Having eaten my way through the town I wanted to share my favourite places to eat while your in Queenstown!
Check out my favourites below and let me know what you think!
Okay okay I know this isn’t a new one but trust me you can’t come and not have one. The first thing I was asked when I mentioned I’d been to Queenstown was to check I’d been to Fergs.
Yes you may have to queue but yes they are delish.
I went about 3pm and was lucky to find a very little queue which only took about 10 minutes to pass and then had a 10 minute wait for my order. They are however open from 8am until 5am everyday so avoid the usual lunch/dinner peaks and you’ll be good!
Prices range from $10-$20 and they are big burgers!
Check out the menu online here beforehand and save yourself panic ordering at the till!
Treating yourself (by this I mean spending more than $20 on a meal each) the World Bar should be your go too. Located on the mall this quirky eatery has outdoor seating to rival anywhere, with shade from the sun and heat lamps for the winter it’s the place to be come all seasons and enjoy people watching and the casual set up of the restaurant.
Prices are higher than you may be budgeting for but I can assure you it is money well spent. Mains average $20+ dollars however they do have lunch time deals which are all under $20.
Erik’s Fish & Chips
Located just off the lake front this popular fish and chips bar serves from 12pm until 9pm meaning you’re able to enjoy a sunset dinner on the lake if you head down late enough.
With meal deals starting from $10 the Hoki is a cheap meal to be had and still damn tasty.
You can even order online to beat the queue, order here and collect in time for the best sunset views.
Hidden down the laneways of the mall Winnie’s is a pizzeria with a difference, an opening roof. That’s right, an opening roof. With summer temps reaching up to 30oc in Queenstown the roof is opened to let in those gorgeous warm sun rays. With decent pizza and with the option of a small for one you’ve no excuse not to head down and see for yourself.
Prices for a full pizza start from $18, check them out online here for full menus.
Balls And Bangles
I’ve a sweet tooth and can have a pudding with every meal (have done and will continue to do so) so when I passed by and saw the donuts I couldn’t help myself.
With the chocolate syringe to fill the middle these went down a treat, mostly down my chin but that’s how a donuts meant to be eaten right?
With prices from $8 and deals on large purchases it’s a great filler between lunch and dinner. They’ve also a bagel bar if you fancied staying for lunch!
Check out the drool worthy menu online here and get yourself there pronto!
Cup And Cake
Following on and keeping the sweet vibes going, just across the way is the lovely Cup & Cake store.
Selling home made cup cakes I spent an age trying to decide on which to take back to the hostel with me for a movie snack later.
In the end I played it safe with Vanilla but the was cake fluffy and light with lashings of buttercream, Perfect for an evening snack.
Be sure to pop in, if my post isn’t enough check them out online here for some mouth watering pictures!
So being the burger fiend I am, I needed to check out the local competition to Fergs and came across Devils while hunting for Cup & Cake (which is conveniently located next door)
So I’m gunna put it out there and say I think Devils may be my favourite out of the two. The devils relish was great and the burger was just as big (and came with cheese and bacon for the same price) personally I thought the fries were a little sad and much better at Fergs but this isn’t the main event.
Honestly though the best part was no queueing and there was lots of seating.
Check out there menu online here.
Have you been to both? Do you agree with my comparison?!
The sister to Fergburger the bakery next door has less a queue and all food is prepared in advance giving you the option of warm or cold snacks/lunches.
I personally prefer the bacon and egg roll with aioli and relish to the burger next door and for only $8 I think this is a great breakfast treat/hangover cure without the wait.
Located on Camp Street you’ll see the lines before you hear the music, be in lust the second you smell the freshly baked cookies on sale here.
With freak shakes, raw cookie dough and ice cream you’ve got a choice to make. (For my UK readers if you like Millie’s cookies you’ll love these)
Be sure to head down for happy hour; 241 between 6-7pm
Have I missed anywhere off? Is there anywhere else you’d recommend, let me know in the comments below!