Tonight is my second visit to the Fishbone while on holiday for a few days in Queenstown. I went based on the reviews here and per Lonely Planet's top pick. Based in what I had for the 2 nights is highly recommend- the crayfish, the turbot, Nelson scallops, the clams and for dessert the pavlova was amazing. The chocolate dessert was pretty good too and as described -rich. If you're dining alone, ask for one of the two tables on the left as you enter. You'll get to watch all the action there :-).
Host Mark does a great job running the place and keeping everyone pleased. Best to book unless you plan to show up for a late dinner (after 9.30pm).
I read some of the not so great reviews and they are not completely wrong however I can almost guarantee your overall experience will be a good one and you'll enjoy some pretty amazing seafood here.
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