Queenstown Bistro Adds New Zealand-Inspired Cuisine In A Gorgeous Outdoor Garden Patio At UTC

UTC is getting NICE! New Zealand-inspired Queenstown Bistro, sister restaurant to popular Little Italy eatery Queenstown Public House, has softly opened its doors to the public at Westfield UTC – and we love it!

Located in the central clock tower right in the middle of the shopping center, Queenstown Bistro is a relaxing garden oasis with an outdoor bar and patio that adds a sophisticated dining and people-watching option to this section of the mall.

The overall feel is modern, stylish and welcoming, boasting hints of classic New Zealand and British design accents that add just a touch of whimsy as a nod to sister restaurant Queenstown Public House. The decor of the charming lush garden patio pays homage to New Zealand’s natural landscape with ferns, several species of ivy, Madagascar jasmine and other tropical foliage in numerous planters climbing the outer walls of the restaurant.

Guests can choose full service at the dine-in tables and the bar, or place orders at the counter to take food and drinks to-go.

Menu items include shareables, small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches and kiwi favorites including lamb, grilled shrimp and famous Queenstown New Zealand’s creative Fergburger-style organic burgers made with organic grass-fed beef, chicken and other exotic meats.

Guests can also find an alluring selection wine and beer from New Zealand and from all over the globe, as well as soju-based craft cocktails, house-made sangria, and more.  Queenstown Bistro will also serve brunch and offer an afternoon tea service both beginning in Spring/Summer 2018.

Designer, Michael Soriano also uses “healing” as an underlying theme in the design elements with various shapes and sizes of glass apothecary jars filled with plants, flowers, herbs and organic tea on rows of shelves behind the bar.

The restaurant is also planning to serve Manuka honey along with afternoon tea service that will begin later this spring/summer.  This honey is only found in New Zealand from bees that pollinate the native Manuka bush and is said by many of its advocates to have natural healing properties that help treat wounds, infections and other conditions.

What a great addition to Westfield UTC! The next time you’re at the mall, grab a seat on the patio for a drink, a few tasty bites, and people-watching in style!

We’ll see you there!