Cuisine: Raw, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates

High-quality clothing brand Rodd & 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, designed the bar 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 tua tua (clam) and bacon, to portobello mushroom mousse with whiskey jelly, there are plenty of bite-size dishes to delight the most discerning of palates. Enjoy a larger meal from their sharing plates, like the meat locker aged rib eye with salad and eggplant, or the Rodd & Gunn Diver platter of poached prawn, raw oyster, raw Foxton diamond clam and paua.

Compliment your meal by choosing from 25 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 & Gunn.

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

Open Hours:
Mon - Thu: 4pm - 11pm
Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am
Sun: 12pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 442 9426
Website: thelodgebar.roddandgunn.com/

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The Lodge Bar by Rodd & Gunn
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Raw, Share Plates, Tapas/Small Plates

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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 Stahlhut

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 Stahlhut

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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Olivia MacTaggart

Fantastic food. A lot of restaurants in Queenstown are quite deceiving on appearance; place looks lovely, in a gorgeous location, but the food is rubbish. The lodge bar looks stunning and is in one of the most perfect spots to have a restaurant in Queenstown. And guess what? The food delivers too! Absolutely pleasantly surprised. Spot on; can't fault. Definitely recommend!

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Mel-Andy Elia

Great experience! Love both food and service!

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Rigi Ngai

Every dish was well-executed and delicious. My fiancé and I had a lovely dinner at the lodge bar. We ordered half a dozen more for each oysters and diamond clams soon after we had them. We also had scorched squid, beef, ora king salmon, and venison tartare. The flavour was strong and meat was surprisingly tender. We really enjoyed the dinner that night.

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Jamie Barrance

Fantastic fusion of food flavours and colours

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James Beattie

Absolutely amazing great food amazing cocktails and friendly knowledgeable staff would definitely return

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Vincent Huang

Great Food and Service!!

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Danielle Moroney

Incredible as always!! The new menu is fantastic!!! Will be back again soon!

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Beryl Macey

We were served straight away with a good wine list. We chose a rippon sav blanc to go with our four tapas courses for lunch. The food was amazing, well presented and delicious. Great location we will be back.

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Cat Levene

Nice atmosphere, great service and very comfy chairs! The meat and cheese selection was excellent!

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Karen Chappell

The staff were great and food was excellent if a somewhat limited menu which I understand is going to change soon. Check your bill as there was a discrepancy between the listed price of wine and the bill cost.

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Really lovely dining experience. We were a group of four and as the portions are on the smaller side we ordered a wide range of the savoury menu options (except Oysters) to share. The standout was definitely the house baked break and seaweed butter, ceviche and the strawberries and cream dessert - amazing!
Cheese board was served at room temp which was perfect and attentive but not over the top service made for a lovely lunch

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Alina Rollinson

It was an amazing experience. Food was outstanding as well as service

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Sandra Zuschlag

We totally enjoyed the great atmosphere of the bar. The food was very delicious and the service fantastic. I can recommend the degustation menu great value.
I can recommend for anyone to enjoy a nice light meal at the lodge bar.

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Amber Woods

Cheese and meat platter was to die for! Staff were amazing and very knowledgable and helpful. Would definitely go back 10/10 recommend

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Mikayla Beattie

Fantastic atmosphere and food. Five stars

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Elissa Eastwood

Excellent food great service

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Sacha Baikie-Pedneault

We had a great lunch at the Lodge Bar, with attentive staff, great wine and drinks, and really tasty food! Portions are tapas style and quite small, but it's worth trying them all and reordering your favorites! Unfortunately we didn't have the time to stick around and do this, but I would definitely go back with more time to enjoy the menu entirely! We absolutely loved the octopus!!!

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