Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown


With incredible scenery in Queenstown, what better way to enjoy the stunning views than with an outdoor dining spot.  Queenstown has its fair share of restaurants with outdoor dining with lakefront, golf, winery and town centre settings all featuring in our 'Best Queenstown Outdoor Dining' list.

The Bathhouse

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

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. ... More info

Pier

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

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... More info

Finz Seafood & Grill

Best Outdoor Dining 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 Outdoor Dining 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

Ivy & Lola's - Kitchen & Bar

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

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 ... More info

Yonder

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

A casual dining establishment filled with a healthy, tasty and diverse selection of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  There are also gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo and vegan options available all day long and coffee.   The dinner menu features sticky ribs, beef brisket and chips, brazilian beef, pulled lamb flatbread, market fish and prawns, along with a decent choice of sta... More info

Jack's Point Clubhouse

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

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... More info

The Hole in One Cafe

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

The Hole in One Cafe enjoys a tranquil setting in the grounds of Millbrook, one of the world's top golf resorts. The cafe operates out of the original farm stables, combining the character details of the building with modern and luxurious furnishings. Guests can enjoy coffee with savoury and sweet pastries from the food counter, or enjoy a bite to eat from the all day dining menu. The menu featu... More info

Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

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... More info

Akarua Wines & kitchen by Artisan

Best Outdoor Dining In Queenstown

Relax over lunch in the beautiful garden setting, be taken through the wines at the onsite Tasting Shed and take your favourites bottles home. Akarua Wines and the Artisan team share similar principles…. to deliver the best wine and food experience to customers.  The wine is made in the vineyard and Akarua’s belief is that the land plays an integral part in producing the premium Centra... More info