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“High scale - but reasonable...”

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #16 of 1,019 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Sophisticated, sociable and relaxed, Fiddlesticks Bar & Restaurant is Christchurch's newest retreat. This distinctive centrally located restaurant and bar provides an inviting atmosphere in which to while away some time. Watch the street side activity while soaking up the ambiance in front of a roaring outdoor fire in our well sheltered courtyard, or join friends in one of the intimate dining spaces.Providing in-season, sensational local fare, the talented kitchen crew offer up a menu of beautifully cooked tasters and intriguing meals. Open from 8am for coffee and pastries, with a full menu served from 11am, or from 9am for brunch on weekends - Fiddlesticks is the perfect place to kick back and unwind in the heart of our city.
Reviewed May 20, 2013

Very nice atmosphere and wonderful service - the menu is simple yet sophisticated in its flavor combinations... and the delivery was absolutely a success - fish (groper in this case), lamb and beef were all up to expectation and beyond... and then came dessert. Another great ride! Black rice pudding... home-made ice-creams... and hazelnut mousse... another successful execution; despite a price a little higher than other places in town - great value for the money.

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Thank Coffeesip
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Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

In Christchurch for a month on business and ate at restaurants every nite. This is in the top 3 overall with outstanding food, attentive service and a good wine list. Excellent for business or a date but too nice to bring the young kids along. Lamb, fish, beef were all excellent.

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Reviewed May 19, 2013

Went to Fiddlesticks on a Friday night in May 2013. The staff were friendly and helpful.The food was standard western-type food (steak, lamb rack, pork etc) with some alternatives (risottos). The food was excellent and timed well. It is a bit pricey ($30-35 mains) but it is well worth it.

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Thank George255118
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

We had a lovely dinner for two at Fiddlesticks recently. I had the eye fillet and my partner had the lamb shoulder - both were absolutely exceptional! Everything cooked to perfection and presented beautifully. The service was honest, genuine kiwi style. The brand new interior is modern and comfortable. We will be back for sure :)

Thank mpjus
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Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Myself and some friends dined at Fiddlesticks recently and it was fantastic.
The wine list was awesome. The service was almost faultless and the food was amazing.
The menu is a great design with tasting plates or entrees to share and if you are still hungry fantastic main meals which are very reasonably priced and very substantial.
The food was outstanding with flavours and balance.
We would recommend everything on the menu(as we tried a lot) and would return all the time if we lived in Christchurch.
Overall one of the best dining experiences we have had in Christchurch in the last few years. Can't wait to come back and sample more menus.

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