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Chico's Restaurant & Bar

The Mall, Queenstown 9197, New Zealand
03 442 8439
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Ranked #80 of 180 restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Never been treated so bad before. The food was horrible and disgusting. It was late at the night and I guess they want to close that's why they were serving us so fast and rude and forcing us to eat and leave soon. That was very bad! And I will never come back there. :-(

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We dined at this restaurant when we visited last year and remembering the good food and service that we had enjoyed we made a point of eating there again on this trip. I am sorry to say that the experiences were like chalk and cheese. We ordered drinks on arrival and then sat with empty glasses for the rest of... More

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The main restaurant is up a flight of stairs from the side street and is a bit dark and dingy. Food was OK, but not great, but the staff are friendly and it was reasonably priced.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The food here was fantastic, a bit pricey but very good. The service was excellent. However the restaurant it self was quite hard to find its up a side alley and up a flight of stairs as well so be on the look out

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Kone, Nouvelle-Calédonie
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My partner and I went there for Diner and it was absolutely fabulous. The garlic bread was delicious and I ordered the BBQ ribs "entree size" for main... I couldn't finish my meal as it was waaay too big but it was fantastic,licking my fingers delicious!!! I highly recommend it,but make sure you do a lot of activities before you... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food was fine at Chicos, though the risotto I ordered (the only veggie option) was a bit under cooked. Everyone else seemed to like their meal ok. Only down side was the food took a loooong time to arrive, even thought the place wasn't full. However, we enjoyed our table that the manager had helped us move right in... More

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Austin, TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

Considered one of the best in Queenstown for breakfast, it did not disappoint. Eggs were cooked exactly to order and served with plenty of very good bacon. The omlet was huge and made to your preference. Good coffee. And toast came on the side! This may be something trivial to Americans, but we discovered in NZ that eggs are cooked... More

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Singapore
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Beautifully done ribs that come in a huge portion!! The other dishes were also done very professionally. Service is friendly and warm as well! Let's help them move up the ranks!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We were down from Auckland and had some Grab One vouchers for a meal at this Restaurant. After walking up and down the Mall we eventually found the entrance to the upstairs Restaurant. We could not fault the service and the meal - absolutely top. We ordered Salmon with a Lemon Infused Risotto and some steam vegetables. The Salmon was... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

it was a little hidden from the Mall...eventually found the entrance. (could use a bigger sign and arrow to direct people). Awesome steak and ribs... cant fault them. We used some vouchers and they were very accomodating. Nice bar with fireplace feel. good place to eat and watch the game on the telly. :-). will highly recommend it

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