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Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Ready to roll for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kanuka Kitchen and Bar in Nugget Point Hotel showcases some of the finest ingredients NZ has to offer and blimey is it tasty!

Soak in the stunning landscape over some tasty grub; the dining area is like an elevated conservatory with wide views of NZ's signature mountains, the Shotover River and general jaw-dropping scenery. It has to be seen to be believed.

Get your day off to a cracking start with a hearty breakfast. Go all out with their High Country Breakfast which comes with eggs, bacon, toast, hash brown... you name it! If you have a sweet tooth, give the pancakes a go. The lunch menu is full of comforting classics like fish and chips, the chicken BLAT sandwich and three scrummy vegetarian options.

And if you're looking for an evening bite, look no further than their dinner menu, bursting with locally sourced meat, fish and vegetables. Their aged Canterbury fillet is a showstopper, as is the goat curry and pork belly that comes with a kumara rosti. Whatever the time of day, Kanuka will fill your boots in no time.

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Kanuka Kitchen & Bar
Nugget Point Hotel, 146 Arthurs Point Road, Arthurs Point
Arthurs Point 9371

Open Hours:
Everyday 7am - 10pm

Phone: +6434092492

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Kanuka Kitchen & Bar
Location: Arthurs Point
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

From start to finish we were treated like royalty! This is my second time dining at Kanuka and I brought my mother in law from Dunedin and she was blown away and definitely want to go back! Thank you for making our lunch experience something to remember! The service and of course the food was of 5* quality! We will definitely be back!

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Kreig Leitchze

Tucked away in the opulent Nugget Point Hotel, Kanuka is a great place to enjoy a relaxed meal, coffee or one of their tasty cocktails, as you gaze out at - and down on - the idyllic Shotover River; until the famed Shotover Jet Boat comes roaring round the bend and whips out a full 360 degree spin!

A hidden gem of a location not many in Queenstown know about.

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The views from the restaurant are breathtaking and the staff reserved us a lovely table by the window looking over the river. Cooked breakfast was delicious and well complimented with the buffet. The restaurant has some nice sofas and a library and fireplace so is also a great place to hang out after dining. Look into the massage packages in the Nugget Point Hotel Spa which is next door which is a great way to make a day of pampering!

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We went for dinner with the family and loved it. Great food & beautiful atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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22.1.'20 - Yesterday we went to 'Kanuka Kitchen & Bar' at THC Nugget Point Hotel at Arthur's Point, Queenstown for lunch. We did it through "First Table'. All the Staff were very friendly, very professional and very polite. The food was really delcious and very well presented. (Even without First Table the prices are very reasonable.) The view from the Restaurant was spectacular with roof to floor windows - where you looked out to the surrounding mountains and overlook the Shotover River, where we watched the Jet Boats go up and down the River.
We would definitely recommend this Restaurant. It is large and airy with plenty of room between tables. The tables and chairs take you 'back in time' to another time in the past. You won't be disappointed. Take care. Mary and Terry Joyce, Q'town.

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Excellent food, good service, great view, tables spaced nicely apart, and an atmosphere where you can actually hear your dining companion's conversation. This is what makes a great dining experience and it can all be found at the Kanuka Kitchen & Bar. We dined with four friends and we were all delighted with our dining experience. We will definitely return. The Kanuka Kitchen is now our top choice for dinner.

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Kiran Skelton

Kanuka was a great experience, the food was delicious and very well presented. The portions were very well done considering the quality and richness of the ingredients. We had the Tempura Tofu burger, the Lamb Burger and the Steak as well as the regional platter and the Kokoda platter which was absolutely delicious.

Kanuka is a great experience when you're on First Table but I would also say that if you were planning a birthday or other special occasion, it is well worth it ESPECIALLY with the amazing view of the Shotover River from the restaurant.

4.5/5 Stars

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Jordan Soper

Fantastic meal. the staff were lovely and very accommodating with switching seats at our table as we had some back injuries.

Really nice quiet environment with a beautiful view.

I am a long-time local and have never been before, but I will definitely be going again.

10/10

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Nikki Atkinson

Booked this to welcome my friends to Queenstown. It was unfortunately raining a lot, however the view was still stunning! We were given an amazing seat and great service. The food was also fantastic, we both ate different veggie options and they had to be some of the best I’ve had.. ever! Really lovely evening, will definitely be booking again!

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Yum! What a great surprise. This is next to the onsen spa so I recommend before a trip there. The free taster arancini balls where amazing - I could have eaten a whole plate of them. We had the tempura salmon, raw fish and the beef. All of it was delicious. We will totally be back.

