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The Bunker

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 441 8030
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Ranked #10 of 186 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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348 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wow, this place was good, really good. We needed somewhere to eat on our last night in Queenstown and came across this little hidden gem! We opted for the degustation with matching wines. Not only was the menu amazing, this place gives you a choice if two options for each entree & main course of the menu and then desert... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great staff - so friendly & happy to talk for hours about the cocktails... We had quite few more than intended... Ask for a corpse reviver made by Kelly :)

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Townsville, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing food, cocktails, atmosphere and service!!! By far the best meal we had during our stay here!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

One of the better meals we had in Queenstown this trip. Service was also very good. Wine list is excellent. Will go again and would recommend this anyone

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited on a Sunday evening for dinner. The food, ambience and staff were efficient and friendly. We felt a little rushed to place our order for food and drink but overall a great place to dine.

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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

In such a small town I am really surprise how lakes environmental didn't take this guys off business yet ! Not too long ago my partner went out with some friends and she got severely intoxicated at this bar which continued to serve her alcohol far beyond, and when I came to pick her up we had a bit of... More

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OwnerTheBunker, Owner at The Bunker, responded to this review

It's been a long time since we have responded to one of these reviews as we feel tripadvisor users are astute and intelligent enough to gauge whether reviews are genuine and factual and form their own opinions based on that information without our influence. This review however must be addressed as it accuses us of a crime under New Zealand... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have been to the Bunker for over 10 years - in fact before we had our 10 and 7 year old children - so it was with great anticipation that my friend said let's celebrate my 40th birthday there with their degustation menu and no kids!! Now we had a few drinks beforehand and it was a Monday night... More

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11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We've been here before when visiting Queenstown and loved it so much we decided to return. The chef's sharing plate was great value and loved being able to try a selection of the starters. We both had the venison for the main course which was superb and I love the fact that all the meat and fish is local. For... More

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Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Three of us enjoying an evening out and boy did we enjoy it . Welcomed by Cathy who would have to be the best at what she does that I have met. Her knowledge of both the food and the wine was great and assisted the three of us make really good choices. A shared plate for start shared between... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We went to the cocktail bar upstairs and it was a nice cosy atmosphere and had a huge variety of cocktails. We enjoy it very much!

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