What to eat in Queenstown? (10 Places to eat in Queenstown)

This is a post on what I had during my stay trip Queenstown. You can find 10 Places to eat in Queenstown in this post.

Check out my itinerary if you haven’t, and some other foods to share as well. The town is really small so you won’t get lost by searching the shop it is very easy to locate. The restaurants and bars are all gathered together.

1. Fregburger

Well first of all I think every one who touch down in Queenstown on their first day they will have Fergburger as their first meal! Because is the first thing that come in mind! (or izzit only me?)  Fergburger also know as the best burger in the world!!! Some how, I think is kinda overrated. Although I ate it twice LOL!

Fregburger Restaurant at Queenstown Fregburger Restaurant

Inside Fregburger Restaurant
Inside Fregburger Restaurant

The crowd is there and we waited 15min for our burgers. Some claim it took 30-45min to get their burger we were lucky because it was not peak time!

Our fregburgers!
Our fregburgers!

Is really huge!! Let’s have a close up picture.

Chief Wiggum , The Fregburger
Chief Wiggum , The Fregburger

Mine Chief Wiggum which is pork belly and the original The Fregburger which consist of beef with blue cheese.

Chief Wiggum  Fregburger
Chief Wiggum Fregburger

Chief Wiggum is really for pork belly freak! I cant even finish it. I also tried their “Little Lamby” (on the other day) and I prefer it over the Chief Wiggum, not a pork belly fan after all.

2. Fergbaker

They serve really good pie and all the pies are priced around $4- $6.50. I tried 3 of their pies; Chicken Bacon Mushroom, Vension& Portabello Mushroom and not forgetting le bf favourite pork belly pie. I must say I like their pies more than their burger. Opps no picture did not take it and there is no dine it too; we ate it immediately on our way home. It just located beside Fregbaker.

3. Flame Bar & Grill

I love this so much places! Is warm and cosy and the food is really nice do go there early because this place is full of people during dinner time.

Green lipped NZ Mussels , Chicken Wings at Flame Bar & Grill
Green lipped NZ Mussels , Chicken Wings at Flame Bar & Grill

My entrée; Green lipped NZ Mussels at $17.5 and Chicken Wing at $14. The chicken wing claim to be spicy be is just sweet and a little spice not spicy at all! The mussels is my favourite and the cream sauce is just so nice.

Green lipped NZ Mussels
Green lipped NZ Mussels

Up close of my favourite Mussels;the cream is just perfect for spaghetti.

Flame Mixed Grill
Flame Mixed Grill

The mains; Flame mixed grill which is a 1 person portion and is like a combo set where we have ribs and sirloin steak this is priced at $42. One word : GOOD!

Flame Bar and grill is located upstairs which is just right beside Movenpick ice cream shop.

4. Pj’s Fish & Chips

I had their Battered fish & chips for $12 and also Bluff Oyster (the oyster is seasonal). Nice and cheap! Their price are cheaper than Fish Bone for bluff oyster.( Din’t get to try fish bone because we found another cheaper alternative too.) Le bf had Battered Sausage meal with curry sauce (please don’t order the curry sauce is not nice taste like some packaging curry in my opinion)

Pj's Fish & Chips Bluff Oyster
Pj’s Fish & Chips Bluff Oyster

Pj’s Fish & Chips is just located opposite O’Connell, If you at The Station just cross to the opposite and head up.It is just right beside Kiwi Discovery shop.

5. Patagonia

This is a specialize chocolate shop and a sweet tooth person like me definitely will have this shop on my list! I got to try their hot chocolate is just nice and soothing for the cold weather One large cup cost $5 and is the price is just the same with their other branch in the Airport also they have one branch in Arrowtown.

Patagonia Hot Chocolate
Patagonia Hot Chocolate
Patagonia Ice Cream
Patagonia Ice Cream

Posing with my ice cream this is the dessert I had right after dinner at Flames. I order two scoops one in Patagonia dark chocolate & macadamia and the other flavour is Caramel. The dark chocolate is very rich in flavour.

6. Winnies Pizza

Winnies pizza is so good and is a right place to share among friends they have different types of pizza to choose from.

