The Southern Alps and Fiordland Restaurants

Queenstown, as the main regional resort, has the widest range of restaurants. Throughout the area, menus focus on local produce, seafood, lamb, and venison. Wine lists often highlight South Island wines, especially those from Central Otago and Gibbston Valley. Cafés and restaurants driven by the summer tourist trade shorten their hours in winter. Dress standards are generally relaxed, with jeans or khakis acceptable almost everywhere. At high-end places, particularly in Queenstown, you'll need to reserve a table at least a day in advance.

Outside of Queenstown and Wanaka dining options can be limited. In summer, meals of some sort are available almost everywhere, but outside the high season, there are fewer options in the smaller settlements and they don’t tend to stay open late.

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  • 1. Bistro Gentil


    Indulge with a modern fine French meal at this trendy bistro with lake and mountain views on the outskirts of Wanaka. The menu changes regularly,...Read More

  • 2. Discover Milford Information Centre & Cafe


    Situated at the main public car park, the Discover Milford Information Centre offers coffee, snacks, and counter food. The view out the front window, across...Read More

  • 3. Fergburger


    A Queenstown institution, the famous Fergburger gets mentioned in media around the world. It began life as a burger bar serving from a hole in...Read More

  • 4. Ivy & Lola's Kitchen & Bar


    Feast your eyes on a collection of relics from the 1940s to '60s, right down to the mismatched crockery, and enjoy good food, great service,...Read More

  • 5. Kai Whakapai


    Just across the road from the lake, this is a great place to sit shoulder to shoulder with the locals for breakfast outside on a...Read More

  • 6. Kohan Japanese Restaurant

    $$$ | Village Center

    For nearly 30 years, Masato Itoh has run the only Japanese restaurant in town, combining fresh local ingredients with imported spices and seasoning to produce...Read More

  • 7. Pier 19 Restaurant

    $$$$ | New Zealand

    This bright and breezy eatery beside the lake on Steamer Wharf has picture-postcard views. In summer, if you don't mind being on display, sit...Read More

  • 8. Provisions of Arrowtown


    Set in a historic miner's cottage, Provisions gets its name from the range of gourmet preserves they make. The welcoming atmosphere and lovely garden make...Read More

  • 9. Relishes Café


    You could hit this lakeside spot for every meal of the day, starting with the bacon or salmon eggs Benedict or something house-made and delicious...Read More

  • 10. Sandfly Cafe


    This is the perfect place to load up on coffee and a hearty breakfast before hitting the road to Milford Sound or Queenstown. It's a...Read More

  • 11. The Bathhouse


    Built to commemorate the coronation of King George V, this early 1900s bathhouse on the beach now turns out breakfast, lunch, fresh scones, tapas, and...Read More

  • 12. The Chop Shop Food Merchants


    The Chop Shop is tucked away in a back alley, and locals don't want you to know about it for fear they won't get a...Read More

  • 13. The Old Mountaineers Cafe, Bar & Restaurant


    This cozy, very personable café–restaurant has big picture windows for grand views of the Alps and all sorts of interesting mountaineering memorabilia and photos to...Read More

  • 14. Vudu Cafe


    You'll be fighting the locals for a breakfast seat at this Queenstown institution, thanks to its lakefront seating and delicious array of counter food. Eggs...Read More

  • 15. Winnie's


    This is a long-standing local favorite restaurant and bar, with a winning combination of excellent pizza, pool tables, and beer. At night it becomes a...Read More

  • 16. Cafe Mondo


    Tucked into a sheltered courtyard off the main street, this is the place for refreshing, eclectic cold drinks like the Mondo Combo, a blend of...Read More

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