How to do Queenstown right, according to chef Josh Emett

With Clicquot in the Snow returning for 2019, we spoke to chef Josh Emett to get the inside scoop on how to visit Queenstown in style.

What are your go-to dinner spots?
I actually work most evenings I am in Queenstown, but when the family come with me we like to go to Sherwood or Akarua. I haven’t been yet but I’m really excited to try Aosta in Arrowtown!

Where’s the best place to head for a glass of wine?
Eichardt’s is always great.

For a cocktail?
The Lodge Bar or Bunker for a late night.

The Bunker Restaurant.

Where are the best views?
Skyline is pretty hard to beat for a view – which I know is on the Clicquot in the Snow agenda this year to do some stargazing, but it’s also great for the kids having a go on the luge as well during the day.

Your favourite brunch spot?
Vudu, Bespoke and Joe’s Garage.

Where’s your favourite place to stay?
I regularly stay at St Moritz as the service is always amazing. Peppers Beacon is great when travelling with the family as the rooms are a great size, and Millbrook is another good spot especially if you have time to relax or play some golf.

The St Moritz Hotel.

What’s your favourite low-key activity?
Walking Lake Hayes or driving to Glenorchy.

What’s the best takeaway, or snack on-the-go?
I always swing by Hawker & Roll for a hawker roll, although I might be biased as it is one of mine.

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