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Family Dining in Queenstown, New Zealand

by Angelique Platas

May 25, 2018

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With two islands boasting otherworldly beauty, diverse landscape and epic cityscapes, New Zealand is a bucket-list destination for good reason. There will be a lot to see, do and explore while visiting each island and your family is bound to get hungry.


Begin in Queenstown; you will have your hands full with such a diverse lineup of foodie menus, trending cuisine and rich wine regions. Take your pick from some of the best dining establishments in the world while in the city. Cut out the indecision and arrive prepared with a checklist of family-friendly dining options for your tribe.


Fresh seafood is a must while in New Zealand, but you don’t always have time to sit down and enjoy the view. Erik’s Fish and Chips is perfect for families on the go, offering takeaway Kiwi cuisine. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients and authentic cuisine including Hoki. Everything on the menu can be made gluten free, Halal and quickly so you can enjoy great food on the go.


For the little ones, Chipmunks Playland and Cafe offers a fun break from sightseeing and the hustle and bustle of the city with a restaurant all about the kids. Let the kids work up an appetite in the playground and enjoy burgers, shakes, sandwiches and pizza between tours.


Breakfast or lunch at Jack’s Point along the water surrounded by mountain ranges on a championship golf course. Offering dinner on Friday nights and lunch until 6 p.m. during the week, the unique dining spot is known for its great food, drinks and amazing views with indoor and outdoor dining and a casual-meets-upscale vibe.


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For something a little more adult, but still with a family vibe, Ballarat Trading Co. is a fun gastropub offering a diverse menu of fine dining, comfort food and great drinks. You’ll love the ambiance and time to slow down with the family over breakfast, lunch or dinner.


Go all out for dinner at Eichardt’s Bar in the private and historic hotel of the same name. Tucked away in Queenstown, boasting lakeside views and epic mountain vistas, but still with a private allure, Eichardt’s is a great last meal while in Queenstown. Enjoy innovative cuisine, incredible cocktails and options for the whole family — as the only bar in Queenstown serving Champagne Bollinger by the glass, Eichardt’s Bar will easily be a memorable dining experience.


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