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“Always Excellent”

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #20 of 1,075 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $29
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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 January 8, 2014

Friendly, efficient service from well trained, knowledgeable staff.
Meals presented with not only great flavors, but plated perfectly.
Our guests love this place.

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Thank Peter M
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Had dinner here a couple of weeks ago and let me tell you, it was AWESOME! My husband and I were in the middle of a 2 week trip to New Zealand and Australia and this was our favorite meal of the trip. We had the FFC (fried chicken) to start and if you're from the US and you like Chick-fil-A nuggets you will love these - they are very similar! We also had the pesto hummus - it was good but not nearly as good as the rest of the meal. For dinner we shared the special for two which was Venison. It was out of this world good. Melted in your mouth. And it had little bacon chunks cooked with it!! We had asparagus as our side dish and it was perfectly cooked and flavorful. We shared the trio of ice creams for dinner which were outstanding.

What are you waiting for? Go book a table!!!

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Thank AR407145
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Reviewed December 30, 2013

Ate here with a friend whilst visiting Christchurch. Found the food very good indeed, some interesting and very good flavour combinations. Food and drinks arrived in very good time. Service was prompt, but very business like. To go from very good to excellent, the staff need to relax just a tad an engage in a little chit chat with their customers. Afterall, NZ is famed for its friendly people!

Thank Euan W
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

Enjoyed the shared tasters here, the fried chicken, mussels, goat's cheese were delightful. The starters with the edamame dip was great, but the taro crisps were a little underwhelming. We enjoyed all our mains. Highly recommended. Good wine menu.

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Thank Chandroth
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Reviewed December 26, 2013

Enjoyed a wonderful meal with three others. All of our dishes were great (we are good sharers!). The pick of the meals was the pea risotto. Well looked after by our French waitress. Will visit again on our way back through Christchurch.

Thank AOB70
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