Cuisine: Buffet, International, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from Gondola + Lunch or Dinner $79+
Ranked: #4 of 72 restaurants in Queenstown

There are many great dining options in Queenstown, but none are quite like this!

Start your dining experience with a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you will be greeted by panoramic views of Queenstown Bay, Lake Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains, then tempt yourself with a sumptuous buffet lunch or dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant and Bar.

The menu is inspired by iconic New Zealand cuisine and infused with international influences. Stratosfare offers something for everyone: fresh seafood, great vegetarian options and saving the best till last, delectable desserts.

It’s the ideal place for that special night out and the best spot in the city to watch the sunset. What could be better than seeing the spectacular scenery at golden hour with a glass of quality Kiwi wine in hand?

An out of this world experience is guaranteed....

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Stratosfare
Skyline Queenstown
Brecon Street
Queenstown 9348

Open Hours:
Everyday 9am - late

Phone: 03-441 0101
Website: www.skyline.co.nz

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Ranked: #4 of 72 restaurants in Queenstown 4
Stratosfare
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Buffet, International, New Zealand
Mains: Gondola + Lunch or Dinner $79+

Reviews

ChrisandMike Eckhold

This has got to be the best deal on First Table Gondola ride up to the most stunning view in world and a buffet meal that's just amazing The choices just don't stop Whether seafood meat salad dessert Everything was delicious Can't wait to go back

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Ruby Sadat

One of the best and most memorable experiences of my life dining at stratosphere. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this place and the staff were amazing and offered us the best seat with the best view. The food was to die for, especially the deserts. Thank you so much for the wonderful staff, we will definately come back

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Bonnie Zareh

Family friendly cracker of an experience. From the minute we hopped into the gondola, until our last creme brûlée, we loved every minute.

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This is the best deal with first table which included buffet meal + gondola . Absolutely breathtaking views and experience . The buffet offered a wide selection of food especially the Pudding section (Yummy!!). The staff was friendly and showed us around the restaurant .

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George Stringer

Unbelievable experience! Even though the weather couldn’t have been much worse, it still was amazing. It’s like walking into a 5* restaurant with very friendly and professional service. There is so much to choose from and literally all of it was delicious! The desserts are to die for. Will defo be going back.

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Absolutely wonderful experience at Stratosfare. The food was excellent and all of the staff seemed to go out of their way to ensure our evening was amazing. There was a great variety of food that could tailor to all dietary requirements which was awesome...And then there was the view!! - Superb. Thanks!

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Tasha Nabylla

I had the most amazing lunch with my partner with a million dollar view!
The food was amazing and we got a tour before we received the great lunch experience.
The price are very affordable because it includes the gondola.

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What can you say, the view from your table is breathtaking, the best in Queenstown, especially with the sun setting over the mountains and lake.
Now then you get to the buffet, wowsers, so much quality and choices from meats, seafood, salads and desserts. This buffet is the best I have ever experienced and definitely created a food baby for myself and my wife

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ChrisandMike Eckhold

This has got to be the best deal on First Table Gondola ride up to the most stunning view in world and a buffet meal that's just amazing The choices just don't stop Whether seafood meat salad dessert Everything was delicious Can't wait to go back

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wei-hsuan weng

Excellent Dinner! My partner and I went to Queenstown for celebrating our anniversary. It was my second time to visit queenstown and the restaurant, but it was first time for my partner, so I try to bring him where I think is good. The weather was a bit upset, we thought we can't see the good view, but Stratosfare didn't let us disappointing, when we went into the restaurant, it stopped raining and there was a beautiful rainbow, and we can see the whole queenstown view with the beautiful food! Thank you so much Stratosfare! Have to try here! And will definitely come again! Service also excellent!

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Alicia Lloyd

Incredible view, great food (get the meats fresh!) and amazing desserts. Beware there is a 90min sit time limit so just stuff it all in!

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Jennifer Paola Cordero

The food was amazing, friendly staff. Stunning views. Definitely recommend.

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Ruby Sadat

One of the best and most memorable experiences of my life dining at stratosphere. My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at this place and the staff were amazing and offered us the best seat with the best view. The food was to die for, especially the deserts. Thank you so much for the wonderful staff, we will definately come back

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Bonnie Zareh

Family friendly cracker of an experience. From the minute we hopped into the gondola, until our last creme brûlée, we loved every minute.

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Wendy Vo

Awesome food and excellent staff. Highly recommended .

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Rhiannon Spiers

The food was amazing and I am so glad we went.
The selection was really good and the desserts were fab!!!

Only downside is the coffee was burnt and bitter, I asked for a new one and the guy serving us was really rude and dismissive. He brought me back an equally bitter coffee but I didn’t dare ask for another as he made me feel quite uncomfortable. One bad server is no reason to miss out on a great deal though. I would still recommend.

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Jess Smith

Beautiful views, was a great deal including the gondola. The sushi and selection of desserts were amazing! Thank you we will be back.

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We enjoyed the buffet lunch and were pleasantly surprised to get a table by a window. We had our grandson with us and such a great place to take children. Staff were very friendly and efficient.
Will come back each time we visit Queenstown.

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Amazing food and great service with best view ever . What was even better about the whole experience was that because we were there early we avoided the crowd as we were leaving.

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Niki Reid

You can't go wrong with a buffet with a view! Excellent value for money. Wide selection of food, something for everyone to enjoy, including our toddler.

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Better than we expected. Food was great and the view was something else. We would come here every time we visit Queenstown!

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Excellent atmosphere and food in one of the best views and surroundings in the world highly recommended

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Kayleigh Chester

While the views were incredible the food and service were very average. Just pay for the gondola instead and pop into the (significantly cheaper) cafe.

