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Wild Earth Outdoor Kitchen & Cellar Door

££ - £££, , Vegetarian Friendly
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, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
803 Kawarau Gorge Road | Goldmining Centre Kawarau Gorge, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

I read so much about this place. So my wife and myself decided to come here for lunch last Wednesday. We had 1 serve of food degustation and 2 serves of wine to go with it. In addition, we had a soup, lamb shoulder, rooted...More

Thank cromansydney
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Stopped here with our wine tour for lunch and pairing. The food was unusual but very good. It is all cooked in Wine Barrels and smells amazing. I would recommend stopping here for the wine and food.

Thank JMO4104
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We loved everything about our visit to Wild Earth! Four of us shared a wine flight containing 5 different wines and a platter from the restaurant which were both to die for. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We would definitely return for another visit.

Thank Brittany C
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today at wild earth. Second visit and made the effort to go because so good first time. Staff made real effort to look after us as really busy. Had the 5 food taster with matching wines. Food excellent and wines matched well. Highly...More

Thank Graham C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Recently went with a group of six. Staff were friendly and recommended the Chefs Platter (degustation style) with wine pairing. We added extras of pork ribs, duck fat potatoes, and venison pate. Platter was served all at once on a large wooden board and each...More

Thank BellaBernard
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Called in for lunch and a tasting on a recommendation from lodging- best decision we made! Being New Year's Eve Queenstown and Arrowtown were mad so turned around and returned to Cromwell via Wild Earth. They were very busy and offered us a table outside...More

Thank deborahbC3444RB
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I booked the wine tasting and food match as a surprise for my partner Claire and neither she, nor I were disappointed The wine was simply superb and the way the food was matched to compliment the wine was just amazing The food is freshly...More

Thank theoriginalbubster
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

A magnificent view. A wonderful staff and an unforgettable meal. New Zealand at its finest in cuisine and wine. Try it all

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 December 2016

If you are looking for truly original NZ food, this is the place for you. They steam, bake, grill or smoke their meats, fish, cheese in retired French Oak barrels. The selection of dishes made making a choice difficult. Everything was memorable. Everything was so...More

Thank 7didi7
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We had the menu with different kind of tastings with winetasting. We had also 2 dessert, also excellent. We paid about 85 dollars for 2 persons. really good food, excellent wine and very friendly staff. If you stay in Queenstown its a must go....

Thank kiloecho2016
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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
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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
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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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