Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Seafood
Price Point: Mains from Above $35
Ranked: #11 of 73 restaurants in Queenstown

With a stunning waterfront location on the quaint Steamer Wharf, Boardwalk is where you can get your foodie and nature fix without having to move a muscle!

The views are simply beautiful. Marvel the snow-capped peaks in winter or watch the sun gleam and glitter on the lake's surface. The contemporary restaurant is the perfect setting to take in nature's surroundings and if the weather is in your favour you may get lucky with a balcony table.

The menu demonstrates true innovation and imagination. Culinary excellence starts from the word 'go' with their beetroot salmon gravlax, pork terrine and Waikato duck breast prosciutto. Move on to a warming plate of Cardrona merino lamb that comes with a rich bone marrow puree. The salted tomato poached blue cod brings out flavours you never even knew cod could have and from the grill is a range of expertly cooked steaks that come with soft garlic fondant potatoes and a sauce of your choice. There is also a vegetarian & vegan menu which displays creativity in dishes like the caramelised leek hearts or the roasted Jerusalem artichokes. Yum!

Innovation also comes in liquid form with their fun-loving cocktails that combine high-end ingredients to make your evening go off with a bit of 'pop'. Deliberating whether to have pudding? Their salted caramel sundae cocktail should settle that predicament.

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Boardwalk
Level 1 Steamer Wharf
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday 11:30am – 10:00pm

Phone: +64 3 442 4600
Website: www.boardwalkqueenstown.nz/

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Ranked: #10 of 50 restaurants in Queenstown 10
Boardwalk
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand, Seafood
Mains: Above $35
Accepts:   Boardwalk accepts American Express

Reviews

Great venue overlooking queenstown bay. It felt like we were on a luxury cruise ship.
We had mussels an a seafood chowder for entrees which were delicious then rack of lamb medium rare which was tender and;of generous proportions. vegetables complimented the lamb.
Service was very attentive and the girls were very pleasant. Loved the evening.
Mary

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Cillian Tully

Had a beautiful evening in this top restaurant. The service was outstanding from start to finish! The food was incredible and the recommendations our waitress gave us were perfect! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and I will most certainly be going back again!

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Sarah Precious

This is an absolute gem of a place nestled away up above the hustle and bustle of the vibrant boardwalk area of Queenstown. Boasting superb views of the lake and gorgeous interior décor, this place should be added to your first table list!
The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. From our choice of rosé to the menu itself, staff were knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had.
The food was delicious. I thoroughly recommend the octopus to start! Slow cooked and so tender.
It was great to have the open plan aspect of the kitchen. Great to see the Chefs hard at work. Good work guys. I would highly recommend Boardwalk to anyone looking for a dining experience with that extra special finesse!

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Lucy Flinton

We were so excited to try out this new restaurant in town. Expectations were exceeded! The space they have created is beautiful. The food was really incredible- best I’ve had in Queenstown. Service was awesome. We will definitely be back!

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We dined at Boardwalk on a cold, wet, blustery spring evening and enjoyed sitting at our table in the calm and warmth watching the Earnslaw come in and dock at the wharf below us. The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive without being overbearing.. Our waiter was knowledgeable on both the food and wines on offer. The meal arrived in good time, our steaks were superb and the portions were good. I hankered after the wonderful looking chocolate dessert served at the next table but was too full and simply couldn't have fitted it in!

Leigh Bailey

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Christine Wardrop

Where to start... First the service: staff members were welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive. We didn't feel like we were treated differently for being First Table customers. Second, THE FOOD. It started with complimentary sourdough bread with whipped herbed butter. We could not resist, we ordered 3 entrees and 3 mains, a side and a dessert.

Grilled octopus (perfectly matched flavours with the sea vegetables and other condiments), beetroot salmon gravlax with caviar (absolutely delectable), and pork terrine. Mains were Merino lamb racks (no exaggeration here, this was probably the best lamb roast and jus we've ever had), tenderloin steak with pepper sauce (I'm obsessed with this pepper sauce, it has a good amount of kick in it and just so so tasty) and the whole fish (freshly caught fish with delicate creamy white wine butter sauce). We shared a dessert which was the creme brulee, we were initially concerned about the pink peppercorns in the description but these only served to add a hint of peppery goodness, nothing too spicy at all and it was a very well rounded dish (no pun intended!). We'll be back.

