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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
Most recent review
What a day!

We did the gondola, luge, and zip line. What an action packed day. To top it all off, we enjoyed the early seating of the buffet dinner at the Skyline Restaurant. We had a table by the windows with an awesome view of the lake mountains and town. The food was very good. More than enough to eat. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Mr P
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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Bangkok, Thailand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did the gondola, luge, and zip line. What an action packed day. To top it all off, we enjoyed the early seating of the buffet dinner at the Skyline Restaurant. We had a table by the windows with an awesome view of the lake mountains and town. The food was very good. More than enough to eat. My favorite... More 

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Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I would highly recommend having dinner here if you are spending some time in the area. They run two sittings, we went for the later one starting at 8pm so that we would get to see Queenstown from above at night (due to the time of year we were there) and so we wouldn't be rushed. Watching the sunset from... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great surroundings and a magnificent view, had the Buffet lunch and whilst there are a lot of choices the food the food was of reasonable quality, however, the seafood was good as were the deserts. Service was attentive without being intrusive.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Great surroundings, but if you're not in a big party expect to get sidelined, sat at the back (window seats are first come first served and the coach tours get in first) left pretty much alone. We had the lunchtime buffet, it was OK, but perhaps overpriced for smaller appetites, especially for lunch. Many of the choices didn't really go... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

If you go to Queenstown this is one of the must do's. We ended up having a few drinks in the bar looking out over the view which is amazing and watching the parachutes sailing down. Good value for money.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I had the dinner Buffet, while there are a lot of choices none of them stood out. Venison was very over cooked, salmon had loads of bones and none of the dishes were over Average. I don't usually go to buffets as i prefer to have quality over quantity but i was told this is a 5... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

It looks great till you have your first bite. This is not the place for a romantic dinner or to enjoy food. It us certainly quantity over quality, its all there but nothing has nice flavor. The only thing i actually enjoyed was a panacotta cup and the cocktails but the cocktails were of corse on top of the cost... More 

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We visited on our honeymoon and got there shortly after check-in time but were unable to get a window table. Our fault for not showing up a little earlier but surprising given that it was only about 7:10! What did sour the experience a bit was having to wait 10 minutes beyond when we wanted to leave to have a... More 

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

Hello Steven R, Congratulations, we wish you all the best and hope you thoroughly enjoyed your honeymoon. We endeavour to ensure all guests are aware that any beverages from the bar menu do incur additional charge, and do we apologise if this was not communicated well. Due to this feedback we will ensure that all bar menus are clearly visible... More 

Regina, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had the buffet and there was a lot of variety. Good food and service. We sat by the windows and the view was spectaculor.

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

Hello Danco1313, Thank you for your review, we really appreciate all feedback especially when it’s so positive. We hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards Skyline Queenstown More 

Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was a little expensive but totally worth it! Food was just as stunning as the view. Something you should add to your list of things to do.

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

Hello RachL89, Thanks for your positive feedback. Here at Skyline we endeavour to not only to provide value for money but also a high quality product and experience. We’re delighted you had such a good time with us and we hope to see you again soon perhaps in the Market Kitchen for a slice of pizza! Kind regards Skyline Queenstown 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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