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“Great food for sharing, with a view”

Public Kitchen & Bar
Ranked #41 of 266 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$26
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The newest offering by acclaimed restaurant group Wai Dining, Public Kitchen and Bar is now open on the Steamer Wharf. Offering exceptional local cuisine Public Kitchen is all about local produce caught in the hills or farmed down the road or caught off the coast. The closest restaurant to the lake the outdoor terrace is a must dining option to take in the views and enjoy the exceptional sharing dishes on offer. Open daily from 9 am for Breakfast, lunch, bar grazing, drinks and dinner. Open Everyday from Midday till late
Reviewed 6 August 2014

This was our favourite restaurant in Queenstown, we went back again a couple of nights later. We got in early and had no trouble being seated but if you have a group or want a view with your table then maybe book ahead as it gets very busy. The plates are designed for sharing so it's best if you go with someone else (or perhaps a few!) to enjoy a range of dishes. The locally sourced food is a great idea; less food miles. Try the pork belly in cider - it was out of this world. The venison osso bucco was hearty and hit the spot on a cool evening. The pavlova is a true kiwi classic topped simply with kiwifruit and cream. Cider and wine by the glass were also good. Friendly waitstaff were most helpful, and judging by their accents seem to come from all over the globe to hang out and work in Queenstown.

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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Popped in for a quick lunch. Had a few tapas items a wine and a beer. The food was flawless and the drinks menu is large and a bit different. The staff were very engaging.

The actual decor is terrific and eclectic.

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Great views, service and wine.
The food portions were really small for the price of the meals and the flavours were nothing special. Id go back for the views & enjoy a wine. The cheesecake was however delicious, we shared but next time we will be having our own due to it being so good. A good place for views, wines & cheesecake

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Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

The only place we went back too. They serve large simple dishes designed to be shared between 2-3 people. Choose a few meats, and some sides then mix and match! Simple "family" style dining with fantastic quality food.

Thank Brian B
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We had fantastic service and the food was delivered quickly and tasted delicious. The restaurant is fun and modern with a historic twist. A great atmosphere, we would definitely go again.

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