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What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Updated 27/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Sponsored by: Nest Kitchen + Bar

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Breathtaking Views
1. Breathtaking Views
"hly recommend Great for couples , family’s Make the visit and "
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2. Amazing dinner
2. Amazing dinner
" room for the desert because it's worth it!"
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"Great drinks, very friendly staff and the food is excellent..."
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We invite you to savour modern takes on classic dishes at the highest alfresco dining in Queenstown. Our seductively-lit, art deco style restaurant and bar features floor to ceiling windows for awe-inspiring views down Lake Whakatipu. Nest cocktail lounge also features a unique selection of New Zealand Gin & tonics and an extensive list of Central Otago cellar wines exclusively curated for you. Our inviting ambience welcomes you to share laughter, love, and life.
US$32 - US$95
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
New Zealand, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Free off-street parking
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had the 3 course degustation menu with wine match. The food was truly delicious and the wine matched perfectly with each course. A big thank you to Ronak who was our waiter. He explained each course and wine clearly and had just the right...mix of professionalism and friendliness. We would definitely return to this restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

I have been wanting to try the nest for a long time And finally got there last night. I am a local and I can Not recommend this place highly enough . The food was absolutely incredible the best food I have ever eaten. We...got the salmon , duck , steak , potatoes and the chocolate mousse and they where all delicious! If you are in Queenstown this is a must! Thanks for a memorable night!More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was our anniversary that we decided to visit Queenstown. The service was excellent, and the food was stunning. They even wrote ‘Happy Anniversary’ on our dessert plates which my partner was super excited to see!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing location! Atmosphere & decor is better than we expected, not to mention food presentation & quality is high standard. We took a walk from Queenstown & enjoyed the spectacular view along the way - well worth the time & money spent for sure!

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you haven't visited this place then you must! The view from the restaurant/bar is absolutely stunning. I was blown away by all the little details that this restaurant focuses on, including the details in the service. We did the degustation menu with the wine...pairing. The staff there were amazing, they explained each dish and explained the wine and then asked for feedback on each of the dishes. Incredible food and wine also. 10/10. The other little details were changing our cutlery after each course, topping up our waters, making sure there wasn't anything else we needed. Very approachable, friendly staff. What topped it off was the lovely surprise from them I received for my birthday. Little touches like this make the experience. All in all the experience was amazing, from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. Highly recommend this place!!More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views, delicious food and the staff were incredibly polite and happy to help all the time. Thankyou! We had such a great evening and will come back when we are next visiting Queenstown :)

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service, amazing setting, stunning views, and delicious food. This place is stunning. We will revisit The Nest next time we visit Queenstown.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely location and went for the degustation option with 3 courses from the chef followed by 3 course meal. The food was done very well. However from greeting to table service was not what I would have expected of an establishment that delivers a degustation...dining experience. Maybe I had too higher expectations from all the reviews to deliver an amazing experience. Service does make a big impact on the overall diners perception and experience of the food presented and the passion of the chef passed onto the table. Can’t fault the food, but service sub par meant a lower review.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Nest for a fine dining experience while in Queenstown on holiday and we were not disappointed. We both went for the three course option and every plate was spectacular. On top of the incredible food, the service was also impeccable. Staff were super...friendly and incredibly knowledgeable with both the food and wine menu. I have enjoyed dining at a number of top restaurants in both Auckland and Wellington and the Nest easily ranks among the top experiences I've had. Will definitely be visiting again next time I'm in Queenstown.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little out of Queenstown, too far to walk however only a short taxi ride- Worth the effort. Limited although varied menu. Food was well presented and all delicious. The deck area is a must for taking photos and the breathtaking views can be seen...from all tables and seating. Friendly, attentive and professional staff. Nice bar area for pre or post dinner drinks with modern fire pitts to make it Uber cosy.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Yes, Nest Kitchen + Bar is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Nest Kitchen + Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5