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This is a 6-7 minute drive out of Queenstown in a residential area, but well worth it. The food is absolutely first rate, different from the usual tourist menu, served by one of the owners in afriendly, laid back but efficient manner while the other owner cooks - brilliantly! Very informal, unusual, relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere . Great wines, great food and excellent value for money. No views, but if you're concentrating on the food,wine and conversation who cares? Highly recommended.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Initially we were a tad skeptical about trying out Vknow, however the simplistic on line table reservation system gave us the reassurance that we would be in for a great meal. From the time we entered the front doors, we new we had made the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kimosabe2015
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a table for two at the last minute and, although we were told the place was busy, the owner made extra space for us. When we arrived we were greeted with a smile by the owner who then took the time to stand...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RonP967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic restaurant and well worth the trip up the hill to Fernhill. Food was amazing especially the venison on mushroom risotto. Excellent friendly service and if you want a laugh make sure you pay a visit to the loo!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank cmac69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I LOVED this place. The food was EXCELLENT. I only wish I could have tried more. Better than a very very fancy place we had dined at a few nights before (that gets 5 stars) ....we had their special fish- just lovely, duck confit on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank selectivesonoman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is out of Queenstown, in Fernhill, we were staying in Fernhill and our host recommended this lovely little restaurant. We'd booked luckily as it was very busy. The owner Danny is very into his wines and asked us a couple of questions and brought...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank DebBansko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t know about you - but we travel a lot and I get so sick of uptight , stitched up fancy pant restaurants , where the food and staff are so precious you want to scream. I appreciate that sort of setting for the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ladymidge
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our accommodation was located in Fernhill during our stay in Queenstown. Most nights we ate in the main town, but thought we would give this place a try. It was really nice. They were flexible with food for the kids and gave good advice regarding...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SusanI29
Reviewed 12 January 2019

Good wine list at reasonable prices- top marks for that. All else very ordinary. What is notable is that previous adverse reviews have listed all the things we found sub-par. Owners obviously not receptive to improvement. Waited nearly an hour from arrival for mains to...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ge90
vknowQueenstown, Owner at Vknow, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Douglas ,thanks for your comments and suggestions .Admirable of you to trawl through our over 600 reviews and find similarities in the adverse ones . Regrettably your main dishes were a little tardy in getting to your table , which by the way is...More

Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Amazing food. Went out of their way to cater for our toddler. Food was so generous we had to get takeaway boxes. Service was also outstanding, highly recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank PhilippaM210
Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Vknow is the gold standard of what a restaurant should be. Friendly service, casual atmosphere and the food is absolutely delicious. The ribeye and French onion soup are our family favourites. We did have to wait a bit for the food but totally worth it....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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