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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, Dinner, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, 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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  • 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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It was a great experience to be up there, at the restaurant on the top of the hill. The gondola is really cool, take us up hill to the restaurant. It is costly, the foods there were not really tasty, we have to wait there for more than an hour to get the table beside the window, which is quite... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Auckland
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  • Special occasions
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Ibiza, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

You get up to the restaurant by cable car, and the views are ever more amazing. The top is mind blowing, an almost 360* view of the lake and surrounding mountains and countryside. The restaurant is on two levels. Try getting a table by the window, it'll blow your mind. Quantity not quality. The variety of food is impressive but... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One of the best eating experiences I have ever had if only for the magnificent view. Choice was superb and the quality impeccable. Service was attentive but not overly so. Good jobs Shaun and Becky!

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Auckland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

It was a great experience to be up there, at the restaurant on the top of the hill. The gondola is really cool, take us up hill to the restaurant. It is costly, the foods there were not really tasty, we have to wait there for more than an hour to get the table beside the window, which is quite... More 

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Invercargill
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Most kinds of food all to pick & choose yourself. Too much to try everything, most enjoyable & loved to finish with a Kapiti Ice Cream! The view is awesome, high up overlooking the lake & mountains - it doesn't get much better than that!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wow what a view and the backdrop is breathtaking.Lunch was great and it's like your lunching with the gods as your up in the clouds.great for photos opportunities.

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Queensland, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The food was incredible. Definitely plenty of variety. Always full dishes, and never a wait for something on the buffet. We were a bit taken aback by the "when the buzzer goes we will seat you, you need to have eaten and left by - they gave us and hour and 15 minutes" Nothing worst than thinking you have to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Irrespective of anything else this restaurant is worth 5 stars for the view alone. Evening dining is a buffet along the lines of a Vegas Hotel. Lots of selection and tons of good food. It can get very busy and fills up with coach loads of tourists on package trips from around the world. There may be a long line... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The gondola ride up was good. Unfortunately the clouds came over so we missed out on the view when we reached the restaurant. The food was okay but the ride up and food is not worth the amount of money you have to pay.

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Modesto, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

a wonderful buffet restaurant, panoramic views of the queens town area, the food was really well done, quiet good.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The gondola ride was beautiful even on a cloudy day. Lunch was delicious with lots to choose from! Make sure to save room for the dessert bar! The view from the top is beautiful so take your camera! The dinner menu has a few more options to the lunch menu but not sure if it's worth the extra $30.

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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 29 - 42
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 29 - 42
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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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