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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” (38 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (14 reviews)
“fried chicken” (35 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 2 days ago

My husband and I had lunch here. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the meal. The food was good and the service friendly and fast. I would eat here again for sure.

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were able to dinner alfresco to take advantage of two sunny days. It was so good that we returned the following day to take advantage of their wonderful Bluff oysters that had just come into season. All of the food was fresh and well...More

Thank DougS51
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was amazing and we had a great time here. Convenient to the botanical garden and a great selection of wine and other drinks. The Home made pie was perfect

Thank I6156EIalex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this restaurant on a wander around Christchurch. Sat outside, heaters provided. Ordered a lovely tap beer, Carrot Top Amber Ale and Crushed Apple Cider...both very nice indeed. Chose special fest of Lamb rack, veg and side. Cooked to perfection. The lamb was delicious and...More

Thank pdcaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely spot sat outside. We shared a “big breakfast” - certainly enough for two. Nice glass of NZ Chardonnay in a great glass (loved the markers on the glass: LOL, OMG and TGIF).

Thank Tim F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by the local tourist info desk and it turned out to be a really great dining experience. Fantastic food and brilliant service.The atmosphere was great too.

Thank 70traveller88
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located right across from our accommodation. Great tapas style food, great atmosphere. Would certainly eat here again.

Thank Lepa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is advisable to book ,but without we have never been turned away,it is very popular it has inside tables high stools and some outside. The staff are young cheerful and the food well presented and delicious.

Thank Julia G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in christchurch. Their fried chicken with the green tomato chutney is beautiful. The staff are always happy, helpful and friendly. The food is always presented well and they have a great range available except for if you are...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Fiddlesticks in February on a month long trip around New Zealand. The standard of food generally in New Zealand was high but this restaurant was the best of the best. The humous and garlic croutons was melt in the mouth, the lamb shoulder...More

Thank stevien17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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