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The Bunker

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, International, Contemporary
As featured in 3 Days in Queenstown and 1 other guide
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14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 (0)3 441 8030
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

An excellent meal. The service was impeccable with friendly staff. There was no pressure to leave early we were able to take our time and really enjoy our meal.

Thank Delyth W
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here on our last night in Queenstown, as we were looking for a really nice restaurant to 'top off' our trip. So, how does it rate? Well, it's quite a small, intimate type of place, with only about a dozen or so tables. It could be quite a romantic restaurant, if that's what you're after, but it doesn't... More 

Thank Hueyoz
Canberra, Australia
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128 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A friend recommended we try The Bunker when visiting Queenstown, so we did and enjoyed the experience. The restaurant area is small and well heated by a warm (slightly smokey) fire. We had an equally warm welcome from the host, and started with two glasses of pinot noir at the bar while our table was prepared. The menu is adventurous,... More 

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Tampa, Fl
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had dinner at The Bunker recently during our visit to Queenstown. The Bunker is a highly rated restaurant, and for good reason. It has a very small dining room that is intimate, cozy, and romantic. It even includes a roaring fireplace. Service was pleasant and attentive, without being intrusive. The menu highlights fresh, local ingredients and it includes a varied... More 

Thank TampaDocFoodie
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Cosy restaurant with lovely ambiance, good music and top quality food. I booked about 4 weeks ahead (for a group of 8). Communication with the restaurant was exceptional, they got back to me (via email) almost immediately confirming my reservation. I followed up and re-confirmed prior to our visit to Queenstown. On the night we were looked after by a... More 

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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited The Bunker on our 5th night in Queenstown and I had high expectations after looking at the menu. After eating at Jervois steakhouse, Rata and Botswana Butchery it was The Bunker that I was most looking forward to. I also ways like to be fair with my reviews, and I think the only reason that my review does... More 

Thank Letiha
Hamilton, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the taste of the south and it was amazing. Highly recommend that you also add matching wine. Small restaurant with a lovely open fire and is a very romantic spot. Food was fresh and very creative.

Thank MelissaBou16
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was perfect and the restaurant had a great vibe. Really approachable and friendly staff. The bar upstairs is wonderful with a huge selection of cocktails made with first class ingredients. It was a little on the exxy side for some but we thought it worth every penny and will be going back if we get the chance!

Thank Bronwyn V
Gold Coast
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stumbled across The Bunker as we were wandering the streets and lanes of quaint Queenstown. We headed upstairs to the cosy and comfortable cocktail bar. The customer service was outstanding. We did not eat in the restaurant but it looked amazing. Perfect place for a cocktail or two!

Thank FlossyGoldCoast
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked up behind the Bunker restaurant is the bar, which we went to. It is fitted out as a club-style bar, with roaring open fire. We sank into the lounges and enjoyed a few drinks. A DJ set himself up and spun some tracks, which seemed a little out of place for the style of the bar. However, it all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, International, Contemporary
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
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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