restaurant

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's been a three-year ‘‘labour of love’’ but the doors to a new addition in an historic part of Arrowtown finally opened last week. Developers Scott Stevens and John Guthrie started physical work on a new development behind...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Despite a last-minute name change, a new Queenstown hospo joint’s set to open on schedule next week. Future Bars bought iconic steak and seafood restaurant, Britannia, two years ago, closing its doors in March for a fancy makeover —...

Heroes hailed

By PHILIP CHANDLER Restaurant staff and a holidaying nurse are being praised for stepping up to the plate to revive a heart attack victim in Queenstown this week. An Aucklander in her mid-50s had been dining at Blue Kanu with her...

Hostel to hotel

By GUY WILLIAMS An Australian businessman charged with fraud is behind plans to build a 17-room high-end hotel on a prime lakefront site close to Queenstown’s CBD. Bumbles Holdings Ltd has applied for consent to build the five-storey Bumbles Hotel on...
By GUY WILLIAMS Opening a new hotel in post-Covid Queenstown sounds like a challenge, but the owners of the Holiday Inn Express are confident about the future. The 227-room Holiday Inn Express, in Stanley Street, opens its doors next Friday at a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER With Queenstown open only for domestic tourism in the short term, at least one accommodation venue's proving it could still pay off. For Queen's Birthday weekend the occupancy level for Arrowtown's high-end Millbrook Resort is already 40 per cent. July...

Rent holidays called for

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-time Queenstown restaurateur believes businesses like his that've been forced to close due to Covid-19 deserve a rent holiday "because our turnover is zero". Blue Kanu co-owner Grant Hattaway's suggesting they pay no rent for three months then,...

Bayly comes South

Take North Italian-style food, Central Otago and Southland ingredients and top New Zealand chef Ben Bayly. They're ingredients be-hind new Arrowtown restaurant, Aosta, opening next Saturday in premises formerly occupied by well-known Saffron restaurant and, latterly, Rosie B's. Then add the...
A new Queenstown restaurant is serving up grub with a nod to northern China. Tao, on Athol Street, opened last week after a pricey kit-out. Boss Phillip Wei has been eyeing up the resort for a while but says finding the...
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