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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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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Called in for breakfast ( pre booked ) as we had called in a couple of days before and the place was humming so made sure of an inside seat as weather predicted to be a little cool 8 degree's and overcast with drizzle coming....More

Thank D8CAR
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped at Akarua Wines and Kitchen for a weekday breakfast and were very satisfied with the experience. There is a smallish range of dishes on offer, but we chose to assemble our own, which worked out well. The restaurant is in a country setting...More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an amazing lunch at Akarua(confit duck and a side of fresh warm bread), the food was faultless and the environment was so relaxing, we had a beautiful sunny October day! We also had a premium tasting from the cellar door(7 tastings for $15)....More

Thank Charlotte E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Akarua twice in two days, and the food and setting were really excellent. We totally recommend Akarua over any other winery restaurant in the area. It really was the best experience we had in Queenstown.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delicious and beautiful place to spend an afternoon. The food is fabulous and perfect for sharing, we loved the rosé so much that we didn't try anything else. There is seating inside which is cosy and warm or outside in the divine courtyard...More

Thank Kate A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stumbled across this amazing little cafe after leaving Amisfield restaurant very unhappy. We were so pleased that we went back to it. The staff were super friendly and welcomed us with smiling faces. The wine was nice (not amazing), but the food. Oh the...More

Thank shellsyy4u
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went on a private wine tour with my husband and we visited 6 wineries around Queenstown and I might say the only cellar door that disappointed us was Akarua. We had lunch there and the food was amazing. The wines tasted were delicious, but...More

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Fathers' day lunch here, sat outside, swaddled in blankets, and enjoyed a delicious lunch with excellent wines. There are indoor tables, however, if the weather is kind, it is lovely to sit outdoors in the garden. There are heaters and blankets. Excellent service,...More

Thank Fi_B111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place for a long lunch. Good food, good wine, good service - what more do you need? Pays to book, as it can get rather busy, especially in the weekends, which says a lot in itself. A locals favourite.

Thank Pathfinder816602
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful setting, great service, outstanding food & wines. We loved the slow cooked lamb shoulder, beef cheeks, sparkling wine and the rose, found this by chance when Amisfield was booked out but so glad we chose here instead. Highly recommended.

Thank debraforst
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
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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