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The Bunker

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International, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand
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14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 441 8030
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Dining options: Dessert, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Hidden away down a back alley in the center of Queenstown behind a rustic...
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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    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
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  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great venue, excellent food, wine and service

We've been to the Bunker several time, lovely venue, roaring fire, intimate, excellent food and service, great music selection.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
JennyISL
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We've been to the Bunker several time, lovely venue, roaring fire, intimate, excellent food and service, great music selection.

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Wanaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Awesome atmosphere in the cocktail bar and equally fabulous in the restaurant. Make sure you visit this place, especially for the top-notch dining experience complete with lovely staff and fabulous food. Just can't say enough about the taste sensations, food and wine was amazing.

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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Originally had booked for Rata then changed our minds thing that the Bunker was a more romantic place for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and my 50th celebration. When they failed to return our phone message for booking and then ringing two more times but no one picked up the phone, we should have read the signs that perhaps service might... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

Totally lives up to reputation. Food is fantastic and staff is wonderful. Do the degustation menu WITH the wine pairings. It's a little more but you'll regret not doing it. Make a reservation and it is well worth it. This is coming from a NYC food snob so take that for what it's worth.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Bunker is the place you go to for the best music and epic nights... often the last places to hit before you head back to your bed.. simply fantastic music and cocktails

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Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We loved the music here so much, shazaming all night! Cocktails were great, as were service and atmosphere.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

With only eight tables, this cozy restaurant with a massive fireplace is a lovely setting in which to enjoy an evening out. The service staff are warm and welcoming, the menu is interesting and varied and the food and wines are special. We would definitely return and just recommended it to friends.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Crisp and cold outside - warm and cosy inside and if you still want outside, there are heaters! Cocktails were delicious. Perfect to round off the night. The bartender was very friendly and the drinks came out very quickly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

thank you for making our wedding anniversary such a great night . food brilliant and service first class . thanks you

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Townsville, Australia
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away gem - we first went 8 yrs ago and it was just as good. We went to the wine bar upstairs. Small enough to be intimate but big enough to have atmosphere. Great spot for a few drinks or a whole night by the fire. Recommend the Pink Diamond cocktail and the cheese platter is a must. A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 (0)3 441 8030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: International, Contemporary, Wine Bar, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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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