Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Queenstown

Bespoke Kitchen

Occupying a light-filled corner site near the gondola, Bespoke delivers everything you'd expect of a smart Kiwi cafe. It has a good selection of counter food, beautifully presented cooked options, a range of outside…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Queenstown

Public Kitchen & Bar

You can't eat closer to the water than at this excellent lakefront eatery where local is law: Cardrona lamb, Fiordland wild venison, Geraldine pork, South Island fish. Grab a group and order a selection of plates of…
Bakery in Queenstown

Fergbaker

The sweeter sister of Fergburger bakes all manner of tempting treats – and though most things look tasty with 3am beer goggles on, it withstands the daylight test admirably. Goodies include inventive pies (venison a…
Cafe in Queenstown

Yonder

With a menu inspired by 'the things we've loved around our travels', this new cafe brings to the table a cosmopolitan assortment of dishes: bacon butties, kimchi bowls, tuna poke bowls. There are power points and US…
Modern NZ in Queenstown

Blue Kanu

Disproving the rule that all tiki houses are inherently tacky, Blue Kanu serves up a food style it calls 'Polynasian' – bibimbap in one hand, fried chicken pineapple buns in the other. It's relaxed and personable, c…
Modern NZ in Queenstown

Rata

After gaining Michelin stars for restaurants in London, New York and LA, chef-owner Josh Emett now wields his exceptional but surprisingly unflashy cooking back home in this upmarket but informal back-lane eatery. N…
Cafe in Queenstown

Vudu Cafe & Larder

Excellent home-style baking combines with great coffee and the sort of breakfasts that make bacon and eggs seem very passé (try the French-toast pudding) at this ever-popular cafe. Admire the huge photo of a far les…
Italian in Queenstown

The Cow

Forget seasonal menus and daily specials; this tried-and-trusted Queenstown stalwart has been dishing up an unchanged menu of pizza and spaghetti for four decades. The reason it's thrived for so long is that everyth…
Pizza in Queenstown

Winnie's

It's a Tardis-like journey leaving the mall and finding Winnie's – part pizza joint and part bar, looking a little like a '50s diner with a drinking habit. Pizzas come in various accents – Moroccan, Mexican, Chinese…
Modern NZ in Queenstown

Sherwood

Despite being located at the heart of a faux-Tudor resort, this restaurant and bar is an unexpected oasis of cool that's well worth the 3km schlep from the town centre. Dishes are relatively simple but beautifully c…