It’s no secret I love my food. Just look how tall I’ve grown!
Fortunately, Queenstown offers a wide rage of eateries that need frequenting by yours truly and Craig doesn’t seem to mind joining in either.
Especially when the word “buffet” is involved.
The Skyline buffet can be reached by the gondola up to the top of Bob’s Peak. The cost is NZ$82pp which includes the gondola ride up and the dinner. There is also a lunch option at NZ$55pp.
I however, booked our visit through one of my favourite sites, BookMe, where I paid NZ$60pp for the buffet dinner gondola included).
The dinner has two sittings, the first from 5:45pm-7:45pm and the second from 8:15pm til late.
The view from the restaurant is unsurpassed in all of Queenstown, being the most well known view of my current home.
Most people like to view it from a window seat during their meal, however these are allocated on a first come, first serve basis and you are advised to turn up to your sitting early.
On arrival, you are given one of those restaurant buzzing machines which tell you when your table is ready and as soon as it goes off, your stomach starts to rumble.
The next part is exactly the same as a Michael McIntyre sketch: (the video may not work if you’re not in the UK, sorry!)
The basic gist of the sketch is on arrival at a buffet, you are greeted by a waiter, taken to your table past all the food, sit down and realise that you have to get up and help yourself to the food – whilst trying to decide when the waiter will take your drinks order!
The same happens at the Skyline Buffet, you are taken to your table then are allowed to begin on the buffet.
Craig and I had no idea where to start. On offer were: seafood, roasts, cold meats, hot vegetarian options, cheese, salads and of course, desserts.
The large prawns were a must for us both, as were the roasts and cold meats.
Craig avoided the “rabbit food” and “filter feeders” whilst I helped myself to both of these.
Neither of us had room for the hot vegetarian options, even though they looked delicious, as we had to save room for the tantalising desserts.
Although we didn’t get the full effect of the view whilst we were eating (although Queenstown lit up at night was also really special), the food would still taste the same whatever the view. It was delicious, filling and Craig and I both had to waddle home, very slowly.
We would both happily eat at the Skyline buffet again!
How about you, does the Skyline buffet tickle your tastebuds?