Handpicked by a Queenstown Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Best Queenstown Restaurants With Outdoor Seating'.

When the sun is out,what better way to appreciate the beauty of the Queenstown region than with sampling local cuisine outdoors.  Here are our picks of the restaurants with the best outdoor dining areas.



Located on Church Street, Yonder is a restaurant passionate about bringing 'good time' dining to Queenstown.  The menu is inspired by the things loved from around the world.  The team of international staff innovate from the farm to the table. Yonder offers a bright and airy space throughout the day, to acreate a conservatory type feel to The World Bar next door.  There...

The Bathhouse

Situated as close as you can get to Lake Wakatipu without getting your feet wet, The Bathhouse offers fine dining in a stunning location. Seating is inside and outside, with some tables even on the beach. Soak up the uninterrupted view of Queenstown Gardens, Cecil Peak and Walter Peak, and the buzz of activity as the paragliders twirl above you and jet boats spin on the lake in the distance. ...


Impressive waterfront restaurant at Queenstown's Steamer Wharf, serving international cuisine with a very local flavour. Indoor and al fresco dining, stunning views, and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Standing on Beach Street at Queenstown's famous Steamer Wharf, Pier is one of the city's premier restaurants, which effortlessly utilises the freshest local produce to create sublime, mouth-w...

Canyon Food & Brew Co

Serving fresh, flavourful food and lively beer crafted onsite alongside the iconic Shotover River, visit Canyon Food and Brew for an après brew, a casual bite or dinner with the family. Food is flavourful, fresh and served in a beaufiul riverside setting.  Visitors can expect classic pub favourites with a twist, served in a relaxing, family friendly dining environment away ...


Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant

Renowned as one of the finest dining experiences in the Queenstown region, Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant offers a Central Otago wine and food experience featuring seasonal selections made of the freshest ingredients and matched with our range of award-winning wines. Open daily from 12 pm to 3 pm. Prepared by Executive Chef Anthony Gradiska, a seasonal menu features carefully selected ingred...

The Dishery

Bistro dining from 8.00am in the Dudley's Cottage Precinct in Arrowtown. Adjacent to the beautiful Arrow River Reserve, The Dishery specialises in locally sourced fresh food and wine.  Enjoy breakfast, lunch, late afternoon grazing, dinner along with garden seating overlooking the Arrow River Reserve.  Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday:  8.00am - 7.00pm  ...

Jack's Point Clubhouse

Jack's Point Clubhouse Restaurant enjoys one of the most scenic settings in Queenstown with spectacular views of The Remarkables, a championship 18 hole golf course and 35 kilometres of hiking and biking trails. The modern, light and spacious restaurant includes an outdoor seating area overlooking Lake Tewa and glorious views of the course. The menu offers straight forward, seasonal dishes u...

Public Kitchen and Bar Queenstown

Update - closed for service until July 2024 The Public Kitchen & Bar prides itself on a sociable dining experience in a homely atmosphere.  Overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables, the restaurant offers good, honest kiwi fare with hearty home-grown dishes, cooked from locally sourced ingredients. Both owner and chef Martin James and chef Stephen Clayton, ve...

Ivy & Lola's - Kitchen & Bar

Ivy & Lola's Kitchen and Bar is situated in a prime location on Queenstown's Steamer Wharf, with an indoor and an outdoor dining area to take in the views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables. The menu style is hearty New Zealand fare using locally sourced produce and seasonal ingredients. A breakfast menu is offered until 3.00pm and includes eggs benedict, a fully cooked big breakfast and ...

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