Open 11:00am - Late daily
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Public Kitchen & Bar
Offering exceptional local cuisine, Public Kitchen is all about local produce caught in the hills or farmed down the road or caught off the coast. The closest restaurant to the lake the outdoor terrace is a must dining option to take in the views and enjoy the exceptional sharing dishes on offer.
The food was amazing and the view onto the lake is lovely 😊
The food was amazing- especially the pork belly sticks!
I always enjoy my meals at Public as the food is good, wine list covers most tastes, and the music is played at a volume that makes conversation possible. My only wish is that the chef's choice would be available for groups of less than 4 to make selection of a good meal easier!
Great service from staff, super attentive and helpful! atmosphere was warm and busy especially for a Tuesday evening, the place was full and buzzing by 6.30/7pm! Food was great, came out quickly, we had lots of vegetarian options which were amazing, highlights were the cauliflower bites and baked camembert! Would definitely recommend and will be back :)
great meals, nice and simple, but hearty cuisine...
Absolutely delicious food!
Rebecca was fantastic! Loved the atmosphere and share plate style dining. We will be back!
Amazing food, the chickpea chips are surprising and the baked camembert to die for!
Great food, service and views! Thanks for a lovely dining experience!
Fantastic service and big portions :) we left incredibly satisfied.
I love this place. You can enjoy the view while having decent meal. Great food and excellent service. Everthing was just perfect. Thanks.
Great food, very helpful staff, very nice night out
Just love your food! We have had dinner at the Public Kitchen the last three times we have been in Queenstown!! Great view and gorgeous food!! We’ll be back
Thanks for the quick service and lovely food.Lamb was delicious and the smoked cod snack too. Outstanding staff - friendly, professional and welcoming. You were so helpful and accommodating as we were on a tight schedule😊 Will definitely visit again when we are in town!
All round excellent dining experience! High quality tasty food and great service. We dined on a first table booking which made it a great deal!
My venison was kind of cold when it reached the table and the serving of purée was kind of stingy for 40 bucks. Purée is cheap so not sure why the portion need be so meagre.
Everything was great with an awesome lake view
Always enjoy the experience at Public. A favourite of ours....and now that the vegetarian options have been expanded, we shall be back more often.
Loved the trust the chef option!
Amazing meal as always!
Nice pork belly sticks and chickpea chips but the other dishes we had were really bland. Cod Croquettes and fried chicken particularly.
This was an awesome dining experience for our first time at Public. We will definitely be back again for the wonderful service, food, and atmosphere!
Wonderful food and service will have to go back as was too full for desserts and they looked fabulous. Only thing you need new water jugs as water tasted awful looked inside jug was rusty.
Excellent tasty generous cuisine. Great service. Highly recommend
Fabulous! Superb food, service and environment. We'll be back