Queenstown Food and Drink

With the number of restaurants and bars in Queenstown, New Zealand not to mention hundreds of world renowned vineyards producing award winning wine Queenstowner’s are never short of amazing options for glorious food and tantalising liquid refreshments. Discover the hidden gems as our passionate foodies eat and drink their way around Queenstown.

Let Your Tastebuds Travel The World

Sat 17 Feb 2018 - Tastebud

We know The World Bar for their quirky decor, friendly staff and delicious teapot cocktails but their new menu is one that you are going to want to try as soon as possible. Do not worry, your old classic favourites are still around but cuisines including Japanese and Mexican have been added in a very innovative and tasty way.
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Mediterannean Masterclass

Wed 10 Jan 2018 - Tastebud

New Zealand is known for its sprawling farmland which houses more sheep than people (fact!) and produces some of the highest quality meat around. A year ago, this selection of locally farmed produce would have excited my omnivorous taste buds, however, 12 months into my vegetarian quest, the number of meat-centric restaurants in Queenstown can sometimes leave me feeling isolated on the foodie scene.
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Ma Boulangerie Brings French Flair to Queenstown

Fri 1 Dec 2017 - Tastebud

If you’ve ever met a French person, you’ll know they love bread and it’s fair to say when it comes to pastries, they know what they’re talking about. And whilst, like the rest of us, they love a good bargain at Pak’n’Save, they’ll be quick to let you know how much they miss the deliciousness found at bakeries in their homeland. So when Ma Boulangerie opened at The Remarkables Park last year, Frenchies all over town rejoiced. We sat down with owners Marion and David to find out more about the newest bakery in town.
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2014 Coal Pit 'Tiwha' Pinot Noir

Sun 19 Nov 2017 - Wine Life

We catch up with Lynn Horton, the winemaker at Coal Pit Winery and Vineyard.
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A Taste of Myanmar in Queenstown

Wed 1 Nov 2017 - Tastebud

We’re spoilt for choice in Queenstown when it comes to dining out...
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2017 Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir Rosé

Thu 26 Oct 2017 - Wine Life

Wine Life catch up with Sarah Eliott the owner and founder of Bannockburn, Central Otago's Terra Sancta...
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Queenstown's Go-To for Fresh, Fast Food

Sat 14 Oct 2017 - Tastebud

Hidden away down a side street of Queenstown, Habebes has been serving delicious Middle Eastern-inspired food since 1987...
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Who's Cooking?

Tue 10 Oct 2017 - Tastebud

Tastebud catches up with the chef that is turning Queenstown upside down...
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The Experimental Kitchen Taking Queenstown by Storm

Mon 25 Sep 2017 - Tastebud

The makers of World Bar have been at it again. Their little brother Yonder opened last month on Church Street and the hype has been nothing short of incredible...
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Eat Up Queenstown

Thu 21 Sep 2017 - Tastebud

Tastebud catches up with one of New Zealand's most iconic chefs...
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Queenstown's Best Kept Secret

Sun 17 Sep 2017 - Tastebud

Everything you need to know about Atlas Beer Cafe...
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Genuine food by genuine people

Mon 8 May 2017 - Tastebud

Why do the top chefs in Queenstown choose to shop at Raeward Fresh? We meet the team to find out…
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2014 Tarras Vineyards 'The Canyon' Pinot Noir

Wed 26 Apr 2017 - Wine Life

A late-bloomer on the Otago wine-making scene, Hayden rolled up his sleeves and set about making Tarras Vineyards into one of the world’s best pinot-noir producers...
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Top 5 places to eat and drink in Queenstown this Autumn

Thu 13 Apr 2017 - Tastebud

Queenstown is home to some of the best restaurants, cafes and bars in New Zealand - but how to choose? Here's our top five Autumn spots...
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2013 Prophet Rock’s Home Vineyard Pinot Noir

Tue 28 Mar 2017 - Wine Life

It is said that the essence of a place can be found in a glass of wine. This is true of the Prophet’s range...
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Veggie focus: Erik's Fish and Chips

Tue 21 Mar 2017 - Tastebud

Everyone knows Erik’s Fish & Chips are delicious, but with a vegetarian focus, how can these seafood-specialists compete?
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2014 Chard Farm Mata-Au Pinot Noir

Fri 10 Mar 2017 - Wine Life

What was it like to arrive in Queenstown over 30 years ago and be the one of the first winemakers of the region? Rob Hay, the founder of the award-winning Chard Farm, shares his story…
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Lindis Pass Brie and Camembert

Wed 22 Feb 2017 - Tastebud

Tastebud catches up with Managing Director Bob Berry, who explains the genius behind his creamy brie and camembert...
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Bodhi Tree

Thu 9 Feb 2017 - Tastebud

We’d heard rumours of Queenstown’s only Burmese restaurant producing fresh new flavours, so the Tastebud Team popped over to Arthur’s Point to give the Bodhi Tree a go...
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Whitestone Cheese - Vintage Windsor Blue

Thu 22 Dec 2016 - Tastebud

When I say their Vintage Windsor Blue is the best blue cheese I’ve ever had, I mean it...
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