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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: 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

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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
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We did the buffet dinner last time we were here about 4 years ago and it has gotten much better than then. Pretty expensive, but great selection of food and dessert. Some of the seafood was less than exciting, but most dishes were very good. Beautiful view from the dining area. Book early to get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
TravisPinder
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The food was not great neither were the seating arrangements to enjoy the views. I would recommend revolving restaurant in Sydney which is a much better experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Suggest whoever want to dine there to arrive early as the waiting time is quite long especially peak season. The wait is sure worth it and services there was excellent. Although there was long queue outside, they will not pester you to finish your meal quick and we enjoy a nice dinner with great atmosphere and view. If your budget... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

The buffet dinner at the Skyline Restaurant was incredible. There was a variety of foods that cater to most tastes. While it is not exactly a cheap night out, the service, food and most of all the view, make this an unforgettable experience. Not to mention the complimentary champagne my wife and I received to celebrate our honeymoon. Would definitely... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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28 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

No competition to the views and food It's a "Don't miss" restarant and site A great diversion of tasty food in a buffet Just take it!

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We bought the gondola, lunch and 5 luge ride package for each family member. One of the better buffets we have been to. We decided on lunch as the food available was essentially the same as the dinner menu but cheaper. Our favourites were the mussels (served plain and warm but with the option of four different sauces - try... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I'm from Australia . It was my first time visiting this place. I booked and paid online 4 days before arriving. I also printed out the confirmation via email the restaurant sent me. When I arrived I showed the confirmation paper to the guy at the counter and he told me that I haven't paid yet. I questioned him that... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We did the buffet dinner last time we were here about 4 years ago and it has gotten much better than then. Pretty expensive, but great selection of food and dessert. Some of the seafood was less than exciting, but most dishes were very good. Beautiful view from the dining area. Book early to get a good table.

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Melbourne
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Great night. Food good only downside was cold roasts and gravy. Staff very plesent .Its a must fo when in queenstown.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Skyline restaurant (now called Stratosfare) is a place we regularly visit to eat after Luge riding or walking in the Ben Lomond region. The choice is huge and all the family have the opportunity to eat their favourite foods or try a little of things that they haven't had before. It lived up to expectations again although we may... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited this venue recently and we very disappointed. We opted for the evening experience but by the time we arrived it was dark outside and very little could be seen of the view. There was very little seating available when we arrived early (in the hope of getting a window seat). Drink service was very slow and a huge... 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 - 49
  • 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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