Cuisine: Bistro, French
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Infinitely elegant Left Bank Bistro, located on the ground floor of Sofitel Queenstown Hotel & Spa, offers authentic French dining experiences in the heart of Queenstown. Indulge in inspired epicurean creations, complemented by a savant selection of fine wines and avant-garde cocktails. Fresh and flavoursome cuisine is at heart of Left Bank Bistro and is a fine example of Sofitel’s renowned gastronomy.

Left Bank Bistro’s distinctive interior design is reminiscent of Parisian bistros in the Latin Quarter During sixties and sets a chic backdrop for your refined evening.

It would be our pleasure to cater to your dietary requirements. Our innovative menu offers delectable vegetarian options alongside healthy DeLight menus.

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Left Bank Bistro
8 Duke Street
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday 17.30 - 21.00

Phone: 03 450 2122
Website: www.sofitel-queenstown.com/

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Left Bank Bistro
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Bistro, French
Mains: $15 - $35

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Food and service were both exceptional. We shared the beef for two, it was cooked perfectly, super tender and full of flavour. Our server was super lovely and accommodating. The restaurant also had a lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend this place. The French onion soup and charcuterie board were also delicious. Overall 10/10.

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Every time we go to Left Bank Bistro, we thoroughly enjoy our meal, the scallops are so delicious and tender. Also, the staff are exceptional with their service they provide. Professional and cheerful. Many Thanks.

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Fiona Tillman

Wonderful Experience! Between the four of us, we could not fault any of our meals (consisting of a cheese plater, lasagne, risotto and fish of the day). The service and atmosphere were excellent, I would highly recommend Left Bank for a lovely evening dinner.

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Matthew Dyson

We had an amazing night at Left Bank Bistro. The staff were warm and amazing — they're a perfect combination of personal and interested, but also giving our a nice private date night (especially Hedi, she was great). The raclette was superb, a definite must have. Finished off with a drink in the jazz lounge (complete with live jazz!). 10/10 would recommend!

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Sally Watson

We had a wonderful lunch at Left Bank Bistro! Excellent service coupled with delicious french cuisine, comfortable seating and a beautifully decorated restaurant make this place such a lovely dining venue! The Duck Confit and Crepes Suzette were absolutely delicious and we will definitely be going back for more!
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Vicki Jones

The food was delicious and the service we got from the Finnish waitress was superb. Well b back

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Sébastien Duck

We came for dinner yesterday my girlfriend and I and that was great. Food was excellent and the waitress was lovely as well. We were all speaking french together that was very cool. We will definitely come back since we have few months left in Queenstown. I definitely recommend the places, especially for cheese lover like us

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Yvonne Carter

Awesome service and awesome food. 100 %. Thank you.

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Yvonne Rees

The service was as excellent as the food. Unfortunately we forgot to take a picture of our delicious food!!! We will definitely be going back again. Thank you Left Bank Bistro for a fabulous dining experience.

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Made very welcome. The staff were great, explained the menu well. The entrees, seafood chowder and scallops were beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. The mains, rib eye steak and salmon were also presented well and tasted great. A lovely meal. We will be back. Thank you.

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Pepe Afeaki

We loved the cosy atmosphere of the restaurant and the quality of the service. We loved their "Bonsoir, good evening"! Each staff member was very considerate and made sure that we got every thing we asked for and even more. We received good advice on the food and wine matching.
We were offered dips and a bread selection on arrival and the starters we were recommended were delicious. Especially the perfectly cooked scallops, served with sauteed mushrooms and fresh spinach leaves! Then we ordered their signature dish Chateaubriand, a pink roasted beef tenderloin with ratatouille, frites, sauteed mushrooms, café de Paris butter (mixed with shallots and herbs, heaven!), baby carrots... As a dessert, we ordered a crepe suzette flambéed with Grand marnier, caramel and orange sauce and slices, absolutely amazing, taste and show!
We will definitely come back again to try the duck and for the lovely service!

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What a wonderful experience we had for our very first time with First Table.
The staff is very lovely, helpful and made us feel welcome from the start. Menu is quite diverse so anyone can find something they can enjoy.
We had snails, scallops, duck... everything tasted like heaven!
We also had some French red wines which tasted amazing. Overall great experience and I would recommend this restaurant to absolutely anyone who loves good wine and good food!

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Will Oak

Dont know why this spot isn't more popular. The Brazilian and French waitresses were chatty and friendly and the food was better than any other first table I've had so far. Simple but delicious. 10/10.

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We had a lovely evening catching up with friends, we even had the table next to us come join us. It was a great venue in a relaxed and ambient atmosphere. Food and wine were sensational. We are looking forward to going to the Left Bank again soon. Thank you for a memorable evening.

