5 of the best restaurants in Queenstown


5 of the best restaurants in Queenstown
You'll be spoilt for choice when dining out in Queenstown, with a wide selection of restaurants, bars and cafes to choose from. With so much on offer, it's difficult to offer a definitive list of the best restaurants in Queenstown - but this guide is a starting point.

New Zealand knows how to do good food and wine (with a fantastic view of course) and Queenstown is no exception. Food is an integral part of your holiday experience in this beautiful part of the country, with the best restaurants in Queenstown offering you a taste of the local culture, wine and legendary nightlife and of course cuisine.

Best restaurants in Queenstown

Queenstown restaurants offer a range of cuisine, from contemporary New Zealand fare using the freshest local produce, to delicious ethnic food, quick bites for those on the go as well as vegetarian and vegan-friendly

The Grille by Eichardt’s

The Grille, with stunning views of the waterfront, offers a fresh take on quality dining in Queenstown. The eatery offers stylish atmosphere akin to New York City bistros and French brasseries and a mouthwatering menu that showcases the incredible flavours of Central Otago and Southland, including some of the country’s best meat cuts. An extensive wine list offers a great range of local and international wines, with a brilliant cocktail selection. Overall, a great setting to savour each hand-crafted dish designed by Executive Chef Will Eaglesfield. 


Bespoke Kitchen

Nestled on the hill less than five minutes walk from central Queenstown, overlooking the bay and the Remarkables, Bespoke delivers everything you’d expect of a smart New Zealand cafe. It has a good selection of counter food, beautifully presented cooked options, a range of outside seating in sight of the mountains and, of course, great coffee. In 2015, within six months of opening, Bespoke Kitchen was named New Zealand’s cafe of the year.



From humble beginnings in 2001, Fergburger has exploded to become Queenstown food royalty. With a menu as creative as it is delicious, the burger joint has well and truly earned its global buzz.

If you haven’t been to Fergburger then you’re going to need to book a ticket to Queenstown, stat. What started as a “hole in the wall” burger joint (their words, not ours) has now become a worldwide gastro-phenomenon. CNN has named it “the best burger joint on the planet” and Lonely Planet has even included it among the world’s “best and bizzare” burger experiences. The key to Fergburger’s success lies not only in thousands of instagram tags, but in a simple principle – offer the very best and produce and hand-make everything fresh daily.

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant

Ride the Queenstown gondola to a skyline restaurant for a midday or evening meal, and enjoy scenic views over Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables range. At Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar, perched on Bob’s Peakat Skyline high above the mountain town, settle in for a four-course buffet lunch or six-course buffet dinner of local specialties. Each table in the restaurant’s tiered seating area boasts prime views, including Coronet Peak. On Christmas or New Year’s Eve, enjoy a themed buffet, live entertainment and two luge rides.

Queenstown Skyline Gondola and Restaurant. Queenstown, New Zealand

Jervois Steak House

When it comes to the best restaurants in Queenstown for steak lovers, there is no better choice. The menu showcases a veritable who’s who of meats in all forms, sourced from the very best beef and lamb producers on the West Coast. A wine list with quality varietals and blends coupled with an impressive menu, make this a destination restaurant in Queenstown.

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