Wanaka Restaurants

Queenstown Restaurants are in plentiful supply. Diners are spoilt for choice at both ends of the budget spectrum. Lakeside views, celebrity masterchef establishments, quality seafood and steakhouses all mingle with an array of casual dining options.

The compact nature of the town means it's very easy to walk to most of the restaurants in Queenstown. Steamer Wharf and Marine Parade offer many of the fine dining restaurants with views overlooking Lake Wakatipu. However, it's not all fine dining with Pub on Wharf a popular place to grab a decent sized pint. Close by on Beach Street, there are thai, chinese and steak restaurants located on the second floor that take advantage of the lake and mountain views. Ballarat Street and 'The Mall' feature a number of cafes and restaurants nestled among the shops and are a good spot for people watching. At lunchtime, there's usually good 'special deals' to be had. The Village Green has plenty of bars with decent menus while Shotover Street is the place for takeways and a number of Asian and Mexican restaurants.  Read more in our zone by zone Queenstown Restaurants Guide.

Wineglass Cafe

Wineglass Cafe Wanaka, Queenstown

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The Wineglass Cafe enjoys a gorgeous lakeside setting in the heart of Edgewater Resort in Wanaka.

The Spice Room Wanaka

The Spice Room Wanaka Wanaka, Queenstown

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Authentic Indian restaurant in the heart of Wanaka, serving a diverse menu which uses fresh, local produce, and a wine list offering the best Central Otago labels. Comfortable, friendly, and inviting.

Bullock Bar

Bullock Bar Wanaka, Queenstown

The Bullock Bar is situated on Ardmore Street and offers a classic New Zealand bar experience.

Lake Bar Wanaka

Lake Bar Wanaka Wanaka, Queenstown

Situated on the waterfront of Lake Wanaka on Ardmore Street, Lake Bar Wanaka is a spacious family restaurant and bar, offering casual dining with stunning views of Wanaka's mountain and lake scenery.

Tangos Cafe

Tangos Cafe Wanaka, Queenstown

With views of Lake Wakatipu, Tangos Cafe provides both indoor and outdoor seating to take advantage of the picturesque setting, Fresh coffee, breakfast, lunch, ice cream and homemade baking.

Urban Grind

Urban Grind Wanaka, Queenstown

Urban Grind is a modern and spacious cafe and bar, situated close to Lake Wanaka. The brick lined walls and large glass windows create a relaxing place to enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat.

Kai Whakapai Bar and Cafe

Kai Whakapai Bar and Cafe Wanaka, Queenstown

Overlooking Lake Wanaka, Kai Whakapai Bar and Cafe enjoys a prime location with indoor and outdoor seating areas. Casual dining in a lakefront setting.

Cheeky Monkey Cafe

Cheeky Monkey Cafe Wanaka, Queenstown

The Cheeky Monkey Cafe is a fully licensed cafe situated in Wanaka Hotel. The cafe enjoys a stunning setting with gorgeous lake and mountain views.

The Landing Restaurant and Bar

The Landing Restaurant and Bar Wanaka, Queenstown

The Landing Restaurant and Bar is set on a second level location to take in the incredible views of Lake Wanaka and the alpine landscape.

Bistro Gentil

Bistro Gentil Wanaka, Queenstown

Bistro Gentil brings a touch of France to Lake Wanaka. With a terrace taking in the picture perfect views, local produce is combined with french flair to deliver a memorable dining experience.


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