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Relishes Cafe, Wanaka
Fresh food of a high quality with pleasant
service and surroundings.
A friendly pub atmosphere with an upmarket
feel. We loved the pizza.
Arnold's Diner, Queenstown
A newcomer to town Arnold s has good value
meals and cheerful service.
Always busy -- and for a good reason
Address: 42 Shotover St,
Phone: 03 441 01232
Hours: 8am til 5am (7 days)
Rating: Food 4/4, Service 4/4,
Reviewed by: Sue Fea
Flavour-packed: Fergburger's Bun Laden was laden.
On a Saturday night, well any
night or day for that matter,
Queenstown s legendary
Fergburger is the place to be. On
the Saturday night we stopped by
for burgers there was definitely a
great vibe about the place, an
extremely busy vibe. However, in
spite of the six-deep queues of
punters waiting to get to the
counter, surprisingly everyone
was smiling happily and waiting
patiently. Perhaps this was
testament to their eager
anticipation of the end product,
now famously sought after by
locals, as well as visitors from
many far flung corners of the
world. Fergburger is a happening
place, not to be missed by locals
and tourists alike. If bungy is the
great must do of Queenstown,
then Fergburger is the must eat .
If you want to enjoy the
atmosphere inside then order at
the counter, but if you re wise to
the crowds like we were you can
phone in your order and collect it
at the takeaway window outside.
Well, naturally the food is why all
the crowds come flocking.
Fergburgers are not only much
larger than most, but they re
packed with some amazing and
innovative flavour combinations.
Our family, over-ambitiously,
ordered a dozen crumbed
calamari with Ferg s wasabi
mayonnaise ($9) and fries with
aioli ($4.50) as a starter to share,
which turned out to be delicious,
but very unnecessary given the
size of the burgers to follow.
I opted to share a Cock Cajun
($12.90) burger and a Bun
Laden($12.50), requesting extra
avocado for $1 more. I was
delighted not to have to miss out
on burgers, because Ferg has
thought of everything, even
gluten free buns. These were fresh
and spongy and well worth the
extra $3 (per burger).
The Cock Cajun was superb --
grilled chicken tenderloins rubbed
with Cajun spices, cooled with
lemon yoghurt, lettuce tomato,
red onion and aioli. The meat was
tender and juicy, cooked to
perfection and the spices mild.
The Bun Laden, cleverly named
for its Middle Eastern flavours,
was packed with tasty falafel
patties dressed in lemon yoghurt
and chipotle chilli sauce, lettuce,
tomato, cucumber, red onion,
avocado and aioli. Both of these
burgers were divine -- packed with
a generous mix of vegetables and
just the right amount of sauce to
moisten the patties.
Others in the family were equally
delighted with their choices of
Little Lamby -- tasty succulent
lamb complemented with mint
jelly and tomato relish($12.50) and
The Codfather, beer battered blue
cod with Ferg s dill tartare
($14.50). Big Al, a double serving
of beef with lashings of bacon, two
eggs, beetroot, many extras and
relish and aioli ($17.50), was just
the ticket for a tiny person with a
big appetite, just recovering from
a stomach bug, albeit ambitious.
Fergburger is always busy, day
and night, but I have never heard a
complaint about the service. We
telephoned our order from 20
minutes away and arrived to a
packed early Saturday evening
crowd and prompt service. The
staff had our order packed in a
brown paper bag being kept warm
in the warming drawer. We were
served swiftly at the takeaway
window and in spite of the
busyness all the staff were
efficient and friendly. Nobody
looked frazzled and all looked to
be enjoying their work within the
small confines of the narrow, hot
and bustling open kitchen.
Fergburger has earned its now
international reputation for great
food, innovative flavours,
excellent value for money and
It isn t any wonder that on a busy
night or day in Queenstown s peak
season fans can be queued
several deep, for many metres
along Shotover St, more than
happy to wait their turn for a taste
of burger heaven.
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