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The Waterfront Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pub
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88 Beach Street | Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1495
12:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a chilly October morning I had one of my best breakfasts. With a view of the Lake and the sun warming my back and a lovely warm red rug provided. The Whitebait Omelette was just amazing. Cooked to perfection, light and tasty. The coffee was awesome and the service was prompt even tho' it was busy. Our 'waitperson' was... More 

Thank Barbara D
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

On our first day of holiday and first meal in NZ, we found this amazing place. Staff are exceptionally great and helped us select some of the delicious nibbles they had on menu.never expected that our kids would love them as often i find them fussy with outside food. This place has a variety of drinks available and best views... More 

Thank Vivek K
Manukau, New Zealand
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128 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

After walking past this place a few times during our stay in Queenstown, we decided we should give it a go. Especially after spying the rump steak deal sign right out front. It's not quite in town, so it was a little quieter than the other spots we tried. The food was great, and the restaurant itself is really nice.... More 

Thank CookieM0nster
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This bar had really good meals at very competitive prices. We had beef wellington and steak and they were cooked to perfection. Service was quick even when it was packed

Thank D2408MAjohna
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

Was very quiet the night we went in, staff were extra friendly and looked after us well,enjoyed our night

Thank Alan P
Brisbane, Australia
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

Fabulous location at the Queenstown wharf. The food was great, though the prices were a little high. Definitely would receommend.

Thank Judy P
Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

After having a few at the Atlas,we deceided to eat else where and this place was great. Fresh seafood,great service and a great view of the lake as the sun went down

Thank ThaiTraveller2015
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

What a supurb location, this place has so much potential, unfotunately it just hasnt hit the mark. The food is average yet high end prices and the staff looked like they would rather have been still in bed with a good book. Wont be back

Thank RandJd
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

We had dinner with friends on our second night in Queenstown. Our friends lived locally and recommended the Waterfront to us because of its position, good menu choices and reasonable prices. They were correct on all counts. The restaurant offers sharing platters which was a good way to eat and try several different dishes. The desserts were excellent. Service was... More 

Thank sunseeker2020
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Had a great dinner. Plenty of gluten-free options & best pork belly ever. Great view across the lake & lovely staff.

Thank Bronwyn S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Bar, Seafood, European, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach Street | Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1495
The Waterfront Bistro & Bar is located on level 1 of the Steamer Wharf Complex. We have the best "VIEWS" of the lake and scenery that Queenstown has to offer.
We offer Great views, taste bud tantalising food at affordable prices.
Come on in and try us.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?