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Ivy & Lola's Kitchen + Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Beach street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8572
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was varied and interesting, especially the hare dish and the 'beer caramel' that accompanied the pork belly. Salmon also nicely done. Desserts mostly good- especially the truffles. However the sticky date pudding was warm on the outside but cool in the centre. Unusual way to serve it. Waitress also cleared main course plates away while one person still eating... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We ate here as a group (we are on a 23 day tour of NZ) and were brought here by our tour leader. Having read the reviews I had high hopes but the food didn't really live up to my expectations - perhaps because they were trying to deliver 18 meals to one table at the same time? My meal... More 

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Thank Michael P
Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Loved to choice of food, quirky inside, great service. Overall had a great experience and would like to go back very soon!

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Thank Toddy27
New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Pros: - great location - good choice of wines and whiskeys Cons: - food was average pub quality. Very disappointing. Heavily overpriced. - seems to hire only female staff. What about gender equality? - very average service Fazit: for a restaurant in this price category, I would have expected more - even in Queenstown.

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Thank Mil_the_globetrotter
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really good food and service. Near the water's edge - but we went inside as it was particularly chilly on the evening we were there. Menu choice was good and steak was very good. Not a lot of room inside - but it has a good atmosphere with some quirky items.

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Thank Roland_Pauline
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and great food and wine. Always appreciate when the wait staff direct you to the better options on the menu. In this case it was the slow-cooked short-rib - so good we both had it.

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Thank johnbos2n
Canandaigua, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This review is based on drinks only. This is an outdoor bar/restaurant in the middle of all the action. It's great to get a drink, relax and watch all the activity. (And there's a lot of activities here) Server was friendly and attentive.

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Thank William S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The title says it all. Good was very tasting and price reasonable for queenstown considering the location of the restaurant.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite meal so far in New Zealand! I had the salmon with zucchini fritters and it was incredible. Great wines too. We had a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our meal here. It was probably one of the best we had so far on our trip in NZ and it was reasonably priced, especially for what you get. NB- you pay at the counter once you get the bill from the server. We still can't figure out which restaurants have you pay at the table vs... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach street | Steamer Wharf, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 8572
Description
Kitchen And Bar

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