I got mine by mixing Tri Factor (Ultimate Beef pizza) & Pescara (The seafood pizza)

Winnies Pizza
Winnies Pizza

Pescara is very juicy and you can taste the mussels (sorry I’m obsess with it) and salmon is very fresh (you feel like swimming in the ocean LOL). Le Bf tri factor is one of their best seller it consist the combination of prime steak cuts and bacon (very beefy lol). We get to take away we can’t finish the Large Pizza and that left over is our Supper and Lunch sweet!

7. Brazz Restaurant & Bar

Mussels
Mussels

Entry; Mussels $18.50 order the mussels again because I’m missing the Flames mussels and flames taste is richer but the Brazz portion is bigger.

200g STEAK & RIBS COMBO
200g STEAK & RIBS COMBO

Another combo which cost $42 and Brazz pork ribs is really nice but for combo portion flames is larger. Located opposite Pig & Whistle Pub.

8. Alpine Mart

There are few days we bought food from Alpine Mart and we cooked it at our Lodge. You can find great deals in Alpine Mart too. They will have some discounts on roasted chicken or sausages and even rice and more after 7.30pm and some cost only $3-4 which is a great deal.

Besides you can also find a great deal for bluff oysters!

Bluff Oyster from Alpine Mart
Bluff Oyster from Alpine Mart

One box of this which only cost $14 is in a dozen! This is the cheapest bluff oyster I can get so far. And is very fresh too!

Bluff Oyster from Alpine Mart
Bluff Oyster from Alpine Mart

To prove this is a close up bluff oyster look at the size! It taste very raw and I like it best with white wine.

9. The Fork And Tap Ale House Arrowtown.

This bar and restaurant is located at Arrowtown.

The Fork And Tap Ale House Arrowtown.
The Fork And Tap Ale House Arrowtown.

I tried their Blue Cod & fries I must said is the best! The blue cod is fresh and the battered is just right. It also comes with salad. The price is around $25.

Blue Cod & fries at The fork and tap
Blue Cod & fries

10. A Taste of Gibbston Valley

Can’t get to go Gibston Valley? Worry not they have cafe and tasting room in Arrowtown and the atmosphere is nice.

A Taste of Gibbston Valley
A Taste of Gibbston Valley

Get to tried this three wine at the wine tasting room. 3 wine tasting cost $5 and the staff is very friendly in sharing the wine info to us.

Riesling 2013 is one of my favourite! Is hard to purchase Riesling 2013 and the airport does not have it either and is much more cheaper to buy Gibston Wine in here.

Gibston

Hope you find this helpful!

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New Zealand Queenstown Itinerary

Just get back from the beautiful country New Zealand and yeah the view is awesome! This time I venture to south island which was Queenstown. Everything in there is just beautiful and I felt like I’m in a movie scene or a post card photo session is just surreal. The weather was super cold, when I was there it was late autumn and I’m glad is all sunny and nice.

Here are the itinerary that I would like to share out for my one week of stay in Queenstown New Zealand. I flew to sydney to make a transit flight to Queenstown and this is the only way to save more despite the flight view to Queenstown was awesome you get to see the beautiful mountain and lake from the above.

Queenstown Flight View
Queenstown Flight View

Look I got to see the mountain cape with full of snow from up high! So beautiful! I think is the mountain is called “The Remarkable” even the name is #awesome !!!

Flight View The Remarkable Mount
Flight View The Remarkable Mount

Okay lets wrap things up with the full itinerary list. Note this is a summary itinerary less picture will be posted and for each events, I will make a full post individually and will link it together once the post is done.

Day One: Touch down Queenstown airport during the noon and from the airport we took the Connecta Bus to the the nearest bus stop of our hotel. The cost for the transport was NZD8 the bus runs every 20 min from airport to town so is quiet convenient. The bus is easily spotted is in bright yellow colour.

After check in we dig our self some lunch. So the very first meal in Queenstown was their famous “Fergburger” OMG the burger is so huge! I think everyone first meal in Queenstown was fergburger hahahahah!! There was no Q and we get our burger around 15min of waiting lucky us.

Then after that we venture around the town just to get a quick look of it. New Zealand has a very less day time thus during 6pm it was all dark thus for day 1 we don’t get used to it yet and it was so dark it felt like it was already 9pm!!! OMG!!

