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Kinloch Lodge Restaurant

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Lake Wakatipu | central Otago, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
+64 3-442 4900
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Albany, Australia
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove around to this quaint little spot across from Glenorchy situated on the banks of Lake Wakatipu and enjoyed a light lunch in the Kinloch Lodge restaurant. Here they bake their own bread daily and use fresh produce from their garden. We followed that with a short walk along the banks of the lake. It is only a short... More 

Thank Kerrimai
Mount Barker, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had Sunday lunch in a peaceful,serene,setting, away from busy Queenstown. Food was excellent,both the main course and dessert. This place is well worth a visit to escape the maddening crowds of Queenstown.

Thank lefthander730
Taupo, New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Group of bikers stayed the night at this glorious place, beautiful meals and scenery was fabulous. Delightfully furnished

Thank annabee2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We went to Kinloch Lodge for dinner on New Year's Eve. The lodge is lovely, but unfortuately it overlooks a DOC campsite which was very full and noisy on New Year's Eve. Our meal was fine but nothing particularly special.

Thank bananarama347
Kinloch_Lodge, Owner at Kinloch Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I totally agree with you about New Year. Every Year the whole of our region is full of people out for a party night. Most of the time the DOC campsite is quiet and has just lovely people, though the scene is quite different at New Year. There are about three weeks of the year where... More 

North Berwick, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We had watched the BBC serial "Top of the Lake" not to mention the "Lord of the Rings" and decided that the stunning scenery and the Dart River was worth the tortuous journey and found Kinloch Lodge as the nearest place to stay. The scenery along the lakeside from Queenstown to Glen Orchy is very grand but still you have... More 

Thank Nick W
Chester, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We only had coffee and carrot cake here - but it was definitely the best carrot cake ever. A lovely place to sit and look at the lake - near plenty of walks. Good range of accommodation in nicely restored historic building.

Thank Devaflam
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We toured the South Island in a campervan so pulled into the campsite near Kinloch Lodge for a night. We stopped in the lodge for happy hour and sat on the patio watching the sunset as we enjoyed NZ craft beers and wine. (Beware the sandflies in the summer, but the bartender offered us some excellent natural repellent.) After happy... More 

Thank Karen B
Auckland, New Zealand
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99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My husband and I drove to Kinloch from Glenorchy and ordered coffee and cookies at the restaurant. Great coffee and delicious house made cookies. The waitresses was very friendly. The view sitting in the restaurant was stunning, A gem in the wildness.

Thank Pudding20142014
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177 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We booked into Kinloch Lodge for the night before and the night after our 3 day, 2 night Routeburn /Cables track. The scenery is stunning and our little ensuite room is quaint and lovely. The room includes a generous bath, eco friendly washing products, herbal tea and crisp white bath robes. Perfect.

Thank Zbrowelli
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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107 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Delicious dinner we had! You will need to call and pre-order your dish before you go. We had venison stew and chicken, both were so so lovely! Must try their shoestring fries and potato gratin!!! Lots of sandflies at night if you are sitting outside, the lodge provides repellent. Would love to come back again!

Thank NZGW

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lake Wakatipu | central Otago, Glenorchy 9372, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Glenorchy
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 4900
listed as accommodation only at this time , has a restaurant open to the public

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?