Cuisine: Casual Dining, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $30

High-quality clothing brand Rodd and Gunn has opened a boutique bar with some of the most beautiful views in the world. Looking out over Lake Wakatipu towards Cecil and Walter Peaks, The Lodge Bar offers a taste of the very best in New Zealand wine and food.

Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas curated the wine list exclusively for the bar and Chef Matt Lambert, from Michelin starred restaurant The Musket Room in New York City, designed the food menu. Chef Lambert’s exceptional dishes showcase New Zealand’s finest and freshest produce, prepared using modern and traditional techniques and bringing unique flavours to the fore.

From roasted clams with bacon to portobello mushroom mousse with whiskey jelly, to meat pie croquettes and fresh baked sourdough bread, there are plenty of small dished to delight the most discerning of palates. of course, enjoy a larger meal with a cheese and charcuterie share platter or have a meat locker aged ribeye with salad and eggplant, the signature Gunner's game pie or a perfectly hand-cut pasta dish.

Compliment your meal by choosing from 22 outstanding wines (available by the glass), or sink into one of the fur-lined armchairs and indulge in expertly-made cocktails as the sun sets over the lake.

The Lodge Bar is a genuine experience that’s true to the rich heritage of Rodd and Gunn.

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The Lodge Bar by Rodd & Gunn
2 Rees Street
Waterfront
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday - Sunday 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Phone: 03 442 9426
Website: www.roddandgunn.com/nz/the-lodge-bar

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The Lodge Bar by Rodd & Gunn
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Casual Dining, New Zealand, Wine Bar
Mains: $15 - $30

Reviews

Gene Dower

The Food was amazing. We had a few nice starters and drinks and then came the mains which were truly amazing. We got the pork sausage and spaghetti and beef cheek, it was hard to pick a favourite. The sticky toffee desert was also a highlight. Service was also outstanding. Such a good experience I have voted for The Lodge bar in the Queenstown hospitality awards :)

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Amazing experience all around!
Started off with some espresso martinis that were incredible, followed by our entrees. The whitefish on toast was delicious! We accidentally ordered a half bottle of wine (we didn’t properly read the menu) but the staff were quick and accommodating to help us get a full bottle for our mains, which were equally as amazing as the starters. Couldn’t fit dessert but enjoyed the rest of our evening sat by the window watching the sunset. Thank you Lodge Bar Team!

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Anna Wilson

Great food and super comfy seats

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Yoko Tsuda

Amazing as usual!

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Patrícia Inoue

The experience was incredible! Delicious and well presented! Exceptional service! The waitress, I guess American, explained everything in details! I was really impressed!

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Kharma Waiata Mains

Such a perfect people watching spot, incredible drink list and delicious tapas

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Rebecca Burgess

What a cool wee spot in town, have walked past it for months intending to go in. Food was fantastic and the service exceptional. We tried a huge array of starter , entree type bits, the oysters and Ora king salmon were to die for! Highly recommended , suprised no tables and chairs out the front being summer but winter I can imagine is nice and cosy

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Attentive and knowledgable service, with really delicious food. Loved sampling lots of smaller dishes. Really lovely decor and furnishings - lovely to dine in late afternoon when sun has come over, or during winter with the fire going.

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My girlfriend and I went to The Lodge Bar by Rodd & Gunn for two day ago.
Every thing amazing!
Especially,food and cocktail are awesome!
And service as well.
We got the first table opportunity and we had a very good experience.
We'll be try that! Cheers.

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Bruce Williams

We have to say this was our most Primo dining experience - we loved our outing from the wonderful welcome through to every delicious bite of our lunch. The service was second to none with the delightful staff anticipating and serving our every need. The Chefs produce a consistently delicious and enjoyable menu. The setting and view are superb. We can not more highly recommend this lounge bar.

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Was a wonderful menu, the food was excellent and the cocktails amazing.
atmosphere so wonderful, look forwards to our next visit.

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Quinn Huber

Cozy and comfortable ambiance, attentive service, and great food. Will definitely be back!

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Ashleigh Donald-Bussey

Can not rate this place highly enough.

The first time we visited was a walk in on our visit to Queenstown in 2017 for drinks..

This time around we had lunch (mixture of small plates) and were very impressed by the wonderful flavours and gorgeous presentation.

Staff were fantastic they even shared some very dry jokes with us, which had us laughing.

Everything about this place is wonderful - highly recommend.

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Gypsy West

We had a lovely lunch celebrating my birthday. Will definitely be back!

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Jan Taylor

It was our first time using first table. We were suitably impressed with how welcoming the staff were at the Lodge Bar and our food choices were delicious. They also have a very good wine list. All in all a great experience.

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Kyoichiro Sawada

Every dishes we had were beautiful. The service was spotless. The restaurant has got a great location. We enjoyed the dinner so much. Only one thing is we may possibly have felt pricy - but not too sure about it.

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Tamz Taumalolo

The location alone is worth visiting this cute bar!

We had a working lunch, which is never fun on a Sunday but it was made less taxing by the stunning food we were presented with here at The Lodge Bar.

We attempted to taste everything possible, to make the most out of our experience and were not disappointed at all.

I highly recommend the blue cheese and kumara toast with honey for a starter and don't miss the beef cheek and tortellini for a mouthwatering and warming main dishes.

The staff were incredibly attentive and they didn't mind that we were there working and dinning for several hours.

If you want to relax in opulence and grab a slice of heaven but still be in the centre of Queenstown's hustle and bustle then I highly recommend visiting here. I can't wait to visit again when I am next in town.