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billy-jo jones

nice relaxed atmosphere with beautiful views. Lovely place to have dinner, recommended. I had the beef fillet, it was perfectly cooked, and very tender.

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Amazing food, fantastic service and a glorious view - great night out!

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Laura-Jean Murray

From the moment we arrived till the moment we left our dining experience was amazing! We had amazing views from our table. The menu had something to suit everyone. Plenty of vegetarian options as well. The food was presented beautifully and the flavours were fresh and abundant. It has been the dining highlight of Queenstown. Definitely would go back again before we leave!

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Della Aprillia

The view was remarkable, the service was excellent, the food was outstanding. Had really great dinner there, would love to come back, definitely recommended!!

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Nicola Richards

We had a lovely table view looking out over the shotover river and the jet boats. The restaurant was quiet & atmosphere pleasant, parking easy, accomodating for little people, food was good value. It was a great opportunity to try a new restaurant and have some family time. Thank you

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katerina maceskova

Very refreshing experience in the middle of all the hamburgers and steak/fries restaurants. Kanuka has a nice choice of original and creative entrees and main dishes-fish, beef, lamb, goat, chicken, vegetarian or vegan, all that completed by tasty desserts. Everything was delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. You top it up with fantastic views and you have a 5 stars experience. We'll be back:)

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What a remarkable and happy surprise! From an unassuming driveway off the main Arthur's Point Road, we parked and made our way to the un-signed Kanuka Grill... and are we glad we did! The glass-walled dining room opens up onto a *stunning* 180-degree view of a breathtaking oxbow of the Shotover River. With a view like this, the food would have to compete for attention-- and it did, beautifully. We started with the Duck Salad... and 3 bites into it, we joked about cancelling the rest of our order and getting two more Duck Salads instead-- it was that tasty. Lively flavours, wonderful texture, and a range of colour: we'll be back for sure to have that again soon! We weren't disappointed by our mains either: the lentils main had my normally-meat-oriented husband licking his chops, and my perfectly-prepared lamb was served with peas (3 ways!), gnocchi and a savoury beetroot sauce. Bravo, Kanuka Kitchen! Between your gorgeous setting, your lovely service and really good food, you won't be one of Queenstown's best-kept secrets for long!

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Carol Barker

Relaxing atmosphere, wonderful views the meals were excellently presented and tasteful, the service was perfect,overall we all had an exceptional dining experience. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be returning

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Janelle Nimmo

From the moment we walked in we felt the lush, elegant atmosphere. Our seating was absolutely divine, giving us full 180 degree view over the Shotover at dusk. The food has a Pacifica spin, and the flavours were spot on. I had the Merino Lamb and my husband had the Beef. Both were cooked to perfection and accompaniments were delicious. We LOVED our experience at Kanuka and would dine again without hesitation

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Hayley Rand

An excellent evening at our local - first time after the change of ownership and we were regulars before.
The tasting platter was great value for money and delicious, the salmon, pork belly and lamb were amazing - complimentary dishes brought out were a great addition despite us all being full and the children’s meal for our 4 year old was huge - never seen my son so happy as when his sundae came eat out!!
Staff were great and a well put together wine list - we will be back!

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Excellent food with great views of the Shotover river & mountains beyond. Staff attentive, restaurant is child friendly. The ceviche is not to be missed!

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Amy Quinn

The restaurant was beautiful and featured amazing views. The staff were very accommodating and prepared a vegan meal for me. I can’t fault the service and will be back again.

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Simone Francis

Thank you so much for a lovely evening! The food and service were so amazing. Everything was cooked to perfection. Would definitely recommend the beef fillet and for the vegetarians - the Kumera and Jackfruit dish.

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Tracey Allison

Prepare to be impressed by the grandeur of this restaurant. The combination of the spacious surroundings and the homely atmosphere and friendly staff will be hard to beat! The food was generous, tasty and beautifully presented. Thanks Team for a wonderful time. Tracey

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I booked for 4 of us for lunch at Kanuka Kitchen and Bar and I can honestly say it surpassed all of our expectations. Noelle was our waitress, she was extremely knowledgeable and professional. We decided to all share the Tasting platter and the Kokoda (ceviche) for starters and both were absolutely delicious and good size servings. We then ordered the poached chicken salad, BLT and 2 more servings of the ceviche, all were delicious. To top off a great lunch Arvind the chef came out and introduced himself we discussed the menu and his passion for cooking. Kanuka is definitely worth a visit, the decor is elegant and relaxing. The fires added a cosy feel and the views are breath taking over the shotover river. We will definitely go back to Kanuka.

