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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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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (44 reviews)
“salmon” (13 reviews)
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New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The food was definitely amazing- would say the best lamb in the area. But the prices were certainly not reflected in the atmosphere. The tables were too near each other and the noise from neighboring tables did not allow for pleasant conversation. We practically had...More

Thank Isabel B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed the taste and flavour of my lunch at Akarua. Chose the Pumkin and Barley Rissotto. Was Devine and still thinking about this special meal several days later

Thank Frances C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch here with wonderful wines. Very relaxed atmosphere. A booking is a must as it is extremely popular.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard lots of great things about this place and it did not dissapoint! We went for breakfast and got the waffles and big breakfast. Both were amazing! This place is perfect any time of the year! If you haven’t already been, you need...More

Thank Claudia F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It must have been a simple lunch before an afternoon outside. The restaurant, its dishes and teams show you just how simple things are. Excellent cuisine, nice wine and perfect service, a real discovery

Thank Motu212
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we arrived to a full restaurant on a cold day but we decided to stay outside with heaters and blankets and glad we did . The food was excellent especially the sharing platter of lamb shoulder which melted in the mouth . Also did the...More

Thank Greg O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a wine tasting, the staff are lovely and wines on offer very enjoyable. The Pinot was delightful, worth the drive around as the views were amazing on the lake drive.

Thank Kristen B
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We visited on holiday with a group of four. We booked in advance and had a table outside, surrounded by the beautiful trees. The food is amazing, fresh, and local. Great flavours and stunning presentation. The service was friendly and helpful, felt like we were...More

Thank Emma F
Reviewed 7 July 2018

We were invited by good friends to join them for lunch to celebrate a birthday. We were a large table with 9 guests so not small, I must say service was good nothing over the top but good, food was ok, I don't know ??...More

2  Thank Ger D
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Having enjoyed many Akarua Pinot's over the years we managed to drop in for a lunch. Really pleased we did! The lamb shoulder was beautiful and and went down well with yet another stunning Akarua Pinot. Will definitely be back!

Thank antmat2018
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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
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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