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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty

££ - £££European, ,
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
+64 3-445 3445
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had pre-booked this venue for lunch, prior to this we had a tasting in the cellar door. At all times the staff were helpful & very professional, even down to pouring everybodies glass to the exact same level. the food was well plated &...More

Thank bob l
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us had the second lunch sitting on a Friday. We all ordered our food then when back through to sample the winery's wines. Presentation, and depth of knowledge of Ness, who served the samples, was only to be admired, as she had our...More

1  Thank KerryHannam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked away with two bottles of special reserve of 2014 and happy bellies! BOOK your lunch a week or two in advance, this place is popular! Totally worth it because there aren’t many wine tasting places with a good lunch so this is a...More

Thank tiffanyng
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch outside on the terrace and everything was so perfect. The view is gorgeous, the sun was shining, the service was excellent and the meal and wine were truly outstanding. This was easily the best meal we had during our entire visit to...More

Thank Glbtrttr72
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in a for a one tasting and lunch. The wine tasting was very enjoyable. My only bugbear is that the staff member who attended us was still in training and not perhaps as knowledgeable as she shoukd have been. I understand everybody has...More

Thank liamlovestravel
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

We had a lazy Sunday going through the winery’s in the area and lunches at Mt Difficulty. Without a doubt, the best meal in NZ and one of the best meals we’ve had anywhere in the world! I had the Angus fillet and my girlfriend...More

Thank Dan C
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The views and scenery for here are wonderful. A must visit place where you will not regret the stop. The food is very good with excellent wine tasting experience to go with the package. Fly in by helicopter or drive,,,put it on your itinerary as...More

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Lunch for a large group of 12, adults and children, gorgeous day which meant we could be seated outside. Stunning view, food was awesome, excellent value for money and competent, friendly staff..makes for fabulous memories. .

Thank Sandra255106
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Lunch with friends. The views are wonderful and the all my fellow travellers raved about their chosen dishes. The service is efficient and the prices are reasonable. Easy drive from Queenstown so really worth a visit.

Thank Skipgirl40
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Restaurant off the tasting room was a great find. Great menu with local specialties with friendly attentive service, despite the crowds of peak tourist season. Dine first to get the free tasting after. Recall the lamb being superb. Pricey though.

Thank MikelSky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$19 - US$24
European, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
12:01 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Felton Road, Bannockburn, Cromwell 9384, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Central Otago  >  Cromwell  >  Bannockburn
  • Phone Number: +64 3-445 3445
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The Winery Restaurant at Mt Difficulty provides a relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy a delicious lunch. The restaurant is open daily between 12 noon and 4pm. On a fine day the outdoor terrace is the perfect spot to take in the flavours of the region while enjoying the uniquely Central Otago views. The chef produces imaginative cuisine, and the menu showcases the freshest of produce, with a choice of substantial fare or platters to share. The kitchen is open and the dining environment is casual. All main meal options come with suggested wine matches, though diners are welcome to make their own choices during a complimentary wine tasting at our Cellar Door tasting counter. Reservations are essential - demand is high year round and much of our seating is weather dependent.
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