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. Redcliff Café & Bar

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    Don't let the modest, homey exterior and laid-back attitude of the staff fool you: this restaurant produces the best meals in Te Anau (it was...Read More

  • 2. Discover Milford Information Centre & Cafe

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    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. Ardmore Street Food Company

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    The owners of this fully licensed café have a breakfast menu as sophisticated and extensive as their dinner menu: try the salmon-and-kūmara cakes with wasabi...Read More

  • 4. Burt.Ritos

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    Burt.Ritos offers a local twist on food cart culture, with an American chef who quit a restaurant to operate out of a vintage trailer in...Read More

  • 5. Gantleys Restaurant

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    Built in 1863 as an inn for gold miners, this beautifully renovated old stone building, set in 2 acres of garden, is a nostalgic and...Read More

  • 6. Luciano's

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    This Italian restaurant's gangster theme might strike you as a bit absurd, but the cuisine, presentation, and service are outstanding here. This is fast becoming...Read More

  • 7. Wai

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    Occupying a corner spot on Steamer Wharf, Wai has one of the best views, and reputations, in town. The fillet of grouper, oven roasted and...Read More

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