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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, the 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
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Best atmosphere with warm, attentive staff. Best of all was the meal, the best soup I’ve ever had and the pork belly was perfect! I’d recommend fiddlesticks to anyone that enjoys amazing food with the atmosphere to match.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Bubblessuck123, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are extremely happy to hear how much you enjoyed our atmosphere, service, and food! And thank you for recommending us to others, it's really appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found this by chance when seeing a board at the front of the alley way. it was a Thursday night so fairly quiet. Food and service were both excellent

Date of visit: April 2022
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello JocelynW314, Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are very pleased to hear you enjoyed both our food and service. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

Warm and relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and delightful waitstaff. We will definitely be back next time we’re in Christchurch.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2022

Hello Explorer45704041210, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear how you enjoyed your evening with us, especially the atmosphere, food, and service. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to welcoming you back once you are...More

Reviewed 14 February 2022

Valentines dinner- every course was spot on and the service was the best in town. Highly recommended

Date of visit: February 2022
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2022

Hello WalterSavage, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your Valentine's dinner celebration with us! I'll be sure to pass your review onto my team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, Lauren Gibson

Reviewed 5 February 2022 via mobile

Fabulous service and food always at Fiddlesticks, always consistently excellent, great value for such an excellent dining experience. I loved the espresso martini too!More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2022

Hello wereoutthere, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are very happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us, not only enjoying the service but the food and drink as well. This is what we strive to achieve...More

Reviewed 14 January 2022

This restaurant was recommended by our B&B hosts and we were not disappointed. The service was exceptional and the menu carefully put together to accommodate a range of dietary requirements. Our food was promptly served on nicely warmed plates and the presentation, flavour and portion...size were spot on. Every mouthful was a delight and the bill didn’t give us indigestion! Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2022

Hi Sarah W, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. The food and service, this is the standard we always try to achieve. Your server was also on...More

Reviewed 4 January 2022

We dined here during their Xmas hours so they were only offering brunch or snacks. We booked for lunch and there was so little options it was silly. Breakfast options, some fried chicken, chips, bruschetta, etc. They also didn’t have the wine I tried to...order and had sold out. Plainly average. Would have love the opportunity to try their actual lunch menu.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2022

Hello 895ashleighw, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I do apologise you were disappointed in the menu we were offering over the Christmas holidays, we have found during this time that brunch is more popular. I also apologise we were out...More

Reviewed 21 December 2021 via mobile

Excellent service, delicious brunch. Right next to the tramway so you can eat while the trams go past. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2021

Hello Safari07211798017, Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. My team and I are very glad to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Lauren Gibson

Reviewed 19 December 2021 via mobile

Salmon gravaldax dish had no salmon roe on the dish as specified on the menu. No one checked for satisfaction so was unable to ask why. Partner had eggs benedict served with a hash brown and my salmon dish came with a potato rosti, they...were exactly the same thing? Bar person didn’t even ask if we enjoyed our meal when we paid. Was ok but expected better due to their reputation.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 December 2021

Hello jenmclen, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and I apologise that your experience with us was not what you expected. We, unfortunately, have not been able to get Salmon Roe in for some time due to supplier issues, however,...More

Reviewed 29 November 2021

Wow, talk about going the extra mile. I'm so impressed, this meal was not on the menu, but i told the staff, that i was doing a keto detox, and the cheff went above and beyond to make this delicious meal for me. I don't...know who the chef was, but I'm actually overwhelmed by the way chef accommodated my needs. Thank you so...... much, i really appreciated the effort you went to, you made my day, cheers SueMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Lauren Gibson, General Manager at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 December 2021

Hello Mobile167805, Thank you so much for finding the time to write this lovely review! Our head chef is Darrell Van Der Sluys, I'm not sure if he was working when you dined but I will be sure to pass on your feedback to him...More

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Molly W
20 November 2019|
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Response from Keith A | Property representative |
Hi Molly We have different rituals, Happy Hours each day. Monday - $12 tasters from 3-6pm Tuesday -$9 Feature Tap Wednesday - $9 tap beers & selected wines from 4-7pm Thursday $12 Cocktails from 4-7pm Friday $9 Heinekens... More
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OliviaW1053
22 April 2018|
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Response from NeilandBarbara | Reviewed this property |
Hi Olivia - sorry for the slow reply but we've been away for a few days and out of touch. Not sure what the breakfast is like, as we did not try it. I would imagine it to be very good, as we found the food very nice there... More
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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5