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Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door

££ - £££, , 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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10:00 - 17:00All hours
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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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
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Went there for lunch with some friends celebrating a birthday. We ordered the butchers paltter. The food was absolutelydelicious made even better washed down with some lovely wines. The platter contained !/2 a chicken, sirloin on the bone, lamb rump, a whole salmon, duck fat...More

Thank DougieNZ1
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

This place is simply brilliant. The food is incredibly good, the service is always great and the selection of wine is amazing. If you enjoy great scenery and incredible food then you need to stop in.

Thank Ryan P
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped here unplanned and so glad we did. No tables outside as was a lovely day. One table became available before our lunch arrived and no trouble for us to move. Staff were attentive and did not rush us to make a hard choice...More

Thank herm5
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Went today for lunch and the food was just superb,highly recommend people try this and they make a great coffee. Set in a beautiful part of the world with great food it is a perfect place to spend the afternoon.Unfortunately the service was really bad,we...More

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
17:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 17:00
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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