and from 6am-11am on weekends.

Dinner Monday to Sunday. Bar opens from 4pm. Dinner service commences from 6pm onwards .

Phone: 03 450 9400

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Wakatipu Grill
Location: Kawarau Village
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: Above $35

Reviews

Great from start to finish.
Awesome food, fantastic view and friendly attentive staff.
Cauliflower dish and salmon dish a standout.
We are locals and haven't been for a while... and so glad we made the trip across on the ferry.
Even that was fun !

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Rebecca Andrew

Beautiful views, delicious cuisine and attentive staff. This is our favourite restaurant!

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Excellent service and food, while overlooking the lake - one of the best restaurant experience I have ever had. The scallops were cooked perfectly (highly recommended!). The pork belly and free range chicken were also exceptional. The staff were very friendly and cheerful. Wakatipu grill is a must try when you visit Queenstown!

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From the entrées to the mains, everything was an awesome experience. Great food, great service and friendly staff is what we look for when we go out on dinner. That was all met. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and is one of the must go to for amazing dining experience. Staff members are very aware of the customer preferences and know about all food tastes which makes it easier to choose from menu, and trust me they won’t dissapoint you!! Would rate 10 out of 10 for Wakatipu Grill!!

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We were lucky enough to attend the special collaboration event between a local craft brewery, Altitude, and the Hilton's restaurant, Wakatipu grill.
What a lovely change from the usual wine paired meals.
The passion of beer creation from altitude brewery was carefully matched with a great variety of meals from wakatipu grill. The salmon pies matched with their iconic IPA 'mischievous Kea' was a stand out for me.
I hope to see similar events pop up again. Would definately recommend experiencing.

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We were warmly welcomed and seated in a nice part of the restaurant.
Our table service was excellent and we were well looked after.
Thankyou for the treat for my wife's birthday.
Look forward to returning again soon
TT & JT

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Erin Hagedorn

Couldn’t find a fault. The service and food where what you would expect from a Hilton resort. Staff were very friendly and professional, made us feel that our service was important. The food was excellent, a few extra samples were added in between courses which was a nice touch.

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Jackie Ashby

Thanks for a great Dining experience! we felt very welcomed and were treated like royalty. Beautiful food amazing service! we will be back.

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Suze Higgins

A superb dining experience. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The food was amazing and the portions reasonably generous. Our wine was perfectly matched and don't get me started on the espresso martinis. A fantastic overall dining experience that will be high on my recommendation list. Thanks Wakatipu Grill! YUM.

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Sally Watson

Wonderful meal from start to finish with friendly, attentive staff. Everything was absolutely perfect and we will be back for more! :-)

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América Bartilotti

It’s a really nice restaurant, the food was delicious, especially the rib eye with the blue cheese sauce and the deserts were omg so good! The service was really good and the view absolutely amazing!

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Diem Huynh

We had an amazing dinner at the restaurant. The food is so tasty and looks great as well. Our table is next to the window so we can enjoy beautiful view outside restaurant. Highly recommended!

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Cameron McColl

As always Wakatipu Grill did not disappoint. The food was impeccable as was the service. Paula was extremely welcoming, attentive and informative. We still rate WG amongst the top 5 restaurants in Queenstown. Thoroughly enjoyed the dining “experience”. We will certainly be back. Thank you!

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5 star

My wife and I visited here during our stay at the Hilton. It is a wonderful restaurant with great staff, excellent service, fine food and a beautiful surroundings of the Lake Wakatipu. A very romantic and elegant ambience.

We had a complementry coquette ball and pumpkin soup tasting from the chef which was nice touch. Food presentation was plush as well as delicious. I would come back and book again. Great place, outstanding food and very friendly and efficient staff. Their attention to detail does not go unnoticed.

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Judy Murch

Beautiful meal - last one before lockdown, so extra special.

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Jon White

Fantastic setting, good amazing. Great selection of wine. We will be back...

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Lovely setting, great range of drinks and we loved the food. Highly recommend.

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Rebecca Andrew

Excellent service and Devine taste experiences!

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Excellent food

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Gabby Harrison

One of my top visits in Queenstown so far. Food was amazing and so was the service. Would definitely recommend and will be back

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Serene Koo

It was a really great experience. The views were breathtaking. Service was impeccable, waitress was attentive, making sure our water glass was always full and our baby got everything she needed. Food was great. Our highlight was the entrees and dessert. I would recommend the seared scallops, pork belly and buffalo cauliflower entree. The white chocolate and mousse dessert was artistic came in the shape of a mushroom :) excellent dining experience overall.

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Great from start to finish.
Awesome food, fantastic view and friendly attentive staff.
Cauliflower dish and salmon dish a standout.
We are locals and haven't been for a while... and so glad we made the trip across on the ferry.
Even that was fun !

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Tink Brinsley- Turner

The food was absolutely amazing and the service was also great..
We would happily go back.

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Claire Sanchez

Food and service was amazing! And there were extra little treats thrown in too. Great view, great atmosphere, friendly staff and awesome food!

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What a wonderful way to end our long day. The food was great, staff were amazing, and the view...superb! couldn’t have asked for more.. Thank you!! will definitely come back whenever I get the chance to

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Yvonne Carter

Perfect. Awesome service, awesome food. Thanks to you all.

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Albonie Skerrett

Amazing food and service!!

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Rebecca Andrew

Beautiful views, delicious cuisine and attentive staff. This is our favourite restaurant!

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Christine Wardrop

The food was (technically speaking) cooked really well but we prefer food that have punchy flavours so maybe this restaurant was not for us. We started with ciabatta served with dukkah, then cured pork belly and lamb rump kumara dish as entrees followed by salmon and venison rack (which were cooked perfectly, but we felt like we were expecting more flavour) for mains. Complimentary palate cleansers were served by out hospitable waiter.

