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The Bunker

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European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
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
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Bowral, Australia
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408 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the pre dinner drinks to the meal was a magical delight. Staff are simply wonderful and the food could not be faulted. In all times I have come to Queenstown and eaten at The Bunker I have yet to be disappointed. This is quality that lasts. Thank you once again for a memorable evening.

Thank Jinny57
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely amazing cocktails! Between us we tried four different types, each were so delicious. Cannot wait to come back! Very impressed. (Love the bowtie on the bartender)

Thank Laura G
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fine dining in Queenstown. Thoughtfully prepared meals using local ingredients and complemented with a lovely local wine selection. And very reasonably priced for fine dining compared to Singapore / Hong Kong!!

Thank RongoteaHarry
Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited a few weeks ago for the first time.. turned up wee bit early but our table wasn't ready yet so went upstairs and had a few drinks which was lovely. Within 10 minutes our server came and told us our table was ready. The restaurant has a cozy intimate atmosphere which I enjoyed the most. Another highlight was the... More 

Thank meganjacks0n
Metro Manila, Philippines
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was smallish and hence, when we walked in for an early dinner without a reservation, no surprise that they were full for the evening. But as we were agreeable to sit at the bar, the maître-d’ was kind enough to accommodate us. And boy, were we grateful for that because we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! Little wonder then... More 

Thank happytraveller523
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bunker is great. I've been here four times and every time the menu has been different, and extremely good. Get the degustation and you'll have an extremely good 2 hours. Service is awesome and the atmosphere is nice and cosy.

Thank Todd C
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had some good fun with locals during the New year's eve party. Some nice food and wine, great beer and whiskey. Bartenders which know what they are doing and as my NZ friends said "Fun to watch". Good crowds, good music.

Thank Mixalis G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

the food was wonderful and the service was mostly very welcoming. the lady waitress was very helpful in recommending food items. The lamb was the best! However the experience was spoilt by an extremely grumpy waiter. The boyfriend was working at the table as he had work to finalise and approve before the year closes. This grumpy waiter was first... More 

Thank Ginny C
London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very lucky to get a table in this very small, intimate restaurant. We started in the upstairs bar with cocktails. The bar is really cool with a James Bond theme. The restaurant is cosy and welcoming. The staff were efficient and friendly, with very good knowledge of the menu. For starter we had the duck parfait and the... More 

Thank KarenRobS
Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place to eat! Great food very well presented and amazing wine list. We tried the dégustation menu and we were all very impressed. Our waiter (the manager) Shane has an amazing wine knowledge and was very attentive! He does an amazing job

Thank chef20001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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