When traveling on the eve of a new year, there are several Queenstown restaurants available to enjoy a pleasant, memorable dining experience any time of the day. The Lake District is known for exceptional restaurants such as Tatlers, Boardwalk Seafood, Pier 19, Prime Waterfront, Captains, and Winnie. Each restaurant provides delicious meals, inviting atmospheres and outstanding service.
Tatlers Restaurant and Bar built in 1863 is located in the heart of Queenstown. This establishment has been a favorite dining and function venue for residents and visitors. Views of Queenstown Bay can be enjoyed while dining on the outside patios. Evenings at Tatlers provide a romantic atmosphere in the Spectator Room with its elegant fireplace and covered balcony seating during warmer weather seasons. The Spectator Room is also popular for special occasions.
The Prime Waterfront Restaurant and Bar is multi-level in the main lobby. The second level offers spectacular views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables mountain range. The spacious lobby is popular for conference dinners and wedding receptions. The room seats 180 people. The raised level is perfect for guest speakers, live entertainment or the main table at wedding receptions. When not being used for private bookings, the stylish atmosphere is ideal for intimate dinners.
The Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant opened its doors in 1994. It has become quite popular with guests who want to enjoy a unique New Zealand dining experience. Located in the Steamers Wharf building the restaurant offers their famous ‘Seafood Platters’ with succulent oysters and fresh seafood. Dining here always includes helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere.
The chefs at the Pier 19 Restaurant create authentic New Zealand cuisines by mixing contemporary and classic flavors. This restaurant is also great for enjoying magnificent views of the bay and surrounding mountains while dining alfresco. When the weather no longer permits outside dining the inside atmosphere is cozy and intimate.
The Captains Restaurant has customers coming back because of their excellent, quality food items and friendly, attentive staff. Although known as an exceptional steakhouse, the chefs are willing to make dishes not on the menu by request, for example, vegan dishes. Captains Restaurant prides itself on being the perfect venue for VIP guests, corporate functions, intimate dining and special occasions. These are just among the best restaurants for new years eve.
In the center of Queenstown, you will find Winnies Gourmet Pizza Restaurant and Bar. This establishment has been around forever, or so some say, it is located in one of the town’s oldest buildings. The fun and relaxed atmosphere make this restaurant a favorite with locals and tourists. People love to come here to eat, drink and party because the staff is always friendly and the food is excellent. They are not just a pizza parlor; their menu even includes vegetarian dishes. On your next visit to the area, you will want to visit this establishment to see the opening roof that makes dining under the stars an unforgettable experience.