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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
    Fogo Brazilian BBQ Experience
    #1 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 111 reviewsTripAdvisor (111)
    $ - $$ | Brazilian, Barbecue, South American
    28-30 The Mall Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #2
    Tatsumi
    #2 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 151 reviewsTripAdvisor (151)
    $$ | Japanese, Seafood, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
    9 Beach Street Upstairs, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #3
    The Taj Indian Kitchen
    #3 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 853 reviewsTripAdvisor (853)
    $ - $$ |
    75 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #4
    Muskets and Moonshine
    #4 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 851 reviewsTripAdvisor (851)
    $ - $$ | American, New Zealand, Cajun & Creole
    10 Brecon Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #5
    Blue Kanu
    #5 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1389 reviewsTripAdvisor (1389)
    $ - $$ | Asian, New Zealand, Polynesian
    16 Church Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #6
    Taco Medic
    #6 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1259 reviewsTripAdvisor (1259)
    $ | Mexican, Fast Food, Healthy, Street Food, South American, Central American
    3 Searle Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #7
    Pedro's House Of Lamb - Queenstown
    #7 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1032 reviewsTripAdvisor (1032)
    $ - $$ | New Zealand
    47 Gorge Road, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #8
    Perky's - Floating Bar Queenstown
    #8 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 410 reviewsTripAdvisor (410)
    $ - $$ | Bar, New Zealand
    Queenstown Bay, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #9
    @Thai - Thai Cuisine
    #9 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 562 reviewsTripAdvisor (562)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    8 Church Street Upstairs, Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
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  • #10
    The Bunker
    #10 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1305 reviewsTripAdvisor (1305)
    $$ | European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
    14 Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #11
    Habebes
    #11 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 247 reviewsTripAdvisor (247)
    $ | Cafe, Healthy, Middle Eastern
    30 Shotover Street Plaza Arcade, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #12
    Big Fig
    #12 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 162 reviewsTripAdvisor (162)
    $ | Cafe, International, Deli, Contemporary, Healthy
    62 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #13
    Mrs Ferg Beach Street
    #13 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 169 reviewsTripAdvisor (169)
    $ | Cafe
    69 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #14
    Vknow
    #14 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 689 reviewsTripAdvisor (689)
    $ - $$ | European, New Zealand
    155 Fernhill Road, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #15
    Mrs Ferg Gelateria
    #15 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 804 reviewsTripAdvisor (804)
    $ |
    40 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #16
    Fergbaker
    #16 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 3357 reviewsTripAdvisor (3357)
    $ | New Zealand
    40 Shotover Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #17
    Bespoke Kitchen
    #17 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 985 reviewsTripAdvisor (985)
    $ - $$ | Contemporary, Healthy
    9 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #18
    Jervois Steak House Queenstown
    #18 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1189 reviewsTripAdvisor (1189)
    $$ | Steakhouse, New Zealand
    8 Duke Street, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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  • #19
    Rata
    #19 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2179 reviewsTripAdvisor (2179)
    $$ | European, New Zealand, Contemporary
    Te Nuku, 43 Ballarat St., Queenstown 9348 New Zealand
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  • #20
    The Fat Lamb
    #20 of 325 Places to Eat in Queenstown
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 250 reviewsTripAdvisor (250)
    $ - $$ | New Zealand
    15 Ballarat Street The Mall, Queenstown 9300 New Zealand
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