You'll find some of the best dining in the Arrowtown neighbourhood.

Is the enjoyment of new flavours & local ingredients is a memorable & enjoyable part of your vacation? Can you still taste the BBQ fish from JImbaran Bay in Bali or the octopus from the Greek island of Paros?

Referring to Arrowtown, The 'Snow Guide to New Zealand' says "if only every mountain town had this much choice. There are some sensational restaurants....."

Arrrowtown is home to several of Queenstown's finest restaurants. From Fish Bisque to Fish n's all here.

Queenstown lodges and luxury Queenstown bed and breakfasts like to showcase regional food. Describing the dining at Arrowtown House Boutique Hotel, Frommers New Zealand Guide said" ''superb cooks - you'll eat like is given top priority here".

Here is a list of restaurants, mostly located just 2-minutes walk from the luxury Queenstown bed and breakfast, Arrowtown House. Enjoy!

Fine Dining

Saffron ( 442 0131
Open daily 12 noon Considered one of the most serious fine food places in the area. Chef, Pete Gawron uses ingredients in season that grow wild - Central Otago white truffles delicately flavour corn-fed chicken, wild rowanberries make a wonderfully refreshing sorbet on a crisp baklava. Sometimes there is Lindis Pass hare or West Coast boar, and in season wild porcini and other mushrooms from the surrounding hills, and quince, elderberry and rosehip. The menu reflects Mediterranean and Asian influences.

The Postmasters House ( 442 0991
Open from 6.30pmClosed Sunday & MondayA culinary experience. Emphasis on regional food, with French & Asian influences

Bonjour Café ( 409 8946
Open daily from 8.30am Open for dinner Thursday - Saturday from 6.00pm Tuesday and Wednesday closed (May - June). A little piece of French countryside in Arrowtown. Bonjour offers delicious French cuisine in a cosy ambience.

The Millhouse Restaurant at Millbrook ( 441 7000
Open daily from 6.00pmThe Millhouse Restaurant offers innovative cuisine using the finest ingredients

Sala Sala at Millbrook ( 441 7000
Open from 6.00pmClosed MondaySala Sala offers an authentic Japanese dining experience with a wide variety of traditional dishes.

Mantra Indian Restaurant ( 442 0880
Open daily from 11.30amExcellent Indian cuisine. The moment you step inside Mantra Restaurant you will discover there's a real difference when it comes to enjoying Indian hospitality and dining. Takeaway available

The Stables Café & Restaurant ( 442 1818
Open daily from 11.00amModern New Zealand cuisine. The Stables has a large outdoor courtyard dining area, great for people watching and alfresco dining in summer.

Casual Dining

Pesto ( 442 0885
Open daily 5.00pm 'til late Specialising in Pizza & Pasta. Outdoor dining on warm nights. Takeaway available

The Hole-in-One Bar at Millbrook ( 441 7000
Open daily 11.30am - 9.00pm A relaxed open lounge with a cosy fireplace and big screen TV, for those sporting events. Great snacks. A la carte lunch and dinner menu featuring mouth-watering pizzas and a fabulous selection of sweet treats is available.

Arrow Thai Foods ( 442 1115
Open daily 11.30am - 9.00pmLarge menu featuring the most popular flavours from Thailand. Takeaway available

New Orleans Hotel ( 442 1745
Open daily 11.00am The New Orleans Hotel was built in the late 1800s.Pub style. Eat upstairs in the dining room or downstairs around the bar.Nice for a cool afternoon beer in summer or a hearty bowl of homemade soup after a days skiing in winter.

The Willows Tavern ( 442 0055
Open daily 10.00am - Closed Monday & Tuesday nightsPub Style. Evening emphasis on steaks. Dine indoors or in the rose garden courtyard.

The Tap ( 442 8860
Open daily 12 noon - 11.00pmA small pub serving pizza & bar meals. Indoor or outdoor dining in the courtyard.

Arrow Brewing Company ( 409 8849
Open daily 11am - 'til lateA brew-pub serving gourmet pies, burgers & pizza. Indoor or outdoor dining in the courtyard

Something Different

Fresh Fish Brothers ( 442 0423
Head for Fresh Fish Brothers for freshly cooked fish & chips. Open daily 11.30am - 9.00pm. Enjoy your fish & chips on one of the village greens or take your picnic down to the Arrow River

Only 5 - 10 Minutes drive

Walnut Cottage ( 442 1090
Open daily 10.00am - 4.00pm Contemporary café menu. Beautiful garden setting.

Amisfield Bistro ( 442 0556
Open Tuesday - Friday 11.30am - 8.00pm / Saturday & Sunday 9.00am - 8.00pmLast reservations 6.00pm. This is an early evening dining venue.Closed MondayA daily changing menu of organic and locally sourced produce. Winner 'Best Winery Restaurant' 2006 & 2007

The Winehouse & Kitchen ( 442 7310
Open daily from 10.00am until 5.00pm The restaurant prides itself on providing the best of local produce with a farmhouse theme. There is a strong emphasis on hearty wholesome food in keeping with the homestead's pastoral history, heritage and restoration.

Gibbston Valley Winery Restaurant ( 442 6910
Open daily for lunch from 12 noon to 3.00pm. Closed on public holidaysFocused on fresh local produce with a Mediterranean flair, to create an exquisite menu that is designed to perfectly complement the winery's fabulous Central Otago wines. Dine al fresco in the sun-drenched courtyard over summer, or enjoy the warm ambiance inside during winter.

Gantleys ( 442 8899
Open daily from 6.30pm Gantleys has built a reputation over the last decade as one of the country's premium restaurants, with New Zealand's most award-winning wine list. The popular degustation menu presents six courses each carefully matched with wine.