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Queenstown gondola - anything to eat other than Skyline buffet?

Queenstown gondola - anything to eat other than Skyline buffet?

Dec 13th, 2004, 12:49 AM
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Queenstown gondola - anything to eat other than Skyline buffet?

Wondering if there's any other cafe, etc. up at the Queenstown Gondola station other than the Skyline buffet restaurant.

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Kat
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Dec 13th, 2004, 02:38 PM
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There is also a small cafe with a nice porch on the other side of the building, as well as a bar.
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Dec 13th, 2004, 07:03 PM
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Oh, life saver. Thanks a lot, ALF. I assume the cafe has sandwiches and things like that which can make a reasonable lunch right?
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Dec 13th, 2004, 09:34 PM
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Yes indeed. The buffet looked fantastic, but we were on a tight budget. They had a selection of sandwiches, burgers, etc. Nothing special, but perfectly serviceable, and the view from the porch is great!
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Dec 14th, 2004, 06:10 AM
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Hi Kat,

Just back from NZ last month and I was doing a site inspection with the Sales Manager..... I don't know how to advise you about the buffet -- I've eaten there twice -- once was great, once awful. And now they have a brand new chef.

The cafe is very nice, and you can get a lunch or snack there - they have sandwiches, salads and some really yummy looking desserts. And, as ALF says, there's a deck right off the cafe, and while you're there, just continue down the walkway for the luge. I hadn't done this before and it's sooooooo much fun! (buy tickets when you're getting your gondola ones). You start out on the "beginner's" track which is mandatory and then you can go to the "Advanced" track. If I hadn't had an appointment, I'd still be on the track!

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Dec 14th, 2004, 11:23 AM
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Yes, but timing is important. Do the luge BEFORE the buffet!
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Dec 14th, 2004, 05:34 PM
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Melodie - was it the Christmas special buffet that you had?

Can't wait to take the luge!

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Dec 17th, 2004, 04:21 PM
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ALF....

You crack me up!

Kat, no I didn't eat there at all this time, I was just doing a site inspection, walking around with the Sales Manager, checking things out like the new Maori show....

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