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$17 - $44
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Fast food, Healthy
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Reviewed 3 February 2024

My family was looking for a quick and simple lunch (with gf options) on the way to Queenstown airport. We had 3 burgers, and the green salad with gf chicken tenders. The food was fresh and great quality. The chicken was satisfyingly crispy. One of...my kids said that it was great to have a burger that "looked just as good as the photo" for a change - and tasted as good too. I would happily recommend to visitors and locals.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023 via mobile

The food was awesome we had a bit of everything. The tenders were great. The dragon wings were as advertised certainly pack a punch. We ate three different burgers and all loved them

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 22 November 2023

Excellent Service Great Food. First time I have Visited this place. I can recommend it to the local and visitors

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

I didn't have high expectations when my family was hunting for a take away lunch following an unexpected three day layover due to cancelled flights... but we were all craving fried chicken and spotting this place was a god-send. We picked up chicken done "regular"...and "spicy" coating, some sides and it was well done and worth the money. The regular chicken was crispy and tasty all by itself, though we did enjoy the side "dips" we had. The spicy chicken was a little bit wet, but you expect that from this kind of coating- and it was delicious too. Overall, no complaints at all. Well done.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

I can't rave about and recommend love chicken enough! We loved our burgers and fries. Food serves were huge and everything was delicious and cooked to perfection. Nothing was sloppy everything was done with care. The owner is amazing and does a fantastic job! Service...is great. The view is stunning. Would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2023

Unfortunately, any attempted goodness is drained by the wrong location sourcing of most produce & products. Chicken from Hawkes Bay (waste of energy & distance), same with most if not ALL products, seem deliberately sourced from the furthest locations around New Zealand, rather than true...'local' products/produce, suggest you refocus to use 'local'!! Communication with staff regarding questions and any service on site, are problematic, more training needed. Please get someone to proofread your website too, so the English actually makes sense. Some items on menu apparently are not available, no reasons given. Our table was dirty and sticky, empty cutlery and napkin box, we needed to get things from other tables and ALL tables were visibly messy and unclean!. More attention to details and much more training needed. Bathrooms need serious attention, to be safe & clean!! Asked for 2 Coffees (as on menu) some very luke-warm wet brown solution arrived in 2 mugs, with a cream jug filled with white sugar & 2 teaspoons... had to ask for milk (look of astonishment of waiters face, said it all!), that arrived 2 drinking glasses, and when put together in mug, was a barely warm tasteless brown liquid, no coffee taste at all. We were also charged $3 ea for 2 drops of sauce & aioli, which should be complimentary. The 'hot spicy burger' was not so much hot/spicy but chemically hot/burning, to the point of being quite dangerous, made that burger inedible. Apart from this, the ONLY thing they did manage, was the chips (shame they do not use local Southland potatoes, but import them from Timaru - NOT local). Try better, try more, learn more... NO excuse!! Mediocre at best.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Darren Lovell, Owner at Love Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2023

Sorry about the sticky tables. It sounds like you came in after a rush. Like most places in Queenstown, we are short-staffed, and our staff do the best they can to keep up with the demands of a busy, popular restaurant. We serve organic chicken...More

Reviewed 17 May 2023

Wow, the best chicken burger I have ever had, the real deal, I will be back for sure, for $17 it is great value. NEXT visit the whole family. Keep up the great work team, and if you are QT local you really need to...try it,More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 February 2023

Was recommended this place by a tour guide. Best food in Queenstown after 3 years of searching. Consistently good food, service and atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2022

If you like chicken, this is your place. We usually get the Korean burger with chips. A huge serving, which can do 2 people really.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

The chicken burgers were yum, but the milkshakes are a must! Absolutely made our meal. The strawberry and choc were delish. We found out why - because they make their own syrups! Incredible. You definitely have to try

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 August 2022 via mobile

We ordered delivery service for dinner and thought we were smart placing an early order at 5:18. The delivery service site said our food would be delivered between 7:20-7:30. Woah! Well… ok. We were all in at this point. Sure enough, the order arrived at...our hotel at 7:30! Everyone’s dinner was fresh and hot and quite tasty! It didn’t taste like it was sitting around waiting in a bag. Even our pickiest eater was pleased with her dinner! The chicken strips were very generous in size, crispy, and oh, so good. Hubs got the Korean grilled sandwich and flavors on it were delicious! Sides were potato salad - perfectly sized chunks of potato and celery in a mild, tasty mayo blend. Side salad was good - it was fresh and Hubs said it was just right. We have been following self-isolation protocols in a local hotel and this meal was a welcome hug of goodness. It was worth the wait!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 June 2022

Great food for coeliac hubby. Service a bit slow but they did tell us that was the case. Will definitely visit next time we are in town

Date of visit: June 2022
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DarrenLovell, Owner at Love Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2022

Thanks for the review Carolyn. Yes, with only one fryer dedicated to coeliacs there can be a queue sometimes. Still, some things are worth waiting for.

Reviewed 27 January 2022 via mobile

Love it here. We come up here pretty often and always stop in at Love Chicken. I don’t eat meat unless it’s from here Lol. This place never disappoints. On our way home we usually order 5-6 burgers to take home to the family too…wish...they had a loyalty programme of some sort🤣More

Date of visit: January 2022
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DarrenLovell, Owner at Love Chicken, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2022

HI! THANK YOU FOR THE FIVE STAR REVIEW. WE DO HAVE A LOYALTY SYSTEM - ASK WHEN YOU'RE NEXT IN AND MENTION YOUR TRIPADVISOR SO I CAN GIVE YOU EXTRA POINTS. THANKS AGAIN FOR LOVING US

Reviewed 4 January 2022

I must say the chicken wings of Love Chicken are the best in NZ! It is crispy with wonderful taste! I wish there would be more branches in other cities in NZ so I can eat the wings more often! They use organic chicken.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 7 November 2021

The years of accepting a gluten free soggy batter or the unbattered alternatives are over! Love Chicken has the best gluten free batter I think I have ever tasted, so crispy. Combined with a lovely gluten free bun and great flavours. This is a glutards...dream!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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LOVE CHICKEN, Queenstown - A-16 Queenstown Central 19 Grant Rd - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Love Chicken is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5