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Excellent service and food, while overlooking the lake - one of the best restaurant experience I have ever had. The scallops were cooked perfectly (highly recommended!). The pork belly and free range chicken were also exceptional. The staff were very friendly and cheerful. Wakatipu grill is a must try when you visit Queenstown!

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From the entrées to the mains, everything was an awesome experience. Great food, great service and friendly staff is what we look for when we go out on dinner. That was all met. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone and is one of the must go to for amazing dining experience. Staff members are very aware of the customer preferences and know about all food tastes which makes it easier to choose from menu, and trust me they won’t dissapoint you!! Would rate 10 out of 10 for Wakatipu Grill!!

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Excellent attentive staff. great food. Don’t know why I haven’t been sooner! Highly recommend

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We had the an enjoyable chicken meal , pop

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Hamish Robb

Fantastic meal. First class food and service to match. Highly recommend!

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Delicious food, friendly staff

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Rebecca Burgess

What a beautiful experience, staff extremely attentive. The food was excellent, we even got free amusse dishes which was great. We ate starters mains and desserts each and nothing dissapointed. Perfect for that special occasion :)

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We were lucky enough to attend the special collaboration event between a local craft brewery, Altitude, and the Hilton's restaurant, Wakatipu grill.
What a lovely change from the usual wine paired meals.
The passion of beer creation from altitude brewery was carefully matched with a great variety of meals from wakatipu grill. The salmon pies matched with their iconic IPA 'mischievous Kea' was a stand out for me.
I hope to see similar events pop up again. Would definately recommend experiencing.

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Amazing food, fantastic service and beautiful views!

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Was a great experience from being welcomed to when we left. The staff were lovely and always checking if we needed anything else. Food was delicious we even ordered a second entree after the first we were sharing was so good.

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Jan Warren

It is always a fantastic dining experience here. The views are amazing. The service and food exceptional. Well worth a visit

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Sarah Precious

Fantastic evening at Wakatipu Grill. The service and food was excellent. There were a few extra samples added in between courses which was a special touch.
The fillet steak was one of the best I’ve had to date in Queenstown. I will definitely be back soon. Thank you.

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We had such a lovely night last night at Watikpu Grill! Our waiter Jaggi was amazing and made us feel at home. The food was delicious and the place inside is gorgeous highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

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Jon White

This is the place for top end dining. Superb food, great ambience and attentive service. Highly recommended!

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We had scallops & buffalo cauliflower as entrée, venison rack & lamb steak as main. Overall it was good food but we were a little disappointed with dessert.
Nice atmosphere & the waitress was very attentive.

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Kris Lukaszewicz

Amazing food, excellent service, beautiful setting!, what more do you need

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We were warmly welcomed and seated in a nice part of the restaurant.
Our table service was excellent and we were well looked after.
Thankyou for the treat for my wife's birthday.
Look forward to returning again soon
TT & JT

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Erin Hagedorn

Couldn’t find a fault. The service and food where what you would expect from a Hilton resort. Staff were very friendly and professional, made us feel that our service was important. The food was excellent, a few extra samples were added in between courses which was a nice touch.

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Jackie Ashby

Thanks for a great Dining experience! we felt very welcomed and were treated like royalty. Beautiful food amazing service! we will be back.

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We have dined at Wakatipu Grill several times and the food and service is always exceptional. Last night the food was the best I'v ever had and the experience was truly amazing. I have lived here 20 years and this is by far my favourite restaurant

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Cecilia Zhong

Had great time as usual.

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Jamie White

Fantastic experience! The food was beautiful, and our server took care of absolutely everything.

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Brenny Dye

Great food, great location, good service.

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Suze Higgins

A superb dining experience. The staff were very knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The food was amazing and the portions reasonably generous. Our wine was perfectly matched and don't get me started on the espresso martinis. A fantastic overall dining experience that will be high on my recommendation list. Thanks Wakatipu Grill! YUM.

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Great food, excellent service.

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Great Food and Brilliant Service

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Jill Robinson

What a fantastic setting. We just loved the views over the lake. All the Staff were great and we had a nice chat to each of them. The meal was lovely. We both enjoyed but then to top it off we were given free indoor parking. Will definitely go back ..thanks guys

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Waimarie Manuel

The food was amazing! My husband said it's the best cooked steak he has ever had!!! Staff were incredible

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food was really good, steak cooked perfectly and the banoffee apple dessert was amazing! our server holly was lovely and very helpful.

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Sally Watson

Wonderful meal from start to finish with friendly, attentive staff. Everything was absolutely perfect and we will be back for more! :-)

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América Bartilotti

It’s a really nice restaurant, the food was delicious, especially the rib eye with the blue cheese sauce and the deserts were omg so good! The service was really good and the view absolutely amazing!

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Service and food top notch would highly recommend this was our first time dining with first table great first choice

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Excellent. Everything was very good. We spent more than 2 hs in there and felt like 20 minutes! The first table deal made it affordable for us.

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Dined whilst staying at the Hilton. Even though it was a First Table booking, we were still seated in a premium location (right next to the window overlooking the lake) so were very impressed. Waiter (Iran?) was lovely and very welcoming and looked after us well the entire dinner. We both had lovely entree of beetroot ravioli, and had the duck (very tender) and lamb (also very nice). Would definitely dine here again and would also stay at the Hilton again too. Amazing views and location at both restaurant and hotel. Thank you!!

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We tried Wakatipu Grill for the first time whilst on our babymoon to Queeenstown! The food was amazing and our waiter had a great sense of humour! He also made custom mocktails to suit this preggo lady! Highly recommend

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