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Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Shores Restaurant overlooks stunning Lake Wakatipu and serves mouth-watering, local fare. Hot date, is that you?

It's the perfect place to mark any special occasion or to impress that certain someone. Arrive early and nestle into one of their generous arm chairs amidst the comings and goings or soak in the jaw-dropping view on their patio. Honestly, it has to be seen to be believed. Don't be surprised if you see someone get down on one knee!

The menu shines the spotlight on local produce, like the Manuka Smoked Salmon or their offerings from the grill that come straight from Silver Fern Farm. Indulge in their fine cuts of venison, beef and lamb and smother it with a sauce of your choice. There's also a mushroom and truffle risotto for all the decadent vegetarians out there.

The menu is the gift that keeps giving and suggests the perfect wine to compliment each dish. Job done! Now relax into that view.

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Shores Restaurant
327-343 Frankton Road
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday 5pm - 9pm

Phone: +6434500005

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Shores Restaurant
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Bra Aquino

love this place! Upon arrival the very friendly and smiling staff was waiting for our arrival, we were seated in front of Lake Wakatipu, with an incredible view! the dishes came out fast, at the start we ordered Calamaris and BBQ Pork Ribs, both delicious. After the main set: Manuka Smoked Salmon and Mushroom and Truffle Risotto, we couldn't decide which dish was the best, just everything was delicious and had its right cooking point. To close the night we ordered a dessert and it was the finishing touch; Pana Cotta the best I've ever had. So if you want to enjoy a gastronomic experience in Queenstown, this is the right place, we promised to return soon.

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O my gosh what a feast we had. From start to end the food was well prepared and presented. The staff was friendly and always always close by. We received chef complementary small starter. We had a great table looking out to the lake. If your looking for something romantic. This is the place. For a 3 course meal and drinks I don't think it was expensive. Well affordable for what we got. O and FYI best salmon I ever had and the churros mouth watering!

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Sue Healy

We enjoyed the complementary gazpacho. The food was delicious with great presentation and very generous quantities. The service was excellent from our Argentinian waiter. Certainly worth a return visit and great value for money!

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We sat by the window with a great view looking over the lake to the Remarkables.
I chose mussels and clams in a tasty broth as an entree and rack of lamb for main. Both delicious. . Great service too A very pleasant evening . Unrushed and peaceful atmosphere.

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One of the best restaurants in Queenstown. Period. Had the most incredible Salmon and my fiancé had the steak. Salmon was cooked perfectly (I’m very picky with my salmon) and my fiancé absolutely loved his steak. Even received a complimentary entree! The lady who served us was an absolute sweetheart. Will be coming here again without a first table booking for sure. So worth it!

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Lindsay Jackson

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, I had the salmon and my friend the rack of Lamb, both were delicious. The vegetables were perfectly cooked and our waiter was great- pleasant and attentive. we enjoyed the views to the Lake.

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Brilliant steaks and exceptional service. Even at full price this place would be a bargain. Lovely views to boot.

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Antonio Gimenez Casset

Amazed by the size of the starters. Nicely welcomed and sit with a really nice view of the lake and mountains around. Service was excellent and food was incredible. Definitely would recommend it and be back sometime soon.

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We were seated next to a window with panoramic views of the lake on a calm evening . Our entrees were mussels and clams in a thai green curry and coconut soup which was very nice
The other entree was calamari which coated with a light batter ,that was excellent. However the mains of Lamb Rack was exceptional both due the generous serving and the taste. Well done will come again . Alsdo your staff were very knowledgable and helpful.

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Tony Wild

Great food, nice variety, good value, attentive, friendly service! Very enjoyable.

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Emelie Eriksson

Amazing dinner experience at a beautiful location! Big plates with a good price. Had the risotto and the rump stake which where both beautiful cooked. The entries are huge and could definitely be shared as a starter. Exellent wine and service thanks for the experience!!

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Simon Ferdinand

The service was prompt, warm and welcoming. Entree, main and deserts were all sensational and all get a 5 star rating. Lamb rack and Salmon mains were cooked to absolute perfection. We started the evening enjoying a glass of wine during happy hour at bar. The house wines are fantastic and top quality yet very inexpensive. $6 a glass during happy hour.
Will not come to Queenstown again without stopping in for drinks and dinner. Thanks for a memorable experience team.
Simon Ferdinand

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Brooke Archibald

The service at the Shores Restaurant was excellent, the food came out fast and the food was amazing. The calamari was to die for, and the ribeye steak I got was cooked perfectly. I would come back here in the future.

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Yvonne Rees

From start to finish, we had excellent service from Nikki. The food was delicious. We had the BBQ ribs and the meat was tender and falling off the bone. Nikki was great with organising for our request to making slight changes to our meal selections and was also ensures throughout the meal that we were happy and wanted for nothing. The view from our table was stunning. We will definitely be back.

