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Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan

265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 1090
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (56 reviews)
“salmon” (16 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

I have visited this lovely place several times. It is a tremendous pleasure to have it located so close to my house. I have been there a number of times for brunch and lunch. The food is great, the staff well trained and friendly. Sitting...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Betty H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Akarua for Lunch with a group of friends. We started with a lovely wine tasting, which sadly we thought was a bit over priced individually, but we decided to purchase some wine to compensate for this expensive cost. The lady taking the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lynda D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Yesterday was our 2nd visit to Akarua Wines & Kitchen and my faith has been restored in this wonderful garden restaurant. Our previous lunch visit few months ago had some service issues. However Debbie (owner) and her team acknowledged the situation and made up for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nikunj-Vithalani
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great setting inside or out. Great friendly service. Good selection of interesting brunch items on the menu. Very tasty all of it. The coffee is the best I've had in a long time.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WayneK160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service great food beautiful scenery what more could you ask for. Will be definitely be back again.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Discover13173147595
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arriving in sunshine, we left in the rain with a dusting of snow on the sides of the valley. The winery is situated on a small side road near Arrowtown, a distance requiring your own vehicle or a taxi service. We were a group of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Piers R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here for my birthday and did a wine tasting and enjoyed a slow lunch. The wines were fantastic - we tried Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and 3 Pinot Noirs. All were very good. Afterwards we ate in the courtyard and enjoyed...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sharnep2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love my food. And my wine. Akarua has both. We were fortunate to be able to dine with them for dinner - this is unusual for them to open. The food was amazing. Matched perfectly with their wines. Totally recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank nzrckstr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had breakfast in the courtyard It’s such a lovely setting Yummy bacon and eggs and proper potato rosti Good coffee Its just such a nice atmosphere

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GClife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our lunch in the sunshine at this winery. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff, and very good food. We had the salmon, which was delicious. Didn't try the wine as we were driving, but bought a bottle of red for later. That was also...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bigjake33
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 1090
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