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: restaurants.accorhotels.com/gb/restaurant-1994_R002-south-eatery-queenstown.shtml

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

Reviews

Luis Santibáñez

I had such a nice dinner there. The food was delicious and the dishes were big enough. The waitress provided a really good service there...making you feel very comfortable. I also took advantage of the happy hour, so, it was cheaper than I expected.

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Great menu and the food was very good. So good, we ended up having a starter, mains and a dessert and all three courses were delicious. The service was fantastic and very friendly, we were also told about happy hour drinks which was an unexpected bonus. We look forward to visiting again.

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Yvonne Pearse

South Eatery - a Restaurant with lovely and welcoming staff and delicious food. We were looked after by Ralph who provided exceptional and professional service. On the menu, the Green Lipped Mussels in Lemongrass broth was fragrant and tasty and the medley of Lamb x 2 was melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Finished off with Sticky Fig pudding- fabulous. Thanks - we’ll be back!

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Oliver day

Dining at the ‘South Eatery’ for date night was a wonderful experience. We had the ribeye steak which was honestly one of the best steaks I have had in Queenstown! All the staff here were so happy and caring. The host was an amazing lady, originally from Fiji who was absolutely excellent, they all truly made our experience at South Eatery one to remember! Will definitely be going back here.

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Rebecca Burgess

What a fantastic experience, went with a friend for dinner , was blown away by the views from the restaurant , menu choice was great , I had two starts the Ceviche and scallops (both deliscious) the lamb for mains which was beautiful , it was a slightly smaller portion than my friends steak so get a starter or side dish if you’re hungry. Then had baked lemon curd and chocolate mouse for pudding. Every bite was a delight. The staff could not be more courteous and our every need attended to. Happy hour at the bar until 7pm also which meant $6 Pinot noirs! A very happy local to Fernhill will be returning here as it is just on our doorstep, thanks to the team at South eatery :-) Rebecca & Kirsty

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Sharon Lee

Can only echo what was generally said - marvellous food - venison, steak, tuna cerviche and cheesecake - all yummy and the venison not at all gamey as I though it might be. Presentation of the venison and cheesecake deserve special mention. Service too was excellent.

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Niki Reid

Leave room for dessert! The trio of chocolate, and pineapple dessert are amazing. Enjoyed our whole meal though, really good food. Beautiful views with a table right by the window, excellent service. Accommodating of our toddler with a high chair and kids menu.

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Great food, atmosphere and service

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Fantastic food and service with one of the best views in Queenstown.

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Kwame Mensah

Amazing food coupled with fantastic service and the view is Incredible!!! A huge window opens you up to a full 180 view of the lake and mountains. Absolutely fantastic setting, loved every minute.

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Pawan Limbu

The service was excellent but the food quality was very average.

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Service was excellent, very attentive to our requirements. Food was delicious and the views amazing. A slight drive out of the main town however well worth it. Steak was cooked to perfection.

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It’s absolutely nice restaurant with stunning view and good service

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Sharon Kirkwood

Magnificent views and amazing service. The three staff members made us feel very welcome and obviously took great pride in their job and the restaurant. Kids meals were great value with $12 giving them a good size meal, drink and a massive dessert. These didn’t seem to be included in the 50% off though when we paid the bill which we weren’t aware of. Mains were priced from about $20-40, similar to most other restaurants in Queenstown. We got the pan fried and battered fish with fries and salad which were both tasty. Got the sticky fig pudding and mini donuts for dessert which were also good. Overall a great experience.

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The view is to die for!
Food was good. I would recommend as a casual occasion.
Waiters were friendly.

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Joe Liu

Its our farewell dinner at South eatery,But just a little confuse to google this amazing restaurant where is located at Mercury hotel.Stunning n breathtaking window view of lake.Excellent service exprience .Every dish will ask you how about your feeling.We should know this restaurant early so that we can visit more time.If i will be back Queenstown i will visit again absolutely .Two hand recommend

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Steve Savery

Great experience dining with South Eatery
Good choice from the menu
Great service and lovely ambience

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Amazing views and service! My partner had the lamb duo and it was really good. I had the fish which came with a salad. Fish was great but salad fairly average. Staff were excellent.
Overall lovely experience. Would go here again.

