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The Bunker


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene

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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,
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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We had a nice and cozy dinner on our last night in Queenstown. The style of the room makes for a very private feel. The food was good and one of the most complete winelists we've seen!

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank kangelini
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I just love this place! We went to the Bunker for my birthday dinner last night and the food, service and atmosphere was spot on. The menu is really special and everything we ate was amazing! I had the Scollops for starter and the beef...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank amandawhite82
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A cosy restaurant on two floors plus a separate bar which has a huge selection of cocktails. Hubby had steak which he said was yummy ! There is always a veggie starter (ravioli) and a main (gnocchi) this time and they were nice. Quite difficult...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank HazelT323
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner at the Bunker last night and it was our best meal in Queenstown! Creative menu with venison, duck, boar, beef and seafood. We tried the boar starter and venison main course and both were delicious and beautifully presented. The bar has creative and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank 741jimp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a little hard to find, but so worthwhile to keep on searching :-) The 7 course degustation menu looked so great, but it was really a bit too much - we decided for a starter (haze for me and whitebait for my wife), followed...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank guybroekmans
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us went and all had fantastic starters and mains. Personally had scallops then snapper - both excellent. Service was good too. I know the name is a give away that it is a restaurant with no windows but it was abit dark with...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Vacation47365585348
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small trendy restaurant, necessary to book. Good unusual food, reasonably good choice, not much choice for vegetarians. Food very tasty and good wine menu.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank David C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wnjoyed our meal, I complained lightly at the end of the dinner that the fish was overcooked and immdiately was offered a compensation and a profusion of excuses, very nice management.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank P2680ZVmariel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb food with matching wines and excellent service. We both had the Taste of the South Menu, which is great as you have 2 options for most of the courses to choose from, which meant we could share and try loads of the different dishes....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Kirsty B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was outstanding as was the service. Quiet and only about 8 tables. Romantic. Good wine list. we all had different main courses and shared, which made the meal that much more enjoyable

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 751leee
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March 12, 2018|
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Response from intrepid_traveller27 | Reviewed this property |
I wore black jeans when I went and I was fine, most other diners were in the same nice casual wear. If you're someone who gets warm easily just be wary, they do have a wood-burning fireplace going (at least when I went) and... More
February 27, 2017|
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Response from Herculan | Reviewed this property |
No a relaxed setting but it would nt be out of place go there you ll love it
January 6, 2017|
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