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We had a wonderful night at Left Bank Bistro thanks to First Table. It was a “last family meal” before our two kids went to Uni and it was pretty special. We had the escargot and scallops to share as an entree and my husband and I had the Chateaubrand beef which was amazing. Our big kids had the duck and the steak which were both delicious.
The complimentary breads and dips were very much appreciated. The service was awesome. Very friendly and attentive. I feel like I need to tell the world how good this place is.

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Sally Watson

We really loved our meal at Left Bank Bistro and it was so good that we will definitely go back as soon as we can.
Crisp white table cloths, great wine selection and perfectly cooked food with the most delicious sauces I have ever tasted! Service was friendly and excellent making this restaurant one of the best I have ever been to in Queenstown :-)

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Barbara Perry

Lovely decor. Beautiful food and attentive staff. I had grilled market fish (John Dory) with steamed vegies (asparagus, carrots and chooped tomato, onion and peppers). It was light and tasty. My husband had a beautiful rich creamy vegetable lasagne. Highly recomebd left bank bistro.

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fabien delavie

Something perfect, just to remind me how fantastic this city is ! I' m from France, and i have to admit, if there' s one thing that i miss, it' s the food !! Cheese, wine, and so much more that it would be too long to list it.. What a great surprise, when, a few weeks ago, i heard that the "Raclette", a traditional French winter dish, as famous as a Fondue or a Tartiflette, usually eaten in the mountains (Alps, ski resorts) is coming in town ! Served on a large wooden board, you can find all of the ingredients for a successful meal : charcuterie (delicious thin slices of cold meat) and potatoes, covered by melting cheese, that the amazing team on the floor pours just in front of you, at the table.. It is as good for your diet as a greasy Burger, but .. You can even find salad on your board, just in case you' re feeling guilty.. You can ask for more cheese if you need to, for an little extra of $6.. I advice everyone who hasn' t try this dish yet to run over there and do it ! you won' t regret it ! it is of course not dairy free, or vegetarian..

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Marie Burch

From the moment we walked in the door, the service was friendly and professional. The decor is lovely and the fire was going on this freezing night. The maitre D'offered us a choice of table, which was a nice touch. We heard her do this all night - even offering newly vacated tables and if the guests chose them, kindly asked them to wait a moment while it was re-set - inconvenient for staff, but better that guests relax.
I LOVE that they bring complimentary breads and dips! No-one does that anymore - a happy surprise.
We could smell the Onion soup from several tables away, so my husband had to have that. Perfection! I had Gravlax starter on brioche & ratatouille with a generous side of greens - beautiful blend of flavours. One of us ordered Fillet of beef and the other Cardrona lamb - both cooked just as ordered and generous sizes and served with some vegetables... we did order spinach and bacon and fries between us - but not really necessary as the plate was a meal.
I had to fit in the Crepe Suzette - again so generously sized with flambe liqueur and berry sorbet . Just loved every moment of this rare date night in a French restaurant!

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AJ Gonzales

Well worth it for first table! Very cozy atmosphere with very helpful and prompt service. The food portions was just enough for us. Bread was nice, but wished the butter was warmed for you already. Makes it hard to spread. Ordered 2 appetizers as the main dish takes a while. The baked scallops and charcuterie kept us satiated enough before the medium rare cut came out. Just a tad overcooked. Excellent presentation all around. I would recommend for first table. Would not pay full price for this though.

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Great food and friendly quick service.

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Food and service were both exceptional. We shared the beef for two, it was cooked perfectly, super tender and full of flavour. Our server was super lovely and accommodating. The restaurant also had a lovely atmosphere, would highly recommend this place. The French onion soup and charcuterie board were also delicious. Overall 10/10.

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Amazing! Great food and excellent service. I'll came back.

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Every time we go to Left Bank Bistro, we thoroughly enjoy our meal, the scallops are so delicious and tender. Also, the staff are exceptional with their service they provide. Professional and cheerful. Many Thanks.

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Fiona Tillman

Wonderful Experience! Between the four of us, we could not fault any of our meals (consisting of a cheese plater, lasagne, risotto and fish of the day). The service and atmosphere were excellent, I would highly recommend Left Bank for a lovely evening dinner.

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Matthew Dyson

We had an amazing night at Left Bank Bistro. The staff were warm and amazing — they're a perfect combination of personal and interested, but also giving our a nice private date night (especially Hedi, she was great). The raclette was superb, a definite must have. Finished off with a drink in the jazz lounge (complete with live jazz!). 10/10 would recommend!

