Tatler Restaurant & Bar
Queenstown-Lakes District 03-442 8372
- Mon – Sun 9.30am – 10pm
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Out Catering
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Romantic Dining
- Wedding Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Splurge, Above $35
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 70 downstairs, 40 upstairs
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Soy-free
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: Free
Tatler is in the heart of Queenstown’s pedestrian Mall and offers elegant dining in historic surroundings with a seasonal menu focusing on regional specialties.
Tatler’s menu features exciting beef, lamb, game, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Our rack of lamb and beef fillet dinner mains were awarded the New Zealand Beef and Lamb Excellence awards.
Diners at Tatler’s outdoor tables enjoy lake and mountain views while the restaurant’s interior features a warm and inviting bistro ambience.For a special dining experience, book a table by the fire in Tatler’s Spectator Room or out on the sunny balcony.
12 Reviews for Tatler Restaurant & Bar
To be honest we were very disappointed with the whole experience, it felt very pretentious and the staff looked down there nose at everyone there, the magazine for a menu is just not for me, the menu sounded awesome but when you read it fully it just seems they have added one or two ingredients to many on every dish. The food was beautifully presented but perhaps more emphasis should be put on flavour and taste as opposed to looking good, I also don’t appreciate paying money for a meal for the waiters to be sat at the bar eating between serving customers.
A restaurant like this will only survive somewhere like Queenstown with a mass of tourists passing by as I certainly can’t see people going back for a second time.
Tasty meals nicely served in a pleasant environment. Only shame was that the outside tables were all taken as it would have been nice to look at the lake.
Not being too ravenous we shared the chicken liver parfait – it was so divine we could have happily had one each. Definitely going back for that again.
Mains were also great – grilled beef fillet and salmon, the right size on their own although we did also order a bowl of fries because you have to have fries with beef fillet and bearnaise, it’s a rule I read somewhere.
Washed this down with a bottle of the Wild Earth pinot noir – not the cheapest wine on their list but just perfect for the occasion.
No room for desserts but the choices looked tempting – going back for them too.
Two friends and I dined there on a Thursday night in January, the restaurant was possibly 1/3 full. Towards the end of our shared entree while I was still eating, our main arrived and were literally dumped on the table and the waiter walked off without a word. We waited a few moments (stunned) and then called someone across to see what was going on. The reply was that they thought we had finished our entree. I questioned whether it should be standard to clear the entree before delivering the main but there was no reply forthcoming apart from the repeat that they thought we had finished. We waited a few more minutes expecting that someone would come back and remove the entree dishes and bring main cutlery but no one came near us, so I cleared the table myself and we once again called someone over for cutlery. There was no apology or explanation. At $180 for one bottle of wine (approx $45), one entree and three mains I would have expected better standards. I visit Queenstown frequently and will never eat at Tatler or recommend it. There are far superior choices.
Service was great, especially considering we were a group of 15. Food was really tasty and everyone was happy with their choice. Not cheap, but such great ambience and an all round good experience.