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

Once you've finished the activities for the day, give your tastebuds a going over with a visit to one of the fantastic restaurants found in, and around, the town. Queenstown restaurants are as diverse as the range on activities on offer, so we've picked out our favourites to give you some inspiration.

The Taj Indian Kitchen

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

Enjoy modern, flavoursome boutique Indian cuisine from one of the top rated restaurants in Queenstown. Located in Queenstown's Beach Street, overlooking Lake Wakatipu, The Taj Indian Kitchen serves stylish Indian food based on local produce and traditional spices, that is certain to delight your taste buds. The lunch menu includes a range of popular Indian street food dishes i... More info

My Thai Lounge

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

The My Thai Lounge is an elegant lakeside Thai restaurant in Queenstown, mixing the best of authentic Thai street food with a stylish interior and an innovative menu. Window seats provide you with breathtaking views while the My Thai staff deliver attentive yet relaxed service. Sitting beside Lake Wakatipu, the My Thai Lounge enjoys stunning views of the mountain range aptly named The Remarkabl... More info

Flame Bar and Grill

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

Flame is a funky and buzzing steakhouse overlooking the lake. Geared towards carnivores, it's a perfect place to hang out and relax. Using unique South African grilling methods, the menu is very much a meat-eater's paradise, although there is a still an ample selection of alternatives for vegetarians and seafood-lovers.  Specialities are the huge burgers (all with chips) and the steaks, ev... More info

Jervois Steak House Queenstown

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

For foodies and carnivores Jervois Steak House is a must on your visit to Queenstown. In 2007, restauranteur Richard Sigley and Masterchef's Simon Gault set about with the intention of creating New Zealand's first authentic Steak House. They trawled the United States and painstakingly researched what makes a great steak and brought back their wealth of knowledge to New Zealand. The result of th... More info

Botswana Butchery

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

Enjoying a lakeside setting on Marine Parade, Botswana Butchery is a chic and stylish restaurant that's a firm favourite in Queenstown. A luxurious interior includes log fires, a bar and private dining room suites. The menu features a broad selection of meats from the 'butchers block' including Merino Lamb, Angus Porterhouse, Wild Fiordland Venison Rack, Pork Shoulder and Whole Rib of Prime Ste... More info

The Cow Restaurant

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

Cool, cosy Queenstown comfort, like being in a log cabin or Wild West frontier house, with roaring fires and comfy sofas, it's pretty hard to leave here once you've settled in. Pizza and pasta is the order of the day here, in small or large sizes but, beware, the pizzas especially are heavily-laden, and it's not unusual for even the biggest gorger to need a nose-bag to take the rest home in. Ope... More info

Finz Seafood & Grill

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

Finz has been a popular dining choice for over 15 years and offers a unique dining experience right on the lakeside The fantastic views across the harbour towards Queenstown Gardens are complemented by a menu that really brings out the best of local fish, from the fresh New Zealand Oysters and Seafood Platter, to the Akaroa Salmon and Southern Sole.  Whilst specialising in seafood, the ... More info

Public Kitchen and Bar Queenstown

Best Restaurants in Queenstown

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, veteran restaurateurs in Queenstown, have stepped back from their fin... More info

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