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Skyline Restaurant Queenstown

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice food, nice staff

We had a family lunch at the cafe. The views are very cool and the food was fine. The staff were multicultural which was great and they were friendly and helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Whakatane, New Zealand
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  • Large groups
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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I had heard great reports about this place so we went, all was going great with the starters as there is a huge choice. we arrived at 7 pm by the time we had finished our starters the whole kitchen staff had disappeared. I went to get my main meal and all the meat had been lumped together into a... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

June 2015 Wedding Anniversary, we were book for 8pm sitting went early and ordered a bottle of wine at the bar approx 7.15 they seated us just after 7.30pm we thought we had plenty of time so went and got some starters first, there was no labels on the food telling you what you were about to put on your... More 

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We had a family lunch at the cafe. The views are very cool and the food was fine. The staff were multicultural which was great and they were friendly and helpful.

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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food was ABSOLUTELY PERFECT. I am a big seafood fan and could not believe what I was getting for the price that I paid. It was the largest and BY FAR the most delicate buffet I have ever eaten at. The dessert was also delicious, with everything prepared in petite single portions which I found very classy and personal.... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The prices were cheap for the buffet and the gondola (cable car), only $80 per adult. The food was very good and had a wide variety of food. It also has a relatively big space reserved specially for desert. However, it only has two kinds of ice cream, vanilla and hokey pokey. Overall, it was a wonderful experience.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Some people enjoy this place - they have been denied food for a week prior; have had their tastebuds anaesthetised; or simply never ate the food and just enjoyed the magnificent views. Steak cooked to the point it's become leather; vegetables that are so overlooked you can consume them through a straw; and a variety of dishes that have clearly... More 

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

We appreciated being made aware of the food not being up to your standard on the night and I can assure you that your valuable feedback has been taken on board. The food is freshly made and also sourced from local producers where possible, so it is very regrettable to hear that you felt your experience was less than ideal.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Three of us just had dinner at the skyline . About $80 dollars per person including the gondola up and down . There was a good variety of food . I liked the roast beef and grilled salmon ; the tiramisu and cream brûlée were fantastic ! Our dinner started at 5:45 pm and we were expected to leave the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was wonderful! Buffet-style dinner gave a taste of everything from seafood to wild game and a variety for the kids which they loved...especially the dessert bar. The chef's were friendly and not at all stuck up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I have posted the review under the Queenstown Gondola. The restaurant is clean and staffs are friendly. We added the buffet lunch after our Zipline with Ziptrek. There were plenty to choose from and restaurant has a GREAT view!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The food here is amazing! Love that it is a buffet and you can help yourself to as much as you want! The food is high quality with a huge selection! I'm a veggie and my boyfriend a carnivore so we find it difficult to get a restaurant both of us like, but this had something for both of us!... More 

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Additional Information about Skyline Restaurant Queenstown

Address: Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 441 0085
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 44
Cuisine: New Zealand

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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 30 - 44
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups

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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