Eat and Drink in Queenstown

From fine dining establishments to jaunty cafes for those in need of a caffeine fix to feeding the little ones, Queenstown allows your taste buds to drink in the freshest flavours and sample the very best of local produce. Fuel up with great coffee at Joe’s Garage, see what is on a Michelin-starred chef’s menu at Rātā, and warm the cockles of your heart beside the roaring log fire and within the warm cosy ambience of The Bunker before you go out to hit Queenstown’s nightlife. Further afield, Saffron in Arrowtown is rated as one of the best restaurants in New Zealand.

The wonderful thing about this part of the world is that while the range of cuisine you’ll taste here is virtually unlimited, the Queenstown Lakes region is mostly renown for its production of fine fresh produce, cheeses and wine, including the world’s premier Pinot Noir. Of course, you can experience these each day at Mackenzie’s restaurant (venison, duck, lamb racks – Mackenzie’s love to showcase the region’s best) but be sure to ask the Concierge about the food and wine tours that will introduce you to the producers, allow tastings, and familiarise you with the local landscape.