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Isabella Hou

The view is amazing. We were seated very promptly by the waiter by a window. Looking out lake Wakatipu and the snow mountains, this is an amazing experience.

The buffet food is generally enjoyable. we tasted sushi, pulled lamb, some good selection of cold meat and cheese. We also enjoyed the vegetarian curry and laksa. As for dessert, the creme brûlée is great.

Overall a very enjoyable experience. If I have to put any downside, it will be the if the selection of food can be more international variety such as asian cuisine, it will be even better.

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Great value for money with First table coupon,. huge selection of yummy food. Spectacular views would recommend to try in Queenstown.

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Ana Letícia Dinegri

The most worthy thing to do in Queenstown if you want to have good food and good views. The waiter who served us was incredibly nice, I'd like to remember his name (I think it's Guilherm, from Italy maybe?) Sorry, I can't remember, but you'll be lucky if he's the one designated to your table :)

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This is the best deal with first table which included buffet meal + gondola . Absolutely breathtaking views and experience . The buffet offered a wide selection of food especially the Pudding section (Yummy!!). The staff was friendly and showed us around the restaurant .

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Shaunee Cornor

Absolutely loved it, going back again for sure!!

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George Stringer

Unbelievable experience! Even though the weather couldn’t have been much worse, it still was amazing. It’s like walking into a 5* restaurant with very friendly and professional service. There is so much to choose from and literally all of it was delicious! The desserts are to die for. Will defo be going back.

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Incredible atmosphere is to be had with a window side table of the panoramic views of Queenstown.
The food covered a wide variety of earring options including vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. The sirloin steak matched with the mushroom pepper sauce was the standout for me.

We coupled this experience with the luge and would recommend doing this beforehand so you wont bring up you lunch.

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Korene Goodgame

Great service an nice food excellemt veiw

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The view was lovely, the staff unfortunately not very good. No one asked us if we wanted drinks the first order I called someone over the second time I had to walk to the station after trying unsuccessfully for five minutes to get someone’s attention. It took a good 15 mins of waiting in a queue to get in so we weren’t seated until 445 yet someone came around before 6 reminding us we would have to be out in a few mins.

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Jacinda Kirtlan

Good food and beautiful views, but presumably because we paid less they put us at a table out of the way where the gondola cables blocked the view. Also be aware that you need to start making your way up 30-40 mins prior to the booking time - it took us 30 mins to get through the ticket and gondola queues.

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Lewis Latham

Absolutely banging

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Absolutely wonderful experience at Stratosfare. The food was excellent and all of the staff seemed to go out of their way to ensure our evening was amazing. There was a great variety of food that could tailor to all dietary requirements which was awesome...And then there was the view!! - Superb. Thanks!

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As ever an awesome visit to Stratosphere. This is a must-do when visiting Queenstown for both the value, food and incredible view. I feel like I'm on top of the world at Stratosphere!

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Rej Alpz

It was all worth it! Food was great and plenty of choices. Discount also included the gondola which was great. Overall, amazing experience

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I hope that there are more delicious foods and more seafood

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Theodore Halili

We had an awesome and very filling experience at Stratosfare! Food was great, the ambience and view were spectacular, and the service was commendable. Maybe just a suggestion to light up a bit the buffet area. I felt like it was too dark. Thank you!

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Sally Marriage

Very efficient service and the chef and wait staff went over and above when I mentioned I had a severe allergy. The chef walked me through the buffet letting me know the ingredients and then made me my own meal on top of that. Very much appreciated - thanks. Such an awesome choice of desserts - it's worth a visit just for that!

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Christina Yu

Fantastic service, definitely breathtaking view. Worth of trying to dine on top of the world. And you won't regret! First table is definitely a good saving.

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Justine Lundon

Amazing time at the Stratosfare. Great value for money, food excellent, we will be back!!

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What amazing view

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Tasha Nabylla

I had the most amazing lunch with my partner with a million dollar view!
The food was amazing and we got a tour before we received the great lunch experience.
The price are very affordable because it includes the gondola.

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What can you say, the view from your table is breathtaking, the best in Queenstown, especially with the sun setting over the mountains and lake.
Now then you get to the buffet, wowsers, so much quality and choices from meats, seafood, salads and desserts. This buffet is the best I have ever experienced and definitely created a food baby for myself and my wife

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Really enjoyed the dinner. Having a 4.30 booking with first table we got the daytime and nighttime views.
Worth the money.

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Had awesome lunch food was great as well as drinks and service

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Sorry for belated review.
We really enjoyed lunch at a table by the window and amazing view. Great service and delicious food. Good value!

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mojo malijan

Really good service from friendly staff and good food!

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Amazing buffet and views, got a table by the window which I didn’t expect but was awesome.

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Great service. Great food and selection. Wonderful experience overall - could not fault anything. Highly recommend!

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Simrita Singh

Great experience

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Nice views, good variety of meats, big prawns, perfectly cooked salmon and good selection of desserts.

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Jamie White

Staff were fantastic - we ended up arriving an hour and a half early and they let us into our table early so we didn’t have to sit at the bar for too long. Food was fine, typical dinner buffet food - nothing terrible but nothing amazing.

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Paul Martin Lancin

Good food

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This was an amazing experience to do in Queenstown. Staff were lovely and very accommodating also helpful too. Theread was so much food to choose from it was crazy as! Wanted to eat more but just couldn't fit it all in. Definitely recommend and go back again.

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Great food, amazing view.

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C Irwin

Delicious food. Amazing view. Great service. Defs would do this again and recommend to others.

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