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We went at kakuna the day before we had to start the lockdown, the restaurant was obviously almost empty so we got the best table with an amazing view on the river.
Food was good and service adequate.
One point for the chef coming out and speak with my wife which has some allergies, appreciate it.

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Ольга Рукина

The place is a bit old school. We were the only clients at the restaurant at 6 pm Saturday night. Food and views were really good, the atmosphere, music and attention to detail in the interior could have been better. The place has huge potential (i could sit there and enjoy the view for hours), just needs a bit of love.

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Excellent friendly service. Great food. Beautiful view.

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From start to finish we were treated like royalty! This is my second time dining at Kanuka and I brought my mother in law from Dunedin and she was blown away and definitely want to go back! Thank you for making our lunch experience something to remember! The service and of course the food was of 5* quality! We will definitely be back!

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Kreig Leitchze

Tucked away in the opulent Nugget Point Hotel, Kanuka is a great place to enjoy a relaxed meal, coffee or one of their tasty cocktails, as you gaze out at - and down on - the idyllic Shotover River; until the famed Shotover Jet Boat comes roaring round the bend and whips out a full 360 degree spin!

A hidden gem of a location not many in Queenstown know about.

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Helen Jasmin

Interesting pairing of European, Pacific island and Indian cuisine.
The preparation of the pork belly needs some refining, the crispy skin was nice but the meat was really though and laking flavor

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Our meal was nice, just not exciting.

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Regina Havalova

Great place with outstanding views. Food was very rich in flavour, good portions and great presentation. Staff are very welcoming. Definently will be back :)

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Very average food, cheap breads, pastries were solid not fresh, minimal choice on the continental brekky, a la carte menu alot better. Staff very friendly and helpful beautiful setting and dining area.

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Rishi Yadav

Loved the food loved the view loved the service

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The views from the restaurant are breathtaking and the staff reserved us a lovely table by the window looking over the river. Cooked breakfast was delicious and well complimented with the buffet. The restaurant has some nice sofas and a library and fireplace so is also a great place to hang out after dining. Look into the massage packages in the Nugget Point Hotel Spa which is next door which is a great way to make a day of pampering!

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Hayley Sorensen

Loved every minute of this place!

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Fantastic from start to finish, would highly recommend

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Susan Walsh

Thouroughly enjoyed the shared platter with salmon,venison and salami and cheeses plus bread and dips..The view was outstanding and totally unforgettable!!

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We went for dinner with the family and loved it. Great food & beautiful atmosphere. Would highly recommend

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Steve Pearson

Lovely food and fantastic views

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22.1.'20 - Yesterday we went to 'Kanuka Kitchen & Bar' at THC Nugget Point Hotel at Arthur's Point, Queenstown for lunch. We did it through "First Table'. All the Staff were very friendly, very professional and very polite. The food was really delcious and very well presented. (Even without First Table the prices are very reasonable.) The view from the Restaurant was spectacular with roof to floor windows - where you looked out to the surrounding mountains and overlook the Shotover River, where we watched the Jet Boats go up and down the River.
We would definitely recommend this Restaurant. It is large and airy with plenty of room between tables. The tables and chairs take you 'back in time' to another time in the past. You won't be disappointed. Take care. Mary and Terry Joyce, Q'town.

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Jon White

What an excellent venue! Superb views, excellent food, great service. Couldn’t fault anything. Highly recommended

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Excellent food, good service, great view, tables spaced nicely apart, and an atmosphere where you can actually hear your dining companion's conversation. This is what makes a great dining experience and it can all be found at the Kanuka Kitchen & Bar. We dined with four friends and we were all delighted with our dining experience. We will definitely return. The Kanuka Kitchen is now our top choice for dinner.

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The view was stunning

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Samantha Beynon

The food was amazing, really nice views and the service was brilliant! will deffo go back!

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Kiran Skelton

Kanuka was a great experience, the food was delicious and very well presented. The portions were very well done considering the quality and richness of the ingredients. We had the Tempura Tofu burger, the Lamb Burger and the Steak as well as the regional platter and the Kokoda platter which was absolutely delicious.

Kanuka is a great experience when you're on First Table but I would also say that if you were planning a birthday or other special occasion, it is well worth it ESPECIALLY with the amazing view of the Shotover River from the restaurant.

4.5/5 Stars

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Great breakfast at Kanuka, food was delicious and you cannot beat that view!

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Jordan Soper

Fantastic meal. the staff were lovely and very accommodating with switching seats at our table as we had some back injuries.

