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Roaring Megs Restaurant

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53 Shotover Street | Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 9676
18:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
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Province of Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a first class meal. The steak dish was incredible with a fantastic mushroom sauce. I had the lamb shank. The restaurant has awards for its lamb dishes

Thank Kim G
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic French inspired cuisine. Great service. Hostess was very knowledgeable about food. Generous portions.

Thank Michelle C
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is the case that when playing sport you can only play the opponent in front of you. So if you do well against the best then you are happy. If you play badly against the worst then you aren't. In my case, as I have only been in Queenstown for 5 nights I accept the fact that I can't... More 

Thank Brent H
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been pleasantly surprised with the wonderful food in Queenstown. But Roaring Megs was the best, the combo lamb shoulder and cutlet with potato gratin and veges was like no other.. we love lamb and this was spectacular.. great friendly service in a cute restaurant with an interesting history..highly recommended..

Thank Wendy H
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lovely night, nice atmosphere, staff were very friendly and attentive, food was amazing, easily the best meal we had in Qtown. Definitely try the lamb dishes. Worth the extra $.

Thank Brett A
Reno, Nevada
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235 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

This restaurant is upstairs and set back some but worth seeking it out. It is quaint and feels like you have gone back in time a bit. The servers were delightful and the food was excellent. We were also appreciative that they made accommodations for us without reservations.

Thank TahoeNVTravelers
Cincinnati, Ohio
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I don't like lamb but my husband does and we tried a lot of it while in New Zealand. Meg's Canterbury lamb was hands-down the best lamb I have ever eaten in my life - and we've had lamb all over the world! The restaurant is cozy and overlooks a main street, the only complaint about the atmosphere is it... More 

Thank luv2travelgrrl
Bourne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is a quiet romantic place to eat booking is recommended. Ate here eight years ago for my birthday and so wanted to return

Thank Ianandalyson
Newport Beach, California
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This is a restaurant upstairs in downtown Queenstown. It's historical and has vintage decor. Get the historical idea but the restaurant needs freshening.. The wait staff is excellent and very helpful with menu choices. The dinner was fine just not memorable, but may fit the bill for New Zealand cuisine for most.

Thank 280sheila
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Service was top notch. However venison was very disappointing, overcooked and bland. They made up for this by offering final course at no charge. Decor was bland and dated. Overall underwelming. Wine was good.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
New Zealand, International, European, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Shotover Street | Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 9676
Searching for the perfect NZ Lamb dish? Then look no further than Roaring Megs, this unique little restaurant will not disappoint! Established in 1981, Megs has continued to lead the field by being the only restaurant in the area to receive 18 consecutive NZ Beef & Lamb Gold plates(incl. 2017) and win both the recent Central Otago Lamb Dish of the Year and NZ Beef & Lamb Peoples Choice competitions. Megs unique menu has distinct European/NZ influences and the Rack of Canterbury Lamb and Lamb Cutlets with Confit are must tries whilst in Queenstown. The atmosphere and Victorian decor is the perfect setting for a romantic, candlelit dinner or group get together. Arrive before the sun sets for a Remarkables view.

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