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Claudio Villarroel

Excellent food and cocktails! great staff and super friendly, the views are great also!

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Steven Carter

The staff were friendly, well educated, and entertaining. The food and drinks were well priced and delicious. The venue was warm and welcoming. Would recommend a dinner experience here any day of the week. 10/10

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Lovely atmosphere, waiter was very attentive picked up on a few of my dietary habbits and wanted to make sure all my needs were met. Very innovative veggie/vegan menu much more option than the usual mushroom rissotto in town. Great quality cooked well!

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As expected from viewing a sample of the menu, the food was amazing! From the complimentary sour dough bread to our mains of lamb and Angus beef and all the sides and dessert in between. The best food we have had in a long time! However, as good as the food was, the service was better. Our waitress was incredibly natural, very knowledgable and showed genuine interest and care. Tempted to go back today!

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Brad Collier

What an amazing experience. The atmosphere and decor is beautiful at night and the food was incredible. We throughly enjoyed our entrees the Duck prosciutto was a highlight but the Steak was outstanding, cooked to the chefs recommendation of medium rare and it was perfect! Quite possibly the best steak we have ever eaten! The whole night was perfection, we could not fault it and definitely will be back.

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The best food and dining experience I've had so far, lately Queenstown has been lacking this,so glad now we have this option back.. Didn't expect much at first even after checking the menu, but totally changed my perspective and palette after I got blown away with the taste & the presentation. The amazing view and 5 star service were nice extras. Will be back!!

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Annabelle Hung

First time visit Boardwalk, amazed by the view and deco of the restaurant, properly got the best view in town! Service was lovely, warm and cozy. The food was delightful, we loved all we ordered, especially the octopus, just cooked perfectly! Highly recommend this little gem in town, will return soon! Thanks for having us!

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Sally Watson

Our dining experience at Boardwalk was incredible. The merino lamb that I ordered is undoubtedly one of the best, most delicious meals I have ever had and the presentation of it was spectacular!
Others in our group had the whole rack of lamb, which was huge and the steak which also looked beautiful. I have to mention the chips, which were so crunchy and delicious too!
The restaurant is new, and beautifully decorated with a great view of the lake, and the staff could not have been more attentive or helpful.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Boardwalk and we will most definitely be booking again! :-)

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Wow! Queenstown just gained a beautiful new entrant into the top tiers of fresh, local foods prepared extraordinarily well. Our recent experience at Boardwalk was top-notch across the board. The a la carte menu includes a refreshing selection of proteins, both four legged and finned (with tempting vege options available), as well as skillfully-prepared fresh produce. My husband licked his chops over a perfectly-cooked and fork-tender steak (from a generous list of cuts available) with his choice of sauce thoughtfully served on the side. I couldn't get enough of my moist, delicate whole-fish sole with the best tartar sauce I've *ever* had on the side. The sparklingly fresh salads we chose to cleanse our palates afterward were colourful, crunchy and lightly dressed. The wine list is very well curated, with both affordable choices as well as a number of harder-to-find selections making surprise appearances on the list. In a pleasant twist, top-shelf wines are available by the glass (150 or 250ml sizes) too. The brand-new decor is bright, inviting, cheery and yet intimate, with a gorgeous great big bar and some of the best views of the lake and downtown waterfront available from any restaurant in Queenstown. Boardwalk is as a friendly new, upscale favourite that will please both casual diners as well as its discerning guests.

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Melissa Couch

Lovely decor. The menu had varied options to choose from. The lamb was delicious, melt in your mouth.
We also tried the peppercorn creme brûlée, YUM!
Our waiter was very professional and very friendly. I will definitely be back.

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Michele Fiebig

Congratulations on opening a fine dining venue in Queenstown with spectacular view, food and service. We loved every bit of our experience at Boardwalk and will definitely be back soon.

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Excellent location looking out over the lake.Very pleasant ambiance with opportunities for intimate seating for two or group seating. Attentive, helpful service and great food well presented.

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Jez Whitaker

Excellent service, beautifully presented food... perfect location right by the water and a whole menu for vegetarians so you can even take your stranger friends out to dinner!! I jest; my partner is a vegetarian so a whole menu for her will make her very happy when she's back in QT). Thanks guys n gals, we'll definitely be back!

