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Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar

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$$$
Japanese, New Zealand
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Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
6434410085
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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, Buffet, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Description: Located high above Queenstown with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the...
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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Room with a view a pity about the noise

I attended a function at the restaurant. The view was amongst the finest restaurant views I have encountered. The flat ceilings and glass are crying out for sound absorbing roof panels though. The food was pretty good, but because it was a function I did not have access to their wine list. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
David L
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Melbourne
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Melbourne
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I attended a function at the restaurant. The view was amongst the finest restaurant views I have encountered. The flat ceilings and glass are crying out for sound absorbing roof panels though. The food was pretty good, but because it was a function I did not have access to their wine list. The Gondola trip up was great but breathtaking... More 

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Sydney
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You have a stunning location and a buffet to droll over and at a reasonable price for what's on offer and a full house so that's a win win. But everyone this particular night looked so uncomfortable as it was so hot and you only had fans that didn't even reach most dinners. I would invest in aircon as I... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The trip up in the gondola is amazing- stunning views in Queenstown and the 'remarkables'. The food is awful, yes you can feed your face and lots of people were doing that But I have had much better school dinners. I would recommend the gondola ride but if you like good quality food in a relaxed environment steer clear-if your... More 

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The quality of the buffet food was impeccable! What a great experience overlooking Queenstown whilst eating amazing food. There is something for everyone! From cheese selections through to sushi, roast, seafood, steak and everything I between. The desserts were superb too! My favourite dishes were the Laksa, Roast chicken & potatoes, chocolate lava cake with white chocolate sauce! Still dreaming... More 

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Kyogle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The view is amazing and fantastic dinner, I would recommend this, although we did not quite get there soon enough to get window seating.

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Greta, Australia
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last two trips to Queenstown we've eaten at the Stratosphere on the last night both times. Its a buffet which I normally try to avoid but it is amazing and with such a wide variety it should caters to everyone's tastes. The staff are extremely attentive, friendly and courteous and made us feel very welcome. The only criticism... More 

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Brisbane
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner at the top of the gondola was great, soooo much food, sooooo much to choose from, fabulous meats, salads and good service. Very, very busy so you MUST book the time you want and preferably before your holiday as it books out quick. Don't bother if you don't like crowded places as this is very popular BUT also very... More 

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Thank Angela T
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Christmas Day lunch which included the gondola and 2 luge rides. The lunch was beautiful - a buffet however different foods were offered at various stations. The variety and quality were superb, service was great, wine was reasonably priced, the view was amazing. My husband and son did not want to try the luge. I did. However after... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had purchased a package of Gondola Ride and dinner at the Stratosfare Restaurant but were a little leery of dining in the restaurant, as Buffets can sometimes be less-than-stellar. Boy, are we glad we added this to our ticket!! While the number of Diners was large, as we were a couple, they had reserved and set-up a table to... More 

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your recent meal with us here at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar. We will pass your comments onto the team, and hope to see you back in Queenstown soon. More 

Tadley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an all inclusive ticket we purchased from the I-site for €57. This included the gondola, viewing platforms, shop and this buffet-lunch. It has been well described elsewhere in TA and, suffice to say, we found it the best we experienced in NZ ( and Australia for that matter). Despite two tour groups the service and management was really... 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: 6434410085

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 42
  • Cuisine: Japanese, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, 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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