Top 5 Places to Eat – Queenstown, NZ

You can’t leave Queenstown, NZ without eating here!

1. Fergberger

Address: 42 Shotover St.,Queenstown, NZ
Phone: +64 3 441 1232
What to Eat/Drink: The Fergburger with Cheese, Mr. Big Stuff, Fries
Cost: $
This burger joint is a tourist attraction in itself with lines wrapping around the block throughout the day. Expect to wait in line. Expect to fight for a table. Expect people to hover over you to grab your table as soon as you take your last bite. Brave the lines and get the world renowned burger! Bring friends to share fries with. Be smart and take your burger, beer, and fries to the lake and enjoy the views while wolfing down the freshest and best seasoned burger you’ve had! Size does matter at Fergberger so don’t go crazy eating a breakfast fit for kings before going!

2. Winnie’s

Address: 7-9 The Mall, Queenstown, NZ
Phone: +64 03 442 8635
What to Eat/Drink: Pizza Bread, Zucha pizza, BBQ Chicken Pizza, Meat Feast
Pizza, Beer
Cost: $
Craving Pizza while traveling is something that we’re well versed with. Luckily in Queenstown there is a Pizza restaurant that turns into a dance club later at night! Points to note is that the pizza bread is more like a pizza with less cheese rather than breadsticks. The beer on tap is ice cold and the service is friendly. The Zucha pizza is too good to be missed and make sure you stick around to dance the carbs away later at night!

3. Madame Woo’s

Address: 5 The Mall, Lower Ballarat St., Queenstown, NZ
Phone: +64 3 442 9200
What to Eat/Drink: Roti Canai, Beef Rendang, Market Fish, Singapore Sling
Cost: $$
Get a taste of Malaysian style Hawker Markets while you’re in Queenstown! Roti Canai, Beef Rendang, Soft Shell Crab, & Shredded Duck are all worth the order every time!

4. Botswana Butchery

Address: 17 Marine Parade, Queenstown-Lakes 9300, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-442 6994
What to Eat/Drink: Slow Roasted Lamb Shoulder, Cauliflower Cheese and
Pancetta Side, South Island Whitebait Fritter
Cost: $$$
With an indoor log fire fueled dining room as well as al fresco dining with stunning views, the ambience alone is reason to dine at Botswana Butchery. As the name suggests, the selection of local cuts of meat are the main draw to the menu with the lamb options being the star of the show. Do yourself a favor and get the slow roasted lamb shoulder!

5. Fishbone Bar & Grill

Address: 7 Beach St, Queenstown Town Centre 9300, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3-442 6768
What to Eat/Drink: Oysters, Green-lipped mussels, Local NZ Wine
Cost: $$$
When a place has been listed in the book, “1000 foods to eat before you die,” one cannot miss the opportunity!
Well such is the case at Fishbone, a seafood restaurant that is a 21 year institution in this town and that is sometimes the only reason travelers visit Queenstown!
Open for dinner free musically fans only, this place serves up some of the freshest seafood in a casual, relaxed environment. Make a reservation as this place gets busy fast and you don’t want to have to wait!
The menu changes daily from what fish they can get from the fishermen that day so check on line to see what they are offering in terms of fresh fish. Also know that most of the veggies and tomatoes are grown at the family farm and one can taste the freshness of the ingredients so be sure to order something with tomatoes on it!
Raw oysters, Green-lipped mussels, and locally caught fish aremust haves while dining at this seafood haven. In addition to the fish of the day, the menu boasts other local favorites like the fish and chips and the seafood chowder.
If you like fresh fish, this has to go on your list when visiting Queenstown!

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