Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from Above $35
Ranked: #9 of 71 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 smoked venison and roasted duck breast. 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 a sauce of your choice. There is also a vegetarian & vegan menu which displays creativity in dishes like the caramelised leek hearts or the burnt butter and sage potato gnocchi. 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: #9 of 71 restaurants in Queenstown 9
Boardwalk
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: A La Carte, Seafood, Steakhouse
Mains: Above $35
Boardwalk accepts American Express

Reviews

Dined in for lunch yesterday totally unprepared for such outstanding food and seamless service from this gem of a venue! Nailed our classic cocktails (Plymouth Martini, Daiquiri and Old Fash) Octopus, Entree special.. Oysters, Poached Blue Cod & Gurnard special.. washed down with a bottle of Petite Chablis.. It’s how everyone should kick off the week! Will absolutely be back✌

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Jodi Beattie

What a wonderful experience dining at Boardwalk. We were warmly welcomed then escorted to our table overlooking the bay where the menu was explained to us by our fabulous waitress Lucy. Her knowledge was extensive and her manner warm and friendly. We decided to have the chef choose our entree, main and deserts for the table and were not disappointed with what we were served. An adventurous way to dine and Lucy embraced the element of surprise when presenting our meals making our evening more special. Thank you.

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Really lovely space to dine in, the bar over the bridge would be an ideal place to while away an afternoon people watching and enjoying some of the well selected beverages on offer. Good wine list by the glass.
Our entrée dishes were really delicious - The Grilled Octopus and the Duck breast had loads of flavor, were well seasoned, and memorable dishes.
We chose the beer battered blue cod and the Salad Nicoise for our main courses. Felt the blue cod dish, whilst extremely generous in size (two fillets), was a little underwhelming especially given the environment and the quality of the entrée dishes, maybe should have chosen a dish better suited but sometimes you just want fish & chips. Salad Nicoise was enjoyable.
Shared the Mille Feuille for dessert, fresh, crisp. lovely.

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I went with visiting friends and family. The food was just delicious! The octopus starter was full of flavour and beautifully presented. I had reservations about ordering an ordinary meat like chicken at a high end restaurant like Boardwalk, but I was NOT disappointed! It came with baked gnocchi and was swimming in burnt butter and sultanas. I don’t like sultanas, and my plate was empty!
Our waitress was the loveliest person, and looked after us really well. She even took a few moments to stop and chat to our friends from America.
I highly recommend this restaurant. And the memories we made there. 5 stars

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Had an amazing evening at Boardwalk, the food was excellent but not enough can be said about the high level of service we received, it was exceptional. Our lovely server Nathalie was extremely welcoming, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. It wasn’t just a meal, but an experience!

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George Chandler

Incredible food, best food we've eaten out in a long time, absolutely devine. Great service too. Definitely recommend

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Helen Taylor

Exceptional experience for us. The food, wait staff, decor and views are awesome. We had such a great night, felt very looked after and the food was en point! Highly recommend.

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Jody Mowat

EXCELLENT 10/10 can not fault it.
Can’t wait to go back

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Niels Koervers

What an amazing setting! We loved the views and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
The food was amazing and the cocktail bar next door which is part of Boardwalk I assume made an amzing cocktail.

Loved it

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Kristen Frye

When you first step foot in Boardwalk, the first thing you’ll notice is that the aesthetics are incredible and make for a really lovely ambience. Next, you’ll undoubtedly have a very pleasant encounter with their charming staff (special mention- Nathalie, our fantastic waitress!) who will take great care of you and ensure you have a wonderful dining experience from start to finish.
Lastly you will enjoy the eclectic menu selection- our absolute favorites were the mussels and the octopus! Save room for dessert as well with the creme brûlée and chocolate mousse. Will definitely be going back soon!

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Adam Nagy

Fresh caviar, all the accompaniments
Amazing tuna, blue cod and lamb!
the view is amazing, the set up of the restaurant is on point and the service was exceptional!
Felt like we escaped Queenstown and had our own tranquil place to relax and catch up with friends and family.
A great experience in Queenstown with the freshest of food!
Well done!!