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Lisa Holland

Lovely evening at the newly renovated Boardwalk...top location and amazing food. Chef has a unique take on some classics like the seafood chowder
Worth a visit for a special celebration!

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Beautiful refurb of Boardwalk. Great service and stunning views. Food tasted devine

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Delicious!

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Impeccable service and incredible food - one of the best experiences I've had in Queenstown in 5 years! Can't recommend enough, I will definitely be back - perfect for date nights!

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Great venue overlooking queenstown bay. It felt like we were on a luxury cruise ship.
We had mussels an a seafood chowder for entrees which were delicious then rack of lamb medium rare which was tender and;of generous proportions. vegetables complimented the lamb.
Service was very attentive and the girls were very pleasant. Loved the evening.
Mary

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Outstanding service and delicious food. We had a lovely evening in this beautifully decorated restaurant. Would highly recommend and, we will be going again! Definitely one of the best in town.

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Rebecca Taylor

We had dinner for our wedding anniversary with our one year old and the food and service was fantastic. My daughter loved all the attention and smiles from your lovely team.

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First visit to Boardwalk and it ticks all the boxes! Staff friendly and food quality good. Will go back again soon.

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Thomas Buttenshaw

Delicious food in a great location

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Garry Huggett

Best sirloin ever.

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Kirsty Wilcox

Great food, staff and views, what a lovely place for a quiet dinner out, I’d happily dine here again.

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Great food and fantastic service! Wonderful experience in contemporary relaxed surrounds.

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Hard to fault. Exceptional good - flounder was mind blowing.

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Cillian Tully

Had a beautiful evening in this top restaurant. The service was outstanding from start to finish! The food was incredible and the recommendations our waitress gave us were perfect! Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and I will most certainly be going back again!

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Sarah Precious

This is an absolute gem of a place nestled away up above the hustle and bustle of the vibrant boardwalk area of Queenstown. Boasting superb views of the lake and gorgeous interior décor, this place should be added to your first table list!
The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive. From our choice of rosé to the menu itself, staff were knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had.
The food was delicious. I thoroughly recommend the octopus to start! Slow cooked and so tender.
It was great to have the open plan aspect of the kitchen. Great to see the Chefs hard at work. Good work guys. I would highly recommend Boardwalk to anyone looking for a dining experience with that extra special finesse!

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Mat Weir

Octopus, kingfish, oysters, warm bread & butter, a bottle of Pinot Gris and gorgeous lake views

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Maria Perez

Really enjoyed our dinner

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Gemma Murray

Lovely food a beautiful restaurant ashame I hadn’t been asked 1 minute earlier for a drink as I missed happy hour. I’d go back

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Sarah Harris

Absolutely fabulous meal with outstanding service. Salmon Gravlax and octopus to start. Scotch fillet and cardrona lamb were all delicious. Beautiful decor and excellent view across Queenstown.

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Great relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and outstanding table service. Delicious starters accompanied by fresh bread, our meals very filling and full of flavours, will definitely recommend!

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Judy Moorr

Beautiful restaurant with great views, friendly efficient staff made for a very pleasant dining experience!
Entrees a bit small but beautifully presented and main excellent!

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A perfect meal experience in every way and the view is amazing

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Kyle Beattie

Great service from our server Liz, thank you for going out of your way with everything! Will definitely be returning! Such a stunning place and setting!

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Lucy Flinton

We were so excited to try out this new restaurant in town. Expectations were exceeded! The space they have created is beautiful. The food was really incredible- best I’ve had in Queenstown. Service was awesome. We will definitely be back!

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Barry Tomkinson

Great food with great service although the steak wasn’t quite melt in the mouth - still very tasty though

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Dennis Kosovich

Great place! Excellent food, service, location, views! Highly recommended!

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Alicia Hebbend

Amazing views, service and food. Definitely recommend to all!

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Ryan Ouston

Great food, friendly service. Would definitely go again

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Ninon Joubert

Food was really great and the decor beautiful

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Thoroughly enjoyed both food and service at The Boardwalk.
All meals were beautifully presented and tasted as they looked. The service from the staff was friendly and attentive yet not over bearing.
The view from out table was equally as nice. All in all a great dinner out. Thoroughly recommend a visit whilst in Queenstown.

