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1876 Bar And Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2015

Awesome place to chill out, after a long day out. Friendly staff, cool music. Drinks galore what a variety to suit every palette. Warm and cosy atmosphere.

Thank Nish2013
2 reviews
Reviewed June 8, 2015

A great bar to visit when in Queenstown! Some of the cheapest drinks you can find in Queenstown as well as cheap food for lunch and dinner. Me and a group of friends went there for food and drinks. They have a massive outside area so in the sun it's just perfect. We were served by a chirpy Australian girl... More 

Thank simonennals
Napier City, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Awesome location, excellent value for money. I thought the barmaid was undercharging me and queried honestly. Had a live band playing. Only thing I'd fault was the alcohol licence for outside elapses at 10pm. Very clean modern decor.

Thank Mathew D
Queenstown, New Zealand
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

This bar has an awesome outside area... A great place to sit out in the sun with cheap drinks and fantastic food - best nachos in town! Their baked Camembert is also a must try! Service is always good too even when busy!

Thank Lauren P
Queenstown, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 18, 2015

cheapest drinks I've found in QT. I've not had their food but the service at the bar has always been decent.

Thank CourtneyWanders
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63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Arrived late into town but easily found a table. Food was a little slow to arrive but cooked to perfection. Drinks were reasonably priced.

Thank GoldenDragon338
Garden Route, South Africa
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423 reviews
291 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our tour guide recommended that we go to 1876, and I must say that it was the best meal I have had so far in NZ. The food was really great, not the huge portions we have been getting elsewhere, and freshly prepared. However, the service was just dreadful, but no different to other restaurants I have been to. here... More 

Thank m0zchick
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

very poor service and the food took at least half an hour to get to our table and when I get freezing cold and it was not what we had requested, when applying for the waitress to change it I did not put more attention and never returned !!!! I had to talk to another waiter was limited only to... More 

2 Thank Denisse A
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2015

Great prices on a large selection - cheapest in queenstown it felt like. Staff were friendly however food orders took an excessive amount of time for 'bar menu' items in a half full restaurant. Would Definately recommend for drinks but not food if time is of the essence.

3 Thank irdl1992
Hervey Bay, Australia
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2015

We had the best breakfast ever! coffee was perfect every time, just the right amount of water, (Long black) and a great creamer. the food was just fantastic, this was our favourite place to have breakfast, lazing outside watching the world go by

1 Thank Ian L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $24
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 2178
1876 Bar and Restaurant is a distinctive & much valued landmark of Queenstown.The old stone courthouse building was erected between November 1875 and September 1876. The Old Courthouse is one of the few structures that survive from Queenstown's early gold mining days. Now over 130 years on 1876 offers an upmarket menu, relaxed atmosphere, great service & friendly staff. With the option of indoor and outdoor dining 1876 is definitely the place to be. During the long summer months, the huge sun-drenched deck will host various activities with a cider garden, outside cocktail bar, Sunday BBQ & live music...

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