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“Definitely recommend”
Review of Eichardt's Bar

Eichardt's Bar
Ranked #21 of 267 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $19
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Modern New Zealand cuisine served Tapas style with tasting plates. Fresh, local produce. Outstanding wine selection and brilliant cocktail list. Please note it is not possible to reserve tables - Eichardt's is a small bar with 7 tables only, bookings are not practical. When full, guests are offered the option to wait in the hotel foyer and drinks may be taken there.
Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

I popped in here for a late night (9.45pm) light bite on the off chance. The staff were extremely pleasant and very Customer service focused. The bar had a great, intimate feel to it. Whilst its a tapas bar it's one with a twist/ more modern type menu. I went for the seafood chowder and lamb, both were delicious.

I'd definitely recommend this place

Thank LeahReading
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thanks for the review Leah, glad to hear the late night experience was as good as any other time. We push out cocktails later in the evening its fast becoming the thing to do in Queenstown, with the long evenings its lovely to sit out in the courtyard and enjoy the warmer weather with one of our great spring creations.

Don't forget the Whitebait now on offer!

Cheers,
James

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Reviewed October 28, 2013

Our first visits were in April 2013 and returning this month we were amazed to be remembered by one of the staff.
Do not be put off by the fact that the afternoon/evening menu is "just" tapas and charcuterie. Mixing several plates (and being able to come back for more) allows taste buds to stay sharp. Whitebait was superb and we just love the salt cod croquettes. Sweet tapas (chocolate) was a revelation. Pair these with superb wines served by knowledgeable staff and you have a magical meal.
We had also been in for drinks a couple of days earlier and the cocktails were spot on.
Without doubt our favourite place in Queenstown

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Thank madogvin
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Wow, lovely review thanks!

The staff are all long term and I am always impressed that they can remember guests that came perhaps even a year previously. Glad to hear the standards were as high as you remembered.

Our menu is pretty varied and gives you the opportunity to try a number of different flavors and styles of cuisine, all thoughtfully created and sourced locally. Over a couple of sittings you can try the whole menu, and sample a number of different wines to suit, we have a fairly extensive list and I believe the value is as good as anywhere in that regard.

Consistency is everything in this industry and its something I am proud to say we do very well.

Cheers,
James

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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

A Queenstown must do!
Had breakfast, lunch and several drinks here during our holiday. Brilliant wines and cocktails lists. Very friendly and knowledgable staff (who can make any cocktail you can name!) Cozy fireplace and warm, welcoming surroundings - perfect!

Thank WTJordan
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Thank you thank you, I think you pretty much summed up what we do! Now with summer approaching the outside area is leafing up nicely and a great spot to watch life pass by on the lake.

See you again soon I hope.

Regards,
James

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Reviewed October 26, 2013

we came here for breakfast on a rainy day so we could look out over the lake. the breakfast menu was great and the coffees were as good as one from Melbourne (I know that I'm biased!)
The staff were very friendly, up for a chat and helped us decide what we could do that day. We stayed for a long time, drinking coffee, eating breakfast & using the complimentary wifi by the fire.

Would highly recommend to anyone

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Thank sass21
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2013

Well hopefully the rainy days have passed, but indeed the coffee remains the same - Gary is our chief barista and master of the art. New Zealand has great coffee (definitely stacks up to Melbourne!) and we have to be at the top of our game to be the best in town.

Keeps us going each day for sure!

Thanks for the vote of confidence.
James Cavanagh

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Reviewed October 21, 2013

A bit more refined than some bars in Queentown, a great place to get away from backpacker. We loved it so much we went twice. Tapas very nice, my wife and I loved the cocktails that the can make to your tastes.

Thank boomerangtraveller
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Eichardts, General Manager at Eichardt's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2013

Thanks for your review, return guests are always a pleasure to see.
Refined, but still fun! We're always working on new cocktails as well - Andrew has just batched some house made bitters which will be infusing for a couple of weeks, ready to go before summer.

Cheers and hope to see you again next time.
James

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