Dining in Queenstown, New Zealand


The shelter above our head was settled. So now, time for food. Queenstown’s full of options, too many that I’ll have to only highlight the good stuff.

Dinner – First Night – Fishbone Bar and Grill
Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Fishbone, not literally

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Fishbone, not literally

Service was awesome. The waiter took effort to make us feel at home and ensured that our needs were met. Thumbs-up. The food matched their top-notch service standard.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Free Wi-Fi at Fishbone

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Free Wi-Fi at Fishbone

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | It was here when we found the best tasting ginger beer by far. The ginger taste is strong!

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | It was here when we found the best tasting ginger beer by far. The ginger taste is strong!

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | White fish, and it was good.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | White fish, and it was good.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Some fried fish, that tasted awesome. The fries...I miss them

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Some fried fish, that tasted awesome. The fries…I miss them

Lunch – Second Day – Fergburger

Friends recommended we try the burgers in this place, and they did us a great favour. The food’s good, but note that seating is limited. Be prepared to queue for a little while. The locals are not in any rush.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Fergburger Storefront

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Fergburger Storefront

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | We tried 'The Fergburger', 'Little Lamby' and got some onion rings. They were all oh-so-good.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | We tried ‘The Fergburger’, ‘Little Lamby’ and got some onion rings. They were all oh-so-good.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | And now for the photo

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | And now for the photo

Pre-dinner – Second Night – Cookie Time

If you love Subway cookies, you definitely, most positively have to try Cookie Time. Depending on the flavours, some are chewy while others are crispy. And all are freshly baked, except the pre-packed ones of course. It was so good that I bought a tub back for sharing. Craving for a good deal? Cookie Time has one-for-one cookie offers daily from 6pm to 7pm. We cooked our dinner in the lodge after having pre-dinner cookies.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | It's Cookie Time. Better than Subway, in my opinion. Subway's cookies are good, but this is better. :)

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | It’s Cookie Time. Better than Subway, in my opinion. Subway’s cookies are good, but this is better and harder to find.🙂

 Dinner – Third Night – Roaring Megs

This is by far one of the better restaurants in Queenstown, and NZ maybe. The host was friendly, and the food was good. Though slightly more expensive, the dishes that we tried are well worth the price.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Roaring Megs menu

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Roaring Megs menu

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Roaring Megs' award winning dish, and rightly so

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Roaring Megs’ award winning dish, and rightly so

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Pretty affordable lamb knuckle. Soft, not stuck to the bone

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Pretty affordable lamb knuckle. Soft, not stuck to the bone

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The 2nd best mushroom soup we had in NZ. Thick, chunky and not too creamy

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The 2nd best mushroom soup we had in NZ. Thick, chunky and not too creamy

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | It was the bluff oysters season. Bluff in a town in NZ. :)

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | It was the bluff oysters season. Bluff is a town in NZ.🙂

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The steamed sponge pudding worked well with the homemade ice cream

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | The steamed sponge pudding worked well with the homemade ice cream

Supper – Third Night – The Bathhouse Tapas Bar and Restaurant

Let’s just say that the chocolate sponge cake was really good – thick fudge and a huge serving size. The carrot cake was meh.

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Chocolate Fudge cake

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Chocolate Fudge cake

 

Brunch – Fourth Day – Vudu Cafe

There are two Vudu cafe outlets in Queenstown. One is bigger and serves more food options. Coffee’s not my thing, so I can’t really remember how it tasted like. The cakes (update: they were tarts) were a little hard. We had some trouble cutting it, creating a huge mess on the table. haha. Good point: We reached Vudu cafe in the morning, but they were already out of carrot cake. We heard it was the bomb…

Photo | Vudu Cafe storefront

Photo | Vudu Cafe storefront

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Here's what we ordered at Vudu

Photo | BIG_MOUSE | Here’s what we ordered at Vudu

Notes:

  • For all food related posts, I will not give a numerical rating cause I am no culinary expert. If something is really good, I will do a mention. If something is really bad, expect it to appear in these posts too.
  • Also, we ate simple breakfasts in the motels, instead of eating out. 1) To save money and 2) to leave enough space in our tummies for lunch and dinner

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