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The Bunker

Cow Lane, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 441 8030
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Ranked #8 of 188 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I took my partner there for her birthday. We had the 7 course degustation menu with wine matches. Firstly, the good. The atmosphere is intimate and cosy and the wait staff were friendly and fast to seat us and take our orders. Then, the bad. Unfortunately the food was highly disappointing and the wine turned out to be bargain basement.... More

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Forbes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We have been to Queenstown several times the past few years. We always go to the Bunker. A fantastic, cosy place. Downstairs is the restaurant where we always get great service and excellent meals. Upstairs is a bar that is one of the better places in Queenstown to have a drink. If your not a backpacker that is, as prices... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This place is located in a small alley but it is a find! From the great martini menu, the friendly staff and the excellent food - I wish I could have dinner here every night. It is a cosy restaurant and bookings are highly recommended!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A nice cozy place is a small alley in Queenstown. The food was fantastic (as it always is in Queenstown). I was absolutely amazed by the service of one Irish waitress in particular. Her name escapes me but she is by far the best waitress I have ever been served by. She knew the menu inside out and her knowledge... More

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Waihi, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Our last night in Queenstown and The Bunker didn't disappoint. Delicious food, well presented. Intimate décor. Price wise not too much more than we had been paying in other places.

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

After reading about The Bunker and the menu, it sounded like a place for us to head to. So glad we did. The food was outstanding. We were put upstairs in a beautiful private dining room complete with fireplace and lounge. It was so cosy. Our waiter was so attentive and very helpful with selection both with food and wine.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Walked in without a reservation today for dinner and found this place to be great! A roaring log fire certainly took the chill out of our bones and the appetisers and mains were all great - as was the service. Would definitely reccomend!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Service was incredible, waitress was fantastic and very knowledgeable. Food was fine dining equivalent-creative, adventurous, beautifully presented and delicious. Atmosphere was intimate and warm with a lovely log fire place. Make sure you book early!!!

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Dined here last Saturday night after being recommended by a friend. I booked a few months ago to make sure we were not disappointed as the restaurant is fairly small. Started off with a cocktail in the bar upstairs. Delicious, I had a Millionaire #4, the bar itself was lovely too. Beautiful warm fire place and comfy chairs. We then... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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