Cuisine: Cafe, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

On the corner of Earl and Camp Streets, Halo is located next to a beautiful old church, bathing in the Queenstown sunshine.

Halo is a popular spot for all-day breakfast, but what a lot of Queenstown locals are yet to discover is that Halo does an amazing dinner service from 5pm every day!

Menu highlights include the 250g aged ribeye, the southland lamb rump, tapas and amazing seafood options.

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HALO Forbidden Bite
1 Earl Street
Queenstown

Open Hours:
Everyday: 7am to 9pm

Phone: (03) 441 1411
Website: www.haloforbiddenbite.co.nz

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HALO Forbidden Bite
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Cafe, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

TaMsin Clark

What an amazing experience and brilliant value for money! The Tapas would have been enough with the 6 chicken wings in a delicious BBQ marinade on a bed of rocket leaves! I had the burger and I couldn't finish it. The cashew salad was beautiful and real care given with the presentation. It is not often I say this but I will definitely be back even without a FirstTable! Thanks guys.

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TaMsin Clark

What an amazing experience and brilliant value for money! The Tapas would have been enough with the 6 chicken wings in a delicious BBQ marinade on a bed of rocket leaves! I had the burger and I couldn't finish it. The cashew salad was beautiful and real care given with the presentation. It is not often I say this but I will definitely be back even without a FirstTable! Thanks guys.

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Place was good. Service good but unfortunately the steak was tough. The rest of the meal was very good.

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We love Halo. We love the vegan night on Tuesday nights and were thrilled to find them on First Table. Great food and the first table also coincides with happy hour. Thanks Halo!

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Stacey Allan

Felt like a king and queen dining at halo with the excellent quality of both the food and service! Definitely will be back.

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Juliana Rosado

The food was amazing! Congrats chef. Beautiful vegan menu, with high quality!

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Kim Wright

Always enjoy eating there

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Great food & service - we had a toddler with us who enjoyed the special "KIDS" menu. Menu pricing represents excellent value. Suggest a greater price range for wines. Will return!!

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Silvana Carneiro

We had the prawns as entree, lamb with fig salad and blue cod as mains and to finish we choose salted caramel cheesecake + blueberry polenta cake, everything was delicious! It was a great surprise for us :) I will definitely get back to have the fig salad, it was terrific!

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Kim Wright

very nice meal and friendly serivce.

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Lovely ambiance, great staff. The kids meals were massive!

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Very tasty

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Jess Will

Myself and fiancé loved the decor and cosy feel on a cold night. We were served promptly and looked after by the staff. We had 5 tapas, enjoyed all of them and were sufficiently full after.

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Kristen Gough

Exceeded our expectations! A fabulous dining experience. Attentive service & beautiful meals. Three of us dined here. Two had the lamb rump as a main & one had the fish special which was blue cod. Super tasty & generous portions in an ambient setting & great service & all for a very reasonable price! Would recommend to all!

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Really good service and food was excellent.

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Delicious food and efficient service. Would definitely eat dinner at Halo again.

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Sharron Anderson

Delicious food and coffee. Impeccable service!

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The server was super nice and helpful, the food was nice but took a wee while. The place was also nice and modest, easy to walk to.

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The meals were well presented and the staff were exceptional.
We would dine there again

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Claire Todd

Tasty tapas and friendly service.

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Adrienne McBride

We had a lovely meal, thanks!

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Cristhian La Luna

I had a great time at HALO. My meal was super yummy and the staff was very kind

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Frederique Gulcher

Halo is a lovely cafe for lunch and coffee, but we decided to give it a try for early dinner. It's got a lovely atmosphere, was warm, and the meal was lovely - tasty, fresh and reasonably priced. They were great with our toddler too. We'll do it again.

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Mauricio Gamba

Excellent food and service. Here's is the place where they care more about your palate and stomach more than your instagram. We had 2 shared dishes and 2 main dishes. We were so well fed and looked after. Loved it, 5/5!!

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It was great. Quick service and good food.

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Judy Grace-Dillon

It was delicious. I shared the meal with my 80 year old uncle who is emigrating and was leaving the following day. The server was delightful, speaking to both of us and generally being polite & helpful. We both had the salmon which I’d eat again.

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Delicious food- the arancini balls was so flavoursome. Loved being able to share tapas and try lots of different things instead of having to commit to one meal and having regrets about my choice. Even had a dessert and the chocolate brownie was delicious, loved having yoghurt AND cream as a side. Would recommend Halo to everyone and will be back soon for sure!

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Amazing service, food was yum!