So “Bluff oyster” is in our must eat list during our trip thus we went to PJ’s fish and chip’s to have the bluff oyster and since is the bluff oyster season every shop has it! It was yummy! (I will share the pictures and details in another post for food only)

After that we went to “Alpine supermarket” to buy some groceries and dinner and there is the only supermarket in Queenstown. Oh they also have “Asian Mart” just located opposite of Alpine Supermarket and they have every Asian food!!! If you are craving Asian food you can find it in there!! So that was basically day one.

Day Two: Bought overnight stay for “Milford Sound” Marina Boat trip we book it from “Real Journey”. I must say the journey to Milford Sound and Milford Sound is amazing there are a lot of waterfalls and nature in Milford Sound. We had a good view of it during rainy day and sunny day we are so lucky. So the road trip start’s at 9am and the journey took 6 hours to the jetty where we reach the jetty at 3pm. For Milford sound journey we get to see Te Anu Lake, Fiorland National Park and homers tunnel and many more.

Day Three: Still in Marina Boat, had breakfast in the boat and at 7am the boat starts to sail to “Tasman Sea” it goes kinda shaky and is super windy out there. After than we reach the jetty at 9am and get back to our mini coach back to Queenstown with another sunny view through out the journey and we reach Queenstown at 3pm.

I will share the pictures and details in another post for my overnight stay in Milford Sound which compile a full details of Day two & three. So stay tune!

Day Four: Booked “Shotover Jet” and “Kawarau Bridge Bungy” where I get a combo deals for both of this activity.

Shotover Jet is a very famous activity in Queenstown and is a must do thing! We had a 20min ride on the jet with 5-6 360 spins and yeah is freaking cold out there!

During noon I get to do the bungy. Oh yeah man! Bungy time!!! Look is only 43m high and of course this view is extremely beautiful I purposely choose this bungy because of the view itself (evil laugh) Did’t want to do the Nevis Bungy because is only rock mountain but the height was 143m is crazy man I think I will be yelling for a longer time and get numb.

For dinner we dine in at “Flames grill bar” and the food was really nice!!!!

Kawarau Bridge Bungy
Kawarau Bridge Bungy

Day Five: We went to  “Arrowtown” which is 20min ride journey to there by Connecta Bus. Buy daily pass from the bus driver it is cheaper compare to single ride fare. Arrowtown is a really small town compare to Queenstown so is really easing to walk around.

After returning from Arrowtown we went straight up to “Queenstown Skyline” for “Gondola & Luge ride”. Lucky us we get the last few rides for luge as they are closing at 5pm. Also we get to see the sun set yay! They even have “Stargazing” activity at the Skyline. But we din’t go for that. We manage to see many stars during our stay since the sky is clear so stargazing at skyline kinda pricey for us.

For dinner we dine in at “Winnies Pizza” and Oh My the pizza was really good!! Later on we have our dessert at “Patagonia” Oh My their chocolate is real good!!!! Love it!

Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown Skyline view
Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown Skyline view

Day Six: It was the last day to venture around Queenstown and is a very free and easy day for us. We went to “Queenstown Hill” for a walk which is just located behind our hotel.

Later on we went to the Lake side and feed some ducks. The ducks are really hungry!!!

Duck Feeding at Lake Side Queenstown
Duck Feeding at Lake Side Queenstown

 

After that we went to “Below Zero Ice Bar” where we purchase a great deal from bookme.com is a really good place to get cheap deals for any activity in New Zealand.

Next we went to “Queenstown Garden” they have a rose garden there and is really pretty and it smells good too. The garden is really nice and they have a lake track around the garden that you can have a good walk along the lake the view is really nice.

Later on we dine in at “Brazz Restaurant & Bar” highly recommend their Ribs!

Day Seven: Last day at Queenstown, before we catch our flight  We manage to take a walk to “Queenstown Market”Saturday Market at the Lake Side” they sell mostly craft and art stuff.  Have a noon flight back from Queenstown and have another amazing view back home!

That’s all for the itinerary summary hope it can help you to have a draft on what to do in Queenstown!! Stay tune for my more details post!