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Natalia our waitress was beautiful so friendly and took care of us throughout our whole experience. The food was delicious and view awesome. Will definitely visit again.

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Pete Scott

Great location, great ambience, great service, great food. Simple food, simply cooked and superb. This is Silver Service dining at its best. Highly recommend.

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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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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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Jody Mowat

Fantastic food and service

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Ange Whipp

Fantastic food and absolutely amazing service. The food if worth the money you’ll spend. Drinks are more then they should be.

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Boardwalk is one not to miss. Amazing location on the pier and incredible food and service.

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Jody Mowat

10/10
Our favourite restaurant

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Excellent Lamb rack.
Nice view, clean looks and good staff.
We were very enjoy the lunch.

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Daniel Jed de Vera

Service was great. Food was excellent and the lamb rack that I had was the best if not one of the best Ive had

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Carol Jackson

A lovely lunch with very attentive staff.

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Excellent experience. The restaurant is beautiful. Stunning views, delicious food and wonderful service. A real highlight of our trip.

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Dined in for lunch yesterday totally unprepared for such outstanding food and seamless service from this gem of a venue! Nailed our classic cocktails (Plymouth Martini, Daiquiri and Old Fash) Octopus, Entree special.. Oysters, Poached Blue Cod & Gurnard special.. washed down with a bottle of Petite Chablis.. It’s how everyone should kick off the week! Will absolutely be back✌

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Kim Wright

Cheerful ambience and lovely fish dish.

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Emily Stearman-Croce

Great food!

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Jodi Beattie

What a wonderful experience dining at Boardwalk. We were warmly welcomed then escorted to our table overlooking the bay where the menu was explained to us by our fabulous waitress Lucy. Her knowledge was extensive and her manner warm and friendly. We decided to have the chef choose our entree, main and deserts for the table and were not disappointed with what we were served. An adventurous way to dine and Lucy embraced the element of surprise when presenting our meals making our evening more special. Thank you.

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Wendy Voon

Great place to have a seafood dinner! Nice service and atmosphere. Plus, you get to dine by Lake Wakatipu, which has a spectacular view in the evening!

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Really lovely space to dine in, the bar over the bridge would be an ideal place to while away an afternoon people watching and enjoying some of the well selected beverages on offer. Good wine list by the glass.
Our entrée dishes were really delicious - The Grilled Octopus and the Duck breast had loads of flavor, were well seasoned, and memorable dishes.
We chose the beer battered blue cod and the Salad Nicoise for our main courses. Felt the blue cod dish, whilst extremely generous in size (two fillets), was a little underwhelming especially given the environment and the quality of the entrée dishes, maybe should have chosen a dish better suited but sometimes you just want fish & chips. Salad Nicoise was enjoyable.
Shared the Mille Feuille for dessert, fresh, crisp. lovely.

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James Sim

The food was especially the steaks is fantastic. The french waitress that served us wowed us with her service proactiveness and also friendliness. The best service we have encountered in South Island for the past 2 weeks.

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I went with visiting friends and family. The food was just delicious! The octopus starter was full of flavour and beautifully presented. I had reservations about ordering an ordinary meat like chicken at a high end restaurant like Boardwalk, but I was NOT disappointed! It came with baked gnocchi and was swimming in burnt butter and sultanas. I don’t like sultanas, and my plate was empty!
Our waitress was the loveliest person, and looked after us really well. She even took a few moments to stop and chat to our friends from America.
I highly recommend this restaurant. And the memories we made there. 5 stars

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Rebecca Jarvis

Great addition to my he Queenstown dining scene!
Fantastic food with fabulous views!
The steak & seafood are particularly good here.

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Gilly Lin

Had a wonderful enjoyable excellent lunch (food and service) with my favorite The Remarkables. Wish I could post my picture - it's worth more than thousands of words I could think of (If posdible:-))

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Great dinner - thank you

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Barbara Perry

Food was delicious. Lovely decor. Will come again

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The place has great view from the table. We had dinning looking to the mountains and the lake. Food is amazing. We ate and recommend Starter - duck, main course - Tuna Nicoise and Srloin!
Great food and view.

