Top Restaurants – Queenstown and near …click here
Casual Dining – Queenstown and near …click here
Family Restaurants – Queenstown and near …click here
Cafes – Queenstown and near …click here
Bakeries and Takeaways – Queenstown and near …click here
Bars – Queenstown …click here
Top Restaurants – near Arrowtown …click here
Casual Dining – Arrowtown …click here
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Gibbston Wineries, Cafes, Restaurants …click here
Casual dining – Jack’s Point clubhouse …click here
Top Restaurants – Queenstown and near
// BOTSWANA BUTCHERY //
European cuisine, fabulous setting on the waterfront, private dining rooms available, highly recommended.
// RATA //
Michelin star Chef Josh Emmett’s award winning restaurant. European cuisine, highly recommended.
// BLUE KANU //
Pacifica and Asian food at its best – shared plates – the lamb curry is out of this world.
// PIER 19 //
Delicious European cuisine, the setting makes it alfresco dining at its best.
// THE BUNKER //
One of Queenstown’s best. Dark, intimate, absolutely fabulous for that special occasion. European cuisine, limited seating, booking essential and the Upstairs Bar is a great way to start your evening.
// GANTLEYS //
10 minute drive from Queenstown. Another one for that special occasion – one of our favourites. Particularly wonderful in winter with the roaring fire. Sublime food to match the ambience.
CASUAL DINING – QUEENSTOWN
// MADAM WOO //
Josh Emmett’s Asian Street cuisine – the food is to die for. Try the hawker rolls, Woo salad and in our opinion, the best squid in town.
// PUBLIC KITCHEN AND BAR //
Fabulous setting at the Steamer Wharf overlooking Lake Wakatipu – sit outside for lunch or on a warm, sunny Queenstown evening.
Enjoy the lights sparking on the water in winter. European cuisine, shared plates.
// KAPPA //
A local’s favourite, delicious Japanese food – wonderful for lunch or dinner. Sometimes hard to get a table at lunch. Very casual.
// FARELLI’S TRATTORIA //
Located at Steamer Wharf, casual, rustic, yummy Italian dining. All the usual suspects are on the menu.
FAMILY RESTAURANTS-ALSO GREAT FOR ADULTS
// LONE STAR //
A great choice for the whole family not just the kids. The pork ribs and mama’s chicken are always popular. Huge portions – I still haven’t managed a dessert there and I’ve got a really sweet tooth.
// PRIME RESTAURANT //
Good family food – great views and half price Early Bird before 6.30pm. Able to seat big parties.
// THE COW //
A Queenstown Institution. Great pizza and pasta, a perennial favourite with the locals, particularly after the cinema.
// WINNIES //
Another pizza/pasta favourite – located in the Queenstown Mall – lots of room upstairs and a great atmosphere.
// SKYLINE RESTAURANT //
The best view in town. Fabulous buffet with something for everyone. Go up early and do some luging beforehand – great family attraction.
// WALTER PEAK STATION RESTAURANT //
Kiwi farm fare at its best and of course the famous Old Lady of the Lake, the TSS Earnslaw which is a national treasure. A memorable way to enjoy Lake Wakatipu as you make your way to Walter Peak. A stunning location and excellent food.
// VUDU & LARDER //
Award winning café, always full with locals and visitors alike, stunning food, sometimes hard to find a seat for big groups.
// BESPOKE KITCHEN //
2016 NZ Café of the Year – same owners as New Vudu, yummy food – great outdoor space as well.
// JOE’S GARAGE //
The local’s favourite. Our local favourite too. Try the Tuska or the Joker – best coffee in town. Fantastic staff and great outdoor area.
// THE EXCHANGE //
Great café with lots of indoor and outdoor seating – all your favourite’s on offer.
// HALO //
Excellent indoor outdoor seating, a large venue, good for big groups. Friendly staff and lots of choices on the menu.
// THE BOATSHED – FRANKTON MARINA //
10 minute drive or 30 minutes walk on the Queenstown Trail from Queenstown. The Boatshed has one the best views over the lake and mountains. Easy parking, tasty food – and don’t forget to try their world famous -Sticky Buns-. Great all year round.
