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Destination guides > Pacific Islands > New Zealand > Otago > Queenstown > Eating & drinking


Eating & drinking

Although Queenstown has mostly expensive eateries, there are deals here and there. Of course, the standard fast food can be found everywhere, but there are also some good little cafés, especially outside of the centre.

Most hostels don’t offer free breakfast, so you should head to the FreshChoice supermarket (64 Gorge Road, Queenstown) to stock up on groceries. The Alpine Supermarket in the centre (corner Stanley & Shotover Streets, Queenstown) has much higher prices.

The Traffic Café in Global Gossip (27 Shotover Street, Queenstown) does a great breakfast burrito, and for a cheap lunch near the waterfront, head to the green food wagon on the corner of Rees and Beach Streets for good fish & chips. Fergburger (42A Shotover Street, Queenstown) has a good atmosphere and makes some hearty and delicious burgers for a relatively low price. Another budget option is the food court at the Mall, where you can get great deals on Indian curry and Thai food.

The nightlife in Queenstown is great and many bars offer happy hour drinks. Pog Mahones Irish Pub (14 Rees Street, Queenstown) is a popular spot with great atmosphere and cheap drink specials and the Altitude Bar & Café (49 Shotover Street,Queenstown) at Base Backpackers has DJs, karaoke, live music and big screens for watching sport.

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