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Cuisine: Grill, Seafood, Vegetarian
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

Finz is the place to enjoy superb seafood and NZ’s finest meat produce in a warm and casual bistro style atmosphere, with excellent service and spectacular views.

Enjoy casual relaxed waterfront dining whilst treating yourself to a seafood platter, a hearty steak or enjoy classic Kiwi fish and chips.

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Finz Seafood and Grill
88 Beach Street
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Mon - Sun: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Phone: 03-442-7405

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Finz Seafood and Grill
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Grill, Seafood, Vegetarian
Mains: $15 - $30
Finz Seafood and Grill accepts American Express

Reviews

Cherie Altenburg

The best salt and pepper squid I have ever had, so tender! Also loved the Blue Cod, my favourite fish, which I have tried at most establishments in Queenstown. I would definitely come back again to eat! Service was great, our waiters were really friendly and attentive.

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Every dish we ordered was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was great and the wine recommended went perfect with our seafood dishes. Would highly recommend

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Nathan Elliott

The food service and atmosphere was great. The meals were presented beautifully and tasted delicious. We were seated at the front of the restaurant with a lake view which definitely made the experience memorable. We would highly recommend.

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Kim Alty

Went there for my birthday dinner with a couple of my girlfriends. Food was divine. Shared the seafood platter for our entree (probably a little too big for the three of us) it was, however, delicious. The blue cod and salt and pepper squid were amazing!!. Went onto a main each: seared tuna, salmon and the lamb rack. Would definitely recommend

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Trinh Nguyễn

Very juicy lamb rack, super fresh sashimi.
What a lovely restaurant, beautiful view, good food and amazing service. Definitely we will come back.

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Amazing from the moment we walked into Finz Seafood and Grill. Seated by the window with amazing views out over the lake and able to watch the Earnslaw come in and then depart for the evening cruise. Service was prompt and our waiter and waitress were very attentive and friendly. Food was delicious especially the seafood chowder and the roast vegetable salad which were amazing. I would highly recommend this lovely restaurant you wont be disappointed. We will be back on our next visit to Queenstown

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Frank Walker

We had a really great time at Finz. The staff were very accommodating of our children. We enjoyed all of the food especially the Salmon which was cooked to perfection, washed down with a bottle of Amisfield Sauvignon Blanc

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Lucia Lee

Excellent seafood platter, all seafood were very fresh and tasty. We also had the seafood chowder and Tuna. The food was beautifully made, and it was plenty. The environment is very warm and nice, with a look out towards the lake. The waiter was very friendly and nice. Able to provide us good recommendation and the food came out timely. Overall a great evening out for us, and we are very satisfied with both the service and the food.

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Sasha Lam

Everything was amazing!!! Best meal I have had in a long time. The seafood platter was so delicious I loved everything on it. We ordered so many different dishes and finished everything to the point we were almost licking our plates! Will be coming back here next time we are in queenstown.

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Finz Seafood and Grill was fabulous! Friendly staff and great food. Lovely venue!

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Kitty Mak-Tam

We were seated at a nice table and was not treated differently when we told the gentlemen we were here for First Table. Service was great and staff were all friendly. This is not the first time we dine at Finz and last time we were in a bigger group which service was also amazing. This time, only the two of us ordered a seafood platter which was enormous and we could not finish! We even had to take food away.

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B GUNALAN S BASKARAN

Amazing experience. Super friendly staff. We took our baby as well. The staff helped with the baby chair and put our stroller in their storeroom. Brought some colouring activity too. The foods are super. We live in Queenstown and regret haven't tried this place before. Good variety of food.

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Mairi Sim

I wasn’t sure I wanted to go out for dinner as I’m trying to stick to a new nutrition plan however when I saw the seared tuna on the menu with zoodles I couldn’t resist. The food and service were both perfect, my partner and I had a lovey night. It’s great when you can go out and enjoy a healthy meal and even better when it means you don’t have to break the diet to do so. Will definitely be coming back!

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We have been all around New Zealand for the past 4 weeks and this was undoubtfully the best dining experience we've had. The food was prepared with love and served with generous portions. A rare treat was finding rack of lamb and very tasty salads. This was also the first time for Salmon from Steward Island and this was undescribably delicious.

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Ryan Mann

What a dining experience from start to finish at Finz. Located on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, the venue provides amazing views across the lake with the infamous TSS Earnslaw gracing you with her presence during your dining experience.

Staff were all attentive and friendly and were well equipped to answer any questions we had regarding the menu. Unlike some other restaurants on First Table, no dishes were excluded from the menu which made for a refreshing change.

