One thing that probably won't be drawing you to Queenstown is word that has been spread far and wide of their cuisine. Sure, the Fergberger has quite the ample reputation and the gourmet pizza at Winnie's is great at any hour, but these legendary establishments won't be the reason for your trip. However, they just may be your savior when 4am on Saturday rolls around.
New Zealand has generally been known to follow the culinary traditions of the original Maori settlers and then the British who came after, but by now nearly every city has its fair share of fast food chains and international variety. Queenstown is no different and has the added benefit of centralizing the large majority of its restaurants downtown. There are no less than thirty places that serve everything from pub food to Thai to pastries and more, serving everyone from the meat-munchers to the vegetable-crunchers. All budgets are represented too, whether you feel like grabbing a snack and a coffee at one of the large handful of cafes or fine dining with a view over Lake Wakapitu. Check here if you're looking for specific establishments, especially in the packed downtown. Our included links also will give a much more elaborate look at Queenstown's selection of restaurants.