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The Bunker

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, 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
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had the 7 course degustation with matching wines and enjoyed the evening thoroughly, with no complaints about the quality of food . Impeccable yet friendly service with attention to detail throughout. Cocktail bar upstairs was a good start to a wonderful evening. Thanks guys for giving us a great night to remember

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Thank jayjaycee2013
New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We'd been to The Bunker four times over the last 15 or so years and came away raving about it everytime. But this visit just wasn't up to standard right from the start. After a very enjoyable pre-dinner visit to the Bunker Bar (not to be missed) we arrived for our dinner - then were left standing in the middle... More 

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Thank Andie4321
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My partner Tommy and I went to the bunker 3 out of the 4 nights we were in Queenstown! The staff (Eve, Callum, Coo and Alesandro) were incredible and their cocktail skills were ridiculous! They were knowledgeable, charming and super talented and we couldn't recommend it high enough!! Special thanks to Coo for her amazing twist on a Classic Martini!!!!... More 

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Thank chloe e
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112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A well stocked cocktail bar upstairs is a good way to start the night. The GF restaurant had a blazing fire and a cosy atmosphere. The wine list is extensive with some specialty wines worth a try. The food had some game selections, hare,venison as well as more common fare. All the food our group tried was excellent.

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Thank Rodney W
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35 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice quaint upstairs venue away from the noise. A cute bar with a good drinks menu offering and friendly staff. The outdoor courtyard is very funky too and the open fireplace is a big draw card.

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Thank Melissa W
Auckland
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Last time we dined here the food was outstanding. Unfortunately it seems to have slipped somewhat. Some things were over cooked, some things were less flavoursome than expected...overall the experience didn't match our expectations. That being said - there's always next year for a redemption visit.

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Thank PonsonbyDiner
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very warm and cosy for a winter night. Staff friendly but overall drinks expensive and the other bar patrons were arrogant so very much changed the atmosphere.

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Thank Lisa255118
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Six of us in queenstown for a catch up....I had Googled this bar before we came to queenstown and so we thought we would check it out! Best experience we had whilst there! Amazing cocktails, super professional staff love loved it!

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Thank millynted
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Old school cool interior. Was like being on a ship. Cocktails were yummy, open fire was perfect wintery setting & staff very friendly & super efficient at making cocktails so you were never waiting long for your next! One of our fav bars in Queenstown!

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Thank HatcherClan
Mexico City, Mexico
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My soon to be brother in law lives in Auckland and recommended the place. My girlfriend and me walked a few blocks to get there and thought we were on the backside of the main entrance. Turns out the entrance is very discrete. Loved the place, just a few tables, excellent service, great food and drinks. My favorite place in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, International, Contemporary
Meals
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
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?