Wai Q&A
Wai Q&A
Wai restaurant, situated in the classy Steamer Wharf Dining Precinct has been serving up fine dining experiences in Queenstown since 2001. Well known for its spectacular views of the lake and The Remarkables, with down-to-earth friendly hospitality and world class cuisine, Wai was established by Alex Boyes and Jan Rae and has grown from humble beginnings to become Queenstown’s leading fine dining restaurant.

Besides your own fabulous place, what is your favourite restaurant or bar in Queenstown?

Alex and Jan

Eichardt's is a great place to start the evening with a cocktail and their tapas menu has a great selection to ward off hunger or to indulge for the evening. Warm, cosy and professional.
And do you have a favourite outside of Queenstown?

Alex and Jan

Visited Aviary in Chicago last year and it certainly has the wow factor – amazing cocktails built in the kitchen and tapas to expand the imagination.
Where are your favourite places to hang out in Queenstown?

Alex and Jan

Provisions in Arrowtown – great sticky buns, Bunker Bar – late night cocktails, Lake Hayes walkway – stunning views and good 8 km walk, Jack Points for weekend loungy lunches, Gibbston Valley – the new cycle/walkway is an amazing asset to this beautiful valley.
If you had to do take-out, where would your first stop be?

Alex and Jan

Mantra in Arrowtown for a good Indian curry.
What’s your favourite part of running your restaurant?

Alex and Jan

Love the instant gratification from customer satisfaction – it is like putting on a show and getting instant feedback from the audience.
Worst part of running your restaurant?

Alex and Jan

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