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The Waterfront Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
88 Beach Street | Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1495
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“rump steak” (3 reviews)
“salmon” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
$$ - $$$
88 Beach Street | Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 186 reviews

Reviewed May 11, 2016

Was very quiet the night we went in, staff were extra friendly and looked after us well,enjoyed our night

Thank Alan P
Reviewed March 6, 2016

Fabulous location at the Queenstown wharf. The food was great, though the prices were a little high. Definitely would receommend.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed January 30, 2016

After having a few at the Atlas,we deceided to eat else where and this place was great. Fresh seafood,great service and a great view of the lake as the sun went down

Thank ThaiTraveller2015
Reviewed January 10, 2016

What a supurb location, this place has so much potential, unfotunately it just hasnt hit the mark. The food is average yet high end prices and the staff looked like they would rather have been still in bed with a good book. Wont be back

Thank RandJd
Reviewed December 18, 2015

We had dinner with friends on our second night in Queenstown. Our friends lived locally and recommended the Waterfront to us because of its position, good menu choices and reasonable prices. They were correct on all counts. The restaurant offers sharing platters which was a...More

Thank sunseeker2020
Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Had a great dinner. Plenty of gluten-free options & best pork belly ever. Great view across the lake & lovely staff.

Thank Bronwyn S
Reviewed October 30, 2015

We came here for an afternoon drink, sat outside and soaked in the great view of the lake and mountains and enjoyed the good air. Excellent place to hang out for a few hours while in Queenstown. We had the bread and dip platter with...More

Thank weberwest
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Dined on grilled flounder and vegs at this great hotel which is right on the wharf. A delicious meal & very atmospheric pub.

Thank babyteal
Reviewed July 13, 2015

Situated on the waterfront in the best location ever. Very friendly service and welcome and well up to standard meal. Don't miss a bottle of Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc

Thank Roger P
Reviewed June 16, 2015

Brilliant . My hubs and and I were look for somewhere to eat and came across this place that were advertising two meals for $20.00 dollars so we thought ok we would give it a go as was getting cold. Great steaks. Waiters were ok...More

Thank Wineo1213
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach Street | Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1495
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The Waterfront Bistro & Bar is located on level 1 of the Steamer Wharf Complex. We have the best "VIEWS" of the lake and scenery that Queenstown has to offer. We offer Great views, taste bud tantalising food at affordable prices. Come on in and try us.
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