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“A lamb showcase”

Roaring Megs Restaurant
Ranked #34 of 297 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$34
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: 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 20 consecutive NZ Beef & Lamb Gold plates(incl. 2018) 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us as one of the best restaurants in New Zealand for lamb. We weren't disappointed, we had the confit of lamb shoulder and it was delicious. I was a bit surprised to see only two lamb dishes on the menu, but I suppose it's better to do two things very well than to dilute the effort. The service was friendly and efficient, and the price was reasonable for the quality. My only criticism is that for such a nice restaurant they could have splashed out on more comfortable chairs.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 15 January 2019

We had a lovely dinner here on the 23rd of December. We hadn't made a reservation, but they managed to find us a table even though they had a very busy night.

The soup we had for starters were not especially exciting, but the main course (sirloin steak) was delicious.

The staff was welcoming and accommodating.

Will happily visit again.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Janandtheworld
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Reviewed 4 January 2019 via mobile

We visited Roaring Megs just for the lamb so were slightly disappointed to be told upon arrival they didn’t have one of the 2 lamb dishes on the menu.

However, the dish they did have was delicious. The portions are small but the food is very tasty and you can tell a lot of care has gone into the preparation.

The restaurant is quite dated in terms of decor and had little ambiance. We were a table of 4 and at times felt like we were making a lot of noise.

Friendly Spanish waitress and the owner seemed nice too with some good knowledge about local wine.

Worth a stop off to try the lamb.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tomwarren93
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Reviewed 24 December 2018

Great food, pleasant atmosphere and friendly staff. Must highly recommend the lamb dishes and the Crème brûlée.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Dan S
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Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Delicious venison and lamb, cooked to perfection, beautifully plated and complemented by The Pegasus Bay red. Decor is traditional but not stuffy. Sharon was a wonderful host and ensured we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. A rare gem, recommend booking in advance.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank laurawJ9695JY
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