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“Walk in” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #15 of 952 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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, chef Antony Page and his 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.
Corner Brook, Canada
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628 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Walk in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Walk in by chance
Bonne chance
Busy but room in bar
Relaxing no rush
Good wine advice
Venison with cocoa/coffee/coffee intriguing
Pork unique pine flavour
Top shelf

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English first
Hastings, New Zealand
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158 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Delectable steak, highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

We were told about Fiddlesticks by the desk clerk at our hotel. There are few restaurants right in central Christchurch at the moment and those that are open are rather on the pricey side. Fiddlesticks is no exception, however, it certainly delivered. My steak was perfectly cooked, the wine great. The restaurant has good ambiance, the staff are knowledgeable and friendly. The tables are far enough apart that you don't feel included in the neighbours' conversation. Altogether, a delightful experience.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Lovely meal at short notice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014

Had a lovely meal here

Service was good and friendly

Interesting choice of starters

The lamb was cooked to perfection

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Experimental”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a great, atmospheric restaurant which would be perfect for a sophisticated date or celebratory meal.

The food is mostly very good and well cooked, we particularly enjoyed the meat cooked in the water baths - melt in the mouth. However, there were some really weird combinations which were sometimes ill-conceived. Personally I detested the feta chip things, I love feta but they were intensely bitter and their existence on a plate of otherwise perfect food was such a shame.

Dessert was weird, too much focus on deconstructing a more traditional dessert and not enough on flavour. It was chocolate based and lacked any sweetness, the yoghurt didn't work when the chocolate was so under sweetened and overall it left me craving something sweet to finish off the meal - not what you'd expect or desire after ordering a chocolate dessert.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Lovely food at a reasonable price for fine dining. Portion sizes not too big and not too small so you were full at the end of the meal but didn't waste any! Service was fantastic, highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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