Win­nie Ba­goes a din­ing plea­sure

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What’s on of­fer:

Win­nies, as it is af­fec­tion­ately known, is an iconic Queen­stown res­tau­rant and bar with a loyal lo­cal fol­low­ing and it’s not hard to see why af­ter din­ing there. The staff are friendly and help­ful and the food is de­li­cious. While the fo­cus of the menu is def­i­nitely on the large se­lec­tion of gourmet piz­zas on of­fer, there is also a com­pre­hen­sive a la carte menu, which in­cludes ev­ery­thing from sal­ads to steak. The dessert menu also of­fers a se­lec­tion of treats in­clud­ing an ap­ple, cran­berry and cin­na­mon dessert pizza. Veg­e­tar­ian and gluten-free din­ers are also well catered for with op­tions for gluten-free piz­zas, too. The res­tau­rant also caters for chil­dren and of­fers a var­ied and af­ford­able chil­dren’s menu. The res­tau­rant also of­fers a take­away de­liv­ery ser­vice.

My choice:

Af­ter shar­ing some gluten-free skinny breads and dips, which I must say were very good, my din­ing com­pan­ions and I shared a se­lec­tion of stan­dard and gluten­free piz­zas. With a large va­ri­ety of flavours to choose from, it was dif­fi­cult to choose just one so we opted to or­der half/half piz­zas. The Thai Chicken, Mon­tonara (the best seller), Hawai­ian and Luigi’s Ital­ian were all de­li­cious and en­joyed by ev­ery­one, in­clud­ing my five-year-old din­ing com­pan­ion. Fol­low­ing two cour­ses there was no way we could fit in dessert but the Banof­fee Pie, Cheese­cake and Sticky Date pud­ding all looked very ap­peal­ing.

Ser­vice:

While Win­nie Ba­goes has a re­laxed din­ing at­mos­phere, the staff are at­ten­tive and help­ful. Our wait­ress was par­tic­u­larly help­ful and was happy to check with the chef on spe­cial di­etary re­quire­ments. She was also friendly and en­sured we had ev­ery­thing we needed through­out the du­ra­tion of our meal.

Last word:

Good pizza, friendly and help­ful staff, an open­ing roof, rea­son­able prices, great at­mos­phere and good mu­sic – what more could you ask for? If you haven’t dined at Win­nies yet, I sug­gest you mark a date on your cal­en­dar to do so.

Su­per spot: Win­nies has a loyal fol­low­ing and it’s easy to see why.

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