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Kharma Waiata Mains

Had a nice light bite at The Lodge Bar. Wine was BEAUTIFUL!! Wait staff were attentive - however i was served a Beer condiment even though i had let the kitchen know I was a Celiac, and when i questioned them about it they acknowledged it wasn't gluten free but didn't offer to take it back or swap if for anything else.

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Glenn and Diego Stahlhut-Torrezin

Great atmosphere, great service and excellent food. Everything we could want for a wonderful lunch

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Debalina Rose

The food was outstanding!
Beautiful cosy bar with roaring fire, I'll be back very soon for the Mushroom mousse with whiskey jelly OMG, Thank You :)

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The Reindeer hide on the back of my chair shedded hairs all over my jersey ( still trying to get them off )
The menu is more suited to Bar snacks than a meal for 2. We won’t be back.

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Jon White

Excellent food, beautifully presented and delicious!

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Amanda Tuinman-Bell

Tasty beautiful food, & great service!

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Warm cosy environment with great food!

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A beautiful room, warm and inviting. Great food,superb mulled wine.Service not great and the cost of wine and beer a bit over the top.

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Bruce Perry

First of all I'll start with the good stuff - now that is over lets address the elephant in the room.

They exclude all the main course's from First Table, so there are only the small dishes etc to choose from. Small dishes is absolutely correct, perhaps they should read very small and very expensive dishes! Look what you got was nice, not great but nice. I guess getting my drink spilled on me to start with by the waiter wasn't a great start, then having to brush all the animal hair, from the seat covers, off at end end isn't a great look either.

The desert's were good.

Would I recommend - No. We had to go to devil burger afterwards to have a burger as we were still hungry after our first table experience at The Lodge Bar.

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We passed a very good moment at Lodge Bar ! They welcomed us warmly, like normals customers. We weren’t seat in front of the restaurant but in the big sofa. The service was so good ! They let us time to eat, drink and enjoy (not like in a lot of restaurant in NZ, clearing the table very fast, without letting time to finish your plate).
Cocktails are awesome. The food is very good, sometimes it’s very small portion. Only one bad point : too much vinegar in almost all of seafood dishes. But a lot of good taste !!

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Coral Harper

Absolutely wonderful service....it really is like a cosy lodge inside ...staff really knew the menu and the espresso martinis where some of the best in town. 100% worth visiting

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Siqi Chen

fresh food and flash restaurant

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Sandra Chevalier

We had a really great time here. The food was excellent, sophisticated and the service irreproachable. We asked a detail about the dessert and we had immediately an answer.
I won't forget this moment, all it was perfect !

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Shauna Burnes

Service excellent. Food was VERY small portions. Cheese/meat sharing plate was the way to go.

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Simon Carey-Smith

Original flavours and combinations. A good dining experience.

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Vicki James

What an exceptional lunch experience we had :) fantastic food, fantastic service just the perfect way to enjoy a leisurely lunch. Would highly recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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An excellent first experience with First Table, would highly recommend The Lodge Bar. The food, service and ambience was fantastic.
We wondered as we were going at 5.30pm if we would be rushed in and out for full paying customers, however this was not the case, we were not made to feel rushed and we felt it was a great evening and experience.
Thank you for a great meal and evening.

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Great food & great service by Zeke. Wonderful experience!

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Sacha Baikie-Pedneault

This was the best first table experience we have had so far!
The atmosphere here is gorgeous, service was on point, the food was excellent and so fun to choose, and the cocktails were out of this world. Would highly recommend!!!

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Nice experience

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Marie Arnold

Excellent main course and service top notch. Very nice surroundings and a very pleasant evening

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Wonderful bar. Had an amazing view, great wine and whisky selection. The Food was delicious and the wait staff were all lovely. Definitely going back

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Greg McMeeken

Very well appointed.. loved the comfortable chairs with cushions & reindeer fur throws & smart decor with such a great view to the lake, early evening. Very good service & the dishes were all excellent. Good wine list & great cocktails!

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Loved the small plates of fine dinning food.
Great location for sun and people watching.
recommend it highly

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Davis Jones

Our meal the Lodge Bar was incredible. The cocktails were a great start and the small plates are all delicious. The cheeses and their variety of crackers and spreads were delicious. Definitely not a place to miss for drinks and small plates while you’re in Queenstown!

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Jon White

Excellent food and service, great atmosphere, food artfully presented and terrific flavour combinations.

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Thought we would try something different for our Xmas treat! And we weren't disappointed! Sharing the platter with an extra salad and brioche there was plenty for the 3 of us. The waitress was very helpful explaining each item on the menu so we were extremely happy with our choices. The atmosphere was wonderfully calm and spacious - the small outdoor tables were perfect for the sunny evening but our indoor table was very comfortable and large enough for our many delectable dishes.

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Mel Bowles

Our favourite place in Queenstown for cocktails. They also have a fantastic wine list. All our food was delicious and we can’t wait to go back again. A special thanks to all the staff that always take such good care of us and always so helpful with recommendations

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Marnie Reid

Exquisite, we had a mixture of shared plates, and each one brought gasps ..." delicious, oh my god, what's this??"
We were absolutely super impressed with each dish, the whole atmosphere and the lovely waitress who couldn't have been more help .

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Glenn and Diego Stahlhut-Torrezin

The views were awesome from our seat in the window. Our shared platter overwhelmed the table with amazing foods. If we had allowed ourselves more time we would have happily sat there and finished it all with another few drinks

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Texass Davison-McDonald

Love the layout and the service was excellent. Food was a little unusual but quite enjoyed it :)

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Mikayla Beattie

Fantastic atmosphere and people. Food and wine was great along with the vast knowledge the staff especially Coo had on all the local wines. Definitely will be recommending to all. Thanks so much.

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Great atmosphere, inventive menu combined with a fabulous cocktail list. I definitely recommend.

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