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Monty's Bar

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Gastropub, New Zealand
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12 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
03 4500008
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12:00 pm - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great outdoor seating and fast service

Siting in the sunshine, drinking bubbles, watching the world go by - why wouldn't you! The owner even came out for a chat, and took photos for us. Typical South Island friendly service and genuine warmth. Good spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
MJMCD67
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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147 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Siting in the sunshine, drinking bubbles, watching the world go by - why wouldn't you! The owner even came out for a chat, and took photos for us. Typical South Island friendly service and genuine warmth. Good spot.

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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251 reviews 251 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

I tried Montys for lunch , no complaints, but not great. Service is typical for a bar here. The batter on the fish would be the nice part of the meal. They are proud of their beer and how it favors the fish, I agree it's good. Not as much positive for view and atmosphere , just average all the... More 

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Queenstown
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Lunch service can be very slow but is good value at $12 a dish. The evening menu has some of the same items though, at the same size serving for almost double the price, which is a bit cheeky.

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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Great lunch here sitting in the sun!!!! Good service, great food and lovely libations - what more do you need?

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Brisbane, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Our first experience here was on our first day in Queenstown.. just checked in and looking for somewhere warm to go for lunch with the kids. We were walking through the alley ways that connect the Novotel Queenstown with the main mall in Queenstown and found Monty's Bar with a sign advertising $12 lunch. On entering we were overwhelmed with... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Don't let the title put you off, after seeing the queue for ferg burger we fancied a burger but didn't want to wait 17.5 hours in the baking heat only to have take away. Went to this place and had a burger and beers, definitely the juiciest/messiest burger I've ever had (hence the title which made us laugh at the... More 

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Wellington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Someone in DB needs to be fired for how a previously near premium brand has been dragged so low. Food was very poor...reheated overcooked (read inedible) vegetables...1 patron incapable of standing at 6pm. Dirty toilets and overpriced undersized beer. Definately not a highlight in an area with so much to offer. I had rump elsewhere at $19, that was vastly... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Dinner was good, but all I can still think about is the pear ginger cider. It was delicious. I wish I could get it here in Oregon. I will be making it my mission to find it.

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Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Great selection of beer and an amazing burger topped off by stunning views of the lake and the mountains on their outdoor deck. Would definitely recommend a stopover during your time in Queenstown.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This place is tucked away in a side street. You have the choice of outside or inside seating. We have been lucky to sit outside in the sun. This place has atmosphere and reasonably priced food. The drinks are standard NZ prices. Each time I am in QT I end up here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Church Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: 03 4500008

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: Gastropub, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?