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The Birches Restaurant

146 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-442 7273
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible14%
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“lamb rack” (2 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
146 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

My partner and I stayed for the night. We had dinner at The Birches, the view is stunning and breath taking when you first walk in. Then it turns a bit awkward as no one greets you when you walk in. When a restaurant looks...More

Thank GuruGoss
Reviewed September 11, 2016

Since we stayed in the Nugget point hotel, we figured we might as well take advantage of the restaurant. The food was mid-high range for price, but for the quality and views, it was worth it. We ordered pumpkin soup for an entrée, steak and...More

Thank Catherine S
Reviewed September 10, 2016

I wish there was something here I wanted to eat because the view was amazing. But the menu is SO disappointing. and extremely overpriced.

Thank eatout7005
Reviewed September 9, 2016

The restaurant is comfortable with magnificent views over the Shotover river. It was very quiet the times we were there, resulting in attentive service. The lunch/dinner menu looks extensive at first, but as it is a mix of up market fast food (burgers, wedges etc)...More

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed August 18, 2016

Breakfasts need improvement - over cooked omelette (also, it was combined, not filled), under cooked mushrooms. Dinner was nice for a hotel restaurant, but not quite at the level they're aiming for.

Thank tbfnz
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner and got the fish and chips and the lamb rack and both were amazing. We really enjoyed both of our meals and loved the service. I actually thought the fish and chips were the best we had in queenstown.

Thank Kate J
Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

I do not enjoy writing bad reviews, but in this case having dined here for breakfast and dinner I feel I must comment. Basically they need to lift their game on many levels, from the over cooked breakfast, to the dirty wine glass at dinner,...More

1  Thank camuka
Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

What a welcomed surprise. The service while very pleasant, was a bit wanting, but was more than made for by the meal . We had the Beef and the Lamb, which came perfectly cook, with quality to die for.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed December 24, 2015

The restaurant sits atop a mountain overlooking a gorgeous landscape that must be appreciated more than twice. The dining room has incredible natural light and has a beautiful patio (I did not go outside, but might have under different circumstances). After sitting down we were...More

Thank handsomegreg
NuggetPointHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Birches Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2016

Dear handsomegreg Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback - I believe you dined with us as part of the same party as the previous reviewer. As I've said in my previous response, we do take your feedback very seriously, and...More

Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Christmas dinner was prix fix ripoff. The menu was under-whelming and overpriced. It took 40 minutes to get our cocktails - when we complained the manager announced they would be "no charge"- then came back to the table five minutes later and told us they...More

Thank Alan H
NuggetPointHotel, Guest Relations Manager at The Birches Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2016

Dear Alan H Firstly, I'm sorry to hear that your Christmas dining experience with us did not meet your expectations - I understand that it's a special day of the year, which we appreciate you chose to spend here at the hotel. We take your...More

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November 24, 2015|
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Response from NuggetPointHotel | Property representative |
Hi there We are open on Xmas day and have a very special menu for dinner. If you would like to book in for dinner please email the hotel directly.
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Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 146 Arthurs Point Road, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 7273
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