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The Bunker

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 441 8030
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Ranked #6 of 184 restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, International, New Zealand, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Hidden away down a back alley in the center of Queenstown behind a rustic old wooden door, The Bunker offers discreet and intimate 'rustic' fine dining – specializing in red meats, game and local produce with a distinctly New Zealand flavour complimented by crackling log fires, intimate atmosphere, personal service and an impressive wine list. Our Cocktail Bar upstairs from the restaurant offers hand crafted classic and modern cocktails and an extensive wine and premium spirit list in a cosy lounge atmoshere which welcomes guests right through to the wee small hours. Wowing locals and visitors alike for over a decade with superb cuisine, friendly and knowledgeable service and a unique atmosphere, The Bunker is certainly a Queenstown experience not to be missed. PRIVATE DINING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPSDiscover The Bunker – Queenstown's best kept secret since 1997.
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Sydney
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

This is a must do in queenstown. Yes it is a little pricey but well worth it!! My boyfriend and I went on Saturday night, such a great vibe. We had a cocktail in the bar first (the cocktail makers are amazing!!) Next dinner- we shared a tasting plate which showcased different entree items, then I had the veal and... More

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Cairns, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

OUTSTANDING! I have eaten at restaurants all over the world some with michelin star chiefs. This beautiful small restaurant in Queenstown served the best food I have ever eaten in my LIFE, there only one word for it WOW. I was reluctant to write this review as I wanted to keep this place a secret. The atmosphere was divine. Cocktail... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great atmosphere, great service and almost perfect food in absolutely perfect portions. Got what I thought where the best seats in the room even though I left a phone message @ 3pm on Saturday for that night and the place was full. Perhaps it was just the comment from the other table that the pork belly was a little dry... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Phenomenal food with the most brilliant host, we have been in the industry for years and these guys nailed it. Hands down the most well balanced and executed degustation menu we have ever had. cocktails were solid, service warm and attentive. incredible host Irish lady. still talking about it months later Many thanks bunker team

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Incredible meal and I thought very affordable for the quality of food you received. One of the best degustations I've ever had, perfectly sized portions and a wonderful selection of quality NZ produce. The matched wines were also great. Service from Cathy and crew was friendly, attentive and informative. Its a small, cosy restaurant so bookings recommended. Its hidden down... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Got the ciabatta with tomato and garlic and the Bouillabaisse for starters, then the pork belly and the beef fillet for mains. Everything was really, really tasty.. Can't really fault anything, to be honest! Service was great - friendly and attentive, yet unobtrusive. Drinks were really expensive and can't say the food was cheap, but it was good, we enjoyed... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This place is down a back street that deliveries reach most of its neighbouring venues. Small, boutique feel with an amazing real log fire to warm you up. Service was absolutely lovely and the flavours of the meals were sensational. Yes you may take a breath when you see the bill but as a special night out this place is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Cathy and staff were great hosts. They can't do enough for you. The starters were a bit shakey with overcooked squid but WOW more than made up for it with the mains. Venison was my partners dish and I had the beef. Exceptionally tender.

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Brisbane
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

What an experience, started with a drink in the bar upstairs where the barman was warm and welcoming, asking whether we had plans for dinner... He called downstairs and could get us a table at 6pm. Only 8 tables in the restaurant. Dark and cosy with wood fire. Highly recommend the shared platter to start. $42 and every element was... More

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Newcastle, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Small and boutique with a real fireplace. Great decor but expect to pay 'thru the nose' in Cow Lane The bar has an indoor and outdoor area with luxury indoor leather furniture and good feel.

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