Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

Situated in the Mercure Queenstown, South Eatery offers inspiring, majestic views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables Mountains.

South Eatery pride themselves on offering a good choice of quality dishes and where possible infusing the finest local New Zealand flavours. They endeavour to source all their produce from sustainable resources and the provenance and traceability of their food is hugely important to them.

Take in the beautiful atrium views whilst feasting on their ever changing seasonal menu, not to mention they offer some of the best Central Otago wines.

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South Eatery
Sainsbury Road
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Open daily 6pm - late

Phone: +64 3 442-6600
Website: www.accorhotels.com

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South Eatery
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: A La Carte, Bistro, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $25

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We enjoyed our dining experience especially as we had a 3 year old with us who was given a goody bag to keep her occupied. Food was great although it would be good to have had a small salad with the fish and chips. Would certainly go there again.

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Suze Hansen

Lovely dining experience. Fantastic views.

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Gav Zilla

Good service and friendly staff, big starters.

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Amanda Jones

My son and I dined here recently; when we first arrived we had to wait to be seated as there was no one at the till. However this was only a slight blemish on our experience. We were seated at a table with a great view of the lake and the wait staff were fantastic. We ordered the venison and the pork and both agreed that it was very well cooked and tasty. For our dessert we had the cheesecake and the rhubarb, they were both very delicious. Would definitely recommend South Eatery to my friends and hope to be back again soon.

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Chu-Yu Hung

Great view and atmosphere.

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We had a fantastic time with beautiful views, tasty food & friendly staff.

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Yvonne Pearse

South Eatery is always a great dining experience - delicious food, with a great choice of dishes. We had the venison - cooked to perfection and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.

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The food was impeccable. Definitely worth a visit if you want delicious food with a great ambiance and sensational view.

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Alex Earll

Really awesome view with food to match!

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Rose Stuart-Menzies

Absolutely wonderful in every way! The view was magnificent...the food was so tasty...and the service was friendly and attentive. Very impressed. 10/10

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Masroor Fazal

Was a really pleasant experience with a beautiful view of the lake and mountains, staff weemre friendly and helpful, the food was great!
Keep it up! :)

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Spencer Dillon Ruawai

The restaurant boasts some amazing views over the lake with the mountains in the back ground. The food was great! Full of flavour and was presented well. The service was quick, attentive, friendly and non intrusive. This little gem of NZ produce cuisine was well worth the visit. The Lamb and Pork were cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. Good selection of NZ wine. Pomme tarte tatin - Yummo!

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Dannielle Stephens

Amazing service from the moment we walked in, until the moment we walked out. Ordered a range of entrees and just shared and all were delicious. Would definitely go back again!

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Fu-Min Hsu

Amazing view, fabulous vibes!

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went here on my birthday but didn't have to tell them as the staff and service were on point. It was very welcoming. To top it off, we had a very difficult child with us and they were very accommodating. Steak was cooked to perfection and dessert was in my opinion sublime. I had the raspberry baked cheesecake,the raspberries and coulee were not too tart with just the right amount of sweetness which paired well with the chocolate cheesecake and biscuit garnish. Thank you so much team.

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Taise Camargo

The dinner was amazing. The service is excellent, they really care about the customer, we have had a great time there. Highly recommended. I wanna come back for sure.

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Everything was fantastic. From be service to the food. And the view is magnificent!

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Relaxed atmosphere,friendly helpful and great food, we would go there again.

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Luke Cecil

This place was amazingly scenic with a nice view of the surrounding mountains and Lake Wakatipu. The service was great and the French waitress was extremely nice and happy to share what she recommended. The entree was huge! Which made up for the small size of the mains, but the food was cooked perfectly! Would definitely come back here!

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James Waggett

Outstanding meal with a wonderful view.. the chicken wings starter was huge, the calamari delicious & salmon so fresh. The mains were equally impressive - lamb with minted yoghurt was tender & tasty, the steak & mash beautiful whilst the venison was a treat !! The only disappointment were the accompanying steamed veggies which were boring - some bitter & seasoning would have made all the difference. As to the desserts, the tarte tartin was the best I’ve ever tasted !!

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Elisa Reyes

The dinner was delicious.
The service was great, very friendly people
Thanks

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Ben Delight

Great service and lovely food!

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Every dish we had was delicious and not a bit was left over. We walked away happy and very full. Staff were friendly and helpful

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sally patchett

The room is beautiful, with the high ceiling and floor to ceiling windows. The food was excellent and Sunil the waiter was lovely.

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Leah Thompson

Good service and even better meals

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If your in a hurry don't go, waited just on an hour for meal and then lengthy wait for dessert, food was okay.

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Yvonne Pearse

South Eatery is is hidden gem - we had a wonderful fine dining experience here - gin cured salmon, a fabulous main of venison en croute and tarte tatin for dessert- way beyond expectations. Friendly and efficient wait staff added to a lovely evening. Highly recommended.