Really nice quiet environment with a beautiful view.

I am a long-time local and have never been before, but I will definitely be going again.

10/10

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Aimie Timbs-Paulin

Great place for a meal. Spectacular views great staff, great food. Highly recommend

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Excellent waitress service.

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June Caples

Stunning views and amazing food. We will definitely be back

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Nikki Atkinson

Booked this to welcome my friends to Queenstown. It was unfortunately raining a lot, however the view was still stunning! We were given an amazing seat and great service. The food was also fantastic, we both ate different veggie options and they had to be some of the best I’ve had.. ever! Really lovely evening, will definitely be booking again!

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Yum! What a great surprise. This is next to the onsen spa so I recommend before a trip there. The free taster arancini balls where amazing - I could have eaten a whole plate of them. We had the tempura salmon, raw fish and the beef. All of it was delicious. We will totally be back.

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Wonderfull outlook, The dining room was a bit tired and in need of some new furniture and decor. However the service was prompt and informative.. The food was excellent , imaginative and good sized portions. The menu was somewhat limited but we all found something to our taste.

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Konatsu Ueda

It was stunning view and delicious dinner! Absolutely come back soon! Thank you

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billy-jo jones

nice relaxed atmosphere with beautiful views. Lovely place to have dinner, recommended. I had the beef fillet, it was perfectly cooked, and very tender.

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Amazing food and professional friendly staff. The view was stunning. Will definitely come back

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Amazing food, fantastic service and a glorious view - great night out!

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Gorgeous location, quiet and peaceful. Lovely food and service.

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Laura-Jean Murray

From the moment we arrived till the moment we left our dining experience was amazing! We had amazing views from our table. The menu had something to suit everyone. Plenty of vegetarian options as well. The food was presented beautifully and the flavours were fresh and abundant. It has been the dining highlight of Queenstown. Definitely would go back again before we leave!

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Great variety on the menu.
Super friendly and attentive staff.
Awesome views out to the river.
Ambient music could be more modern.
A great place - needs more signage out front.

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We had trouble finding the restaurant as we didn't realize it was in Nugget Point. No external signs. But wow great dining experience. Seated with beautiful views over the river. Friendly service and delicious food. Good range for red meat eaters to vegan and GF.

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Enjoyed the food and the waitress was friendly. Thanks

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Juliana Rosado

Amazing. Delicious breakfast, view and service. Thank you for that!

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Della Aprillia

The view was remarkable, the service was excellent, the food was outstanding. Had really great dinner there, would love to come back, definitely recommended!!

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Nicola Richards

We had a lovely table view looking out over the shotover river and the jet boats. The restaurant was quiet & atmosphere pleasant, parking easy, accomodating for little people, food was good value. It was a great opportunity to try a new restaurant and have some family time. Thank you

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Nikolas Nilsson

Nice place to eat with good service

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Stuart Grieve

An excellent lunch. Great food, great service. Lovely ambience and amazing views. Highly recommend.

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katerina maceskova

Very refreshing experience in the middle of all the hamburgers and steak/fries restaurants. Kanuka has a nice choice of original and creative entrees and main dishes-fish, beef, lamb, goat, chicken, vegetarian or vegan, all that completed by tasty desserts. Everything was delicious. The staff is friendly and attentive. You top it up with fantastic views and you have a 5 stars experience. We'll be back:)

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good food good service :)

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Ben Norfolk

The food was good and the portion size was large very happy with this place will be back cheers

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Svea Lechmann

Lovely service & delicious food!

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What a remarkable and happy surprise! From an unassuming driveway off the main Arthur's Point Road, we parked and made our way to the un-signed Kanuka Grill... and are we glad we did! The glass-walled dining room opens up onto a *stunning* 180-degree view of a breathtaking oxbow of the Shotover River. With a view like this, the food would have to compete for attention-- and it did, beautifully. We started with the Duck Salad... and 3 bites into it, we joked about cancelling the rest of our order and getting two more Duck Salads instead-- it was that tasty. Lively flavours, wonderful texture, and a range of colour: we'll be back for sure to have that again soon! We weren't disappointed by our mains either: the lentils main had my normally-meat-oriented husband licking his chops, and my perfectly-prepared lamb was served with peas (3 ways!), gnocchi and a savoury beetroot sauce. Bravo, Kanuka Kitchen! Between your gorgeous setting, your lovely service and really good food, you won't be one of Queenstown's best-kept secrets for long!

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Sally Watson

Fantastic breakfast with spectacular views and friendly service. The eggs benedict I were superb and I will definitely be returning for more!

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