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one place that has it all.. great food, view and great service!

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Deborah Darragh

We had a very nice time. Great food and very good service. They were very good with our 8 month old as well! They kept making sure he was ok as well.
Thankyou

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Amber Hill

Really good service and the food was nice, not spectacular but very tasty. Salt and pepper squid was yum!!

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Service was a little slow, and one cocktail delayed the delivery of the other drinks by about 30 minutes, because they didn't have one ingredient. I could have changed the cocktail if they had let us know.
The other thing, we sat next to the windows, and the view was spectacular but it was very cold.
But the food was delicious!!!! One of the best tasting meals we had in our two weeks in Queenstown. Will definitely return.

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Jess Brady

I really enjoyed my dinner here. They staff were very accommodating as we were a group of 4 young people that asked to move tables so we were away from families, there was absolutely no issues. View was beautiful, food was tasty and good portions but the menu did differ from the sample menu (no entrees, just sides and light + main meals) Would recommend.

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Luis Santibáñez

I had such a nice dinner there. The food was delicious and the dishes were big enough. The waitress provided a really good service there...making you feel very comfortable. I also took advantage of the happy hour, so, it was cheaper than I expected.

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Staff were fantastic and the food was superb, I highly recommend this place as its really high quality service and an amazing view

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Renee Jessup

Beautiful time dining at South Eatery. We are locals of QT and had not eaten at S.E before. We were greeting and seen to all night with outstanding service by the staff. Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable to the specials and variations of the day, a service with a smile from start to finish. The food was lovely too, with myself enjoying a delectable soup of the day and my partner fancying the rib eye, served with delicious mash and jus. Thank you S.E, as stunning as the view

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James Reilly

Beautiful location, attentive service and quality food. The duo of lamb was delicious, as was my side of garlic and herb mash. The panoramic view of the lake makes this a very special place to dine.

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Shanay Berçot-Rodrigues

My friend and I loved dining at South Eatery. The service was amazing, super friendly. And the food was really good, too bad we didn't have enough room for everything we ordered, we got quite full. We'll definitely be back.

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Luvi Yadav

Had a great time and good food and service

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Wouldn’t visit again unfortunately. Great fish and chips but that’s where it ended.

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Great menu and the food was very good. So good, we ended up having a starter, mains and a dessert and all three courses were delicious. The service was fantastic and very friendly, we were also told about happy hour drinks which was an unexpected bonus. We look forward to visiting again.

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Yvonne Pearse

Third visit to South Eatery as food is excellent! Highly recommend the Duck Confit and also the Duo of Lamb. Coffee & White chocolate Pannacotta, god dessert was delicious

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Dipesh Singh

Amazing food with exceptional service

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Liz Sherlock

Had such a great meal here it really is one of Queenstowns hidden gems

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Yvonne Pearse

South Eatery - a Restaurant with lovely and welcoming staff and delicious food. We were looked after by Ralph who provided exceptional and professional service. On the menu, the Green Lipped Mussels in Lemongrass broth was fragrant and tasty and the medley of Lamb x 2 was melt-in-the-mouth delicious. Finished off with Sticky Fig pudding- fabulous. Thanks - we’ll be back!

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The food came out very promptly and it tasted delicious. Always enjoy a window seat.

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David Lotzof

The hotel and restaurant are situated overlooking the lake and wonderful place to take a break and get a good meal. We have eaten there a couple of times and have always been pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The steak perfectly cooked served over mash. Whilst the food came a little late which didn't bother us the staff were extremely apologetic and compensates us with free drinks. Their service has been outstanding and would eat their again happily.

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The menu caters for all day dining. We tend to limit to two meals a day when travelling, a brunch and early dinner. Tall cathedral ceilings and Lakeside vistas make a majestic daytime dining experience. Night-time brings families of the in-house guests at early dinner sitting.

