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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
    The Taj Indian Kitchen
    #1 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 687 reviewsTripAdvisor (687)
    $ - $$ | Indian
    75 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #2
    Taco Medic
    #2 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1192 reviewsTripAdvisor (1192)
    $ | Mexican, Fast Food, Healthy, Street Food, South American, Central American
    3 Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #3
    Blue Kanu
    #3 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1178 reviewsTripAdvisor (1178)
    $ - $$ | Asian, New Zealand, Polynesian
    16 Church Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #4
    Muskets and Moonshine
    #4 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 518 reviewsTripAdvisor (518)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Healthy, New Zealand, Gastropub
    10 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #5
    Perky's - Floating Bar
    #5 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 365 reviewsTripAdvisor (365)
    $ - $$ | Bar, New Zealand
    Queenstown Bay, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #6
    Pedro's House Of Lamb - Queenstown
    #6 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 976 reviewsTripAdvisor (976)
    $ - $$ | New Zealand
    47 Gorge Road, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #7
    Habebes
    #7 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 240 reviewsTripAdvisor (240)
    $ | Cafe, Fast Food, Healthy, Middle Eastern
    30 Shotover Street Plaza Arcade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #8
    Mrs Ferg Beach Street
    #8 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 143 reviewsTripAdvisor (143)
    $ | Cafe
    69 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #9
    Vknow
    #9 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 655 reviewsTripAdvisor (655)
    $ - $$ | New Zealand
    Cnr Fernhill Road & Richards Park Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #10
    @Thai - Thai Cuisine
    #10 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 491 reviewsTripAdvisor (491)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    8 Church Street Upstairs, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
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  • #11
    Mrs Ferg Gelateria
    #11 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 715 reviewsTripAdvisor (715)
    $ |
    40 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #12
    The Bunker
    #12 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1222 reviewsTripAdvisor (1222)
    $$ | European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
    14 Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #13
    Bespoke Kitchen
    #13 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 896 reviewsTripAdvisor (896)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Healthy
    9 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #14
    Fergbaker
    #14 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3098 reviewsTripAdvisor (3098)
    $ | Fast Food, New Zealand
    40 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #15
    Little Blackwood
    #15 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 189 reviewsTripAdvisor (189)
    $ - $$ | Pizza, Bar, Pub, Wine Bar
    88 Beach Street Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #16
    Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar
    #16 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 687 reviewsTripAdvisor (687)
    $ - $$ | Japanese, Asian, Grill
    Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #17
    Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan
    #17 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 248 reviewsTripAdvisor (248)
    $ - $$ | New Zealand
    265 Arrowtown-Lake Hayes Road, Queenstown 9371 New Zealand
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  • #18
    Jervois Steak House Queenstown
    #18 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1076 reviewsTripAdvisor (1076)
    $$ | Steakhouse, New Zealand
    8 Duke Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #19
    Caribe Latin Kitchen
    #19 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 880 reviewsTripAdvisor (880)
    $ | Mexican, Latin, Fast Food, Venezuelan, Colombian, Central American
    36 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #20
    Flame Bar and Grill
    #20 of 300 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3112 reviewsTripAdvisor (3112)
    $ - $$ | Steakhouse, Bar, Barbecue, New Zealand, Grill
    61 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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