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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

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48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 0533
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 02:00
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Carlisle, Cumbria.
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We dined her on two occasions during our recent stay in Christchurch. We found the location very handy, being a short walk from our hotel - Heritage, and close to the botanical gardens, museum and art gallery. A contemporary restaurant with a good choice of food made from locally sourced produce. Very friendly and obliging staff entered around an informal... More 

Thank Robert N
Lexington, MA
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155 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a very tasty lunch at Fiddlesticks in Christchurch. We had a grouper entree and a BBQ lam sandwich, which were both excelllent and fairly priced. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank WellTraveled3
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a really delicious dinner. The Akaroa salmon was far superior to any other salmon dish I have ever had!!! And I have enjoyed a lot of salmon! My husband had the pork cutlet and that was a great choice as well. The restaurant was busy but not noisy and the service was very professional and efficient, with just... More 

Thank Paulinabrisbane
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first meal upon arriving in New Zealand. It was delicious and easy. Servers were delightful and the food was fantastic. We don't eat beef or pork and found they had a wonderful selection for us. Great soup, mussels, fish, deserts.

Thank NorcalGSP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well situated restaurant near the Botanic Gardens. Booking essential for the evening. Great service and in the main good food. I had the market fish which was beautifully cooked, my partner had the salmon which was very nice. The big disappointment was the duck fat roast potatoes which had been cooked either for far too long or too often and... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ducked in to shelter from the sudden rain, and stayed for the evening! Our meals just couldn't be faulted, from the delicate beef cheek arancini to the perfectly rare steak, to the decadent banana and hazelnut - everything beautifully presented and tasting amazing. Attentive but unobstrusive staff and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Jackrabbit_10
Beijing, China
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a great lunch in this downtown restaurant not far from the Garden. Server was very pleasant, several gluten free options. You can eat outside if the weather is fine, but plenty of indoor seating available. Highly recommend.

Thank Nainai27
Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner tonight with excellent service, delicious and innovative food in a convenient and comfortable venue. Would most definitely visit again.

Thank Beth C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We've just had two amazing breakfasts in a row there! Can't fault it at all! Food (I usually order crepes there) was great, service was also great! If you are not sure if you like any dish on the menu, you can always compose your own breakfast made of sides - that was really yummy and convenient! Definitely recommended and... More 

Thank Anchousik
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a truly amazing restaurant. Everything - the waitress, the service, the atmosphere, the quality of the cooking, the choices available - was impeccable.

Thank Jasper1944

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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$11 - US$28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
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
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, chef Antony Page and his 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?