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Restaurants in Queenstown

The restaurants below have been grouped into four different pricing categories:
Expensive (over NZ$70)
Moderate (NZ$50 to NZ$70)
Cheap (up to NZ$50)

The prices given are for a three-course meal for one with a bottle of house wine or equivalent. They include tax but not tip.


Gantley's Restaurant


In a beautiful 19th-century stone building just 7km (4.5 miles) from Queenstown, Gantley's serves some of the region's finest wine and food. The wine list alone makes it worth the journey.

Address: , Arthur's Point Road, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 442 8999.



This restaurant has a handsome decor and offers a sumptuous menu. Perfect for lunches. Free Wi-Fi service also available.

Address: , 5 The Mall , Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 442 8372.

Wai Waterfront Restaurant


Lovers of lamb and seafood will delight in this intimate affair with its white linen and clinking wine glasses. Lake and mountain views provide the perfect accompaniment to fine wine and oysters prepared in myriad ways. The seven-course degustation menu is a serious foodie adventure.

Address: , Steamer Wharf, Beach Street , Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 442 5969.


Dux de Lux


Diners at the award-winning Dux de Lux can enjoy fresh, imaginatively prepared New Zealand grown foods, as well as sampling the produce of the microbrewery. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten free meals are also available in this exciting Queenstown restaurant.

Address: , 14-16 Church Street, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 442 9688.




This fantastic little place hidden down a side road serves up a legendary range of delicious burgers and is open until the small hours.

Address: , 42 Shotover Street, Queenstown,
Telephone: (03) 441 1232.
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The Black Sheep

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The Diary

The Dairy is a classy operation - formerly a corner store, this sumptuous guest house contains 13 intimate rooms, all kitted out with designer touches and a contemporary feel. Breakfasts and afternoon teas are a treat, and there are open fireplaces for those chilly evenings. Great packages are available for skiers in winter.

Eichardt's Private Hotel

Established in 1867, Eichardt's has just five opulent suites all with roaring fires, luxurious bathrooms and lake views. Decor is a mixture of modern comfort and antique elegance. Guests can also enjoy the relaxing Parlour and comfortable House Bar. A great luxury Queenstown hotel if you want to splash out.

Evergreen Lodge

Located on the outskirts of Queenstown, the Evergreen Lodge has beautifully decorated contemporary rooms and panoramic views of the lake and the Remarkables. It's a great place to kick back and relax, dispensing with urban grit.

Tanoa Aspen Hotel

This Alpine-style resort offer 87 rooms ranging from lake-facing rooms, some with private balconies, to homely, two-bedroom apartments. There's also 24 hour service, a stoage area for skis, snowboards and bikes, laundry facilities, two spas, complimentary parking, Wi-Fi and a restaurant with fantastic views.

Hotel St Moritz

Within easy walking distance of the central area, this hotel enjoys a dramatic setting with panoramic lake and mountain views. Every sumptuously decorated room boasts a 40" LCD television with i-pod docking station, while there's a stylish bar, dining room and library featuring a stunning stone fireplace.