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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 0533
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked in for a late lunch. The woman in front told us to sit anywhere and she would bring menus over. Not only did she not bring menus but she ignored us and left for the day about five minutes later. We sat at...More

Thank SeattleSkibums
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were looking for a Saturday cup of coffee (our new found favorite location was closed) and so we stopped in at Fiddlesticks. The staff was friendly and polite and the coffee (Americano) was robust and tasty.

Thank JoeMamaVegas
Reviewed 5 days ago

For a venue with poise and contemporary classic style, this restaurant offers ambience, reliably good food and attentive service. It attracts the 30-somethings for drinks and any age for dinner. I would not put this as the top of my list for foodies (27 Steps,...More

Thank internetminx
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our group met for morning coffee before visiting an art exhibition nearby. We received a friendly welcome and the staff were very helpful , allowing us to change from our reserved table to a more suitable seating area. Our coffees were good and service was...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've dined here a few times in the past and never had a bad experience - tonight was no different. Lovely, attentive staff and food was delicious. Would definitely recommend coming here.

Thank Gabbyaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our first night in Christchurch and we were staying in a nice little heritage B&B around the corner. Fiddlesticks was recommended by our host and two patrons of the B&B when we chatted in the library. We had walked around the botanical gardens and a...More

Thank LizzieCooper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in on the off-chance that there was a table...& were seated almost immediately. The staff were friendly, but also (alternately) too friendly, hovering to take plates, or not paying us enough attention. The food took a while to come, as we'd arrived at...More

Thank philipk397
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious fish on the menu. Trendy place Friendly service The place to be It's best to make a reservation.

Thank grete87
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always my husband and I have an extra special dinner at the end of our holiday and this time we chose Fiddlesticks. We were not disappointed. Attentive staff, delicious hot food beautifully presented - yummy. Central and popular going by the full tables. Thoroughly...More

Thank Glennis M
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Glennis Thank you for your glowing review! We are very grateful that you chose Fiddlesticks for your last night in Christchurch. Hope you had a great time in NZ. We look forward to seeing next time your on this side of the world. Kind...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful city, botanical gardens and you would never guess they experienced Earthquake a few years ago. We stated in Okari bnb- fabulous and dined with you. Food was amazing, portions big, starters even bigger, desert was much enjoyed. Staff friendly.More

Thank Irene M
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Irene Thank you for taking the time to review us. Yes we are very lucky to have the botanical gardens on our doorstep! It's a very vibrant time of the year as we move onto summer. Really hope you enjoyed your time in NZ....More

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22 April 2018|
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 AM - 2:00 AM
8:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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 and unwind in the heart of our city.
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