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honest Kiwi fare & LAKEside dining

Locally Sourced


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.

Public Kitchen and Bar is designed to bring people together. Connect with each other over good and honest kiwi fare, and soak up Public's waterfront position at the Steamer Wharf on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Public Kitchen and Bar offers an alternative to fine dining and pub fare in Queenstown. Experience kiwi classics and grass roots cooking in a relaxed and informal style.

Using the best local produce in Southland and Central Otago, hunted in the hills or foraged from the farms around Queenstown, chef –owner Martin James and executive chef Stephen Clayton, have expertly crafted mouth-watering dishes which stay true to their natural environment. Public is about bringing people together to enjoy classic, homely food in a fun and inclusive environment with a great ambience.



+64 3 442 5969



Ground Floor, Steamer Wharf
Beach Street, Queenstown.



12pm - late






Call +64 3 442 5969 from 12pm - late daily, or book online with Resdiary.

If you would like to book for a party of 8 or more please contact us via phone or email.