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Cuisine: Buffet, International, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from Gondola + Lunch or Dinner $79+
Ranked: #8 of 79 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

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Ranked: #8 of 79 restaurants in Queenstown 8
Stratosfare
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Buffet, International, New Zealand
Mains: Gondola + Lunch or Dinner $79+

Reviews

Had the most wonderful time at the top of Queenstown skyline! The service was attentive and the food was THE BEST!

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Ruby Sadat

Best experience if my life dinning at Stratosphere. The staff, the food, the atmosphere, I could go on and on... the whole family had a great time and we would definitely come back

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Nathan Moore

Amazing! The food, service, experience, and everything else was top notch. Both my partner and I absolutely loved it. The service was quick, friendly and genuinely impressive, the food was delicious and the selection great also. Would definitely recommend.

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Cass Adams

Such an amazing place beautiful view delicious food something for everyone. The staff were also nice and so helpful. Best place we have been to in Queenstown.

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Carol Houston

Simply wonderful. Great food and lovely staff and the view from the restaurant is breath taking. A+ all the way.

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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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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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We were lucky enough to enjoy lunch at Stratosfare on a beautiful sunny day and both the food and blue lake and mountain views were unreal! We especially loved the mussels, perfectly-cooked steak and cheese board. All staff were exceptionally professional and welcoming. Best meal we've had in NZ so far!

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Due to health restrictions our food was served rather than self service which made a change . Value for $ was still great as a great buffet spread catering for a variety of tastes which was good to see. A great place to go for a fabulous view of the forever changing Queenstown. Action to watch as you dine also. Cheers.

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Tara Murphy

Best buffet in town!! Food & service excellent:)

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Great food and great service

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Wide selection of food which was replenished often. Very busy at times but as to be expected. Amazing view!

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Booked this for my parents as they are visiting QT on Holiday. There was a bit of a queue to get on the Gondola but they enjoyed the experience overall and the food was delicious.

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Arian Gwen

Excellent

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Fabulous visit. Food was primo, view was amazing. We were given a lovely positioned table. I will be back.

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What an amazing experience. Could not recommend more, this may be the best deal on first table. Service was great, buffet was phenomenal. It truely seemed like an amazing variety of food on offer that would suit anyone. Book in if you can!

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Had the most wonderful time at the top of Queenstown skyline! The service was attentive and the food was THE BEST!

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Wanessa M Santos

The best in Queenstown so far. Good food, apresentation, friendly staff. Nky many but two negative points: The crew comes exactly 1,5h after your arrival time to give you the check. And they should have sticking pudding in their desserts!:)

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Stunning view! And great service - seated quickly, getting a high chair was not a problem, checked in on us and cleared table quickly. Awesome!

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Mervin Canlas

Excellent! 5 stars

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Great

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What a lovely feast we had! Food was great with a wide selection.. and the staff were excellent too! Thankss stratosfare! Till next time!

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My husband and I had an amazing time here for lunch. The gondola ride was beautiful, the staff were all very friendly and helpful, and the food was superb! Great vegetarian options as well.

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Diana Ortega

The view from the restaurant is wonderful, was my first time and I am in love and I would like to back there. The food is so yummy! I loved the desserts.

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Kimberley Hawes

Booked a table here to celebrate our daughters 8th birthday while we were on holiday in Queenstown. Far exceeded our expectations, food selection was huge and beautiful. Had a fantastic view from our table and service was fantastic. Great value for money. Will be recommending to all our family and friends.

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Really impressed with the value of this experience. The buffet includes a return gondala ride and is flexible with when you decide to go up and down from the observation deck. The set dining times were strictly adhered to but in all honesty, we couldn't have eaten any more as we were very full! The stand out was the dessert station and the ice cream.

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Food selection was absolutely unreal, the choice of food you can try is so broad, there’s different types of soups, a whole salad buffet, sushi, mussels, monkfish, sirloin steak, chicken, a vegetarian hot meals stand, and a whole dessert selection and gelato bar! Definitely the best buffet I’ve ever been to. We sat at a table by the window overlooking the most picturesque views of mountains and lakes and could even watch people bungee jumping! Booked this for my dads birthday who had come over from the UK to visit me living abroad and it definitely made his birthday and he was overwhelmed with everything! Only complaint was some of the food could have been hotter but I just enjoy pipping hot food. Teas and coffees are included but not soft drinks. We were given a 10 minute warning before our table had to be given away and staff were very polite about this, shame because we could have happily stayed there all day!

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Clive Preston-Thomas

It was a wet day so the views were poor, but the buffet lunch food was superb. My steak and monk fish were excellent and the dessert buffet was the best we have ever had. My only comment is that there didnt seem to be any cracker biscuits to go with the great cheese selection.
The gondola ride alone is a ridiculously expensive $44/ pp, so at $44.50/pp for gondola plus lunch, the first table deal is outstanding. Thank you

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Jack Guo

Came across some issues with the booking while we were there. The staff were kind enough to get it sorted. Food was really good - especially the desserts.

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Ruby Sadat

Best experience if my life dinning at Stratosphere. The staff, the food, the atmosphere, I could go on and on... the whole family had a great time and we would definitely come back

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Nathan Moore

Amazing! The food, service, experience, and everything else was top notch. Both my partner and I absolutely loved it. The service was quick, friendly and genuinely impressive, the food was delicious and the selection great also. Would definitely recommend.

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The view from the restaurant was spectacular. All the food was great and I could not taste all of then, I should go there again.

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Nick Bachono

Awesome. Loved everything about Stratosfare. Atmosphere. Food. Service 10/10

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Cass Adams

Such an amazing place beautiful view delicious food something for everyone. The staff were also nice and so helpful. Best place we have been to in Queenstown.

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Vanessa Leung

Stunning views and food, same as promoted in Stratosfare website. Besides, we are surprised that even we booked via First table and the restaurant is packed, we still have a window seat ! Incredible. Last but not least, they offered unlimited fancy coffee (not filter) with no additional charges

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Gina Rutger

Spectacular view!!! We were seated on window side...heaps of food choices espcially dessert. We had a fantastic lunch. Thank you first table for making our holiday extra special

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Great experience

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Carol Houston

Simply wonderful. Great food and lovely staff and the view from the restaurant is breath taking. A+ all the way.

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Johnson Tang

Stratosfare at this half price + gondala is basically a free all you can eat meal for the price of a gondala ride. Wide variety of food at an above average standard. The dessert was the main star of the show though. They all tasted delicious and was beautifully presented.

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Mausy Romanos - Dumadag

Had a great experience! Good food and great staff

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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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Great service when looking to add children to our booking. The deal was for 4 x people and they honoured that with 4 x adults and we just paid for the 2 kids with our infant being free. The lunch was excellent with plenty of options to please our toddler , 2 young kiddies, a few foodies and my pregnant wife. Fantastic!

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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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