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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Burger Joint
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“To avoid the queue you can phone them with your order then simply go there to the window and collect your meal. Great big burgers, coeliac and dairy free requests are taken seriously. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Situated an easy five minute walk from central Queenstown, the Gondola carries visitors high above Queenstown to the Skyline complex. The best views in the region are found here, spread out in a spectacular panorama with breath taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables mountain range and across Lake Wakatipu to Cecil and Walter Peak. But there's more to enjoy than just the views! Get your fix of fun with Skyline Luge, the global thrill ride for all ages. Jump in your specialised Luge cart and take on over 800m of banked corners, tunnels & dippers. Or treat yourself to a delicious buffet lunch or dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar. The stunning views are a perfect match with Stratosfare's menu of iconic New Zealand and international cuisine – from seafood to prime cuts and a wide choice of vegetarian dishes, there's something for everyone.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Café
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“Voted best café in NZ a few years ago, the food is divine. Visit its sister café Vudu as well. ”
  • 57 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Set in a little cottage near the Lake Front. In the upper $$ range but beautiful, tasty food and really worth trying if you are looking for somewhere special to dine. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for Brunch - order off the menu or grab something from the extensive variety of cabinet food”
  • 41 locals recommend
Pub
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“Best burgers in Queenstown! Awesome beer garden for sunny days or covered and heated for cool or rainy days. Great atmosphere for group dining and turns into a bit of a party later at night with dj's and live music.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of Queenstown’s famous fine dining restaurants by celebrity chef Josh Amat ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cable Car
“Gondola trip to a very nice viewing point with cafe, gift shop and luge. MTB gondola access to the downhill bike park. Hiking option to the skyline building via Tiki trail. Access to Ben Lomond peak.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Asian Restaurant
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“Madam Woo's Queenstown restaurant serves Malaysian flavours in a modern setting for a tasty experience. Food delivery and takeaway options available. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Near St. Clair beach, great for walking along the esplanade and watching the surfing. Only 10 minutes drive from here.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Liquor Store
“Amisfield is a local winery producing Pinot noir and aromatic white wines. Stunning location for lunch, food is amazing and reservations are highly recommend as can book out during peak seasons..”
  • 54 locals recommend
Korean Restaurant
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“The Speakeasy. Feel like you’ve stepped back into time at this upstairs swanky, romantic spot – The Bunker. A big open fire and dark mahogany walls, makes this the perfect spot to sip on tipple and chat the night away.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“The ribs are to die for. I'm sorry for all the vegans out there I am a carnivore at heart. The meat platter will give you food coma and leave you satisfied you gave it your best shot. If you just need a quick nibble try the peri peri chicken. Has a bite but very tasty ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“An historic NZ Railway shipping office lovingly turned into a delightful little cafe. Situated on the edge of Lake Wakatipu near the marina, ample parking or easy enough to walk or cycle there along the lakeside track. Good menu, we like the breakfast options, only thumbs down the service can be slow $$”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great place for pizza! Freshly baked bread is available and comes to the table piping hot. Great pasta dishes too! The atmosphere is rustic and cosy especially in the winter with the open fire.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Wanting that special place to go for dinner? this is it. Be sure to BOOK. Award winning restaurant. Let the Chef's pick your food. ”
  • 47 locals recommend