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 citrus cured salmon to duck liver mousse with red currant jelly, to meat pie croquettes and freshly 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 accompaniments, the signature Gunner's game pie or a perfectly hand-cut pasta!

Compliment your meal by choosing from 20+ outstanding wines available by the glass, or sink into one of the cozy 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 4:00pm - 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
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I'm a long-time fan of The Lodge, in fact I've never understood why people flock to the likes of Rata. This place is WAY better (sorry Rata), with an intimate and much classier feel to it. It's also a stunning place to just sit outside enjoying a wine while while people watching at any time of the day. The dishes aren't large but my group all commented how they got (surprisingly) full. The meat croquette snacks are an absolute standout (for just $4) - be sure to order two each!

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Abbie Malakai

Amazing food and service! Wish we were locals so we could head back again soon!!

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From the moment of arrival it felt like visiting a private hunting lodge. Perfect atmosphere, cuisine, beverages and ambiance. If only the snow rolled in and we had to stay the night!

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This place was a great find. Warm and welcoming with a well thought out menu featuring local food and wines. Duck liver parfait, venison tartare and parsnip tortellini were our standout dishes.

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Lisa Cole

Had the best evening last night, it’s a hidden gem and the food is just to die for. We like to go for drinks and a few little nibbles so it was great to try lots of different things from the menu. Can’t wait to return, shoutout to George the bar man

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Wow amazing food and service, the dishes are on the smaller side but they are excellent well thought out flavours and so tasty. Loved the Pea Barley dish couldn't get enough.

The interior was amazing too very cosy and Lodge like.

We would definitely return to enjoy the delicious food and wonderful atmosphere.

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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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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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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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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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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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I'm a long-time fan of The Lodge, in fact I've never understood why people flock to the likes of Rata. This place is WAY better (sorry Rata), with an intimate and much classier feel to it. It's also a stunning place to just sit outside enjoying a wine while while people watching at any time of the day. The dishes aren't large but my group all commented how they got (surprisingly) full. The meat croquette snacks are an absolute standout (for just $4) - be sure to order two each!

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Barry Mills

Excellent surroundings with quality fittings throughout. A lovely venue overlooking the lake for food or just a quiet drink in sumptuous chairs.

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We had a really good time at The Lodge Bar, staff were on point, food was delicious. Will go back.

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Abbie Malakai

Amazing food and service! Wish we were locals so we could head back again soon!!

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The staff were so attentive and friendly! We loved everything!

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Corey Stone

Easily the best meal and service we received whilst on holiday in Queenstown. Could not recommend more highly

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From the moment of arrival it felt like visiting a private hunting lodge. Perfect atmosphere, cuisine, beverages and ambiance. If only the snow rolled in and we had to stay the night!

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- dined at The Lodge Bar by Rodd & Gunn on

This place was a great find. Warm and welcoming with a well thought out menu featuring local food and wines. Duck liver parfait, venison tartare and parsnip tortellini were our standout dishes.

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Braidy Lidington

We had a great time at the Lodge Bar- nice and warm and cosy! Perfect if you want a nice relaxing and comfortable dining experience with yummy food.

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The food and service are both brilliant. The presentation of the food is awesome. Above all, the desserts are really big surprise.

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Alie Jamieson

Casual, classy setting. Flawless food and impeccable service! Thank you

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The four of us had an amazing night here, made all the more special with the outstanding service we were given and food which was of the highest standard. We would thoroughly recommend this bar/restaurant.

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Great atmosphere great food great cocktails and wine

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Gareth Milne

Food was unreal...some really great flavours! Will definitely be back!

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Lisa Cole

Had the best evening last night, it’s a hidden gem and the food is just to die for. We like to go for drinks and a few little nibbles so it was great to try lots of different things from the menu. Can’t wait to return, shoutout to George the bar man

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Wow amazing food and service, the dishes are on the smaller side but they are excellent well thought out flavours and so tasty. Loved the Pea Barley dish couldn't get enough.

The interior was amazing too very cosy and Lodge like.

We would definitely return to enjoy the delicious food and wonderful atmosphere.

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Jon White

Great variety of dishes. Brilliant setting!

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Mikayla Beattie

Great food and great service. Will be back!

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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 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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