Dinner at Botswana Butchery in Queenstown
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Fine dining restaurants in Queenstown

Guide by Roxanne de Bruyn

Last Updated 6 April 2023

Immerse yourself in Queenstown's fine dining scene, where culinary excellence and exceptional service merge to create unforgettable experiences.

Dedicate some time on your trip to discover an array of elegant restaurants that showcase the best of local and international flavours, masterfully crafted by talented chefs.

Here, we explore the most distinguished dining establishments in Queenstown. From stunning views to sophisticated ambiance, these fine dining restaurants are sure to elevate any special occasion or indulgent night out.

Botswana Butchery

Fine dining restaurant in Queenstown

Food is artistically presented at Botswana Butchery

For a fine dining experience or special occasion, Botswana Butchery boasts lake views and a premium meat menu in a stylish, relaxed setting. With lunch and dinner menus and private rooms for events, this historic cottage restaurant is perfect for a memorable meal.


Fine-dining restaurant in Queenstown

Oyster and short rib main arranged in a wreath

Rātā offers fine dining in central Queenstown, featuring organic and sustainably grown ingredients sourced locally. The seasonal menu is complemented by an expansive collection of Central Otago wines. Open for dinner, Rātā provides good service and interesting dishes in a picturesque setting surrounded by native trees.


Winery restaurant in Lake Hayes

A spread of dishes at Amisfield restaurant

Celebrate a special occasion at Amisfield Winery, widely recognized as New Zealand's best restaurant. Enjoy degustation menus and an extensive wine list amid breathtaking scenery. With lunch and dinner options, this Lake Hayes vineyard is perfect for a leisurely meal or unforgettable evening.

The Bunker

Restaurant and cocktail bar in Queenstown

Pouring dressing over a dish at The Bunker in Queenstown

Hidden in an alley in central Queenstown, The Bunker is a versatile nightlife venue with a fine dining restaurant, cocktail bar, and private group dining room. Whether it's an intimate dinner, a night out with friends, or a group occasion, The Bunker provides great cocktails, dining experiences, and a unique atmosphere.

Mora Wines & Artisan Kitchen

Winery restaurant in Lake Hayes

Wine and food at Mora in Lake Hayes

Mora (formerly Akarua), a family-friendly winery restaurant, serves delicious food and local wines in a beautiful Lake Hayes garden setting. Enjoy shared plates, breakfast, and a children's menu. With a cellar door on-site, indulge in local ingredients and a delightful atmosphere.


Japanese restaurant in Queenstown

A beautifully-presented plate of sashimi at Tatsumi in Queenstown

Tatsumi offers fine dining with a modern Japanese fusion twist in an intimate setting in central Queenstown. Savour beautifully presented sharing plates, all-day tapas, and an eight-course degustation menu for dinner.

With excellent service, an unpretentious ambience, and a collection of cocktails, local wine, beer, and sake, Tatsumi is perfect for a memorable dining experience.