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

Queenstown enjoys an gorgeous setting nestled on Lake Wakatipu with a backdrop of stunning mountains.  For a compact town, there's a surprising amount of restaurants (well over a 100).  We've picked out those restaurants which offer breathtaking views to enhance your dining experience.  Welcome to our list of 'Queenstown Restaurants with a view'.

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Skyline Queenstown Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar

Join us for a dining experience that is out of this world.   Treat yourself to a sumptuous buffet dinner at Skyline’s Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar at the top of the Gondola in Queenstown.  As you dine, the floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views will captivate you day and night.   The signature buffet dining experience offers something for everyone; from locally sourc...

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Lil Red at QT

Available by reservation, this inner sanctum is available for refined, intimate events for up to 60 mingling or 30 seated guests. The private dining space is perfectly appointed for cocktail parties and functions, cocktail master-classes, wine and whiskey tastings and memorable product launches. Our talented, passionate chefs are on-hand to help design an innovative menu to perfectly suit yo...

The Grille by Eichardt's

The Grille by Eichardt’s enjoys a lakeside setting offering diners a fresh take on quality dining in Queenstown. The interior is comfortable yet stylish to stand out from the crowd. Continuing on from the renowned icon of the 1860s, The Grille is a considered testament to the enduring history of Eichardt’s. The sophisticated interior, reminiscent of New York City bistros and genial Frenc...

My Thai Lounge

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...

Botswana Butchery

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 Pri...

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. ...

Finz Seafood & Grill

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 ...

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...

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The Taj Indian Kitchen

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...

True South Dining Room

True South Dining Room is an award winning restaurant at the luxury Rees Hotel in Queenstown. The restaurant promises a sophisticated dining experience in an elegant setting. Using locally sourced and fresh produce in the hands of an award winning chef, the sumptuous menu offers diners creative, clean and fresh dishes. Guests can enjoy a Bordeaux from one of the most comprehensive collection...

Nest Kitchen

Nest Kitchen offer modern Mediterranean classics at the highest alfresco dining spot in Queenstown.   Making use of kiwi ingredients to create a flavourful menu, this seductively-lit, art deco style restaurant and bar features awe-inspiring views with floor to ceiling windows.  The bar and restaurant has curated a unique selection of New Zealand Gin & Tonics, and a wide range...

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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