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Queenstown Places to Eat & Drink

Queenstown offers some of the best restaurants and bars in New Zealand. Delectable food and a great night out are always on the menu.

Food is an integral part of your holiday experience, and Queenstown is renowned globally for its great food, wine and legendary nightlife.

Whether you want to taste the flavours of the region and savour the local produce, or you’re after something virtuous with healthy eating top of mind, the Queenstown food scene has you covered. There are over 150 bars and cafes in the Queenstown region, with everything from fine dining, restaurants owned by celebrity chefs, family-friendly eateries to boutique dessert diners. Not to mention award-winning cafes and iconic burger joints that command a serious following. 

If you have special requirements, in Queenstown you can easily find delicious vegetarian, vegan, halal and gluten-free options.

The perfect foodie day

Start your day off right at one of Queenstown’s many cafes, where expert baristas craft coffee to fuel you. Or perhaps have a lazy brunch or lunch lake side.

If it’s takeaways you’re after, grab a giant gourmet burger and meander down to the lakefront, or pick up sushi, a pie or some pastry and pack a picnic basket for the day’s adventures.

Settle in for the evening at a cosy wine bar or friendly pub or hot the town and experience Queenstown’s legendary night life, and discover the vibrant atmosphere, any night of the week.

Learn more about Queenstown's food offerings, but be warned, there’s so much to choose from you’ll have to return to Queenstown for another taste.

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Fleur Caulton, Restaurateur

Fleur Caulton: The essence of life

Fleur Caulton is a strong believer that food makes life fun, she’d even go so far as to say “food is the essence of life and most of us live to eat”.

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Amisfield...Just one of the many amazing wineries in Queenstown. You will never want to scull a glass of wine once you learn and practice mindfulness eating and drinking. You will enjoy every dropevery bite gain an immense gratitude and appreciation to the labour and works of nature that goes into what you eat and drink. Just another example of the experiences and education we have to offer at our retreat.

Chard Farm Winery and Vineyard

A bunch of ways to tour Queenstown wineries

Hop on a shuttle, bike around the vines, or go on a guided wine tour – there’s all sorts of ways to taste the terroir, and plenty more to eat, see and do along the way.

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Friends at Barmuda drinking pinot noir

How to make the most of a winter evening in Queenstown

In Queenstown, the fun doesn’t stop when the chairlifts do. Here are seven of the best after-dark experiences.

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QUEENSTOWN Italian food is a people pleaser and perfect for a dinner out in January warm and comforting. Say ciao to terra.mia.italian.arrowtown a traditional Italian spot which cooks delicious authentic Neapolitan pizzas as well as hearty pasta like your mama used to make. Terra Mia is located in a period building in the heart of historic Arrowtown. Scrubbed wooden surfaces cheerful hanging baskets and classic earthenware crockery combine to create a rustic welcoming dining experience. Book Terra Mia now. Link in bio. httpsbit.ly2FkGE5c - - - #queenstownrestaurants #terramia #arrowtown #arrowtownrestaurants #queenstownfoodie #queenstownfood #queenstowneats #food #foodporn #instafood #foodie #foodstagram #foodblogger #eatingfortheinsta #queenstownfoodblogger #foodpics #foodphotography #doitforthegram #resdiary #booking #resdiaryreservation #resdiaryrated

Eat your way around the world in Queenstown

World-class skiing. Tick. Spectacular scenery. Tick. But that’s not all Queenstown has to offer… it’s a great food destination in its own right. Here’s a taste of the multicultural flavours to experience in New Zealand’s premier ski destination.

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