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Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar

Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-441 0085
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (170 reviews)
“roast meats” (25 reviews)
“soups” (46 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Chinese, European, Asian, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked our lunch in advance in a package with the gondola and luge. I emailed them after the booking to check if an upgrade was available and it was. We are very glad we did this. It was $20 per person and this guaranteed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nic_ann_F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

One of the best Buffet spreads in the world, Stratosfare's hospitality and warmth is commendable. For NZ $90, there was ample of food from the world cuisine to choose from. Desserts were finger-licking good Plenty of options for vegans and vegetarians. Hospitality was top-notch Make...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ozzy-Kunnu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time at this restaurant and didn't disappoint. Plenty of food options to cater for all tastes. The view is amazing but would necessarily pay the extra for a window seat. Alcoholic drinks not included in price and can add up quickly. It's one of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 14JD68
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked the method with which customer’s seating was organised. This was the only eatery in Queenstown that had Moscato on their drink list! Bonus! A large variety of salads, meats, vegetables, desserts, etc.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 550Frances
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Advance booking is advice. Be there early, either 11.00am for lunch or 6.00pm for dinner, as the place gets full quickly and choice of window sitting is limited. Take your time trying out the different choices of sumptuous buffet choices. And enjoy the great view...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ctcmanila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the top of the Gondola. Good place to sit by the window no matter the weather, see what you can see and have a few drinks. Friendly and helpful barman and the prices are no worse than in town. Actually very good. Clean and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WayneK160
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Stratosphere Restaurant which added to making the view all that more enjoyable. Every city with a mountain should promote their city like Queenstown has done with this facility

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 543mikeo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a reservation here as a replacement to the thanksgiving meal my brother and I missed at home and was very satisfied. Although my server was a bit cold, the food made up for it. There was every type of cuisine you can imagine and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank hannahscoggs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'd recommend stopping here for a drink before heading back. The views are just epic. The bar faces the mountains and the Gondola. I think you may catch the Bungy too in some parts. Oh there's also a lounge area to chill at. It wasn't...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank William C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where to begin; the food is excellent and plentiful. No matter what you are in the mood for dining wise you can find it here. The view from the Stratosfare makes the dining experience that much more special.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lowell L
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Julie A
18 October 2018|
Response from ozpuddle | Reviewed this property |
Hi Julie Yes, this review is for Stratosphere Queenstown, New Zealand. There are a number of other venues around the world using the name Stratosphere but this one is definitely Queenstown 👍
Hoe Z
10 June 2018|
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Response from Mumjudy | Reviewed this property |
Try a direct phone call rather than email.
Karen O
10 May 2018|
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Response from PeaceT18 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Booking is highly recommended, especially if you would like window seats with bird's eye views of the city. It's a popular place with tourists. You only pay on arrival, so there's no financial penalty if you fail to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$43
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brecon Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 0085
  • E-mail
Located high above Queenstown with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, Skyline Queenstown's restaurant is one of the most popular dining experiences in New Zealand - catering for up to 620 guests each night. Chef and guest interaction is one of the highlights of the Stratosfare redevelopment. Guests are able to watch as Stratosfare's expert chefs prepare dishes using some of New Zealand's finest produce at interactive cooking stations. Further enhancing the overall guest experience is the inclusion of a mussel bar, where New Zealand green-lipped mussels are served hot to diners. A central feature of Stratosfare is a purpose-built rotisserie oven where guests can see locally-sourced chicken, beef and lamb cooked before their eyes. A tempting dessert display featuring a vast array of decadent sweet treats is the perfect end to a dining experience. Lunch open from 12.00Pm until 2.00Pm. Dinner reservations available: Early sitting from 5.45Pm till 6.30Pm (tables must be vacated by 7.45Pm) Late sitting from 8.15Pm to 8.45Pm (no time limit) Contact
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