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The Bunker

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European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
As featured in 3 Days in Queenstown and 1 other guide
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14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8030
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to The Bunker during a recent trip to Queenstown. Because it was a 50th Birthday, we booked in advance, however on arrival it was clear it hadn't been registered even though we had received a confirmation email. It wasn't a problem as they weren't that busy, so we were welcomed in. Not sure what may have happened if... More 

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Thank Richard M
Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place was so cute. Very small dining area with only 8 or so tables and a fireplace for warmth. We ordered pork and lamb. They both came with nice sides. Definitely enjoy a nice dinner here if you visit Queenstown!

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Thank kkarnold
Taupo, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great onion bread and bacon jam, disappointed with main (wasn't asked how I wanted lamb cooked so served still bleeding), awful banana and chocolate dessert, disappointed cocktail list on website not the one on menu.

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Thank Anna221078
New York City, New York
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This restaurant was recommended by our local B&B and was a solid reco. The Bunker is located down a small street (the entry is on the side, not the fake door on the front). Inside were a handful of tables with a fire in the fireplace, nice date spot, cozy and warm. Food was typical NZ fare done in a... More 

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Thank NYweatherman
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My partner and I was very impressed with the food and the staff. We had the lamb and creme brûlée, it was sooo delicious 👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

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Thank Georgia M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You know from the moment you walk through the door that you're in for something special. The interior decorations are cosy/ romantic, warm (there are open fires) and you are instantly welcomed by the amazingly proficient waiters. You have to make a booking to be sure of dining here. The food is wonderful, the service is impeccable without being snooty... More 

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Thank Mark G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came in for cocktails and was given amazing service my Evie and Sarah, extremely friendly and efficient and all our cocktails were delicious! Always come in for a cocktail or two when I fancy a treat!

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Thank Bex P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for drinks on recommendation from a friend. The upstairs terrace has a small fire pit and a really secluded feel - definitely didn't feel touristy. The choice of cocktails was impressive and the service was also great. We had a couple of the small plates from the bar menu and these also did not disappoint. Can't comment... More 

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Thank fionastephen1989
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very good food and very good obers with a good explanation. Very good wine. Small and very cosy perfect for a bit more luxury romantic dinner. We loved it . Price is good for what you get.

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Thank Dirk S
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meal was very disappointing. The quality of the food was good but the quantity was seriously inadequate. 2 tiny chops for a venison main (compared to 7 quality lamb chops in the rack of lamb at roaring megs ) was outrageous. The choice of wines by the glass was disappointing and the size of the dessert was similarly small.

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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$15 - US$30
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 8030
Description
Hidden away down a back alley in the center of Queenstown behind a rustic old wooden door, The Bunker offers discreet and intimate 'rustic' fine dining – specializing in red meats, game and local produce with a distinctly New Zealand flavour complimented by crackling log fires, intimate atmosphere, personal service and an impressive wine list. Our Cocktail Bar upstairs from the restaurant offers hand crafted classic and modern cocktails and an extensive wine and premium spirit list in a cosy lounge atmoshere which welcomes guests right through to the wee small hours. Wowing locals and visitors alike for over a decade with superb cuisine, friendly and knowledgeable service and a unique atmosphere, The Bunker is certainly a Queenstown experience not to be missed. PRIVATE DINING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPSDiscover The Bunker – Queenstown's best kept secret since 1997.

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