Shining a light on the best of Queenstown

The 2021 Queenstown Hospitality Awards awards acknowledged the outstanding hospitality professionals and establishment making a positive impact on the local café, dining and drinking scene. Congratulations to the 2021 Queenstown Hospitality Awards winners...


Vudu Cafe

Phone: 03 409 0625

Nestled on the waterfront in the heart of Queenstown, Vudu Cafe & Larder is proud to offer modern cafe food using fresh, seasonal and local produce.

The Bunker

The Bunker Restaurant and Bar

Phone: 03 441 8030
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The Sherwood

Phone: 03 450 1090

Set on three acres of alpine hillside in Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range, Sherwood offers a unique setting to unwind, and reconnect with self and nature.

Our kitchen team takes inspiration from our beautiful surrounds and the bounty offered up by the changing seasons. A deep connection with nature and our surrounds defines the food at Sherwood and the spirit of Alice Waters looms large. Along with ingredients foraged on our morning walks we collaborate with local farms and independent growers to bring you the finest sustainable produce that our region has to offer.

Jervois Auckland

Jervois Steak House - Queenstown

Phone: 03 442 6263

The menu showcases a veritable who’s who of meats in all forms, sourced from the very best beef and lamb producers.

True to the great steak houses of the United States, Jervois Steak House is not solely about red meat. World famous Red King Crab, Oysters, Calamari, daily chicken and fish specials, all take their place on the menu.

It’s not just the menu that delivers style and authenticity, exposed distressed timber and brick leave you cocooned in an earthy warmth that screams hearty food and rewarding big flavours.



Phone: 03 441 8397

Tanoshi Restaurant and Tanoshi Take Out our two intimate Japanese restaurants located in central Queenstown. Our fun, back-alley, Osaka style Japanese dining experiences are served with authentic, traditional Japanese cuisine.

Tanoshi Teppan and Sake Bar

Tanoshi Japanese Restaurant is suitable for small and large groups looking to relax, enjoy and share our authentic offering of tapas style, shared dishes. Our Host offers extensive sake, whiskey and Japanese cocktail menus with Japanese lager on tap.

Our Chef presents traditional Japanese cuisine from the teppan grill. He has assembled some contemporary interpretations of some Japanese classics that are raved about by our local following.

Tanoshi Iko

Iko, meaning 'go' has recently opened between Searle Lane and Church Street and offers simple, authentic, ultra-fast dine in or takeaway ramen noodles, dumplings and traditionally stacked bento boxes. Perfect for a quick lunch or a late night bite with a sake or two!

Both restaurants are open for lunch and dinner through to late night grazing - Tanoshi, meaning 'fun' will entertain and delight.

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Botswana Butchery - Queenstown

Phone: 03 442 6994

Located in Queenstown's historic precinct with spectacular lake views and signature roaring log fires inside and out, Botswana Butchery is one of Queenstown's most stylish restaurants.

The ambience is warm and welcoming all year-round, with its roaring log fires, luxurious dining environment and private dining suites to accommodate from two to 30 people. The restaurant prides itself on exemplary levels of service and attention to detail at every stage of its wine and service delivery, by knowledgeable staff. It offers a sumptuous menu full of flavor and is consistently rated as one of the resort town s most popular restaurants, since opening in August 2008.

Blue kanu


Phone: 03 442 6060

Bluekanu has fusion down to a fine art. With modern and ancient Asian inspired recipes infused with Polynesian influences, you have to taste the goodness to believe it.

Our guests are encouraged to come and dine Polynasia tapas style plates at the bar or in the restaurant and soak up the art, culture and friendliness of the Pacific. Our Hula hut style bar is ready to make you the perfect cocktail. If you are lucky enough the staff will even sing and play guitar to you.

Bluekanu has 2 wonderful Koru tables that can be reserved for that special evening with friends and family, they seat 6-8 guests and deliver a VIP experience. The use of colour, light and texture have been blended to give an authentic environment and create a stunning atmosphere, our highlights include some stunning pieces of artwork from Deow with some of his incredible graffiti, Peter Collins from the North island with his beautiful carvings and Bronc our local Maori artist with his superb flax weaving.

With oceans of aroha...we bring to you Bluekanu.

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Phone: 03 442 9393

Rata is a relaxed eating-house with a neighbourhood feel, opened by Michelin Star chef and Masterchef Judge Josh Emett and renowned restaurateur Fleur Caulton.

Lunch, dinner and bar grazing is served at Rata 7 days, showcasing Josh Emett's impeccable cooking skills through the discipline of his Michelin star background ensures inspired cuisine.

Rata is located discreetly tucked away alongside heritage buildings in Queenstown.

Rata is a great place to unwind, several dining spaces including a sunny courtyard and a bar perfect for all day eating.

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Akarua Wines & Kitchen by Artisan

Phone: 03 442 1090

Akarua Wines and the team from Artisan share similar principles. Put simply to deliver the best wine and food experience to our customers that we can.

Wine is made in the vineyard and Akarua s belief is that our land plays an integral part in producing the premium Central Otago wines that we bring to market each year. Likewise Artisan views the ingredients as the key to delivering food that is their signature. A passion for hand crafted cuisine that's made from scratch is a philosophy that makes the Artisan kitchen tick, using some of New Zealand s finest sustainable ingredients sourced in and around the four coasts of our South Island.

The food coming from our kitchen is honest, comforting and social with a focus on quality, taste and seasonality helped from Central Otago s local growers. Our food matched carefully with the purity of Akarua wines combine to create a memorable dining experience. Enjoy the beautiful garden setting and the historic cottage which we have lovingly restored.

Whether it's for a coffee and breakfast or for a shared lunch over wine with friends, we look forward to welcoming you soon.

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45 Normanby Road, Mt Eden, Auckland
PO Box 8287, Symonds Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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