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Roaring Megs Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand, International, European, Healthy
As featured in Best Food in Queenstown
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53 Shotover Street, 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was very good. My dad and I both enjoyed the lamb and we now know why this restaurant has won so many awards! The service wasn't also really good!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we all had lamb in different forms and everyone thought it was excellent . cost atmosphere and attentive traditional service .

Thank CJC-shanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must. Excellent food in a very comfortable setting. The dishes were interesting, generous and beautifully cooked. The staff were good natured and very helpful in a non pretentious down to earth way.

Thank NEBird
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rich flavours. Lamb melted in the mouth. I had the salmon which was amazing. I didn't expect all the flavours to work so perfectly. Incredible service. The wine matches were perfect.

Thank Kaitlin J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This's our first time to visit this restaurant. It was better than we expected. Food is so yummy and staffs did the great jobs. It's a little hard to find the place but you will be satisfied after you sitting there.

Thank Vpanny
Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tip from my hotel to go here for lamb paid off big time. This is an upstairs, out of the way, and out of the thick of things place. Slightly faded old world charm, and perfectly prepared lamb.

Thank vguifguyngo
Reading, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine recommended we visit Roaring Megs and it didn't disappoint. The staff were friendly, the service efficient and the food was excellent. It's a while since I enjoyed a meal as good. I would recommend this to anyone visiting Queenstown.

Thank jafergusonuk
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lamb is the speciality and the lamb confit is excellent. Room is quaint. Service was excellent - the best we had in Queenstown. Despite being upstairs, disabled access was arranged with no fuss! Wine list offered a good selection of local offerings. Well worth a visit

Thank Terry K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Starter (pork belly) melted in your mouth. We ordered and shared the 2 lamb dishes which were unbelievably good, dessert topped it off! Delicious food, great service (Mary) was very helpful and friendly, this hidden gem is to die for! Can't recommend it enough.

Thank Bobiark
Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We stumbled in here, as my husband wanted some local fare. We were not disappointed! Small restaurant, just a few tables and a lovely menu of local game. They have award-winning lamb dishes, presented in an upscale but hearty way. Everything was exquisitely prepared and the service was friendly, well-paced and helpful. Would definitely try to go here if in... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
New Zealand, International, European, Healthy
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 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 15 consecutive NZ Beef & Lamb Gold plates 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 is a must try 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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