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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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“lamb shoulder” (40 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (16 reviews)
“fried chicken” (37 reviews)
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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 yesterday

Me and my friends went there about 3 weeks ago. This meal was our last meal in our 11 day New Zealand Road trip, and by far it was one of the best restaurants we visited in our time here. The service provided by our...More

Thank BryanKow
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We came here early on a Saturday night and the staff were brilliant and accomodating us. We had a amazing meal, the staff again were great at helping us make suitable choices and we all left very happy. Just a shame our mushroom side dish...More

Thank Julia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly staff that provided fast and efficient service. The atmosphere was calm despite being the morning rush. Food was delicious especially the Danish pastry.

Thank Shirti S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mid week visit based on Trip Advisor reviews. Wasn’t disappointed. Oysters, soup of the day, sharing platter, fish of the day and a side of broccoli. Fish was cooked more than we preferred but couldn’t fault service (attentive) and depth of menu. Moved to the...More

Thank KT C
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi KTC Thank you for the fantastic review KT C. Great to see you had a good selection of the menu and tried our beautiful bluff oysters. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers K

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been gf df ans sf for a while and this was the first time that I have felt safe eating out. No rolling eyes, no fuzz, no guilt. Our waiter was accommodating and understanding, nothing was a problem. Zero reaction from the food....More

Thank Monica M
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Monica It's great to hear this kind of feedback. From our head chef that is Gluten free, my business partner that is egg free and myself dairy free, we do really understand how important it is to make sure our customers are well taken...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a casual lunch here after a morning of sightseeing. Food was nice and service good. Solid drinks list as well. A little bit pricey. Tables out the front in the sun made the experience even better.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped into Fiddlesticks for afternoon tea. They had a special $8 for a coffee/tea/hot chocolate & a muffin Great service, friendly staff, perfect location & the food & beverages where really good. Would recommend this place & would visit again.

Thank Natasha G
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Natasha G Thank you for popping in for afternoon tea. Great to hear the team looked after you! Look forward to seeing you next time your in town. Kind Regards K

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was such a pleasure to eat here with our 2 sons who have multiple food allergies. The waiters attitude was, ‘we love a challenge,’ which relaxed us from the beginning. They have menus for gluten and dairy free and most of the meals on...More

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

Hi Anna Thank you for the great review. We are delighted to hear that our team have made your dining experience even better with our dietary menus. We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Kind Regards K

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great night out and some fantastic food. Especially the 2-1 oysters which were superb. Fiddlesticks delivers every time and the staff are great.More

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

Thanks Dave for the review. Got to love those Bluff Oysters. Keep an eye out on our Facebook page and we will hopefully be running the 2 for 1 every Friday until the end of the season. We just need the weather gods to be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent. Both meals were cooked to perfection. The lamb melting in the mouth. Unfortunately my pork dish wss dominated by the flavour of parsnips so would select diffently next time. It's a top of the range restaurant.

Thank 926PaulT
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Olivia W
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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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