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$6 - $35
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New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great experience. Virginia treated us great and helped to make the dinner really confortable. The meat was really good.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, but service ranged from indifferent to sullen. Lots of options in Queenstown, so next time we would head elsewhere.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved that this restaurant had so much outdoor seating with tons of warm heaters. We ordered a bunch of small plates for dinner and they were delicious. Highlights were the olives, the whiskey cured salmon, the corn ribs, and the caesar salad. Service was...great.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy cocktails for Happy hour- highly recommend the daiquiri ! Perfect spot to sit and take in the scenery after arriving from the airport.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great night out, great food, very delicious, drinks and service. We all enjoyed ourselves. Lovely Helena was fantastic and very helpful.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helena was an excellent hostess, the food was very pricey, but excellent quality. All staff were friendly and the atmosphere and scenery amazing.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing evening celebrating my hubby's birthday. We had great service from a beautiful young lady called Helena from UK. Everything was perfect. Thank you xxx

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

perfect for a family dinner out with outstanding views of lake wakatipu. Menu had something to please everyone. Our server, Helena, was very personable, attentive, and gave great menu recommendations!

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A divine waterfront lunch with spectacular views. The local cuisine was delicious, particularly the whole flounder. If the weather is good hover for a table on the wharf as these can't be booked. Great place to treat yourself and your family/friends.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gourmet quality food on Queenstown waterfront. We were able to be seated inside without a reservation on a Monday evening. Server was efficient and friendly. At first we thought the serving size was rather small but it was just about right for a light dinner....If you are extra hungry, be sure to get an appetizer. I had the vegetarian eggplant dish while my fellow traveller had the salmon. Both were excellent. I’d definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here on our first night to New Zealand. I had made reservations online for our group of 7 before we left the states and I am so glad I did. The food here is delicious - farm fresh to table. It is located...right on the shore of Lake Wakatipu in the middle of the town. The night we went it was extremely windy and cold outside (glad we had reservations for inside!) but on the days and nights of warmer weather, there are lots of tables outdoor.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Didn't feel welcome at all at this restaurant. Booked a table for 7:30pm for my dads birthday. Weren't greeted or seated by anyone. Left standing by the door for around 5 minutes while at least 4 staff members noticed us. We were just ignored. 0...hospitality and staff is inexperienced. Dinner was overall average with a strange menu for this kind of restaurant. Must be an italian chef??? The market fish (still wondering what fish it was as the waitress couldnt tell us), had little to no sauce or veg, came with 3 mussels but 2 of them were empty shells!! My pasta was the smallest portion, the kids meal at Giovi's across the road is honestly bigger. Tap water jug had a bill sitting in the bottom of it. They ran out of multiple dishes and I could drink the bland tiramisu dessert. Very disappointing evening. We won't be back here anytime soon.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Fantastic view of the harbor and sunset! Fabulous food! We ordered the salmon, the eggplant, and fried cauliflower. All were so delicious! The traditional Pavlova dessert came highly recommended by our server, and was a complete delight! She said it rates as one of the...best Pavlova in the world!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024 via mobile

Phenomenally fresh fish like the sole and salmon. Delightfully tasty sauces and amazing pavlova for dessert. We loved it so much we came back again tonight. Definitely worth it

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

For a nice relaxed meal or just a drink, Public is great. Right on the waterfront you get to see the great views as well as the life of the Pier. Really good service, recommendations and good food. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: February 2024
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PUBLIC KITCHEN & BAR, Queenstown - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Public Kitchen & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5