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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

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48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 0533
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Today
08:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 02:00
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Sydney
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416 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a busy trendy place within Christchurch's CBD and not a bad place especially for a group to meet, have a drink and a meal. Service was variable - some wait staff excellent, others less so and perhaps some had a language issue. The food our group has was nicely presented, reasonably quick, and very tasty. You have choices... More 

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Mudgee, Australia
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184 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great spot to re-charge the batteries as you wander around this beautiful, but sad, city. Try the iced coffee and iced chocolate ... yummy!

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Toronto
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194 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Fiddlesticks twice; once for a glass of wine and a snack in the late afternoon and the following evening for dinner. On both occasions the food was excellent, the staff attentive, helpful and friendly and the ambience cozy, especially on a cold evening. After a week on the South Island we agreed that this had been the most... More 

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Wildwood, Missouri
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171 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a recommendation from our hotel (The Novetel). Atmosphere was lovely, staff was friendly and well informed. Menu had a good selection. Food was served in a timely mater, well prepared and very tasty. Prices were reasonable. A great restaurant.

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Thank Momkram
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here off of a recommendation from our tour guide. Definitely great food! Had the steak & the fried chicken. Probably one of the best places in town to eat!

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Thank Stefanie L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A lively bar near the arts centre. Went to eat there on a Friday evening late November but couldn't get in, completely full, so we went back for a during the following night Good atmosphere with outside seating. Had gas heaters running, which was a plus as it was chilly Service for drinks was prompt and pleasant although need to... More 

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Thank Richard M
Hobart, Australia
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't book and ate on bar stools as it was very busy. The food was excellent but quite pricey. Service was cheery and efficient. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Greg S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a hidden gem. We had a great family birthday dinner which was thoroughly enjoyed. Food was amazing and service was great.

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Thank Susan H
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I keep coming back to this place each time I visit Christchburch. Very accommodating and friendly staff. I am a coeliac and delight in an excellent gluten free menu

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Thank Annabel F
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu and food is great. The ambience with the low lighting is apt. But as the tables are set very close to each other it tended to be rather noisy hearing the voices of others around you. Apart from that service was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 0533
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?