Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from Above $35
Ranked: #8 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown

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
Website: www.queenstownhilton.com/restaurants/wakatipu-grill.aspx

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Ranked: #8 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown 8
Wakatipu Grill
Location: Kawarau Village
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: Above $35

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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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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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Katie Adams

Really great location, loved the atmosphere.
The food was really good but the duck main is really really small portion!
The apple dessert was amazing would recommend!
For a high value restaurant I’m sure they could afford to put better seating in, the chairs were plastic, not comfy at all, no cushions. I’m sure we would of stayed for an extra drink if we had been more comfortable :)

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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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The restaurant was very busy so we did feel a little rushed,
The girls were very attentive and the food arrived very quickly, almost too quickly..
The main course had plenty of fresh vegetables presented with it . Both the lamb dish and the fillet steak were tender.
A quieter night would be more comfortable.

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Jody Mowat

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环境不错,但是给我们的位置很挤!尽管外面还有很多空的位置!整体来说还是不错,但是相比较皇后镇其他的店来说,价格显的有点不菲

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Alastair Matthews

Food was excellent and good wine list. Lovely position.

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Always nice to catch the taxi boat and head out of Queenstown for a dinner at Wakatipu Grill. Lovely food and attentive service from Denice. We’ll be back again.

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Petra Skybova

Great service and food,had to ask to reheat the duck as it was not very hot and nothing what i will come back for,but steaks were just amazing and all the other food delicious as well!Thanks Megan for taking a good care of us :) well be definitely back soon!

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Good food and excellent service.

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Cassandra Benelisha

We had an excellent meal at Wakatipu Grill. The food was excellent and the service was exemplary. We will definitely be back!

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Yvonne Pearse

Iran (Restaurant Manager) was very welcoming and helped us relax straight away. Beautiful setting on the lake. Very nice dining experience.

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Jenny Allan

A fun dining experience

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Greg McMeeken

Maitre D was very welcoming. We were given a window table, much appreciated. Great food, good wine, relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Cameron Steele

Excellent service, delicious food and a great location. We arrived a bit early to enjoy a cocktail outside, then got stuck into a huge meal which everybody was very happy with. Great wine selection too. Highly recommended!

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The food was fabulous and didn't disappoint. The service was amazing . Would highly recommend .

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bronwyn mcgregor

A great dining experience and very attentive staff.

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Very friendly staff and nice ambiance overlooking the lake

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Carina Taylor

Excellent service, great food.

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Craig Allan

Excellent cuisine, service and atmosphere. Iran and Flavio were engaging and great fun.

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bronwyn mcgregor

Was a fabulous evening. Food and service both excellent.

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Ann McDowell

Beautiful location, food great and well presented.

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Cassandra Papadopoulos

Went for my partners birthday. Was amazing. Perfect service and a perfect view. Food was amazing! Will be back for sure

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Huahua Xu

Third time here, first time was a company function. Took my mate from Auckland, unfortunately we had to rush out for his flight so only had main but it was great like always.

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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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Atlanta Stewart

Took my boyfriend out for his birthday, was lovely views and our waiter was exceptional. Food was also excellent!

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Suze Hansen

Fantastic evening out. The food was amazing and for anyone who is coeliac/gluten free there were lots of choices. For once we ordered entrees, mains and dessert as it was so hard to decide what to have. The service was excellent, and even thought we were on the first table there was no issue with us needing to leave and we enjoyed a relaxing evening with our friends. Thanks Wakatipu Grill.

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