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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Buffet Lunch at Stratosfare

Booked the buffet lunch prior. Very good spread. Meat lovers delight.One needs to reach a little early as the best seats in the restaurant, near the window overlooking the lake as always in high demand.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Booked the buffet lunch prior. Very good spread. Meat lovers delight.One needs to reach a little early as the best seats in the restaurant, near the window overlooking the lake as always in high demand.

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Gayndah, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

The ride up and the views were amazing. Worth it just for the views. Rode the luge before dinner which was fun. Dinner was far below average for us. Meat was Luke warm & very dry. Prawns were tough. Gnocchi wasn't cooked through. Good selection of food but lacked flavor. Dessert was amazing though! Lots to choose from and so... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Small selection of dishes, the Ham was off and the chicken was only just cooked with parts questionable. I had a churning stomach all day after eating the Ham. The only good thing about this place is the view. Would not come back and the one in Rotorua was far better.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

You have to take the gondola ride for this. You have a amazing view and the buffet dinner was amazing. The spread was huge. The variety of food was great even if a person is vegetarian. The meal was simply superb. There were a lot of fresh fruits too. The deserts too were amazing. One of the best meals I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

You can pay for the dinner and gondola ride altogether. The buffet has something for everyone and is pretty inclusive. The views at the top are also incredible. Worth it if you want to see the views and have a big appetite or diverse eating tastes.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

There was no shortage of food, lots to eat, cost of the meal included the return ride so was good value for money. The staff could've been a little better with drinks we had to get up and ask for another one, Not all tables have a view so get there early, runs on a first in first to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

What's not to like?! From the trip up in the gondola, the view at the top to the meal in the restaurant. Great selection of food in the restaurant, fresh and easy to get to. Although there is a time limit to be in the restaurant, it is more than enough to enjoy the food, view and the company you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you've had a full day in Queenstown and want a special day or evening with amazing views, then you must take the Skyline Gondola up see the view from the top of Bob's Peak (1,000 ft above the town). You can see forever and the Remarkable Mountain Range is truly remarkable from this vantage point. The restaurant is very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lots and lots of yummy food and beautiful views while relaxing having a meal. Definitely recommended.

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Port Pirie, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Wow there was so much variety of food that if you didn't pace yourself you would not get dessert. Excellent service and friendly staff

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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 31 - 45
  • 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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