Food & Wine

Food & Wine

Culinary Delights and Fine Wines

True South Dining Room offers surprising dishes, primarily sourced regionally for freshness. Our wine collection showcases international and New Zealand treasures, with a focus on Bordeaux, Burgundy, and Central Otago classics.

Bordeau Lounge Bar offers fine wines, delectable food, and stunning views. We combine old and new world wines with a French twist.

Join us for culinary events and explore New Zealand’s rich winemaking history.

True South Dining Room

The acclaimed True South Dining Room at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown embodies the pinnacle of sophisticated and elegant dining. Embark on a culinary journey to one of Queenstown’s premier restaurants, where guests are treated to a delightful and unexpected gastronomic experience.

Bordeau Wine Lounge

The Bordeau Wine Lounge at The Rees Hotel Queenstown is dedicated to the enjoyment of fine wines, fine foods, and the comfort of good company.

Wines from world-renown chateaux of Bordeaux – including Latour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Gruard Larose, Malescot St Exupery, and Lynch Bages – nestle with the best wines of Central Otago and New Zealand in the professionally managed, temperature-controlled wine cellar servicing the Bordeau Wine Lounge.


The Rees Culinary Series with Quartz Reef Wines

6pm Saturday 22nd June 2024

Indulge in an exceptional culinary experience of taste and elegance. Quartz Reef Winery in collaboration with the Rees Hotel, Executive Chef – Trent Watson, and Bespoke New Zealand Fashion Designer Liz Mitchell brings a Winemakers Dinner like no other.

You can expect a whimsical evening of storytelling and thought-provoking dishes, exquisitely paired with handpicked vintages that bring all elements of the wool revolution to life.

Book now to avoid disappointment!

What an outstanding dinner!

The food was excellent, the view from our table remarkable, the service impeccable. But the wine service stood out above all. Ashish, the sommelier, set a high bar for wine service, rivaling the chateaux of Bordeaux and the castellos of Tuscany. Our utmost thanks to Ashish and the staff for an unforgettable evening commemorating our honeymoon!
Andrew, TripAdvisor – January 2024

Special Occasions and Events

Fine Dining & Wine Experience

Embark on a sensory journey with our Fine Dining and Wine Experience at The Rees Hotel.

Enjoy two nights in a Lake View Hotel Room with daily breakfast at the True South Dining Room, a six-course True South Tasting menu, and an exclusive bottle of local red wine.

Weddings at The Rees

Queenstown is one of the most popular wedding destinations in New Zealand. Our experienced team is available to assist and organise your wedding event – everything from licences, to food, to helicopters, to jet boat transfers.

View our in-depth Wedding Kit that will help you plan your special day at The Rees.