We met a family also staying at the Lakestone Lodge on our last night there and they also happened to be from Melbourne. They’d rave reviewed this café called Chop Shop in Arrowtown which they said had some of the best food they’d had on their whole South Island trip. That was a big call, so we thought we’d have to drop in for a feed.
Can I pause to say that the Queenstown region seem to do their coffees at the right drinking temperature! Yay for that!
We had beef cheek dumplings and shared a fried rice. It was all really tasty, and a cuisine we don’t get much of in Tauranga.
After that we sipped some mulled wine at The Stables pub while we lounged in the winter sun.
A double whammy of South East Asian cuisine in one day with dinner at Madam Woo in Queenstown. It’s another one of those institutions. We didn’t get a chance to go the last time we were there so made it a point of adding it to our list this time. It was packed, we waited just over an hour for a table, but luckily we could wait upstairs at the bar where we sat underneath a heater sipping our hot buttered rum cocktail and beer. South Island, you sure know how to do a good winter drink!