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Michael Quante

Great value, very nice food, friendly and efficient service and an amazing view by the waterfront of Wakatipu Lake. I'm not sure why this place isn't busier - hopefully, it will be soon!

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The restaurant is attached to the reception/lobby of the Oak Shore hotel. Nice view over the lake and a cosy fireplace. Food portions were generous and food quality was excellent. Rack of lamb was well cooked and delicious. Restaurant was well staffed so service was attentive. I would go back.

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We had such a lovely dinner here. Tried so many different dishes and they were all amazing. Highly recommended booking here. Will be coming back again for sure!

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Great food! Compliments to the chef. The Salmon dish was the best salmon I have ever had. Crazy that there is not more people flocking to this restaurant. Heads up that parking is underground and that you will need to circle down, but apart from that. Delicious.

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Bra Aquino

love this place! Upon arrival the very friendly and smiling staff was waiting for our arrival, we were seated in front of Lake Wakatipu, with an incredible view! the dishes came out fast, at the start we ordered Calamaris and BBQ Pork Ribs, both delicious. After the main set: Manuka Smoked Salmon and Mushroom and Truffle Risotto, we couldn't decide which dish was the best, just everything was delicious and had its right cooking point. To close the night we ordered a dessert and it was the finishing touch; Pana Cotta the best I've ever had. So if you want to enjoy a gastronomic experience in Queenstown, this is the right place, we promised to return soon.

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Overall great experience at Shores. Great location and amazing food, especially the pork and prawn wontons!! The ribs were also absolutely lovely. Would definitely go back

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Leony Dudfield

Quality food, great service. We tried caesar salad, pumpkin & potato gnocchi and rack of lamb. They are delicious. Big portion of gnocchi, I struggled finishing the meal (there's complimentary entree too). No kids menu but my kids were quite happy with side dishes and yummy churros for dessert.

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O my gosh what a feast we had. From start to end the food was well prepared and presented. The staff was friendly and always always close by. We received chef complementary small starter. We had a great table looking out to the lake. If your looking for something romantic. This is the place. For a 3 course meal and drinks I don't think it was expensive. Well affordable for what we got. O and FYI best salmon I ever had and the churros mouth watering!

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Huuuge portions. Great food and service! Annnd THE VIEWS!

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Andrew Little

Shores Restaurant is a lovely place to dine... see if you can get a window table... sit back with a wonderful outlook - relax as you enjoy sumptuous food that looks as good as it tastes.

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Sue Healy

We enjoyed the complementary gazpacho. The food was delicious with great presentation and very generous quantities. The service was excellent from our Argentinian waiter. Certainly worth a return visit and great value for money!

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Murray Hollings

Overall it was a very positive experience and nothing was a problem.
Definitely will go back and recommend to friends

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Camiller Deeman

Fantastic food and service highly recommended

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Lyndon Cleaver

Food was great, the service was good, but there appeared to be lack of communication between the two waiters. Instead of have one waiter serving our table we constantly had both waiters asking to take drink orders or food orders when it had already been taken.

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We sat by the window with a great view looking over the lake to the Remarkables.
I chose mussels and clams in a tasty broth as an entree and rack of lamb for main. Both delicious. . Great service too A very pleasant evening . Unrushed and peaceful atmosphere.

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Dominique Crawford

First time dining here. Food was yum came out nice and fast and all together would eat there again

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Leanne Webster

As a first time visitor to Queenstown & also first time user of First Table, we were thrilled with our visit to Shores restaurant. The food was amazing (including a complimentary appetiser) and the service was efficient and friendly. Matching wines are suggested for all meals, and the entree, salmon, lamb & sides were all delicious. On top of the food & service are the amazing views of the lake. And while we were served quickly, we were not rushed and were able to finish & enjoy our wines by the open fire. Upon leaving, we were left wondering why this great restaurant was empty!

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One of the best restaurants in Queenstown. Period. Had the most incredible Salmon and my fiancé had the steak. Salmon was cooked perfectly (I’m very picky with my salmon) and my fiancé absolutely loved his steak. Even received a complimentary entree! The lady who served us was an absolute sweetheart. Will be coming here again without a first table booking for sure. So worth it!

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Lindsay Jackson

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal, I had the salmon and my friend the rack of Lamb, both were delicious. The vegetables were perfectly cooked and our waiter was great- pleasant and attentive. we enjoyed the views to the Lake.

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Brilliant steaks and exceptional service. Even at full price this place would be a bargain. Lovely views to boot.

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Elise Fletcher

Good food and great view over the lake!

