Appetite for more: From left, Queenstown Hospitality restaurant GM Sam Crane, Yia Yia's GM Kenna Matthews, Arthur's Gourmet Sandwich Ship GM Cathy Collins and group operations manager Richie Peterson


Despite Covid badly biting into Queenstown’s hospo sector, one operator’s adding two more
CBD outlets.

Queenstown Hospitality 2012 Ltd’s this week opening a sandwich bar in The Mall and a Greek restaurant in Beach Street.

Named after the district’s first discoverer of gold, Thomas Arthur, Arthur’s Gourmet Sandwich Shop will specialise in made-to-order sandwiches, along with coffee, salads, jacket potatoes, breakfast-on-the-go and sweet treats.

The 48 square metre premises were formerly occupied by souvenir shop Mall Mania.

Yia Yia’s — ‘grandmother’, in Greek — occupies seafood restaurant Fishbone’s former premises.

Billed as the world’s southernmost Greek restaurant, it’s focusing on simple, delicious
comfort food and an accent on sharing, with some signature touches.