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The Bunker

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 441 8030
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Ranked #4 of 185 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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88% Recommend
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English first
Hobart, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We chose The Bunker's degustation menu with matching wines and we are still taking about how delicious it was! Do yourself a favour if you are traveling to Queenstown, get in early and book yourself a table at The Bunker, you won't regret it.

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Perugia, Italy
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111 reviews 111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We had dinner here twice, june 2014. Both times with a booking. The place is somewhat hidden in an alley, Cow Lane. Can be reached from Beach st or from Camp st. Nice , no windows, with a lit fireplace and nicely put ambiance lighting. Staff is nice and competent about the cuisine. First night we had beef, duck, new... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

This is our 3rd visit to The Bunker and just as you think it cant get better....bang!!! Along comes Shane - our waiter! What a superstar and what super food. Highly recommend for any occasion. You must go and experience Joe & kerren

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It's no secret in Queenstown that this is one of the best places to be in town. Lovely bar, great food and service - this is the whole package. Book early!

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to eat and tasty food, if a bit heavy on the salt, but again the traditional NZ service - friendly but unprofessional: left sitting for ages (why? The waiter should stay as you sit and ask if you want a drink! You wouldn't treat a guest at home like this!) 30 minutes before the first drink arrived but... More

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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189 reviews 189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is our second visit to The Bunker, the first being in 2011. Once again, it is well worth the expense...it is quite simply a real treat going here. The food is excellent, the service first class and the ambience perfection. I had the venison this time around and it was superb...washed down with Vesper Martini's and a nice bottle... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I've been to the Bunker several of times - once with just one other couple, once with just my husband and once as part of a larger group. I found that it worked beautifully with the smaller group of four. We sat upstairs and were basically the only ones there. We had excellent service from bar staff and waiters. They... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We booked upstairs for a conference group of 15. While the food was good we were dismayed at the cost of the wine at the end of the evening. In particular the number of bottles charged! We chose nicer (more expensive) wines because our group members were not big drinkers and 5 of the group didn't drink any wine. When... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We arrived without a booking and waited in the upstairs bar for about five minutes. The service was fantastic, an Irish Lady looked after us from start to finish and she was friendly, professional and knowledgeable throughout. The food was excellent and The Bunker had a lovely atmosphere. This was the best evening meal we had while in Queenstown.

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London, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A top restaurant on tripadvisor for a town usually carries with it a level of expectation, which in my opinion is rarely matched, and sadly this place is no exception. Perhaps living in London I am spoilt and my judgement clouded, but this place did not justify the price. Now don't get me wrong, the food was very good, the... More

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