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“:Lovely food”

Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #41 of 257 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$45
Cuisines: Chinese, European, Asian, New Zealand
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Good for: Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located high above Queenstown with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range, Skyline Queenstown's restaurant is one of the most popular dining experiences in New Zealand - catering for up to 620 guests each night. Chef and guest interaction is one of the highlights of the Stratosfare redevelopment. Guests are able to watch as Stratosfare's expert chefs prepare dishes using some of New Zealand's finest produce at interactive cooking stations. Further enhancing the overall guest experience is the inclusion of a mussel bar, where New Zealand green-lipped mussels are served hot to diners. A central feature of Stratosfare is a purpose-built rotisserie oven where guests can see locally-sourced chicken, beef and lamb cooked before their eyes. A tempting dessert display featuring a vast array of decadent sweet treats is the perfect end to a dining experience. Lunch open from 12.00Pm until 2.00Pm. Dinner reservations available: Early sitting from 5.45Pm till 6.30Pm (tables must be vacated by 7.45Pm) Late sitting from 8.15Pm to 8.45Pm (no time limit) Contact
Australia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“:Lovely food”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

The buffet at the Gondola was probably the best managed buffet with the best food I have ever experienced. Service was excellent, food fresh, tasty and plentiful with many varieties - a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience.

The only negative is that they don't take bookings you buy your ticket and it's a first come, first served basis so even though we arrived early they couldn't tell us until the dinner bell rang whether or not we would get a window seat. They give you a buzzer and then all these staff appear and escort you to your seat, and yes we did get a window seat. It was all lovely.

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear morris80,
Thank you for choosing to dine in our restaurant and for writing a review about your experience. We are really happy that you enjoyed your night and we passed on your feedback to our team as well. We apologies that you found our seating procedure to be confusing as we believed our first come first served system was fair to all our guests. Although the tiered seating offers stunning views of the lake Wakatipu and surrounding mountains no matter where you are sitting in the restaurant, we do understand the attraction of a window table and took note of your suggestion.
I would like to invite you back as soon as possible to enjoy another memorable night with us, wishing you in the meantime all the best in your travels
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Sydney
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

An absolute highlight to finish our trip. The view is amazing as you would expect but what impressed us the most was the quality of te food. Everything was fresh and delicious. A fantastic experience, thanks.

Visited December 2013
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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear jhbSydney,
Thank you for your time to write a review about your experience in our restaurant. We are really happy that we managed to exceed your expectations and our team was delighted to hear that their hard work is being appreciated. We are looking forward to your return whishing you safe travels and many positive reviews in the future.
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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104 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Worth it.”
Reviewed 19 December 2013

The combination of food quality and views make the price entirely worth it. We went for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear Reba N Lincoln,
Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for the wonderful review. We are happy that you enjoyed your lunch and would like to welcome you back as soon as possible for more amazing memories.
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Spectacular views & Buffet”
Reviewed 18 December 2013

Excellent buffet of many choices & courses - too many to count ! the staff are very courteous & you are told which country they are from as you are seated in the panoramic restaurant. Do take the gondola ride up well ahead or your table booking as you have 1.5 hours for the meal, but make sure you are seated on time so you do not have to rush the experience. You can then walk around the perimeter & take in the scenery.

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 1 January 2014
Dear Sewing S,
Thank you for your visit and also for writing a review about your experience in our restaurant. It makes us really happy to know that you had a wonderful night and our team was delighted to hear your feedback. We would like to welcome you back as soon as possible wishing you all the best in your travels.
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Newcastle, Australia
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed 16 December 2013

Breath taking views ..... so stunning an absolute must when visiting Queenstown. The buffet dinner in the restuarant was also great - make sure you save room for the deserts which were outstanding... highly recommend.

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SkylineEnterprises, Manager at Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, 22 December 2013
Dear Nicola834,
Thank you for visiting our restaurant and for sharing your experience with us. It was a pleasure having you here and we are really happy that you enjoyed your night. We wish you all the best in your travels, looking forward to your return.
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