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This is a place outside the mainstream of queenstown, but we can highly recommend it, good size portions, and cooked very well, perfect steaks,excellent chicken, and venison, as mains, the starters where good ,except the green lip mussels a little tasteless, the broth it came in, desserts where good, specially the baked cheesecake, the wild rice pudding was different , as the saying goes don’t mess with original recipes. Over all nice experience.
Can recommend it.

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We really enjoyed our meals here, great service and delicious food.

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Lovely venue . We dined at night so only saw lights across the lake but the views would be great in the daytime. Pleasant background music, not so loud so conversation was easy. All our meals were served fairly promptly and were well presented. would dine there again.

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Michele Manson

Very good experience.

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We used first table to eat here at the Mercure and the food was delicious. We had the tuna, the chicken and the chowder and all were brilliant. We had a very long wait for our meal, but it was warm and cosy while we waited. The wine was lovely too, and very friendly and helpful staff.

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Lenka Paseka

The food was not bad, but it lacked something special that would entice me to come back. The cured salmon could benefit from bolder flavours, some acidity and something to accompany the meal - the presentation felt like a whole load of randomly sliced pieces of salmon with nothing else.
For main I had the sirloin with celeriac puree and smoked mushroom jus. The mushrooms that topped the steak were very dry and the whole meal didn't benefit from that - quite the opposite. The steak was cooked nicely, but that was the only positive.
My friend's cheesecake didn't taste like a cheesecake either, more like a chocolate mud cake. For dessert, I had the tart Tatin, but the apples weren't caramelised at all and the creme pattisiere was too runny. The house vanilla ice cream was very nice though.
When it comes to the presentation, I'd strongly suggest getting rid of those small black plates - the main didn't look good at them at all - and to arrange the meal on them differently, so it's more balanced.
Overal, the views and appearance of the restaurant were lovely, the service was good, but I wouldn't come back for the food.

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Marie Pritchard

Great dinner and really accommodating staff.

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We were impressed with our meals, especially the mains which were beautifully presented and flavoured. We 3 adults had starters also, and couldn’t even entertain dessert.
The kids menu was a healthy take on kids classic menus, followed by a decadent choice of ice cream and toppings.
Would definitely go back as we live locally

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Thoroughly enjoyed great food in a stunning setting. A great place to dine and have good conversation. Would definitely dine here again.

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Janet Helms

Excellent dining in every respect!!

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Four went for dinner, good quantity of we'll prepared dishes. Excellent sirloin steak, with a delicious mash, beautiful vegetables, we would go to South Eatery again!

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Jackie Sparrow

They’ve changed the menu since we last went, starters is mostly seafood. Had to select a sides for starters, which was excellent, if not too much; great to share! Steak was perfect, too full to eat fries side dish. Will now for next time, see you again :)

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What a great atmosphere with probably the most beautiful panoramic view in Queenstown . The food was amazing especially the steak , also the polenta side is unbelievably crispy ! And last but not least the service was great , restaurant staff super friendly which made this night even more special . Thank you

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Lenka Galbova Isaac Harrison

Good Food, friendly staff, huuuge portions, great value even if you don’t have first table reservation. Absolutely amazing views. Fantastic Green Apple Martini Cocktail.

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Russell Norton

Great views and the early booking let us enjoy the sunset. Food was great and portions were generous.

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Marnie Reid

Lovely meal, wonderful staff
We had a nice cross section of food and everything was delicious and beautifully cooked
But it was the staff we really liked, there were a couple from the Collage here and a fellow from Liverpool, everyone of them were absolutely lovely, very impressed, Top marks South Eatery

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Lynsie Anderson

What an amazing location, beautiful views and amazing staff! Food was good not great, so I was slightly disappointed. We had to return a dessert that was inedible but the customer service was amazing and they were very apologetic and offered free drinks. Based on location and staff alone I would return and it could very well be I just got unlucky so I would recommend a visit and I will be back next time we are in Queenstown!

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Martin Anderson

Nice atmosphere, great service and the new menu is delicious

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Grant Templeman

Fantastically presented and tasting food, amazing views and staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Wonderful view from this restaurant. Wonderful food in this restaurant.
Wonderful atmosphere in the restaurant.
Really nice to go where staff all smiled and enjoyed what they were doing. We will definitely be going again.

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Tash Collins

Would 100% eat here again. For a start I got garlic bread and a full loaf of bread comes out, couldn’t believe it! My hubby got the seafood chowder for his starter and said it was amazing. For dinner we got the pork belly and the beef Wellington and we were both in heaven! Our only regret was being too full for dessert!

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Denise Manns

What can I say.................AMAZING!!!! Food, wine, experience, views, nice people !, We had great fun. More happy when it came to pay the bill with a first table. Win Win!!! Will definitely go again.

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Brian Taylor

Million dollar view of Lake Wakitipu and Queenstown; early evening was after time to appreciate it. Very nice food and friendly service. First table time of 6 also combined with their happy hour, so there were good wines at reasonable prices too. I gave this one two 5’s, they deserve it.

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