The Bardeaux in Queenstown exceeded all of my expectations. Queenstown has a great selection of bars and restaurants, but this one would have to be a favourite. I couldn't recommend it enough to anyone who is interested in enjoying a relaxing evening out with some friends.

We decided to visit the Bardeaux for some cocktails and a platter and we were blown away by both. Just looking at the Bardeaux from the outside it is inviting but wait till you get inside. When we first arrived I immediately noticed the warm glow from the large fire place and music playing in the background. Getting to sit by this beautiful open fire place is reason enough to visit, especially on cold winter nights, but the excellent selection of alcohol and wonderful wait staff made this a truly memorable evening.

We were greeted by a friendly waitress upon entry who was very accommodating and looked after our first drink order. We ordered some cocktails and beer to start and were all blown away by what they had to offer. The selection of wines, beers, cocktails and even non-alcoholic drinks was very impressive and was a standout to me.

The staff at the Bardeaux were really knowledgeable when it came to recommending drinks especially whiskey and they brought out our drinks within 5min of us placing our order. This included the cocktails which were out of this world. They were among the tastiest cocktails I've tried.After enjoying some drinks we ordered an antiplasto platter. This was presented beautifully and our waitress took the time to explain what was included in the platter and let us know to ask if we needed more crackers. I really appreciated this gesture. I was also really impressed with how the staff engaged with us. They took the time to chat and even had some banter with us all. This added to the experience and left us all feeling like valued customers.

Stand outs for me over the evening were the cocktails (especially the mojito's) and the wonderful service. I especially commend the Bardeaux on the small but important details such as sparkling glassware, and beautiful ambience. Overall, if you're in Queenstown, the Bardeaux is an excellent bar to visit. If you're after tasty cocktails or some beers and some delicious platters you can't go past it. This place exceeded all of my expectations and I look forward to visiting again soon.

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