Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Enjoy a five-star experience in one of Queenstown’s most refined hotels.

The France-inspired, award-winning hotel offers delicious tapas and excellent cocktails in its sophisticated bar, 1789.

Named after the year the French Revolution began, you’ll love the range of hot and cold tapas available. In the cold selection, there’s a classic French cheese platter, a Middle Eastern mezze platter and more. The hot tapas options include mozzarella and basil pesto chicken ballotine, lamb shoulder cannelloni and a truffle grilled brie sandwich. Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade mousse au chocolat or the cheesecake of the day.

The crimson décor, elegant furnishings and a regular programme of live jazz music (contact the restaurant for their weekly jazz schedule) set the scene for a stylish evening. Alongside a selection of revolutionary cocktails, the bar staff are well-versed in the classics and the bar is stocked with spirits, a whiskey collection and fine wine and beer.

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1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge
8 Duke Street
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday 4pm - 12am

Phone: 03 450 0045
Website: www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-5688-sofitel-queenstown-hotel-and-spa/index.shtml

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1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $25 - $35

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The 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge is the best place to be for tapas and wine. The tapas platters were truly amazing! They also had several options for wine tasting, which were reasonably prized and with the best wine lists. The live band also made it much more enjoyable and relaxing. But most of all, Benjamin and Rico, who attended to our needs and answered all our questions about the tapas and wine are excellent! Well done, guys! You made our Queenstown holiday very enjoyable. Cheers!

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Clelia De Santis

Omg!! Those cocktails!!! Simply amazing!
And the wait staff is super friendly and keen to help. The bar is very elegant and music is relaxing.
The food is super tasty and beautifully presented.
My bf reckons the snails were the best!
Absolutely recommended!

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Aaron Spangineer

Service was fantastic and drinks menu extensive. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Musician playing the grand piano really set it off!

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Toni Clarke

Plush cosy ambiance, perfect on a chilly wintery evening. Valentin was the perfect host and and sommelier. The ‘tapas/share plate selection was not large but the portions were! Three dishes were ample - and the duck confit was superb. Stayed local with the smooth and rich Nevis Bluff Pinot Noir. Very pleasant evening - will go back on a Fri or Sat for some jazz.

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Had a great time, the food was great, the staff very professional and friend and the live music outstanding. Will definitely go back.

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Live music and atmosphere was great. Food just ok.

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Great atmosphere wine and food! Could have easily spent all evening here

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Renata Ferreira de Avila

Fancy romantic restaurant with great music!
Service was excellent! Food was very tasty, in small portions.

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Attentive service and nice ambience

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Warm and welcoming atmosphere, with a lovely cozy fire. We really enjoyed the live jazz. The staff were great and provided excellent service. We booked to go at the same time as some friends, and hoped to have a table nearby. We were thrilled to find that we had a joint table. Very grateful for such thoughtful service.

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Donna Leng

Had a wonderful time at 1789. The decor is gorgeous, nice and cosy, the perfect place for a chilled date night with yummy food a delicious cocktails!

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Kyeong Hyo Kim

Great avenue, awesome service, reasonable price on drinks!

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From previous reviews wasn’t expecting much but food was Really good, Great atmosphere and good service :) will defo be back

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Heidi Arndt

Attentive staff, good food and wine!

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Bob Miller

Our initial reactions were the decor was nice, the music was too quiet (advertised as a jazz bar, we shouldn't be able to hear other conversations over the music), for a cocktail bar, we should've been offered a cocktail menu. A nice place for a drink, but difficult to eat - it's not really set up for food.

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Sarah Barham

Portions were a little small and the live music was a little disappointing as we were hoping for jazz. In fact, we took some out-of-town musician guests there, especially for the jazz. The ambiance was lovely and the bathrooms were beautiful.

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Excellent customer service, nice places and live music

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Elegant and comfortable surroundings, attentive service, live music and scrumptious tapas.... a feast for all our senses. Thank you 1789, we wish that we could have stayed longer!

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Mariana Baião

Perfect! Nice atmosphere, great food and the Shanay who served us, wonderful! Will definitely return!

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Mitch Ford

Classy place

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Peggy Rog

Stunning place and very friendly staff and good food

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We were lucky to have booked in just 10 minutes before time. The whole experience made us feel quite special! The jazz was soothing and setup is intimate so it felt very good. Waiters were very kind and courteous and tapas were absolutely delicious. Leffe beer took us back to Belgium - great memories! Very pleasant night indeed! Highly recommended

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Kendall Janes

Was really nice place and we will definitely return for another meal and cocktail. Good service and Nice food.

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Emi Fukasaku

Not only great food & service, also fantastic atmosphere and music! Highly recommended.

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Sabrina Dubois

The service was really professional and the waiters were really knowledgeable about the menu and drinks and were able to help us. The food was really good, we had a few tapas and the charcuterie board and the blue cheese they got is the best we had in town. Thank you guys!