We had two entrees to start which were the crab & cod cakes (3) and crispy shrimp tacos (2). We found this was a great amount to share as an entree and both dishes were incredibly tasty and well presented. For main we enjoyed the whole baked Southern Sole and Sesame rolled Tuna loin with 2 side dishes including a small beetroot salad and dauphinoise potatos with Sage. Again, everything was wonderfully presented and tasted great. Food service was prompt without feeling rushed.

We ended our dinner with a shared sticky date pudding, which I cannot recommend enough - the hokey pokey ice cream was phenomenal and we will certainly be returning to this restaurant for more!

Thanks to Finz and the team to a wonderful evening.

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Janine Macdonald

Brilliant, friendly service with a smile. We had an entree of oysters (nice but not as big as bluff oysters), seafood platter (we all loved) and the half crayfish (slightly small but yum). Plus a delicious south island ice tea for all. Totally recommend. We also were seated right by the window so could look out at the lake and watch the people pass by. Great spot. Will definitely be returning.

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Really great restaurant with lovely views and nice staff. I had the salmon which was beautiful but even the non fish options were delicious - we had the mushroom rissotto and the the truffle mash potatoes which were also fantastic. I was also impressed with the wine menu as there was plenty of choice. We're locals so we'll definitely be back again :)

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Sheree Horomona

Beautiful scenery, with the earnslaw pulling in while we were eating our meals. The food was delicious, fresh and beautiful to look at, we got great photos and had the best time. Our server Alex was the best, he knew the menu well and gave us great recommendations, we did not regret! All the staff were friendly and the food came pretty quickly. Overall, best seafood menu we’ve had in Queenstown in a while, we left happy and satisfied awesome place, highly recommend Finz if your after yummy seafood dishes, can’t wait to go again!

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Cherie Altenburg

We had a great table right at the window overlooking the Earnslaw Wharf. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. And the food was delicious! My friend’s risotto was outstanding and by blue cod was also great! I would recommend this place and we will definitely be back. I am local and it was the first time I had ever been, I will for sure recommend to our guests!

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Mel Patterson

We took our boys for early dinner at Finz and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The kids fish and chips was a very generous portion, they loved it.
Our meals of tuna and monkfish were excellent highly recommend. The service was quick which is great when dining with kids. We will definitely be coming back again.

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Erin Clark

Great ambiance and service. Prompt and knowledable staff looked after us well.
Food was great. Recommendations would be the tuna and the risotto. Beautifully presented and very tasty.

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Ashlee Thompson-james

This restaurant has an awesome location! We were able to watch the steam boat come and go, and look out over the water. You don’t want to miss the baby octopus or salt and pepper squid entrees. They were amazing! I had the lamb shank and the meat literally fell of the bone, couldn’t have been cooked better. I highly recommend you give this place a go! You will not be disappointed.

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Phil Whitaker

We had a very enjoyable early dinner at Finz. I chose the pan-fried Grouper which was excelllent, my son tried the sirloin which was also good, but perhaps would have been better without already being covered in horseradish sauce - and my wife opted to have two starters, the salt and pepper squid and the seafood chowder. Both the starters were generous portions, so much so that I was lucky enough to be able to sample the squid which was delightful, much better than the usual routine that so many restaurants offer... With attentive service and a gorgeous view of the Lake and the returning TSS Earnslaw, Finz deserves its reputation as a high quality seafood restaurant, and if the horseradish came separately - great steaks too!

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Great food and staff who smiled during these tough times . Well done to all staff.

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Greeted by welcoming staff who were happy to seat us outside . Menu choice was great with well presented food coming promtly.. We love our seafood and found the fish to be fresh and tasty..
Happy to go back.

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Excellent food. Attentive, not intrusive, service. A very enjoyable finale to our Queenstown holiday!

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Delicious food and spectacular location

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We experienced fine wine, really good service and great food. The Bluff Oysters and Crab Cake entrees were delicious and set the rest of our dining experience up for success. Thanks Finz - it was a great way to finish our Queenstown & Milford Track holiday.

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Mel Bowles

We had a lovely working lunch at Finz. All out meals were delicious and the portion size was great value for money. Lovely table by the window with a gorgeous view of the lake and the mountains. Would recommend and we will certainly be back again.

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Gemma Murray

Great service, lovely food, good location. Good choice for the kids too

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Great food and amazing service. Everyone was so friendly from start to finish.
I would highly recommend, especially for a date night

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I went there for lunch with my parents and Grandparents so we could all spend time together before the golden oldies go. We specifically wanted somewhere Grandad could get his blue cod, and he was not disappointed. None of us were in fact!
A platter was shared been my Mum and Nana which was beautifully presented with great picks from the menu and a nice way Nana could have a few oysters.
I'm a fish and chips sob, which I get from my Mum. So I can confirm that the fish was cooked perfectly. Once, so the fish was not dry and the batter was crunchy. I also have to comment on the tartare sauce because that alone was just delicious! The staff were very friendly and helpful with menu choices, and we gave our compliments to the chefs. So, great food, great service. I'd love the come again!