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Rebecca Burgess

What a little gem of a place in Queenstown. The service was excellent, nothing was too much trouble when we had specific diets. The raclette deal with wine was also included on first table which was beautiful. The seafood chowder was delicious! Really cute decor and ambiance, highly recommend

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Sally Watson

We had a wonderful lunch at Left Bank Bistro! Excellent service coupled with delicious french cuisine, comfortable seating and a beautifully decorated restaurant make this place such a lovely dining venue! The Duck Confit and Crepes Suzette were absolutely delicious and we will definitely be going back for more!
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Great overall experience. Delicious vegetarian options!

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Vicki Jones

The food was delicious and the service we got from the Finnish waitress was superb. Well b back

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Weren’t greeted as soon as we walked in but when we were we received a warm smile and asked where we would like to sit. The menu was explained thoroughly and she gave us recommendations. A real personal service! The ambience was lovely and we didn’t want to leave. We received complimentary breads and dips which were delicious! We ordered the raclette with 2 glasses of Pinot noir. It was the perfect amount for me and my partner and we ordered two sides of mushrooms and chips. We were asked how our food was multiple times and never felt rushed. Amazing night can’t wait to go back and try more!

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Left bank bistro has the best breakfast buffet my partner and I have ever been to. There is a breakfast option where you get the buffet AND can choose anything from the a la carte menu! This also includes barista coffees. The food tastes amazing and the service is excellent and the staff are so friendly. Highly recommended for anyone visiting Queenstown.

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Alice Lavigne

excellent

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Lucía Gonçalves Duvós

We tried the racelette platter and was delicious! Also we ordered a salmon wrap and it was ok. The orange crepes and the lemon tart were amazing. The place is great and the service really nice.

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We booked a table for 4 and called to ask for 6 people, they were really helpful and friendly. Food were amazing and the service were excellent. Thank you

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Laura Truong

Honestly one of the best French restaurants we’ve had! Great value and great service, highly recommend

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Sébastien Duck

We came for dinner yesterday my girlfriend and I and that was great. Food was excellent and the waitress was lovely as well. We were all speaking french together that was very cool. We will definitely come back since we have few months left in Queenstown. I definitely recommend the places, especially for cheese lover like us

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Very pleasant

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Gene Dower

Great lunch, the service was very good. Super attentive and very friendly. Food was on point, I got the burger and french onion soup!

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Excellent food and very nice atmosphere

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Yvonne Carter

Awesome service and awesome food. 100 %. Thank you.

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We had a great time at Left Bank! Pauline our waitress was really friendly and the food was delicious. We came for the raclette and we’re not disappointed. The lemon pie was a bit too sweet to our taste but otherwise delicious!

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Jessica Jacqueline

Amazing moment with Tasty raclette !

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Anna Baker

food was great

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The raclette is amazing in winter!

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Great food and service, highly recommend the lamb!

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Jay Naidu

Had a wonderful time ! My girlfriend and I had entrees followed by the raclette! Ambience, service and quality of food was excellent!
Thank you First Table!

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Masaki Fukui

Great meal and service. Definitely want to visit again. Highly recommend.

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Very disappointing.

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Ella March

Gorgeous interior friendly staff and lovely food. Would recommend for sure

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Tony Roberts

Great food and good size portions, a nice dinning experience.

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Delicious scallops!

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Yvonne Rees

The service was as excellent as the food. Unfortunately we forgot to take a picture of our delicious food!!! We will definitely be going back again. Thank you Left Bank Bistro for a fabulous dining experience.

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Superb experience, excellent cuisine and the most charming wonderful and attentive staff. Our first time dining at Left Bank and it certainly did not disappoint! It was beyond expectations.

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Jenny Lim

Good food and great staff! keep it up

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The atmosphere was great! Of course the food and the service were excellent! Highly recommend.

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Great staff, Great food, definitely recommend!

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Margaret Sapolu

Service = Excellent, Food = Perfection. Thank you for your warm hospitality.

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Definitely worth to visit
The food was very good and the service excellent
A small weak point- the side dishes came later and we had to start with eating as we didn’t want to cool the main dishes

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Kirsty Miles

Amazing service- very friendly and helpful and really delicious food- we will definitely be back!

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Amazing food cooked to perfection. Deserts were amazing.

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The food was outstanding, I would say one of our favourite in Queenstown.
The service was very pleasant. Great knowledge as well about the wines on offer.

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Amanda McMillan

Amazing food, great service. Loved it!

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Liam Gavin

Great experience

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Very very nice food, this place is highly underrated. Service was fantastic

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Tink Brinsley- Turner

Absolutely amazing!!! We were served by Shanay and Benny, they were amazing and so helpful and kind and the food was to die for.. honestly can’t explain how amazing it was!! We will definitely go back

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What a night. Such good food and excellent sofitel standards. Too bad we don't live closer. It remains a special occasion every time.

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Laura Brill

Great food and service, I highly recommend this place.
Will definitely come back.

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Peter Gleed

Great food & service in cosy atmosphere. Great wine list.

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