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Gibbston tavern

$$ - $$$, Pizza,
Coal Pit Road | Gibbston Valley Highway, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-409 0508
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Coal Pit Road | Gibbston Valley Highway, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I, along with 2 other families had just finished a superb ride on the 5 Bridges trail and we were very much looking forward to a well earned lunch. Upon arrival at Gibbston Tavern, or hell as we now know it, we...More

Thank Stu S
GibbstonTav, Owner at Gibbston tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Stu I do hope you gave the bike company the same review as they sent you on your way here and never explained our policy on group numbers. As you were informed by the surly staff member we have a one person kitchen and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visites Gibbston tavern because it was recommended at Lonely planet. The place looks sweet and pitoresque. We ordered two cokes and two pizzas, margarita and a lamb pizza. The place had an outside pizza furnish and a full list of pizzas, but unfortunately the...More

Thank Aino G
GibbstonTav, Manager at Gibbston tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Aino I am sorry you did not enjoy your pizzas. It is a shame you did not say anything when I table checked you as I could of sorted something out then. I could of cooked a pizza and put the rocket and the...More

Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

Decent pizzas and beer but when we face grumpy and rude staff then the whole mood changes. Obviously they don't enjoy their work.. We will not coming back!

1  Thank RWT707
Reviewed October 29, 2017

However one of the staff was extremely rude and dismissive other wise ok especially the pizza. Suggestion: Have some coffee actually available for the non boozers

Thank Chris M
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Went for quick feed and yet again wasn't disappointed! The blue cod was fresh and batter really yummy and crunchy. My husband had the burger, which he said was well cooked and very filling. The pizza menu looked great and we'll be back again soon...More

Thank Galbraith5
Reviewed August 22, 2017 via mobile

The best place for a beer and pizza in the valley . Good place for travelers and locals alike ....................

Thank Corey M
Reviewed August 22, 2017

such a cute rustic little tavern tucked away outside of town. Would highly recommend as a little trip out of Queenstown absolutely delicious platters, pizzas,chips, homemade sauces and great range of beer and wines to match. Beautiful views and a lovely roaring fire outside. We...More

Thank pspw1604
Reviewed August 2, 2017 via mobile

We arrived minutes prior to opening to be greeted by the worst customer service we've witnessed on our travels through NZ. A troll like woman rudely told us to go away and then preceded to download her worldly problems. Unless your idea of a holiday...More

11  Thank Ian S
GibbstonTav, Owner at Gibbston tavern, responded to this reviewResponded August 4, 2017

Just a tip…..Our hours are on TripAdvisor We are open 7 days, 11am till 8pm. Your group arrived at 10.35am you arrived at the door of the Gibbston Tavern at 10.38am while your three friends proceeded to walked back to the car as we were...More

Reviewed July 3, 2017

Went there twice this trip. The second time there was no power and it was awesome! Candles on tables, great atmosphere. Limited menu because no power but wood fired pizza was superb. The 2 girls who run the tavern are great, lots of laughs and...More

Thank Peter D
GibbstonTav, Manager at Gibbston tavern, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2017

Thank you for your kind words Peter! We really appreciated you guys calling in, and we are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visits! Hopefully we'll see you two again sometime :) Till then take care!

Reviewed May 26, 2017

We had hired bikes from the Gibbston Valley Winery just up the road. The distance to here was not too strenuous, though by the time we got there we were looking forward to something hot as it had be raining lightly. The food was yummy...More

Thank Catherine K
GibbstonTav, Manager at Gibbston tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 22, 2017

Hey Catherine! Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're very happy to hear you loved our Hot Buttered Rum enough to tell everyone about it! We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will get the chance to serve...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $20
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coal Pit Road | Gibbston Valley Highway, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 0508
Amazing location and relaxed setting away from the chaos of Queenstown. Fabulous wood fire pizzas!
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