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Jessica McKenzie

Great service, food and location

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Food was fabulous, we enjoyed a lot!

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Cherie Altenburg

The best salt and pepper squid I have ever had, so tender! Also loved the Blue Cod, my favourite fish, which I have tried at most establishments in Queenstown. I would definitely come back again to eat! Service was great, our waiters were really friendly and attentive.

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The food was absolutely delicious! And the staff so accommodating! We will be back for sure!

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Service, Staff & Food was out standing. Would highly recommend. View's are out of this world.

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Shelley Peters

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and we had a lovely view of the lake. We ordered the lamb shank which was lovely and tender. We were only disappointed that we had no room left for dessert.

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Bridget Papa

Lovely service, great location. We Enjoyed the food although it's Presentation could be improved.

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Megan Murphy

Greta time

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Margi Jamieson

Great food. Great service. Great value for money. Would definitely go back.

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Mark Ma

Great service handy location

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Adam Weinstein

The seafood platter was good but the kids meals were really bad. I even tried it and understood why my kids said they didn’t like it.

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Lovely setting, great service & yummy food

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Very nice location & food. Overall pleasing experience!

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June Watson

Everything first class, couldn't fault the food and service. Top marks!

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Leo Cheng

Excellent location and fantastic food.

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We had a good time at Finz. Great food and services. Atmosphere was also good.

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Lesley Lee

Excellent food and lovely atmosphere. I had the monk fish and it was delicious, would definitely recommend Finz. Thanks, we will be back again.

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Estéfani Bauer

Food was amazing and the view of the lake and mountains made it even more enjoyable.

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Brilliant food and service. We were extremely impressed by this venue. The seafood platter was unreal.

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Veronica Ayala

Great experience!

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Yayoi Yukawa

Had my husband's birthday lunch. Great view of Lake Wakatipu from our table. The waiter who served us was friendly and very helpful. My prawn and clam pasta was very yummy but the portion was a little bit smaller than I expected. Or maybe I was very hungry. Thank you so much for the great food and service!

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Great service from the very attentive but not in your face staff. Ambience was nice. We sat by the window and could enjoy the comings and goings outside.

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Michel Luo

Having been to the restaurant before, I've been eager to return to have the Beef Short Rib for a second time. In both occasions I have been pleased with the food and service. Food came out relatively fast, and the restaurant environment was pleasant.

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Mel Patterson

Was a lovely dinner out with girlfriends. The food was delicious especially the starter tacos and tuna for the main. Was a perfect setting with the best view in town despite the rain. Thanks Finz.

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Kwame Mensah

I opted for a mix of different small dishes rather than a starter and a main. Everything I had was delicious! Our server was fantastic, very knowledgable and gave spot on, confident recommendations. All dishes were presented beautifully and tasted even better!

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Every dish we ordered was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. Service was great and the wine recommended went perfect with our seafood dishes. Would highly recommend

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Salt and pepper squid was excellent. Dessert was good. Service was very friendly and efficient. Great view of the lake.

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Chris Field

The seafood platter is fabulous as is the service and views are amazing.

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Sarah Barham

Lovely food and excellent service

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Good experience, nice ambiance and good service.

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Winnie Wen

Nice Food and service

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Niki Reid

Lovely little spot with great views and excellent service. Food was delicious, squid rings, lamb shank, and sticky date pudding were our highlights. Accommodating of our toddler with a high chair and crayons.

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Chris Field

Fabulous food, service and views of the lake

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Food were delicious and amazing. Service were great. Would like to come back soon.

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Friendly and prompt service. Food and service very good. We will return.

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Dallas Wilson

Great food and friendly staff with a good view

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Delicious good and great service. A fantastic dining experience

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Nathan Elliott

The food service and atmosphere was great. The meals were presented beautifully and tasted delicious. We were seated at the front of the restaurant with a lake view which definitely made the experience memorable. We would highly recommend.

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Yifat Majgaonkar

Great atmosphere and lovely staff! Very friendly, kind and informative of the menu. All the food was fantastic, fresh and beautiful! Just the chips were a little under-seasoned, and tuna not quite for me, but the octopus was beautiful and delicate!

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Food was amazing and came out super fast! The service was super good too! We will definitely be back!

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