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Muskets and Moonshine


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Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene

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Sponsored by: Muskets and Moonshine

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great Bar
1. Great Bar
"Fantastic food, kind staff & just love the new look interior/exterior."
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2. Nice little place
2. Nice little place
"10 Hungry Cyclists all well fed and impressed with their meals"
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3. Great food & Service
3. Great food & Service
"Jonesy was happy to make it and it was bloody delicious"
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Serving grub from the Southern United States with that unmistakable Kiwi twist, head to Muskets and Moonshine for a chilled one. Just like its name, everything about this place is playful and fun. Chairs come in a gorgeous muddle of different shapes and sizes and chandeliers hang from the ceiling whilst the big game is being shown on the big screen. And it wouldn’t be complete without its roaring fire and board game cupboard! You’d better be hungry for their characterful jambalaya, a bold dish with spicy rice, shrimp and pork belly (the veggie version is just as delicious!) Alternatively, go for the award winning Hereford beef rump or the crispy herb crumbed chicken, an unabashed crowd-pleaser.
$8 - $19
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Cajun & Creole
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews lamb paella croquettes french onion soup potatoes sous vide espresso martinis great atmosphere great drinks last night our waiter pub food amazing food great place to eat great meal cooked perfectly new zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We had the Hereford Steak cooked on the rare side of medium rare, which is probably the best cut of meat that I've had in a long time, and the Jambalaya, which had a heavy paprika taste and lacked celery (maybe no bad thing) but...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Neil C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate dinner here and it was EXCELLENT. Drew took care of us and her service was amazing - great recommendations and very friendly. Food was incredible and so was the atmosphere. We left very happy with our decision to eat here and would do...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Southernbars, Manager at Muskets and Moonshine, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review, Druzie will love the personal mention!

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very happy experience. We made a reservation so got seated immediately. Old school style renovation with many fun little decos. We 2 ordered beef cheek croqettes as entry, $15, decent taste and price. Mains came Cajun BBQ Baby Port Back Ribs - $28. It was...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank JasonZ1128
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Drew and the crew were awesome 😊 great service, amazing food! Also really Well priced. Would highly recommend dining here. Warm friendly atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sunkissedt
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hubby and I had the beef croquettes and then the “share plate” which OMG was devine. We were served a whole lamb shoulder, which was so soft and melted in your mouth, along with 3 yummy sides. Best lamb I have ever had. We were...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank saraht987
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great dinner upstairs. The TV shows a video of extreme sports in the area. Recognized a few of the mountain/lake views. Downstairs had sports on and various different board games to play with friends/family. Drew took excellent care of us! I had the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 977jenniferf
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We’e seated right away at the time of our reservation (glad we had one as the restaurant was packed Friday night). Drinks were never dry, jambalaya and fried okra were five star, staff was attentive. Highly recommended! My husband even had a good time playing...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank janamt21
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had the rump steak and it was amazing!! My BF has the muscles and they were so good and my sister in law and mother in law had the game fish and it was really meaty - so good!! Service was amazing, really attentive...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank chicken88Ireland
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great service, fun drinks, and super delicious food! Wasn’t very crowded since we stopped in on a Sunday afternoon. Best dinner we had in Queenstown.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank anna9237
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great pub dinner. We shared a burger and a salad but highlight was the moonshine flight. Worth asking for and reasonably priced. Our server, Drew, was the best and guided us through the options as we were not very hungry but intrigued by the restaurant’s...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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