A local food lovers guide to Queenstown

In between the skiing, thrill seeking and hot tub experiences, Queenstown offers some of the best restaurants, bars and cafes in New Zealand. If you’ve just moved to Queenstown or are thinking about making the move, here are some dining places the locals like to eat and say you can’t miss whilst in Queenstown. Prepare your taste buds for an incredible experience.

A taste of culture

For a wide menu choice to suit all dietary requirements White + Wongs should on your list whilst in Queenstown. Complete with stunning interior and wide spaces to suit large and small groups, the food and beverages from White + Wongs never fail to make your taste buds dance.

Another favourite among the locals is Madam Woo which offers an authentic experience with dishes to die for. You will want to book in advance for this restaurant as everybody wants to have a slice!

If you’re looking for a light snack or light lunch and have dietary requirements don’t miss Taco Medic whom offer authentic Mexican food. Affordable and tasty, tucked away in a quiet lane.

Fine Dining

For an absolute treat divert your attention to Rata, an award winning restaurant focused on a second-to-none dining experience and well balanced New Zealand cuisine. You can guarantee the restaurant to always be busy- make sure you book before you go!

The Grille and Botswana are also amongst the favourites, offering stunning views and outdoor areas to enjoy a delicious meal or a celebratory drink.

A bit of brunch

Yonder and Vudu Café are certainly the local “go to” cafes for your morning coffee, breakfast or a classic brunch with friends and family. Both cafes cater to a wide range of dietary requirements by menu and have food cabinets to make your mouth water. Both known for their wholesome approach, you are sure to find something to satisfy anyone including gluten free, diary-free, vegetarian and vegan diets.

Wine time

Creating award winning wines paired with delicious food Gibbston Valley provides a unique experience with their winery, restaurant and cheesery. Choose between a full lunch or dinner in the restaurant and optional wine tasting, or enjoy the sun at the cheesery with a platter for two.

To match the highest quality clothing Rodd and Gunn offers it’s attachement, The Lodge Bar, mirrors high quality. Offering the finest New Zealand wines and warm setting to enjoy a light snack or after work drinks.