The leek soup of the day was bland and forgettable. The rib eye good but not great. Carbonara...home cook quality.

Good staff and friendly service. Average food. But unfortunately, this was our experience for most ZQN restaurants. They need reliable local chefs. Not fly in fly out seasonal backpacker cooks.

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Berdy-Ann Harding

Staff were excellent, friendly and helpful. First Class meals!

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Oliver day

Dining at the ‘South Eatery’ for date night was a wonderful experience. We had the ribeye steak which was honestly one of the best steaks I have had in Queenstown! All the staff here were so happy and caring. The host was an amazing lady, originally from Fiji who was absolutely excellent, they all truly made our experience at South Eatery one to remember! Will definitely be going back here.

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Enjoyed our evening at South Eatery, excellent food and excellent service from staff.

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Karen Ward

Lovely staff and great food

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Rebecca Burgess

What a fantastic experience, went with a friend for dinner , was blown away by the views from the restaurant , menu choice was great , I had two starts the Ceviche and scallops (both deliscious) the lamb for mains which was beautiful , it was a slightly smaller portion than my friends steak so get a starter or side dish if you’re hungry. Then had baked lemon curd and chocolate mouse for pudding. Every bite was a delight. The staff could not be more courteous and our every need attended to. Happy hour at the bar until 7pm also which meant $6 Pinot noirs! A very happy local to Fernhill will be returning here as it is just on our doorstep, thanks to the team at South eatery :-) Rebecca & Kirsty

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We had a fantastic time at the South Eatery last night. Fabulous service from Ralph and a truly stunning view and surroundings. If you are in Queenstown you must visit!!

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We chose to dine at the South Eatery because it was in the hotel we were staying in, but if you weren’t staying there, so we the car parking (which was free) was right in front of the hotel, very easy to park in.

The staff were friendly, helpful and professional. The restaurant was beautiful and had a lovely majestic view. The food was very artistic, and presented beautifully; my only suggestion would be to add that I would suggest adding sides to the main to make the serving size more of a dinner size- the seasoned vegetables were delicious!

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Olga Masó

Nice food, amazing service and stunning views! I am still surprised that I had never heard about this restaurant after 2 years living in Queenstown. The variety, quality and quantity of food was great. Yhe service was attentive and helpful and the view is one od the best in Queenstown. The only little disappointment was that the 'Market fish' ended up being almost the same as a 'Fish and chips' but pan fried instead of deep fried. I would suggest that they change a bit the presentation and maybe put some other veggies instead of fries. Having said that, it was still delicious, just too many fries for me :)

We will be back!

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We enjoyed stunning views over the lake, with very attentive service from the waiter (we were the only people there for most of dinner). The fried chicken was yummy (very generous portion) and the duo of lamb, quinoa salad (also huge) and polenta chips were all delicious. We unfortunately didn't have room for dessert! The hotel is a magnificent spot to enjoy a really nice dinner!

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Jenny Nicholson

South eatery has an amazing view we where a it early so had a drink in the bar while we waited. We order the scallops And breads for starters which where amazing our waiter was lovely and helpful we both got the steaks for mains and they where really nice I will definitely be going back.

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Had a great night sitting by the window eating some yum food. Amazing service from Yuki is what made our night.

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Great view and beautiful food.... however was surprised that there was no chicken option on the mains menu as noted on the sample menu on first table website??

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Lizabelle Caminade

The staff were amazing, magnificient view whilst dining, and tasty food. I would highly recommend to others!

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Kirsten Roxburgh

Very nice meal, smaller size meals but the quality of the food was excellent. Could tell there was very new staff on but the service was still good.

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Super glad we had First Table because the food was very expensive for the size of the meal. A $36 lamb rack was two lamb chops. But it was delicious. You pay for the view in your food cost....it is stunning! The service and hospitality were amazing, they are able to accommodate food allergies eaisly which is bonus.

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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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