BAKERIES AND TAKEAWAYS – QUEENSTOWN
// FERG BURGER //
Don’t miss the best burgers in the world according to Lonely Planet. Ignore the 24-hour queue, it moves fast and it can be quite entertaining!
// FERG BAKER //
Outstanding bakery with all your favorite’s and if you still have room… pop next door
// MRS FERG GELATERIA //
Freshly made yummy gelato – so many delicious flavours to choose from.
There are so many to choose from, here’s a selection Most have open wood fires.
THE BOILER ROOM
UPSTAIRS AT THE BUNKER
MINUS 5 ICE BAR
NO. 5 THE SPIRE
TOP RESTAURANTS – NEAR ARROWTOWN
// AMISFIELD WINERY AND BISTRO //
Set in a working vineyard, indoor and outdoor luxe surroundings. Enjoy a long lazy, late lunch. Open 12pm to 8pm. Highly recommend – Trust the Chef – exquisite food to share. It’s an experience all should try and at the top of our list, winter or summer.
// THE MILLHOUSE, MILLBROOK RESORT //
A stunning location, outstanding food – fine dining at its best.
// SAFFRON //
ARROWTOWN Award-winning, and a favourite with locals and visitors. Try the Trio of Curries.
CASUAL DINING – ARROWTOWN
// HOLE IN ONE, MILLBROOK RESORT //
Stunning location and a fabulous extensive menu for lunch and dinner. Cabinet food on offer as well.
// LA RUMBLA //
Tapas restaurant, great food and fabulous cocktails – one of our favourite places in Arrowtown.
// AGAVE //
Yummy, casual Mexican style food. The blue cod tacos are divine.
PUBS – ARROWTOWN
// NEW ORLEANS PUB //
Lovely, large outdoor deck for hot sunny days, great pub food, highly recommended.
// THE FORK AND TAP //
Beautiful building and location. Plenty of indoor outdoor seating, delicious food and many ales to choose from.
CAFES – ARROWTOWN
// PROVISIONS //
Fabulous old cottage, great food, stunning garden setting highly recommended, one of our favourites.
// CHOP SHOP //
Fabulous atmosphere and décor, great coffee, – the beef cheeks are to die for, or bang bang chicken – a real winner. Interesting take on normal brunch fare – highly original, delicious menu, changes regularly.
// CAFÉ MONDO //
All the usual café items are on the menu, great setting for a relaxing coffee and food. Try the -Cheese Rolls- also
known in the south as Southland Sushi. Large outdoor area makes this ideal for big groups.
BAKERIES – ARROWTOWN
// ARROWTOWN BAKERY //
Highly rated and recommended – so many delicious types of pies, you’ll want to try them all.
WINE BARS – ARROWTOWN
// THE BLUE DOOR //
Small, one of the best bars in Queenstown – wonderful atmosphere, roaring fire, limited bar food available.
GIBBSTON WINERIES, RESTAURANTS AND WINE TASTINGS
// GIBBSTON VALLEY //
Wine Cave, restaurant, café, cheesery, bike hire, Gibbston Valley has it all. Try their cheeseboard with a glass or two of their award winning Pinot Noir or a cheeky Pinot Gris.
// CHARD FARM //
Wine Tasting You’ll need a wine or two after the steep drive in – spectacular views, divine wine and well worth a visit
// PEREGRINE //
Winery Wine tasting Impressive award winning architecture and wine – wine tasting only
// BRENNAN WINES //
A stunning setting, all year round wine tasting with cheeseboards available. Award winning wines, picnic tables for warmer days or enjoy your wine and cheese amongst the vineyards.
// WAITIRI CREEK WINERY //
Pizza, great food and great wine in a beautiful old church setting, child friendly with lots of outdoor space to run around.
// JACK’S POINT RESORT – CLUBHOUSE //
20 minutes drive from town and Arrowtown – stunning setting beside lake, great food – marvellous for a long lazy lunch or a glass of wine, a coffee and muffin – worth the drive. Lots of room for children to play outside.