Pure culinary artistry from world-class chefs

ORO is a sophisticated, modern fine dining Queenstown  restaurant celebrating the best seasonal produce that Aotearoa has to offer.

ORO means gold in both Spanish and Italian. The name is a tribute to Queenstown’s gold rush in 1864.

The cuisine at ORO

Explore the creations of our Executive Chef Thomas Barta who earned Michelin Star experience working in Gordon Ramsay’s kitchen. Chef Barta aims to showcase the extraordinary produce of New Zealand in a golden explosion of flavours. He is assisted by Head Chef Yann Robert, who is renowned for his contemporary French and Asian fusion style of cooking.


Breakfast at ORO is a rather lavish affair, expect bold flavours and creative combinations with a modern twist by our talented team of chefs.

The carefully crafted breakfast menu includes a great selection of classics and healthy options with a touch of luxury using the freshest, seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and suppliers.


Whether you are after a quick meal or a long, decadent one, ORO with its beautiful dining room overlooking the lake is one of the best places in Queenstown for lunch.

Choose from an impressive selection of light lunch dishes or main meals — such as mini crayfish rolls, the ORO club sandwich or our signature Wagyu beef burger — you will want to come back for it again and again.


Sit back and relax in our beautiful dining room and put yourself in the hands of our award-winning Executive Chef, Thomas Barta. He and his talented team make sure that every guest at ORO receives an unforgettable dining experience. Following his true passion for fine dining, the carefully designed a la carte menu consists of an impressive array of unique seafood dishes and a steak menu that is to die for.

Private dinner parties

Enquire today about booking one of our suites for a private dinner party at The Carlin.


Dining privately

Discreetly hidden from view, your own private dining room at ORO is ideal for all manner of events and groups, whether a breakfast meeting, corporate lunch or birthday dinner. Still very much part of the ORO experience, the room is available without a hire charge and only entails a minimum spend.

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