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Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door

) #3 of 27 Restaurants in Cromwell ££ - £££ , , Gluten Free Options
803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 4841
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

During my time in New Zealand, my wife and I have had the pleasure to enjoy many of the local cuisine. From seafood to steak, our experience in dining in this country was superb. This restaurant would take us to another level of enjoyment. Location...More

Thank Black0ut1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We first drove past this place as it didn't look much from the road but after a recommendation from people we met we had to go back. Thank god we did its stoker cooked food is like no other along with some great wine makes...More

Thank Dbc310
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Very happy we decided to take the longer drive from Wanaka to Queenstown in order to stop here, one of our best NZ meals! Had a wine flight pre meal to decide on what to drink with lunch and enjoyed them all. To eat my...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We visited Wild Earth on the one day of our holiday that was grey and rainy - the best kind of day to be sitting inside with a warming fire and fine food matched with fine wine, flowing. The welcome and service was first class...More

Thank 10Michelle55
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The setting in the Kawerau Gorge gives a wonderful ambience to this unique dining experience. We had the tasting platter of 5 dishes served with matching wines, both food and wine were sensational, and served in a unique way on staves from wine barrels. The...More

Thank 516Lorelei
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had the 5 coarse oak stave and every coarse was to die for. We also paired the meal with 5 different wines which was a great match. This is a must do experience for anyone going to Queenstown. The people are also amazing

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Back here again as the last visit was so good. It didn't disappoint. A tasting platter with the wine pairing was sensational. Service was so friendly and the whole atmosphere is just special. The food was stunning and wine pairings so good. We also had...More

Thank EmgeeNZ
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

This winery / restaurant was a recommendation from the concierge at our accommodation. Definitely a must visit - about an hour away from Wanaka. We initially liked the look of the 6-hour smoked merino lamb, but we ended up deciding on the Stoaker tasting plate...More

Thank Cara L
Reviewed 29 May 2017

There was a group of 10 of us and we all opted for the Oak Stave, with a few adding on the matching wines too! What an experience......The whole experience was top notch, from making the initial booking enquiry to the fantastic customer service. Thank...More

Thank Fleur C
Reviewed 25 April 2017

The Gold mining centre is an interesting spot and the food looked great but we only stopped for a coffee. The walk over the gorge bridge gives wonderful views and there are opportunities for adventure such as jet boating if you wish. It is also...More

Thank Celia M
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9 December 2016|
Response from Samantha M | Reviewed this property |
I am vegetarian and ate here. I got a full platter with all different vegetarian foods on it. Hope that helps!
Pablo H
17 May 2016|
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Response from Radio3 | Reviewed this property |
Surprisingly reasonable considering how good the quality is!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
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10:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 21:30
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17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 4841
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Cross the bridge over the Mighty Kawarau River to join us in our idillic Central Otago setting, surrounded by Wild Thyme and rocky outcrops.
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