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Nice staff but food average. View from our table was great out across the lake and the courtesy van was a very welcome ride back to our accommodation

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Nick Bachono

Awesome. Loved everything about Shores Restaurant. Atmosphere. Food. Service 10/10

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A very pleasant surprise ...

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Antonio Gimenez Casset

Amazed by the size of the starters. Nicely welcomed and sit with a really nice view of the lake and mountains around. Service was excellent and food was incredible. Definitely would recommend it and be back sometime soon.

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We were seated next to a window with panoramic views of the lake on a calm evening . Our entrees were mussels and clams in a thai green curry and coconut soup which was very nice
The other entree was calamari which coated with a light batter ,that was excellent. However the mains of Lamb Rack was exceptional both due the generous serving and the taste. Well done will come again . Alsdo your staff were very knowledgable and helpful.

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4 of us went for a friends Birthday dinner. The staff, food and views were excellent. Highly recommend Shores Restaurant.

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Caroline Rezende

Wonderful food, wonderful staff and wonderful place! Will be back soon!

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We loved the entree calamari, and the main pasta! Good service as well.

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Tony Wild

Great food, nice variety, good value, attentive, friendly service! Very enjoyable.

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Good food, good service and great views across the lake.

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All the food amazing . We ordered cauliflower croquettes, bread with butter and calamari . Then we ordered gnocchi, risotto and fettuccini pasta . All very delicious. The view really nice .

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Superb food, great service, really enjoyed our night

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Anne Bishop

Great service, food was excellent, Salmon portions very generous and well cooked, steamed vegetables perfect.

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The food was delicious!

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Simone Fogarty

Great restaurant with something for the whole family. With wonderful views

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The best restaurant in Queenstown.Good food, large portion, great selection of drinks, amazing staffs and stunning view.Highly recommended

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aileen buyayo

Started with the very tasty pork bao buns, then had the rump steak cooked to out liking. Really great value for money. The dessert menu was a bit lacking, didn't have much selections. Would really appreciate something chocolate. But overall it was an amazing dinner with a great view

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Prompt service, lovely views of lake, mountains

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Manuka smoked salmon and dressing superb really enjoyed our night will be back

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Emelie Eriksson

Amazing dinner experience at a beautiful location! Big plates with a good price. Had the risotto and the rump stake which where both beautiful cooked. The entries are huge and could definitely be shared as a starter. Exellent wine and service thanks for the experience!!

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Ling Patterson

One of the finest dining experiences in Queenstown. Outstanding food, atmosphere, service and views.

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Simon Ferdinand

The service was prompt, warm and welcoming. Entree, main and deserts were all sensational and all get a 5 star rating. Lamb rack and Salmon mains were cooked to absolute perfection. We started the evening enjoying a glass of wine during happy hour at bar. The house wines are fantastic and top quality yet very inexpensive. $6 a glass during happy hour.
Will not come to Queenstown again without stopping in for drinks and dinner. Thanks for a memorable experience team.
Simon Ferdinand

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Brooke Archibald

The service at the Shores Restaurant was excellent, the food came out fast and the food was amazing. The calamari was to die for, and the ribeye steak I got was cooked perfectly. I would come back here in the future.

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Verma Agot

My friends had a great time! The view was stunning and the food was beautifully served.

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Theresa Denton

Excellent food and service. We were surprised how quiet the restaurant was, but we thoroughly enjoyed our meal here.

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Yvonne Rees

From start to finish, we had excellent service from Nikki. The food was delicious. We had the BBQ ribs and the meat was tender and falling off the bone. Nikki was great with organising for our request to making slight changes to our meal selections and was also ensures throughout the meal that we were happy and wanted for nothing. The view from our table was stunning. We will definitely be back.

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Service was good. Staff checks every now and then if everything was ok. Food was superb. Big portions and delicious. Will come again if we’re back in Queenstown.

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Texass Davison-McDonald

Food was good, staff were friendly but kitchen was really slow even though the restaurant was quiet with only 3 couples dining

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Jane Lena

Fab food and great views. Massive portions so we recommend sharing a side!

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Michael Quante

Great value, very nice food, friendly and efficient service and an amazing view by the waterfront of Wakatipu Lake. I'm not sure why this place isn't busier - hopefully, it will be soon!

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The restaurant is attached to the reception/lobby of the Oak Shore hotel. Nice view over the lake and a cosy fireplace. Food portions were generous and food quality was excellent. Rack of lamb was well cooked and delicious. Restaurant was well staffed so service was attentive. I would go back.

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We had such a lovely dinner here. Tried so many different dishes and they were all amazing. Highly recommended booking here. Will be coming back again for sure!

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Great views. Great food. Great service. What more can you ask?

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