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The Waterfront Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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88 Beach Street | Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-441 1495
12:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch and a dinner here and were not disappointed. Wait staff was very friendly, relaxing atmosphere, kids welcome. Great time.

Thank MK E
Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic location and food to match. Made an online booking with GrabOne, confirmed by the Restaurant instantly and reminder email the day before. Fantastic menu with lots of options and what a bargain. Would recommend

Thank Lorraine W
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw a sigh out front 'mulled wine' $10 and it was just what we we wanting to have on a mild Autumn day- a chance to escape the breeze and sip some wine with friends and enjoy a platter of morsels to fill the tum. The delightful chef is French and friendly and although QT is a busy scene when... More 

Thank Janice B
Sydney, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

The service was great and the food was excellent. I ate every morsel on my plate! Excellent selection of wine as well.

Thank ExoticPilot
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Enjoyed a very nice meal here. Great view and food was good also. The burger and the salmon were very good.

Thank Scoobster26
Sint Maarten, St. Maarten-St. Martin
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120 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016

nice outside terrasse , heated even for lunch - mid december, - food ok ; quick service , on the lake ,

Thank Patrick c
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

On a chilly October morning I had one of my best breakfasts. With a view of the Lake and the sun warming my back and a lovely warm red rug provided. The Whitebait Omelette was just amazing. Cooked to perfection, light and tasty. The coffee was awesome and the service was prompt even tho' it was busy. Our 'waitperson' was... More 

Thank Barbara D
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67 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

On our first day of holiday and first meal in NZ, we found this amazing place. Staff are exceptionally great and helped us select some of the delicious nibbles they had on menu.never expected that our kids would love them as often i find them fussy with outside food. This place has a variety of drinks available and best views... More 

Thank Vivek K
Manukau, New Zealand
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127 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

After walking past this place a few times during our stay in Queenstown, we decided we should give it a go. Especially after spying the rump steak deal sign right out front. It's not quite in town, so it was a little quieter than the other spots we tried. The food was great, and the restaurant itself is really nice.... More 

Thank CookieM0nster
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This bar had really good meals at very competitive prices. We had beef wellington and steak and they were cooked to perfection. Service was quick even when it was packed

Thank D2408MAjohna

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Beach Street | Steamer Wharf Complex, Queenstown, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 1495
The Waterfront Bistro & Bar is located on level 1 of the Steamer Wharf Complex. We have the best "VIEWS" of the lake and scenery that Queenstown has to offer.
We offer Great views, taste bud tantalising food at affordable prices.
Come on in and try us.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?