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Skyline Restaurant Queenstown

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New Zealand
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Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
03 441 0085
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Description: Located high above Queenstown with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and...
Located high above Queenstown with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, Skyline Queenstown's restaurant is one of the most popular dining experiences in New Zealand - catering for up to 620 guests each night. Chef and guest interaction is one of the highlights of the Stratosfare redevelopment. Guests are able to watch as Stratosfare's expert chefs prepare dishes using some of New Zealand's finest produce at interactive cooking stations. Further enhancing the overall guest experience is the inclusion of a mussel bar, where New Zealand green-lipped mussels are served hot to diners. A central feature of Stratosfare is a purpose-built rotisserie oven where guests can see locally-sourced chicken, beef and lamb cooked before their eyes. A tempting dessert display featuring a vast array of decadent sweet treats is the perfect end to a dining experience. Lunch open from 12.00Pm until 2.00Pm. Dinner reservations available: Early sitting from 5.45Pm till 6.30Pm (tables must be vacated by 7.45Pm) Late sitting from 8.15Pm to 8.45Pm (no time limit) Contact
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Good for:
Large groups
Special occasions
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great views and surprisingly good food

Having visited Skyline Restaurant several years ago I wasn't expecting fantastic things, however pleasantly surprised. They appear to have cut down on quantity and concentrated on quality. Enjoyed three courses and coffee for NZ$25 (NZ$55 including gondola). Fantastic views including bungy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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SW, UK
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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SW, UK
Top Contributor
108 reviews 108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Having visited Skyline Restaurant several years ago I wasn't expecting fantastic things, however pleasantly surprised. They appear to have cut down on quantity and concentrated on quality. Enjoyed three courses and coffee for NZ$25 (NZ$55 including gondola). Fantastic views including bungy and parapenting as well as the mountains and lake and you can take as much time on the Skyline... More 

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South Yunderup, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We booked and paid online for the gondala ride and bugfet lunch. We were disappointed we had to stand in line for 20 minutes, would have thought there would be a prepaid express line. The Gondala ride was excellent. Views were amazing. We were booked into the 12.30 session and had attived at 12. We waited on a lounge area... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The service was excellent. The views spectacular. The food disappointing. A good selection of food, but most of it was tired and even dried out. A buffet needs more attention than Skyline gave to keep the food fresh tasting. Shame really as I will never eat there again, nor recommend the restaurant.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Grab a seat by the bar, if you're lucky you can get one right at the window and watch the sunset over the mountains. Free WiFi available.

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Maitland, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Bad side - you pre-book and pay online for the gondola and restaurant and still have to line up to get on the gondola and get a ticket for the restaurant (while the bus travellers go through a side gate) then you get a card with the number of people on it and you line up again to get into... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good services and management, amazing view-Lake Wakatipu is just next to the window, open and wide environment, yummy food, heaps of variety,.....

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

As other have said, this is not a place to go for fine food but the experience is good. Lots of history is provided about the place. We just used the cafe.

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Restaurant Queenstown, responded to this review

Hello HilaryB, We endeavour to provide a variety of different food options which are value for money but also of quality. We appreciate your feedback and will work towards applying some of your suggestions. We’re glad you enjoyed the local information and knowledge that’s around the complex and hope you enjoyed your experience with us here at Skyline. Kind regards... More 

Gurgaon, India
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Do book your dinner table in advance to get a good view from the restaurant. The food is good and trust me no one goes there for the food there are a million other restaurants close to the lake wakatipu which serve good food, but its all about the mesmerizing view from the restaurant. The longer you sit , the... More 

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Skyline Restaurant Queenstown, responded to this review

Hello atul289, Thanks for your kind review. As you mentioned, we do recommend checking-in early for the dinner sittings to optimise the opportunity to experience the views. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels before returning back to India and hopefully you can visit again. Kind regards The Skyline Team More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We have just been to the Skyline restaurant for the buffet lunch last weekend. While we've gone up to the gondola and luge for about 4-5 times in the past, this was the first time we "splashed out" to have the buffet lunch there. It might seem a little steep - but if you are a family with 2 -3... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We booked to eat at the skyline restaurant on the 15th February 2015 and I am happy to say we was not disappointed, the service was excellent, the food was fantastic with such a wide range to cater to all food types. The drinks where extra on our voucher but still not expensive as other places. The views from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: 03 441 0085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 33 - 48
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Special occasions

Description

Located high above Queenstown with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, Skyline Queenstown's restaurant is one of the most popular dining experiences in New Zealand - catering for up to 620 guests each night. Chef and guest interaction is one of the highlights of the Stratosfare redevelopment. Guests are able to watch as Stratosfare's expert chefs prepare dishes using some of New Zealand's finest produce at interactive cooking stations. Further enhancing the overall guest experience is the inclusion of a mussel bar, where New Zealand green-lipped mussels are served hot to diners. A central feature of Stratosfare is a purpose-built rotisserie oven where guests can see locally-sourced chicken, beef and lamb cooked before their eyes. A tempting dessert display featuring a vast array of decadent sweet treats is the perfect end to a dining experience. Lunch open from 12.00Pm until 2.00Pm. Dinner reservations available: Early sitting from 5.45Pm till 6.30Pm (tables must be vacated by 7.45Pm) Late sitting from 8.15Pm to 8.45Pm (no time limit) Contact
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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