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Jeremy Gurnsey

Had a great meal at Halo. Despite the limited offerings what was available was very good. The calamari entree was slightly over cooked and a little chewy, had a nice side salad and well presented. The chicken wings was a huge entree. The steaks were cooked as ordered with nice potato pieces, salmon was excellent. Being a public holiday there was only one waiting staff but she did an awesome job looking after everyone, always smiling. Will certainly go back.

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Foods are amazing! All the appetizers are very good and good portion! Highly recommend!

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Claude Midgley

Great space on the quiet side of town. The staff were very accommodating to people with young children. Excellent selection of tapas and drinks. Look forward to eating there again!

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Kim Wright

lovely meal again.

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Laura Mckernan

A little cafe/restuarant was great place for a catch up with a friend. The staff were very friendly and made sure we had everything we needed. We shared a few tapas dishes. Plenty food to go round! The food didnt blow our taste buds however there was nothing wrong with it either. Would happily return.

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Tenille Jevon

Love the atmosphere. Food was great except for my meal- the fish was a small portion- the kids meals were bigger! My husband had the burger which was really good and probably what I will order next time:)

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Mark Ma

Great service and great food , I ordered Jerky chicken and I am pretty sure that I asked waitress and make sure it’s not spicy. But it turns out it’s hot and spicy and had to exchange. But the food and service is good

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Hannah Stuart

We had a nice time and enjoyed the tapas style. Great variety to choose from..

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The lamb rump with blue cheese and fig salad was simply divine, the best and most enjoyed meal on my trip down here in fact,

Unfortunately the sticky date pudding spoilt an otherwise glowing report, by being a trifle dry, and not particularly ” datey”

Impeccable, friendly service, overall a great time had.

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Chris Field

Terrific as always. This time with the young family and choices perfect.

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Kim Wright

The fish dishes we had were excellent. One of our favourite cafes.

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Philippa Crick

I took two children with me for dinner and it was a beautiful evening so we could sit outside. I ordered off the tapas menu and my food was delicious. The waitress was very pleasant however the chef made an unfortunate mistake. One of the children is gluten-free and both ordered the same meal - a cheese burger. When the meals were delivered I could tell by the top bun, that each child had their respective gluten and gluten-free buns/bread. It wasn't until later on when I said to my son just to eat the rest of the meat pattie and top bun, and pulled this off the lettuce and underneath bun that I discovered the bottom 'bun' was in fact a piece of gluten-free bread. I panicked and checked the other child's meal to discover that the chef and mixed the breads by supplying a gluten and gluten-free bread on both plates. By this stage the celiac child had already eaten half of the gluten bun. I felt terrible as I was responsible for someone else's child. The chef looked stunned and the waitress was very apologetic and said she would now be double checking gluten-free meals herself. This doesn't help the ten year old who will feel unwell for the next few days. Hopefully the chef will not repeat this mistake again.

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Nicole Emery

Good food was impressed by the menu
Was byo just pay a charge for bottle which was good and service was good

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Annie Mason

Lovely service staff. Recommend the Lamb and Chorizo dishes, and the double chocoplatae brownie is to die for.
Will take friends there. Very relaxing and then easy walk to promenade on the beach.

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Fantastic food and really awesome service. Take the time to walk the extra 100m off the main strip.

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Alan Kirker

We have often popped into Halo for coffee but have not had a meal here before.

What a pleasant surprise. The lamb and cheesecake were delicious. Service was great. Generous portions and very good prices

Thank you for a great evening.

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Really loved the corn fritters

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Jane Scheib

Really enjoyed the quiet ambience of Halo - was a bit windy so sat inside although I would have preferred the lovely sunny outdoor dining area. The fish was oven baked with sauce on the side, salad and kumara chips which was good and filling. Would definitely go back again.

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Lyndon Smith

Amazing food, quick service would definitely go back

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Raymond Keys

Food was very tasty, and the waitress was very pleasant and attentive. Restaurant was a bit hot in the evening sun. Definitely would return

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Jofreyn Acayan

The location is excellent for a nice quiet yet relaxing dining experience. We cannot speak enough for the attention given to us. Very friendly environment and the food were amazing, so fresh and taste world class. You will not leave the place hungry. We will be back the next time we visit Queenstown. And for those who are thinking of dining out, this is a place you will not regret. The wine is also ice cold...just how we like it.

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Glenn Stahlhut

We ahead a great time. Service was exceptional. We had a 7 months old and a 3 year old with us. We had a few mishaps which the waitress took in her stride. They were very accommodating and attentive. I had a beautifully cooked steak with a a very tasty jus. A pity we were unable stay for desert.

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Kim Wright

lovely staff

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