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Jody Mowat

Excellent 10/10

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First floor dining, excellent views over harbour. We were 4 and a mix of meat and vegetarian meals were ordered. All food was well presented and good quality. A very good meal, great location and very nice international wait staff. will return if I go back to queenstown.

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We had lunch at Boardwalk last Friday and it was fantastic. Beautiful setting, beautiful food and very attentive staff. Will definitely go again and soon!

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Had an amazing evening at Boardwalk, the food was excellent but not enough can be said about the high level of service we received, it was exceptional. Our lovely server Nathalie was extremely welcoming, accommodating, and very knowledgeable. It wasn’t just a meal, but an experience!

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Beautiful views and atmosphere despite a rainy day outside; food was amazing.

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George Chandler

Incredible food, best food we've eaten out in a long time, absolutely devine. Great service too. Definitely recommend

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Ben McMahon

Food was amazing and service was great, would definitely come back!

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Liam Berryman

Very fancy! Delicious "hen" chicken and triple cooked fries. One bite of the hen and your mouth is in heaven.
We had a lovely french waitress with great sense of humour

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Food was absolutely sensational, service was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant we were so impressed.

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Helen Taylor

Exceptional experience for us. The food, wait staff, decor and views are awesome. We had such a great night, felt very looked after and the food was en point! Highly recommend.

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Ruth Joiner

Great meal and friendly service. The menu is really thoughtfully put together, lots of choice without being overwhelming. It's a great use of the space up there, lovely decor and fab views. Such good value with First Table too.

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Ange Whipp

Fantastic service and food. Great location with amazing views.

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Stacey McDonald

Fabulous food, fabulous atmosphere and super friendly attentive staff. We’ll definitely be back

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Felipe Xavier

My prime rib beef was perfect, also the bearnaise. My partner didn't like the fish that she order, but the fries was nice and also the sauce.

The service was wonderful, the both girls was really kind with us.

I'll probably going back to eat that prime rib again.

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Fantastic dinner! The views were lovely and we loved the vibe of the restaurant. The seafood chowder was soo delicious we also got the lamb chops and filet. Everything was great, would definitely recommend!

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Sheree Newsome

Fantastic food and service. Great views with lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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Denise Greer

We took our daughter out for her birthday and had a great time. Beautiful tasty food, great service and lovely views.

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Jody Mowat

EXCELLENT 10/10 can not fault it.
Can’t wait to go back

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Kiran Caffery

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Amazing food and great service! We will be back next time we are in Queenstown.

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Firstly the service was top notch and even better the food was superb. Wonderful view as well.

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Julie Boyes

We really enjoyed our meal and although we had a first table deal we were looked after and not rushed through our meal.

Great views

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Niels Koervers

What an amazing setting! We loved the views and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable.
The food was amazing and the cocktail bar next door which is part of Boardwalk I assume made an amzing cocktail.

Loved it

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Danny Baker

Food was amazing and so was the service, highly recommend

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esther whitehead

It was great food, and great service. Thank you!

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Kristen Frye

When you first step foot in Boardwalk, the first thing you’ll notice is that the aesthetics are incredible and make for a really lovely ambience. Next, you’ll undoubtedly have a very pleasant encounter with their charming staff (special mention- Nathalie, our fantastic waitress!) who will take great care of you and ensure you have a wonderful dining experience from start to finish.
Lastly you will enjoy the eclectic menu selection- our absolute favorites were the mussels and the octopus! Save room for dessert as well with the creme brûlée and chocolate mousse. Will definitely be going back soon!

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Great location, great service and good food

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Glenn Stahlhut

Great atmosphere and well presented. The service was wonderful and the staff was warm and friendly. Couple all of this with great food and the experience was wholly wonderful.

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We dined here for lunch it is a beautiful restaurant with wonderful views of the lake I had the blue cod it was amazing my husband had the calamari followed by fish and chips my sister had the seafood chowder with a lovely glass of wine! We all enjoyed our lunch with friendly service would highly recommend!

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