Queenstown, South Island

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Fat Lamb Queenstown family dining

The Fat Lamb Queenstown - Children love our kids menu

Fat Lamb family dining in The Mall, Queenstown

The Fat Lamb - Queenstown

The Fat Lamb - Queenstown

The Fat Lamb - Queenstown family dining

The Fat Lamb

The Fat Lamb

Welcome to our historic restaurant overlooking the Mall! The Fat Lamb showcases New Zealand produce in a wholesome, tasty and generous way. Specialising in New Zealand lamb that is sustainably sourced; it's all about the local paddock, to the plate. 

Enjoy the unique setting of The Fat Lamb, offering inside or outside dining - right in the heart of Queenstown's only pedestrianised street. Choose to sit in the alcove above looking up to the Gondola and mountains as you overlook all the action below, enjoy the cozy sophisticated atmosphere within or sit outside - where you can get a glimpse of the lake and the best seats for people watching.

Specialising in locally raised lamb raised in New Zealand’s iconic hill and high country, free range. Our ribs, chargrilled neck fillet, osso bucco and lamb shoulder are all crafted with Te Mana lamb. With farms as near by as Walter Peak Station in Queenstown, we know we are sourcing produce right from our backyard.

From the paddock includes some delicious veggie options, if you have already had our lamb - try one of our seafood or chicken creations - or the best burgers in town!  We guarantee the will be something on our menu to keep each member of the whole family happy.

Open for brunch and into the evening - stop by for relaxing meal, casual drinks, and enjoy an exceptional kiwi dining experience.

Sample menu items

* Lamb Shoulder (Te Mana) (to share, 2 or more people) oyster cut, slow cooked for 6 hours, semolina potatoes & seasonal vegetables  
* Moroccan Kebabs — Local honey, wild thyme, tabouli, herb salad, dukkah yoghurt
* Ribs (Te Mana) — ouzo, thyme, maple, fennel, apple (gf df)

* Braised Free Range Chicken Leg (Waitoa) marinated in olive, date & oregano, a bed of creamy parmesan polenta & chard
* Fish’n’chips — crumbed southland sole, tartare sauce, fermented cabbage
* Seafood Stew — Tomato and white bean broth, mussels, clams, squid, octopus, prawn, saffron mayo (gf df)
* Marlborough Green Lipped Mussels 
* Burgers - Beef, Chicken and of course lamb!

From the Garden
* Braised lentils, grilled eggplant, fermented beets, sumac, natural yoghurt, fresh herbs 
* Couscous, apricot, almond, preserved carrot, chard, broccolini, ricotta, olive oil 
* Chive new potatoes, olives, capers, confit tomatoes, salted cucumber, gem lettuce, za'atar dressing 

Then there is Brunch! 
* Kiwi Farmers Breakfast — Twice cooked potatoes, two fried eggs, pork apple and sage sausage, baked beans, bacon (gf df)
* Omelette  *Free range eggs, ricotta, spinach, peas, edamame beans, lemon, mint (gf v) * Creamy Portobello Mushrooms
* Avocado & Confit Tomatoes 

Kids menu, starters and of course desserts if you have room! 

Great kids menu >>  Our combo kids menu, includes a drink, main and a dessert for $16 

See full menu here >>

Map of New Zealand
  • Central Otago
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Coromandel
  • Dunedin
  • Gisborne
  • Fiordland
  • Hawkes Bay
  • North Canterbury
  • Manawatu
  • Nelson & Golden Bay
  • Northland
  • Marlborough Sounds
  • Rotorua
  • Queenstown
  • Taranaki
  • South Canterbury
  • Taupo
  • Southland
  • Waikato
  • Wanaka
  • West Coast
  • Whangarei
  • Bay of Islands
  • Tauranga
  • Gisborne
  • Hamilton
  • Napier
  • Kapiti
  • Palmerston North
  • Whanganui
  • New Plymouth
  • Arrowtown
  • Te Anau
  • Akaroa
  • Ashburton
  • Hanmer
  • Kaikoura
  • Methven
  • Mt Cook
  • Oamaru
  • Tekapo
  • Timaru
  • Abel Tasman
  • Motueka
  • Nelson Lakes
  • Blenheim
  • Picton
  • Catlins
  • Gore
  • Stewart Island
  • Central Plateau
  • Invercargill
  • Cromwell
  • Greymouth
  • Hokitika
  • Westport
  • Glenorchy

Our favourite destinations…

Auckland destination2


New Zealand’s economic heart and biggest city is also an exciting family visitor destination, situated on a sunny harbour with city beaches just minutes away from the CBD. Orientate yourself by heading down to Viaduct Harbour, wandering the waterfront, checking out the super yachts or enjoying the waterfront restaurants. Nearby is the must-visit Sky Tower along with excellent and kid-friendly museums and tons of exciting activities!


Wellington is New Zealand’s capital. Here you will find New Zealand's parliament buildings, including the 'Executive Wing', more well-known as 'The Beehive' due to its distinctive shape. Another icon to look out for is the Wellington Tram, which was the main means of public transport between 1878 and 1964.


With a population of around 400,000 Christchurch, in Canterbury, is the South Island ’s largest city, yet much of it has the feel of a small town. Perhaps that’s why it’s known as the Garden City but with the expansive Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens, Port Hills, River Avon and numerous beaches the city certainly has an open, relaxed feel that’s hard to beat.


With its well-deserved reputation as New Zealand’s activity adventure capital you’ll never run out of activities and things to do in Queenstown, but you may run out of time! With breathtaking scenery, activities and festivals, cafes and restaurants, skiing and snowboarding, shopping and wineries, this lakeside alpine resort rates as one of the world’s top vacation destinations for all ages and seasons.


Rotorua sits on the shore of Lake Rotorua, one of sixteen lakes in the area formed by hundreds of thousands of years of eruptions from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. The area is renowned for its geothermal activity and top of any activity list is to see the bubbling mud pools that are around the region for yourself. The Waimangu Volcanic Valley offers a first hand insight into the devastation caused by the 1886 eruption of Mount Tarawera and is a great place to discover steaming volcanic craters and bubbling, spitting  pools of mud!

Nelson and Golden Bay

The Nelson and Golden Bay regions, at the top of the South Island, boast enviable sunshine hours, glorious sandy beaches, safe swimming spots, lots of wildlife to look out for, and Abel Tasman National Park - an absolute must to explore, on foot, by kayak, your own craft or watertaxi.  Nelson is home to a vibrant arts and crafts community with a fabulous Saturday market, and is close to award-winning wineries and family-friendly bike tracks to take you around the coast.

Hawkes Bay

Napier was rebuilt after the 1931 earthquake and is now known as NZ's Art Deco City.  The Art Deco influence has created a unique city – nowhere else can you see such a varied concentration of art deco style. With over 2,200 sunshine hours a year, Napier is a year-round holiday destination with countless activities to entertain the kids – there's days of entertainment on Marine Parade alone, plus numerous other family-friendly trips and activities.  Add to that the beaches, walks and flat cycle paths, outdoor cafes and entertainment, and you have a perfect holiday destination!


Beautiful, unspoiled beaches, fishing, historic gum fields, kauri forests – the Far North has it all. With subtropical temperatures, it's often known as ‘the Winterless north', with warm, humid summers and mild winters.
Gateway to the Bay of Islands, Paihia is a pretty, lively beachside town and a perfect base for your family holiday. It’s your start point for Bay of Island adventures including day cruises, sailing, kayaking, swimming with dolphins and reef or wreck diving.