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.
Nice food, great service
Lucy is a gun and so was the other lady from Kent who served us - we will be back
Great food! Fun atmosphere
An absolute must for any trip to Queenstown! The food is tremendous!!!! The desserts are unbelieveable and if the Pavlova is anything to go by, it's been created in NZ! Sorry ozzies.
Good service, good food, family friendly. Good value for money.
Awesome service. Food was amazing. Thank you.
The skirt beef was very tasty. Cauliflower bites could be better with a lighter/thinner batter.
The rillettes weren’t real rillettes and there was to much sauce with the salmon with was pan fried and too greasy.
Staff were amazing, attentive, friendly and accommodating. Food delicious. View sublime. No negatives!
A stressful and noicy atmosphere. The service was excellent but We had expected a speciell meny for new year. Two of the five dishes were too spicy .
We spent a wonderful New Year’s eve at Public Kitchen & Bar. We took the Chef’s taste and had the chance to taste different starters, mains and desserts, it was delicious. And from French people, that means really something !
Took us 30min to be sat down even though we had a reservation, but to be fair we were a group of 12 people and it's the holidays so everything is extremely busy. The waiters did serve us 3 plates of delicious calamari though as a way to apologize for the inconvenience. Most people ordered the mussels and they were a miss, the rest had a great meal so I guess it depends what you order. Overall, great place for drinks and bites.
Loved dining here 3 nights in a row. With our large number of food allergies, we never had a problem dining here! Loved the lamb and venison!!!!
We dined there the last two nights encountering Paul, Eleanor and Jayne. All were lovely and provided amazing service with our insane food allergies. We couldn’t be more pleased. See you in about two hours for dinner tonight! Tim & Fiona
Very little customer service
Beautiful place, really enjoyable. The food was all amazing, the baked Camembert was just perfect, among everything else we ordered. Loved the sharing concept.
The staff were friendly and made a huge effort with our children. Food was really really good!
Great food! Loved the cauliflower bites and osso bucco.. will definitely be back
Lovely meal on first table
Great food and service for our staff Christmas meal - the one gluten free person was well catered for and did not feel left out at all.
Came in with friends and shared all of the food. Favourites include the kumura and chickpea bites, duck pancakes, and the pork belly bites. Always a lovely service and atmosphere. Will be back again.
The food was very average in this diner’s view (think fancy pub food) The dishes are made to be shared but I felt they are on the “smaller” portion size. Would loved to have something bubbly but they only had a $22 per glass Mumm. Would appreciate if there’s Prosecco on the menu. The only dish I thought was bad was the blue cod ceviche, there’s absolutely no flavor to the fish and I didn’t think it was very fresh (I could be wrong). Oysters was delicious but needed a vinaigrette. As to the hot dishes, my favorite was the pork belly both beef cheek and lamb, you can give it a miss. If you like pub grub with a view, would defiantly recommend this place as they are at the end of the wharf with beautiful views if you sit outside or by the window. Otherwise, remember your shades. Also, to sit comfortable (for 4 people) ask for the booth.
Fabulous dinner thank you