Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Enjoy heartwarming food and mountain views at The Hayes…

Named after the infamous Queenstown pirate Captain ‘Bully’ Hayes, this vibrant restaurant fuses local legend with stylish decor and warm Kiwi hospitality.

Join their friendly crew for a cold beer, killer coffee or delicious bite to eat, with a selection of classic New Zealand dishes on the menu. From ‘pirate’ platters and gourmet burgers, to succulent steak and handmade pizza (gluten-free and vegan options available), everything is crafted with the finest local and seasonal ingredients.

A favourite spot to wine and dine the night away, meet the locals and listen to the legends of those first settlers and scallywags of 1850s Queenstown. Not one to miss, head to The Hayes for your next evening out

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The Hayes
1 Onslow Road, Lake Hayes Estate
Queenstown 9304

Open Hours:
Monday 7am - 8pm and 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 7am - 5pm and 10am - 11pm
Wednesday 7am - 8pm and 10am - 11pm
Thursday 7am - 8pm and 10am - 11pm
Friday 7am - 8pm and 10am - 12pm
Saturday 7am - 8pm and 8am - 12pm
Sunday 7am - 8pm and 8am - 11pm

Phone: 03 4414074
Website: www.thehayes.co.nz

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The Hayes
Location: Lake Hayes
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+

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Leanne Kafrda

Good night. Food great and relaxed atmosphere, thanks!

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Krithy Pillay-Rastogi

Ok for lunch

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Brilliant breakfast!

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Margi Jamieson

Loved the breakfast menu. Will definitely go again

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Amazing place!!
These days town so crowded
Perfect decision!!
Great staff! She was amazing! Perfect memories!! We loved it
Definitely visit later!!! Highly recommend

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Enjoyed our meal, staff were very attentive. Our waitress was new and was doing a great job answering our questions.

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Marnie Reid

We live in Lake Hayes Estate and we are lucky to have such a great wee restaurant in the area, everything we had was delicious and there was plenty of it.
It has a nice friendly atmosphere and everyone seemed relaxed and happy to be there

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Adam Lopez

The best Eggs bene I've ever had! Also on this day there was that heavy snowfall which caused powercuts, but The Hayes were very accommodating to let us change the day on such short notice!

Even if you don't go on first table, they are worth every dollar!

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Arturo Fitch

Amazing! Simple food made in the best way!

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Great meal and atmosphere. Loved the burger in a bowl option as I don't eat bread! Will definitely be back.

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Melissa Bradley

Nevers fails The Hayes is the best - great food super service and the kids love it every time. Thanks for making Ollies 10th Birthday brekkie the best

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Awesome food, excellent service and such a nice setting all around, high recommend!

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

Great to have this place out of town and easy to park outside! Nice place and great for families as well. The pizzas are delicious if you like a thin base with lots of toppings!

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Sharyn Mitchell

Good food! Nice spot!

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Great coffee and definitely the best eggs bene ever!!!!

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Amber Jamieson

Was nice in quiet..service was spot on and then the food came. Very nice all was delightful and filling. Well done again to the Hayes crew! Thank you

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Arturo Fitch

Fantastic!

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Sandra Hay

Lovely casual restaurant with excellent staff and food. Couldn't fault The Hayes and will certainly be going back. Would recommend.

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Emma Van Tuyl

Fast service, family friendly.

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Leony Dudfield

Nice food, nice atmosphere. Simple menu but cater everyone, from healthier option to indulged mode. Loved the burger bowl, what a clever offering! Loved the raw cheesecake too, although everyone else in my family prefers the normal sweet dessert. Great to see that it was pretty busy there on Tuesday night.

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One of the best experiences we've had eating out. The meals came exactly as asked (there were some special requests), the coffee is made by professionals. Great service, delicious food and a very cosy place. Definitely recommended!

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Maddy Bell

It was amazing food so filling for the price

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Camiller Deeman

Food portion size was great, ordered fish and chips portion of fish to chips was some what disappointing

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PRISCILA ACKERMANN

Best eggs been I’ve ever had!!!!

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Cameron Steele

It was lovely to watch the sun coming up through the big front windows as we started our weekend with a tasty hot breakfast. Very nice.

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Jessica Chiang

Best breakfast.

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Fantastic food and service. Thanks team.

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Gareth Milne

Great service, food was quick to come out and meals were awesome...definitely recommend you put them on your list of places to eat!

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The Hayes was an excellent experience and the service was on point. Delicious food and a great night overall. We will be back, a huge thumbs up from us!

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Emma Collins

The staff were really friendly and helpful, even helping us move to table when we wanted to sit in the shade. We bought our newborn along and found the baby facilities to be top rate. The restaurant is family friendly and has a child play area outside for older children. The service was fast, which is good with a newborn because you never know when they’re going to wake up!!
The food was lovely, I had the burger bowl with a side of chips. I’d highly recommend the burger bowl, it swaps out the burger bun for extra salad so makes the meal a bit lighter - of course the chips aren’t carb free but they are well seasoned and delicious! My partner had the blue cod and chips which he also enjoyed. I recommend this place to locals and tourists and will go again!

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First time dining here and certainly won’t be the last! Friendly prompt service, good beer and wine selection and the food was fabulous. We got burgers with the best chips in town! Veggie pizza and fish tacos... couldn’t fault any of it.
They also do take away for any locals living near by which we will certainly be making the most of at some point in the future.

Thanks team

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jennifer balding

Great food great service great local spot would go again

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Fede Foti

The best breakfast ever! I never thought I was going to say this about hash browns but WOW! There were incredible!!
Excellent service from their friendly staff.
Definitely will come back!

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We both enjoyed our experience a first for us at this venue and first table. Well done. We thoroughly enjoyed our luncheon.

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Kirstie Gilbert

Last night we had a great first table experience. The hayes was so fast at delivering our food (one of our children wasn't feeling so well so we had to eat and run) the food was delish. Our group had the fish n chips, ribye and the vegetarian pasta.. would 100% recommend and we will be back!!

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