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What to Eat in Queenstown

Like other Kiwi cities, Queenstown specializes in fresh, local cuisine. However, unlike Auckland and Wellington, Queenstown's dining scene mainly consists of casual fare. No matter where you are in New Zealand, trying out the region's lamb is a must. For some of Queenstown's best lamb, grab some takeout (or takeaway as it's known locally) from Pedro's House of Lamb. Only one item is offered at Pedro's: a baked rosemary and garlic lamb shoulder with scalloped potatoes. The lamb is not only delicious, but one portion can easily feed two to three adults.

Quintessential New Zealand seafood like whitebait, bluff oysters and green-lipped mussels can be found in Queenstown as well. Notable seafood eateries include Captains Restaurant, Botswana Butchery and Fishbone Bar & Grill.

And before leaving Queenstown, visitors who are 18 and older should plan on checking out the region's top-notch wine. More than 70 wineries can be found in the area, most of which produce Central Otago's world-famous pinot noir. Some of Queenstown's best wineries include Amisfield, Gibbston Valley and Peregrine Wines.

Find the Best Restaurants in Queenstown

  • #1
    Muskets and Moonshine
    #1 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 973 reviewsTripAdvisor (973)
    $ - $$ | American, New Zealand, Southwestern, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole
    10 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #2
    Tatsumi
    #2 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 169 reviewsTripAdvisor (169)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    9 Beach Street Upstairs, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #3
    Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience
    #3 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Barbecue
    28-30 The Mall Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #4
    The Taj Indian Kitchen
    #4 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 887 reviewsTripAdvisor (887)
    $ - $$ |
    75 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #5
    Blue Kanu
    #5 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1456 reviewsTripAdvisor (1456)
    $ - $$ | Asian, New Zealand, Polynesian
    16 Church Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #6
    Sal's Authentic New York Pizza - Shotover Street
    #6 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 78 reviewsTripAdvisor (78)
    $ | American, Pizza, Fast Food, Italian
    24 Shotover Street, Queenstown, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #7
    Pedro's House Of Lamb - Queenstown
    #7 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1049 reviewsTripAdvisor (1049)
    $ - $$ | New Zealand
    47 Gorge Road, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #8
    Taco Medic
    #8 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1279 reviewsTripAdvisor (1279)
    $ | Mexican, Fast Food, Healthy, Street Food
    3 Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #9
    Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown
    #9 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 418 reviewsTripAdvisor (418)
    $ - $$ | Bar, New Zealand
    Queenstown Bay, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #10
    Big Fig
    #10 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $ | Cafe, International, Deli, Contemporary, Healthy
    62 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #11
    Habebes
    #11 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $ | Cafe, Healthy, Middle Eastern
    30 Shotover Street Plaza Arcade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #12
    The Bunker
    #12 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1335 reviewsTripAdvisor (1335)
    $$ | European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
    14 Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #13
    @Thai - Thai Cuisine
    #13 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 571 reviewsTripAdvisor (571)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    8 Church Street Upstairs, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
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  • #14
    Mrs Ferg Gelateria
    #14 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 824 reviewsTripAdvisor (824)
    $ |
    40 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #15
    Mrs Ferg Beach Street
    #15 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 176 reviewsTripAdvisor (176)
    $ | Cafe
    69 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #16
    Vknow
    #16 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 696 reviewsTripAdvisor (696)
    $ - $$ | European, New Zealand, International, Diner
    155 Fernhill Road, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #17
    Bespoke Kitchen
    #17 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1013 reviewsTripAdvisor (1013)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Healthy
    9 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #18
    Rata
    #18 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2237 reviewsTripAdvisor (2237)
    $$ | European, New Zealand, Contemporary
    Te Nuku, 43 Ballarat St., Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
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  • #19
    Fergbaker
    #19 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3406 reviewsTripAdvisor (3406)
    $ | New Zealand
    40 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #20
    The Fat Lamb
    #20 of 265 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 350 reviewsTripAdvisor (350)
    $ - $$ | New Zealand
    15 Ballarat Street The Mall, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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