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

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

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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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mojo malijan

Food was good but would be nice if there’s more selection to choose. Staff are friendly and very helpful.

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My partner and I ordered the duck breast and merino lamb. We thought the meat itself was good, but the accompaniments were better - the chimichurri served with the duck was tasty and the sundried tomatoes served with the lamb were delicious. We had the iron cast cookie for dessert, which was lovely, but should be noted that it contains peanuts. The servers were helpful in making recommendations. FYI - if you order a bottle of wine, you must finish it as hotel policy prevents you from taking it away.

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Hannah Sullivan

Really relaxed atmosphere and didn’t feel rushed at all. The service was perfect, just enough without being overwhelmed (lovely french girl serving us she was brilliant) . We had lots of cheese, the duck and a share platter. Fab!

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Paul Jones

The food and the lemon meringue cocktail were pretty good!! There was live music on, the blind man playing the piano was amazing, as was the singer!

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Holly Edwards

Myself and 3 friends had a lovely evening at 1789. The wine was so good! The tapas was amazing, we had 5 boards to share - probably could have had a couple more! The entertainment was brilliant, the guy on the piano was amazing and had a great voice! Staff were lovely and attentive! Thanks for a great evening :)

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Michele Fiebig

Although we dined with children and the food wasn't very child friendly, they enjoyed what was on the menu and the staff were super friendly with our children. Beautiful atmosphere. Looking forward to dining again soon, child free ;)

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We had a lovely evening at 1789, the pianist and singer really made the night for us. We will definitely be back soon

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Judy Moorr

Lovely French waitress looked after us!
Wine list very comprehensive, food amazing

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Kate Rotella

Fantastic decor with beautiful furnishings.
Lovely live music with pianist during our dinner.
Delicious tapas.
Highly recommend as a very classy experience.

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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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Ji Hong

Food was great with a comprehensive wine list. It was Friday and we enjoyed live jazz music. Can't fault anything and will definitely return.

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Lenka Galbova Isaac Harrison

Super stylish restaurant, good food, great service.

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We had a very nice dining/tapas experience thanks to delicious food, lovely cocktail, wines and knowledgeable & friendly staff.

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Lovely whole dining experience from the decor and live music to the delicious food . Good sized tapas dishes, we ordered 2 each and 1 extra for our main meal of the day and it was filling.
Will definitely be back

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Alex Haydon

Great Music and atmosphere. The food was awesome, complimented the experience exactly. Could not have asked for anything else. Perfect night

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phillipa Dobson-Brown

A beautiful restaurant environment and great service. Excellent wine list and I love short menus :)

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Lais Veiga

We had an amazing experience in 1789. Great food and nice attendance.

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Jo King

Brought a girl here for date night and it was a perfect setting , very classy food was just the right size to fill us but be able bodied to continue the night , our host and bartender was French and super cool , in my opinion he made the experience what it was and honestly it was amazing. Thanks guys for a great night I would definitely recommend it for those out there with a bit of class, who enjoy whiskey served the way it should be and cocktails that blow your mind , not to mention finesse and style to make the appreciative patron feel at home !

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Amazed to find this gem- we will definitely be returning. Fantastic service

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top notch experience

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Jess Nado

Passionate staff , great intimate ambiance , would be curious to go back for the live entertainment

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Judy Moorr

Decor, ambiance and food amazing!
Entertainment awesome!
Seems like unstructured table service though!
Will return also recommend highly!

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Emma Weinert

Amazing food, cocktails were outstanding and the atmosphere was brilliant, very quite and intimate place and the staff were wonderful

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What a wonderful experience - delicious food, beautiful music, excellent service. Thoroughly enjoyed it all. All the food was excellent - in order or our preferences we had Lamb (amazing), Octopus (yummmmm), Duck (delish), Salmon (scrummy), Corn fritters and mezze platter. Total bargain on First table and good value at full price. Don't hesitate to go there!

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Excellent! Cheese board and platters were fantastic! I'll come back!

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Elizabeth Sunarto

Had a really good night at 1789 on Friday. Relaxing atmosphere with good quality entertainment. The food was to die for (highly recommend the octopus) and Keith looked after us so well that night. Thank you Keith, we will be back!

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Amy MacEwan

Great food in a really lovely setting. The atmosphere and music were excellent. The service couldn't have been better, I'll definitely be back.

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We ate at 1789 and were happily surprised at the venue and the food. The addition of the live pianist & singer made the atmosphere even better, and the food was second to none. We had such an array of beautifully cooked meats and delicious flavour combinations. The waiters were friendly and attentive and it was just such a relaxed and different place to visit for live music and amazing food!

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Corinne Leach

Such a little lovely evening, food was amazing and the service a six out of five

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