Queenstown Restaurants

Take a seat: Queenstown's best restaurants.

Cuisine from the classic to contemporary

Choosing where to eat while on holiday in Queenstown can be quite the adventure; we’ve got iconic a-la-carte, world-famous burgers, boutique buffets and hatted chefs. ou’re truly spoilt for choice—take your pick from our list of the best Queenstown restaurants!

Top places to eat in Queenstown

When searching for the best restaurants in Queenstown, New Zealand it's hard to go past our fine dining options that showcase locally sourced ingredients, including game meats and fresh seafood. Amisfield Bistro Queenstown best restaurantAmisfield Restaurant and Cellar Door – a kitchen for all seasons. It's hard to find a more iconic destination restaurant in the region. Amisfield is renowned for its commitment to showcasing local produce, delightful creativity, and, of course, delicious organic wines from the Central Otago region. And let's not forget the 'trust the chef' dinner menu, famously sampled by Wills and Kate during their 2014 visit. Visit amisfield.co.nz Aosta Queenstown best restaurantAosta – the best of Italy in Arrowtown. An absolute favourite with local foodies, Aosta chef Ben Bayly takes the best local produce and crafts it into fine Italian cuisine. Because of its popularity, you need to reserve your table well in advance at this top Queenstown restaurant. Visit aosta.nzThe Bunker Queenstown best restaurantThe Bunker – a Queenstown institution. Its moody, speak-easy-style dining room in the heart of town is where locals go for an understated yet superb dining experience. Treat your taste buds to a delicious range of dishes featuring locally sourced products and flavours, with a focus on game meats and seafood. Visit thebunker.co.nz

Local favourites

Some of the best restaurants in Queenstown are long-established favourites with those who live here.

Sherwood Queenstown best restaurantThe Sherwood – unmatched sustainable and organic cuisine. So much care and thoughtfulness goes into the growing and sourcing of the Sherwood's seasonal produce, and the end dish is destined to be exquisite. Bring your friends for breakfast, lunch or dinner and experience the creative menus and local wine. Visit sherwoodqueenstown.co.nz
Flame Queenstown best restaurantFlame Bar & Grill – one for the meat lovers. Flame brings the best of South African Braai with fantastic Kiwi hospitality. Known as one of the best places in Queenstown for succulent, perfectly cooked steak, Flame's menu features delicious and satisfying ribs and other meat dishes that will have you coming back for more. As well as a dining experience you'll want to repeat, the Flame team exudes friendliness, passion, and warmth.  Visit flamegrill.co.nz
Rata Queenstown best restaurantRātā – top Queenstown eatery. Inventive, seasonal, delicious; Rātā is the brainchild of legendary Kiwi chef Josh Emmett, and his creativity is evident in every dish. The menu takes classic dishes and turns all the flavours of the South Island up a notch through cooking techniques like fermenting, dehydrating, and preserving. The result? Delightfully innovative dining. Visit ratadining.co.nz

Queenstown’s newest restaurants

The next generation of Queenstown eateries is fun, creative, and testing the boundaries. They offer a great selection of casual eateries and fine dining experiences.

Margos Queenstown best restaurantMargo’s – vibrancy plus plus. At Margo’s, you’ll find Queenstown’s best Mexican food and the town’s most extensive Mexican-inspired cocktail menu. The food, the staff, the incredible décor; the entire Margo’s experience is bright, colourful and unique. The chefs at this Central Queenstown restaurant take inspiration from all around the world and craft it into delightful new-gen Mexican cuisine. Visit margos.co.nz
Soda Queenstown best restaurantSoda – a taste of the Med on the lake. Come to Soda for the beautiful Mediterranean-inspired meals, then settle in for the evening. The buzzing vibe at Soda is thanks to the comfortable dining space with awe-inspiring views, smiling staff, and, of course, sophisticated food and vino. Visit sodaqt.co.nz
Nest Queenstown best restaurantNest Bar & Kitchen – contemporary food with a view. Nest’s art-deco dining environment is as sophisticated and seductive as its food. The menu focuses on share-style street food, small bites and mains, eaten under vaulted timber ceilings of the enormous alfresco deck overlooking Lake Wakatipu.  Visit nestqt.co.nz

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