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“A Great Find on the Steamer Wharf”

Public Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #34 of 268 Restaurants in Queenstown
Price range: US$4 - US$22
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The newest offering by acclaimed restaurant group Wai Dining, Public Kitchen and Bar is now open on the Steamer Wharf. Offering exceptional local cuisine Public Kitchen is all about local produce caught in the hills or farmed down the road or caught off the coast. The closest restaurant to the lake the outdoor terrace is a must dining option to take in the views and enjoy the exceptional sharing dishes on offer. Open daily from 9 am for Breakfast, lunch, bar grazing, drinks and dinner. Open Everyday from Midday till late
Reviewed 25 August 2021

What a spot, sitting outside on the deck in front of the Earnslaw. We wanted to be outside and Wies our wonderful waitress made sure we had rugs if needed and cranked up the gas heater beside our table. Live music was playing inside. We decided to 'Trust the Chef' and were in culinary heaven as the food kept on coming. Cauliflower bites, pork belly on skewers, duck pancakes, a gorgeous rocket, pear, walnut salad, beef with vegies and a delicious rhubarb brulee in a big bowl with 2 spoons to finish. We really enjoyed our experience. Thanks for looking after us so well Wies.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 15 August 2021 via mobile

Although we spend a lot of time in Queenstown, we hadn’t been here before but were welcomed like we were regulars. The staff were attentive and friendly and the view was one of the best in QT - if you get the front table. The menu was explained clearly and we got lots of smaller dishes to share, all of which were presented beautifully and tasted even better. Not a bad dish amongst them! Our waiter Jonah was fabulous, had a bit of a laugh with us and made sure everything was just perfect. Thanks team. We will be back!!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Had lots of different plates to share and they were all divine. The cauliflower bites, duck pancakes and the pork belly sticks were a definite standout. Staff were friendly and helpful. Great restaurant.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Public Kitchen & Bar, Owner at Public Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2021

Thank you Emily for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening at Public!

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Reviewed 16 July 2021

Picked here because of a review placing it in the top 3 restaurants in QT, and we weren't disappointed. Excellent food, friendly, attentive and approachable staff with an excellent sense of humour. Pick any dish, they're all good

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank gaiteiro
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Public Kitchen & Bar, General Manager at Public Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a lovely review. So happy you enjoyed the food and wonderful staff! We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 July 2021

Came in for dinner with a couple friends and was well looked after by Jonas. He made great recommendations and when we came back in the next night for drinks he remembered what we had. Great food here but his hospitality is definitely what brought us back so thanks heaps Jonas!

Date of visit: July 2021
Thank JacobW1804
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