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The 1789 Wine & Jazz Lounge is the best place to be for tapas and wine. The tapas platters were truly amazing! They also had several options for wine tasting, which were reasonably prized and with the best wine lists. The live band also made it much more enjoyable and relaxing. But most of all, Benjamin and Rico, who attended to our needs and answered all our questions about the tapas and wine are excellent! Well done, guys! You made our Queenstown holiday very enjoyable. Cheers!

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Michele Bensley

We had a fantastic evening, fab wine bar with very yum tapas! It was our wedding anniversary and they bought out a complimentary dessert with Happy Annuversary written in chocolate for us.
Huge thanks. Michele

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Outstanding food and service thanks

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Judy Moorr

Awesome 5 star experience! It's nice to have such a sophisticated restaurant in Queenstown!
Great music, service and food!
Highly recommend

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Fiona Whitelaw

Delicious food friendly staff who took the time to talk you through everything. Will definitely be going back.

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We enjoyed fantastic service from our waiter. He was very engaging, interested in our visit to Queenstown. He took the time to explain the menu options. The food was lovely and the atmosphere was great. We'll make sure we return when the live jazz is scheduled.

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Magdeline Radcliffe

We had a fantastic time at your restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and well presented. The waiter was not only helpful but also very friendly.
The atmosphere was enhanced by the brilliant jazz duo in attendance. They performed songs that we were familiar with and loved. Their contribution to making our evening so enjoyable cannot be commended enough.
Will definitely visit again.

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Dawn Hughes

We dined at 1789 on Friday night 28th Dec. It was perfect. The food and service were great! The atmosphere was wonderful which was enhanced by the live music. Highly recommended.

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Matthew Christensen

Great place for a relaxing evening.
Loved the vibe and the atmosphere. Staff were great and food amazing!

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Judy Moorr

Sophistication in Queenstown!
Great music , massive wine list and classy food!
Was very busy but we didn't mind as music as excellent

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peter sim

the food was excellent - the desserts were out of this world!!
and all very reasonably priced
the service and the attention to detail was unbelievable
we will be certainly going again ( and again!!)

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Sumudu Thode

Great atmosphere. Live music, good wine and good food! The waiters were lovely and recommended other places for us to visit. Great wee spot

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Esther Rosser

Great atmosphere and live music during our meal, happy and friendly staff

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Very enjoyable, we will return.

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Siobhán McArthur

Great atmosphere, lovely staff, yummy food that is easy to share - we had a great time! Thank you :)

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Tracey Little

Meal, service and entertainment were excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinning experience! Make sure you try cognac on fire.

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Clelia De Santis

Omg!! Those cocktails!!! Simply amazing!
And the wait staff is super friendly and keen to help. The bar is very elegant and music is relaxing.
The food is super tasty and beautifully presented.
My bf reckons the snails were the best!
Absolutely recommended!

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Kellie Hobbs

Incredible cocktails and amazing tapas. The tapas platter was the perfect size and we highly recommend this place. The service was fantastic!

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The food was really good, tapas style and the staff very friendly . What I love the most was the live music.

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Judy Moorr

Amazing experience, top venue, music, service, wine and of course food! Oh and really good coffee!
Highly recommend for a classy night out!

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Catherine Lawson

Tasty tapas in a lovely venue.

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Stan Pinky

Beautiful little bar hidden away. Great cocktails and service.

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Aaron Spangineer

Service was fantastic and drinks menu extensive. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Musician playing the grand piano really set it off!

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Judy Moorr

Great ambiance and music!
Service friendly but a bit slow and disorganised!
Food great a nice selection on a platter to share!
Will return as an upmarket sophisticated experience in Queenstown!

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Roberts Ramanis

Amazing restaurant, 5/5 live music & overall a lovely experience.
My partner and myself really enjoyed our evening spent at the wine and jazz restaurant

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Juanita Jones

Absolutely lovely experience!
The staff were attentive (without being too attentive, ie no moments of asking how the food is while your mouth is full, and they were lovely to chat with), head waiter very knowledgeable about the menu & had great cocktail mixology skills - the rosemary infused Gin Fizz was delicious & I enjoyed the burning cognac experience. The tapas were tasty & enjoyed the relaxed ambience.
The signer & piano man duo were awesome - kicked off with Otis Redding, and played broad range of covers including Dire Straights & Elton John even King of the Road (country song as jazz worked!) had to refrain from singing along for the sake of everyone.
Highly recommend this lounge bar.

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Robs Borca

very nice place, food and great staff.

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Jo Luxon

Wow a wee hidden gem 1789 is. Absolutely divine restaurant with sumptuous upholstery. Our French waiter was equally as divine and very polite and helpful. We ordered 1 of everything between 4 to share. Food was delicious especially the deep fried Camembert and the scallops.

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Mollie Gray

We had a wonderful time, the jazz music made the evening and the service was impeccable especially since we had a few dietary requirements. Was an environment that is quite hard to find anywhere else! Truly jazz and truly exquisite

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