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Gibbston tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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Coal Pit Road | Gibbston Valley Highway, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
+64 3-409 0508
11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best pub we visited in NZ (we're from the UK). Friendly staff, great food and perfect location.Seemed like a good mixture of locals and visitors and no tourist hordes.

Thank Irving W
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79 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Atmosphere plus in this small, cosy, rustic tavern in the midst of wine country... with the fire roaring our pizzas, cooked in the outdoor oven, were absolutely delish! Welcoming and relaxing... a must visit to this delightful place just a short drive from Queenstown.

Thank R W
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in for lunch on our way back from Wanaka. Staff very friendly. Food was nice, but not quite as spectacular as the other meals we have had over the last few days. its definitely worth a visit as location great.

Thank Cynders2014
Hong Kong, China
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Over the last few days we stopped their twice after activities for a few beers and their delicious pizzas prepared in their own pizza oven. They only serve Speight's in large bottles which suited us perfectly. The service was friendly and fast. Both indoor and outdoor seating available.

Thank Klaus E
Lovettsville, Virginia
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43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

They have authentic wood fired pizza...and very yummy sandwiches. Good selection of beers and cocktails. Service was superb...made feel like we were regulars (passing thru from the USA).

Thank Timay11
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Went here with a couple of friends for food and a drink. One friend got the wood fired pizza and me and another got the fish and chips. The food was so tasty and fresh and loved the homemade tomato ketchup! My friend even said it was the best fish and chips she's had in Queenstown! The staff were so... More 

Thank Jess R
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Gibbston Tavern was a great find. Having visited the nearby Peregrine Wines and on our way to Amisfield for lunch a visit to the tavern had been highly recommended. Food was not on our agenda but a cold drink on a warm day was. Walking into Gibbston Tavern was like taking a step back in time; we half expected New... More 

Thank Bridstow
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Simply a great bar with simple great food. You could stay for a while and be very happy. It's a great alternative to some of the winery restaurants.

Thank A W
GibbstonTav, Manager at Gibbston tavern, responded to this review

Very pleased you enjoyed your time here, it is a great unique little spot Thanks for the review, see you next time Cheers Gibbston Tav More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Had a time at the Tavern! Awesome place for a beer in the sun and some yummy wood fire pizzas! Great vibe, family friendly!! Will definitely come visit again soon!

Thank Bethany C
Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Went with a group of friends for a few drinks and food, loved the pizzas!! And great friendly service. Would definitely recommend this lovely spot to others!

Thank Asil81
GibbstonTav, Manager at Gibbston tavern, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, very pleased you all enjoyed yourselves. You were lucky to strike a great day so you could enjoy our awesome outdoor area See you next time More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Bar, Pizza, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Coal Pit Road | Gibbston Valley Highway, Queenstown 9371, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 0508
Amazing location and relaxed setting away from the chaos of Queenstown. Fabulous wood fire pizzas!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?