We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

1,511 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 1,373: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
58 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Buffets might not be to everyone's liking but this one is different - you will love it! Amazingly good food - no, really, amazing! It is peffectly priced for such good service, good food and views behind any other restaurant in the world!

Thank Kaz K
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Skyline for lunch. The views from the gondola on the way up are amazing but if you don't like heights much, sit with your back to views and it is all ok! The seating of guests was orderly and the food was always present hot and fresh. Big selection of food and cuisines but limited within each cuisine... More 

Thank Morkw
Parkville, Maryland, United States
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great view, I would recommend dinner in this place. You need advance booking, so plan ahead. Food is average nothing exceptional about it for the price you pay. But I guess we are paying for the view and the experience.

Thank KoshyAlex
New South Wales, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food and an amazing view!! Paid the extra $20 for the guaranteed widow views and it was totally worth it!!

Thank Katy D
Level Contributor
35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many may cringe at the thought of a buffet meal with the thoughts of crowds and messy plates but this is a rather dignified version. The options are extensive for each course and it was nice to see a few surprises too rather than the typical buffet fare you see everywhere the sushi chef that was centre stage and the... More 

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

Thank you for a lovely review. We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed the food selection we have on offer and we hope to welcome you back again soon! More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view is stunning. The food is just average based on the price we paid. You need to be there at least one hour earlier to get a better table by the window.

Thank 明辉 孙
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The restaurant itself was quite pricey, and the food average. We booked dinner time as we were booked in for stargazing. However that didn't go ahead and was unfortunately cancelled each night due to bad weather, however they did refund us. If you didn't want to do stargazing lunch may be a better option for views. The gondola ride up... More 

Thank Jolene H
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

2 boys and I went for 6pm dinner on Saturday. We were well received and didn't have to wait too long before being seated. Smorgasbord was better than I remembered four years ago. A great range of food including tuna and swordfish sashimi and venison steak. Pretty much a great range of food for every taste. You know, a smorgasboard....... More 

Thank Ruby68641
SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the positive comments. We work hard to offer good food and friendly, efficient service, and I’m so glad your visit was enjoyable! I will pass your feedback on to the team, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

wasnt a cheap meal, and for the price you could have alot better, but you pay for the view, which would be great during the day, but at night, in winter, not really worth it, as you have to pay to get up there on the goldola

Thank kimbosarnie
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a nice place for dinner. To get to the Stratosfare I transferred from my wheelchair to their wheelchair and the lovely man on duty tilted my front wheels and pushed the chair into the gondola. There was a wide variety of food and it tasted very nice. We could not see any view because it was after dark but... More 

1 Thank Susan A

Travelers who viewed Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar also viewed

Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region
Queenstown, Otago Region

Been to Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $45
Chinese, European, Asian, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: 6434410085
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?