Taking up residence in the majestic Eichardt's Private Hotel, Eichardt's Bar has been a Queenstown icon for over a century. With a modern tapas menu and some sizzling cocktails on offer, need we say more?
If you're looking for countryside glamour, you've hit the jackpot! Huge, plush sofas and a magnificent old-school fireplace greet you on arrival; we recommend a before-dinner drink to really soak it in! Then, their dining room is like a modern makeover of a country house, with exposed brick walls, high-end furnishings and intimate lighting, all of which combine to make a cosy, stylish space in which to relax.
Tapas doesn't come better than this and the best thing is that you can mix and match with your dining partner and sample everything! Fill the table with some meaty staples, like the Te Mana lamb cutlets, pork cheek croquettes or the heavenly beef brisket steamed bun which comes with a sweet blackcurrant dipping sauce. Then, pad it out with some fried halloumi, potato gnocchi and a fresh salad.
Fortunately, their speciality cocktails are not designed for sharing; you're going to want the whole thing for yourself! For summer in a glass, opt for the lychee and rose petal martini or keep it classic with Eichardt's bloody mary. Then sit back, relax and enjoy your escape to the country!