AKARUA WINES & KITCHEN BY ARTISAN
Akarua Wines and the team from Artisan share similar principles….put simply to deliver the best wine and food experience to our customers that we can.
Wine is made in the vineyard and Akarua’s belief is that our land plays an integral part in producing the premium Central Otago wines that we bring to market each year. Likewise Artisan views the ingredients as the key to delivering food that is their signature.
A passion for hand crafted cuisine that’s made from scratch is a philosophy that makes the Artisan kitchen tick, using some of New Zealand’s finest sustainable ingredients sourced in and around the four coasts of our South Island.
The food coming from our kitchen is honest, comforting and social with a focus on quality, taste and seasonality helped from Central Otago’s local growers. Our food matched carefully with the purity of Akarua wines combine to create a memorable dining experience.
Enjoy the beautiful garden setting and the historic cottage which we have lovingly restored – whether it’s for a coffee and breakfast or for a shared lunch over wine with friends, we look forward to welcoming you soon.
Executive chef John Pickens
Akarua Winery is located in Bannockburn. If you are interested in learning more about our wines and history behind the brand click here to visit our site.
Amazing setting, great service, fantastic food (exceptional) and most of all, Megan our waitress was attentive, friendly and customer focussed throughout the whole experience, Hats off to you guys.
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We came to Akarua for lunch.
It was a cooler day, but they supplied lovely blankets for those that felt the cold.
We had ceviche, arancini balls and some epic roast potatoes.
However the highlight for our family was the venison served with cherries.
Lip smacking deliciousness.
Thank you – we will be back.
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Divine Food, Wine & Setting!
We had booked to come here the same day we arrived for our 5-day Queenstown stay-cation. Arrived to Akarua on a HOT summer afternoon – the restaurant was fully-booked and we had a fabulous table outside in the shade.
Food was just sensational – we ordered the halloumi with watermelon, pomegranate, mint & balsamic; seared prawns; and whitebait fritters for entrees and the shared plates of salmon & pork; accompanied with fabulous sides of potato’s (they were SO good!); asparagus with zucchini, quinoa and coconut yoghurt tahini;
I’m pescatarian/no dairy – and there were HEAPS of options for me on the menu 🙂
We enjoyed the experience so much we wanted to book again later in our visit – but unfortunately they were fully booked all week – we will DEFINITELY be back next time we visit Queenstown!!!
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