Queenstown is renowned for fresh, contemporary New Zealand and international cuisine, excellent customer service and award winning New Zealand wines.
There is a huge range of eateries in the Queenstown area offering an extensive range of menus to suit your taste buds and wallet!
Daytime dining can be quick, cheap, 5 course, intimate, expensive, healthy, decadent or unique – you choose, from hearty brunches and strong coffee in one of the many cafes, to organic meals, deli foods, fast foods such as KFC and McDonalds, to ethnic restaurants, sushi, family dining, pub meals, fine dining and food courts, the list is endless.
Queenstown visitors will appreciate the convenient location of the town’s restaurants, cafes and bars, all within walking distance from the heart of the township.
Start your morning with a quick stroll down town for hot pancakes, homemade muffins, a hearty cooked breakfast, New Zealand fruit salad, hot creamy porridge or fabulous espresso coffee from the range of breakfast cafes and restaurants open from early.
Lunch time can be a leisurely affair or a quick bite before heading off on your next holiday adventure. Visit the mall and peruse the downstairs foodcourt for McDonalds, Chinese, Sushi and other fast-foods for a quick, filling and cheap lunch. Cafes offer a great range of light lunches or more hearty bistro style meals, grab a Panini and coffee, filled roll, muffin or enjoy a gourmet cooked lunch. Many of the ethnic and international restaurants are also open for lunch. Pizza restaurants and pubs also offer tasty, affordable lunches in a fun, relaxing atmosphere.
Evening dining can be as opulent or budget as desired. Restaurants such as the Skyline Restaurant offer dining with a special touch. Take a gondola ride up to the restaurant and enjoy spectacular night-time views of Queenstown at your feet while feasting on a fresh buffet featuring New Zealand produce.
A popular local place for a great atmosphere and delicious food at reasonable prices is The Cow Restaurant, originally a pizza place; this long-standing Queenstown institution serves superb food to visitors and locals alike.
Queenstown diners have a great choice when it comes to their evening meal, whatever your choice, seafood, New Zealand cuisine, Thai, Indian, Italian, wineries, Lebanese, Chinese, Korean, American style, contemporary, family friendly, bar and grill, vegetarian or special occasion, the list goes on.
For those on a tight budget or strapped for time, there are plenty of tasty fast-food restaurants and takeaways, including KFC, McDonalds, good old fashioned New Zealand fish and chips, hamburgers, pizza, souvlaki, etc.
Summer alfresco dining or hearty meals beside the roaring fire during winter, Queenstown diners are spoilt for choice all day, every day.