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.
Winery of the month - Gibbston Valley Wines

Winery of the month - Gibbston Valley Wines

17 Jul 2018 - Wine Life

Arrowtown Wine Store's winery of the month is Gibbston Valley Wines, we catch up with the incredibly artistic winemaker Christopher Keys for a Q&A on their every thrilling School House Pinot Noir...
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Dining with a view to die for

Dining with a view to die for

24 Apr 2018 - Tastebud

We have all walked past The Grille by Eichardt’s, looked through the floor to ceiling windows and envisioned ourselves in the warm restaurant, sipping on wine and embracing the view over Lake Wakatipu.
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Taco Heaven

Taco Heaven

15 Apr 2018 - Tastebud

What started with a home cooked taco in Mexico has now developed into a hole-in-the-wall style restaurant by the name of Taco Medic.
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The Masters Behind The Bodhi Tree

The Masters Behind The Bodhi Tree

6 Apr 2018 - Tastebud

With Queenstown being a city made up of many cultures, it is fascinating to make your way through the food that they have to offer.
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Meet Early and Stay Late at Attiqa

Meet Early and Stay Late at Attiqa

20 Mar 2018 - Tastebud

Meet early and stay late at the Mediterranean inspired local bar/ med kitchen Attiqa.
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Fresh Fish and Chips by the Lake

Fresh Fish and Chips by the Lake

26 Feb 2018 - Tastebud

There is something so satisfying about eating fish and chips by the water. To ensure you have the ultimate experience of this, you best get to Erik’s Fish and Chips and eat them by Lake Wakatipu.
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Let Your Tastebuds Travel The World

Let Your Tastebuds Travel The World

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

Mediterannean Masterclass

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

Ma Boulangerie Brings French Flair to Queenstown

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. 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

2014 Coal Pit 'Tiwha' Pinot Noir

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

A Taste of Myanmar in Queenstown

1 Nov 2017 - Tastebud

We’re spoilt for choice in Queenstown when it comes to dining out. With every cuisine you could imagine on offer, there’s always some new, exciting flavours to discover.
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2017 Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir Rosé

2017 Terra Sancta Estate Pinot Noir Rosé

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

Queenstown's Go-To for Fresh, Fast Food

14 Oct 2017 - Tastebud

Hidden away down a side street of Queenstown, Habebes has been serving delicious Middle Eastern-inspired food since 1987. Renowned for their fresh and healthy fast-food, their salads and wraps have become a daily staple in many Queenstown's diets.
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Who's Cooking?

Who's Cooking?

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

The Experimental Kitchen Taking Queenstown by Storm

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

Eat Up Queenstown

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

Queenstown's Best Kept Secret

17 Sep 2017 - Tastebud

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

Genuine food by genuine people

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

2014 Tarras Vineyards 'The Canyon' Pinot Noir

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

Top 5 places to eat and drink in Queenstown this Autumn

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

2013 Prophet Rock’s Home Vineyard Pinot Noir

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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