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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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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There was a nice range of food, at fairly reasonable prices, with good facilities and an amazing view. Well worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wow breathtaking experience, incredible views , very well managed from booking to trip up to restaurant in Gondola to seating management and the food was superb and plentiful with a great range...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This was our 2nd visit there. Love the gondola ride up. The meal was the lunch sitting. A good selection of food. The best bit has to the the dessert room! Save room for it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Awesome views. Staff very attentive. Extensive food and drink selections. Food was delicious! Great vegetarian options!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Fantastic place for a relaxing lunch wit the best views in New Zealand. We were able to watch the hang-gliders whilst devouring fantastic steaks. The wait staff are excellent, as they are mostly from Europe (on an extended holiday), and their knowledge of the local area is quite extensive. A great spot for that long lunch, but be sure to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Skyline Restaurant was by far the best meal we had while on our honeymoon in New Zealand. While it is a little pricey, the amount and the quality of the food in the buffet make it entirely worth it. I more than ate my money's worth while there! All of the food is labeled and shows all allergy information,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Dinner on top of the end of the world. We got window seats and watched the sunset as we ate. The buffet was superb and matched the location and view. Wonderful experience.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

There was a nice range of food, at fairly reasonable prices, with good facilities and an amazing view. Well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

amazing view and delicious food. After eating your lunch or snacks you can sit outside the restaurant and relax. staffs in the restaurant were so kind and helpful. Self service we ordered fish n chips and Italian pizza so yummy.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Queenstown was dining at Skyline Restaurant for lunch. We had the buffet which catered for a wide range in tastes and included Green Lipped mussels, pork belly, roast chicken and a host of other tasty foods. We were travelling with a toddler and had a fair bit to choose from for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Visited last night for the second sitting dinner buffet. We had been for lunch previously, and enjoyed the view immensely. Last night however we were there completely for the generous buffet. The price of $82pp for gondola ride and all-you-can-eat is ridiculously cheap, especially if you take into account the phenomenal daytime views. Also for all the cocktail lovers try... 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 28 - 41
  • 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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