We’ve tried them all, here are our favourite places to eat in Queenstown to make the most of the delicious Autumn produce.


Fresh, contemporary and full of flavour, you can’t beat brunch at Arrowtown’s famed Chop Shop. Sourcing mainly local produce, the chefs lean toward Asian inspired dishes dictated by intuition and a love of food. Sit back, enjoy the Turkish Eggs and great coffee and admire the quirky decor.



No trip to Queenstown is complete without a Boston Cream Bun and a Mince and Cheese pie from Ferg Bakery, at least in our editor’s opinion. With everything from bagels, to cakes and pastries on offer, FergBaker is a must do at any time of day. And don’t forget a vanilla milkshake from Mrs Ferg next door.



Watch Queenstown’s incredible Autumn sunsets by the lake while enjoying Pedro’s famous slow cooked lamb with scalloped potatoes. The locally sourced lamb is roasted to tender perfection with garlic and rosemary. Ideal for a Autumn lakeside picnic with friends.



Savour Queenstown’s Autumn sun and head through to Vudu’s lakefront tables for Queenstown’s best people watching with a giant slice of carrot cake. If sweet isn’t your thing, any of the home-cooked style food will have you coming back for more.

Autumn wine and food at Akarua Winery & Kitchen


Retaining the original cottage charm, this family-friendly winery restaurant has something for everyone. The menu is full of good, honest food made using local, seasonal produce matched with local Central Otago wines. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, take the time to relax and enjoy a long lunch.

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