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Amber Brinsdon

Absolutely wonderful

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We dined at Boardwalk on a cold, wet, blustery spring evening and enjoyed sitting at our table in the calm and warmth watching the Earnslaw come in and dock at the wharf below us. The staff were welcoming, friendly and attentive without being overbearing.. Our waiter was knowledgeable on both the food and wines on offer. The meal arrived in good time, our steaks were superb and the portions were good. I hankered after the wonderful looking chocolate dessert served at the next table but was too full and simply couldn't have fitted it in!

Leigh Bailey

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Christine Wardrop

Where to start... First the service: staff members were welcoming, knowledgeable and attentive. We didn't feel like we were treated differently for being First Table customers. Second, THE FOOD. It started with complimentary sourdough bread with whipped herbed butter. We could not resist, we ordered 3 entrees and 3 mains, a side and a dessert.

Grilled octopus (perfectly matched flavours with the sea vegetables and other condiments), beetroot salmon gravlax with caviar (absolutely delectable), and pork terrine. Mains were Merino lamb racks (no exaggeration here, this was probably the best lamb roast and jus we've ever had), tenderloin steak with pepper sauce (I'm obsessed with this pepper sauce, it has a good amount of kick in it and just so so tasty) and the whole fish (freshly caught fish with delicate creamy white wine butter sauce). We shared a dessert which was the creme brulee, we were initially concerned about the pink peppercorns in the description but these only served to add a hint of peppery goodness, nothing too spicy at all and it was a very well rounded dish (no pun intended!). We'll be back.

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Claudio Villarroel

Excellent food and cocktails! great staff and super friendly, the views are great also!

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Peachy Censarn

Lovely ambient. Great service. Food was good may be not so much of the market fish (for the main) and the broccolini as side dish which were quite bland. Other than that, everything else was great (the merino lamb was superb!). Would definitely go back.

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Experienced wonderful food, beautiful views and exceptional service at Boardwalk.

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Thank you We enjoyed our evening The atmosphere and the music were great Food was beautifully presented and of course tasted as good as it looked. They young waitress was very pleasant and attentive

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Vicky Procyk

Food was delicious. I got the blue cod with a side mash potatoes and it was amazing. The service was very attentive and informative. Will be back

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Steven Carter

The staff were friendly, well educated, and entertaining. The food and drinks were well priced and delicious. The venue was warm and welcoming. Would recommend a dinner experience here any day of the week. 10/10

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Nicole Booth

Absolutely delicious!

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Exceptional experience, the service was great and very delicious food!

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Lovely atmosphere, waiter was very attentive picked up on a few of my dietary habbits and wanted to make sure all my needs were met. Very innovative veggie/vegan menu much more option than the usual mushroom rissotto in town. Great quality cooked well!

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Jaked Liu Chi Pioa

Beautiful restaurant in an amazing location! The food was delicious (a lot of options for vegetarian)

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Craig Robertson

The food was delicious and the staff were so nice and helpful. Will definitely be back!

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Kayleigh Chester

The steaks we had were delicious, wine was great and the restaurant itself is beautiful! Easily one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. All four of us ate something different and loved our meal. We’ll be back! :-)

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Fantastic dinning exerience from the moment we got there the staff were very friendly and service was excellent. Food we ordered was outstanding.

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Yasmin Richards

The dining experience was very good , although I think it’s a little over priced to be honest, however it’s in the centre of Queenstown so that’s what you expect:)

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Benny Lea

Nice

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Very small servings, the food very average , nice surroundings ,

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As expected from viewing a sample of the menu, the food was amazing! From the complimentary sour dough bread to our mains of lamb and Angus beef and all the sides and dessert in between. The best food we have had in a long time! However, as good as the food was, the service was better. Our waitress was incredibly natural, very knowledgable and showed genuine interest and care. Tempted to go back today!

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Yvonne Chan

Thanks for the great experience. The food was flavourful and beautifully presented, and the steaks were cooked just perfectly! The service was friendly and attentive too. Highly recommended!

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Anne Lonsdale

The three of us went to broad walk to celebrate my husbands birthday. The food and service was outstanding and we wouldn’t hesitate in going there again

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