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Fishbone Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand
As featured in Best Food in Queenstown
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7 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6768
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is not bad, but it is reheated and tepid. Prices are rather on the steep side. Good coffee.

Thank boguslaw_krauss
Oviedo, Florida
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We both enjoyed the ambience, service and food. Not as memorable as Gantly's the night before but well worth the walk.

Thank Jesse M
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to get a table at 8:45pm after returning from a day trip to Milford Sound. The waiter was very knowledgable about the menu and the wines. All of his recommendations were very good. Good place for seafood.

Thank spagyhon
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here on a recommendation and the reviews looked good. Beforehand we had walked around this bustling foodie town and seen the vast array of restaurants. When we arrived the restaurant was busy (a good sign) but the somehow the dining area lacks some atmosphere - may be due to the shape and have to walk past the serving pass.... More 

Thank GOMS2013
San Jose, California
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the only place in Queenstown ( and most of New Zealand) where you actually can get fresh caught fish and shellfish including amazing crayfish ( rock lobster ) All seafood dishes are delicious. We are going back tomorrow!

Thank 149marleentje
Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed dining here. The service was excellent and the ambience was nice, not noisy. An easy walk from most hotels.

Thank jlsalviolo11
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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96 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friends and I went to this local seafood restaurant and I find the food decent. We had the very subtle clam spaghetti (generous amount of clams), pan fried fish (firm and sweet), seafood chowder (abit too rich and creamy for me). Overall a very decent dining experience but you can probably get a better deal elsewhere in this town with... More 

Thank Ben T
Brisbane, Australia
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Superb atmosphere, hosting, presentation and texture, taste and saucing. This is one of the best seafood restaurants we have visited in either AU or NZ. We love our seafood and have been to a many of the best restaurants in Brisbane and Sunshine Coast. This restaurant is in the same league as the Qld names like Jellyfish, George's Paragon, Aria... More 

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Childers, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place by accident as it's tucked away but very popular with those who know. The seafood is outstanding. The place has a great vibe with the waitstaff and chefs all working to create a memorable meal at a very reasonable price.

Thank 5starlover_12
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As previous customers on two or three occasions, it was with great expectations we returned to Fishbone taking visitors from the UK with us for dinner on November 5th. I'm not sure what went wrong compared with previous visits - perhaps a change of chef, perhaps just bad luck but the food was underwhelming and over-priced for what we received.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 6768

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