3 Queenstown Eats for Every Food Style

Can you hear that? The rumbling, grumbling sound close to your naval, just under your rib cage? After a long day of skiing and snowboarding your way to holiday happiness, you’ve worked up an appetite, and takeaway brands won’t cut it here. You need food. Delicious, mouth-watering, taste-bud-tempting Queenstown eats that leave you fulfilled and eager to return. We’re happy to oblige. Work your way through our top three Queenstown restaurants, appealing to every budget for a memorable New Zealand holiday, snow or no snow.

Botswana Butchery

Let’s start off a little bit swanky, shall we? Put on your best and head into town, finding your feet at the cleaver handled door of Botswana Butchery. Meat-lovers will be delighted by the grain-fed menu, including the crowd pleasing 350 g scotch fillet and leave-me-to-it rack of lamb. Not a big red meat eater? You won’t be left out or disappointed. Away from the butchers block, we must recommend the Semolina Gnocchi, completed by tomato ragout, basil pesto, rockette, Parmesan. It’s a melt-in-your-mouth experience to re-live over and over again, if your wallet can afford it.

Cost Guide

Entrées – From $16.95 for the Soup of the Day
Mains – From $33.95 for the 170g Market Fish
Sides – From $7.95 for the Straight Cut Chips*
Dessert – From $17.95 for the Tropical Cart – a true taste sensation

*Please note, mains from the seafood and butchers block do not come with sides. They must be ordered and paid for separately.

Stratosfare Restaurant

Stratosfare Restaurant combines eye-popping scenery with a casual but easy food experience. Be greeted and seated on the edge of Queenstown, sampling the skyline by sunset, as the day sinks into night and a sumptuous buffet satisfies every taste and temptation. There is something for everyone here, from sushi to seafood to carvery meats and delectable, yet simple desserts, you really won’t want to miss it.

Cost Guide

Dinner Package – $95 (including Gondola ride)
Platinum Dinner Package – $105 (including Gondola ride)

*Family Dinner options and packages are available.


Who can say no to a juicy burger, packed with fresh ingredients and oh my god flavours? No one. Young, old, middle of the road or old enough to know better, everyone loves a good burger after a slippery day on the slopes. Fergburger is a Queenstown institution, somewhere you have to go when you’re in town and one glance at their menu will tell you why.

Traditionalists: Try the Ferg Deluxe (bacon, NZ beef, cheddar cheese, sweet dill pickle, lettuce, tomato, red onion, aioli and tomato relish).
Fish Lovers: The Codfather is your burger (South Coast Blue Cod, tempura batter, Ferg’s dill tartare, lettuce, tomato, red onion and aioli).
Chicken Chompers: You can’t go past Cock Cajun (Grilled chicken tenderloins rubbed with Cajun spices, cooled with lemon yoghurt, lettuce, tomato and aioli).

Cost Guide

Burger prices begin at $10 for the Morning Glory, and topping out at $16.90 for Mr. Big Stuff (they’re not lying, it’s big).

Stop teasing your tastebuds. Sink your teeth into a Queenstown Ski holiday.