Restaurants

Top Choice Bakery in Queenstown

Fergbaker

Fergburger's sweeter sister bakes all manner of tempting treats – and although most things look tasty with 3am beer goggles on, it withstands the daylight test admirably. Goodies include meat pies, filled rolls, dan…
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Rata

After gaining Michelin stars for restaurants in London, New York and LA, chef-owner Josh Emett has brought his exceptional but surprisingly unflashy cooking back home in the form of this upmarket but informal back-l…
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Blue Kanu

Disproving the rule that all tiki houses are inherently tacky, Blue Kanu somehow manages to be not just tasteful but stylish. The menu meshes robust Māori, Pasifika and Asian flavours with local ingredients to come …
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Public Kitchen & Bar

The trend towards informal, shared dining has come to Queenstown in the form of this excellent waterfront eatery. Grab a posse and order a selection of plates of varying sizes from the menu; the meaty dishes, in par…
Cafe in Queenstown

Vudu Cafe

This local favourite has been sorting out caffeine fixes for nearly 20 years. Food-wise they box above their weight, particularly with their beautifully presented and non-run-of-the-mill breakfasts. The decor enthus…
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Sherwood

Despite being located at the heart of a faux-Tudor resort and having a ludicrously complicated wine list, this oasis of cool is well worth the 3km schlep from the town centre. Dishes are relatively simple but beauti…
Malaysian in Queenstown

Madam Woo

Wooing customers with a playful take on Chinese and Malay hawker food, the Madame serves up lots of tasty snacks for sharing (wontons, steamed dumplings, greasy filled-roti rolls), alongside larger dishes (beef rend…
Fast Food in Queenstown

Taco Medic

Operating out of a food truck by the bike-hire place on Brecon St, these convivial lads dispense tacos of tasty fish, beef, pork belly and black bean to a devoted group of fans. One's a snack and two's a meal. Durin…
European in Queenstown

Wakatipu Grill

The Hilton sprawls along the lakeside by the Kawarau River outlet, and part of the fun of visiting its signature restaurant is the 8km water-taxi ride. As the name implies, there's always a decent selection of steak…
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Gantley’s

Gantley's French-influenced menu and highly regarded wine list justify the 7km journey from Queenstown. The atmospheric dining experience is showcased in a stone-and-timber building, built in 1863 as a wayside inn. …