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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)
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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

Delicious food , service was excellent. I have to say this is the best dessert i ever had, must try salted caramel delice , thanks for the recommendation and also nice collection of wine.

Thank roz_zena
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place for a relaxing drink and tasty bar snacks after a day touring. Such a shame we didn't have time to stay for dinner and choose from the delicious menu. Next time for sure!

Thank am2500
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love this place, consider it to be one of the best in Christchurch. The food and drinks are consistently excellent and the staff are also top notch hospo professionals. I joined their Loyalty programme recently and was blown away to receive a $40 gift...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The great dinner experience kicks off a wonderful start of our holiday in New Zealand. The lamb , fish , soup, vegetables are all fantastic. Service staff are very helpful and good.

Thank MTay16
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family took us here. Very nice food but quite expensive. Great service. Menu has some nice dishes. You don’t need the starter, entree, and a main meal. The duck entree was delicious.nice restaurant.

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

Hi Pam Great to have the family in for dinner. We are just about to start our new menu and I think we may have to keep that duck parfait on. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards K

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I arrived in Christchurch on Saturday and, after some research, had booked a table sometime beforehand at a restaurant whose menu appealed to us that we could walk to from our hotel. We certainly picked the right place. It is a warm...More

Thank lynt107
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Lynt Thank you soo much for the AMAZING review. That has to be the lovely Kelly from Brisbane that welcomed you into Fiddlesticks, she will be over the moon with your kind words. Hope you guys have an amazing time in NZ and please...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous environment! Fantastic food ! Warm and friendly services! Make us feel like being home even though it’s our first time visiting ! We love this place!

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

Hi Tony Love the review! that's exactly what we want our customers to feel when they dine with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers Keith & The Fiddlesticks Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would just like to say thank you on behalf of all 6 in our party that dined at Fiddlesticks on Thursday 30th August. The service from start to finish was exemplary. We were served by a young English man who offered an extremely high...More

Thank lewisja0502
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Julie Really appreciate all the Love from this review. Kelly is the name of the young lady that came to the rescue with the Hot Lemon. Great to hear you had a fantastic night. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every single time I have been to Fiddlesticks the food has been exceptional, the service is great and the atmosphere is cosy. We went for Father's Day and had a lovely meal next to the fire with a lovely wine from their extensive wine list....More

Thank RebeccaD2597
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a lovely evening here after a long days work. Everyone had superb meals - my lamb was perfect! And attentive staff. Great vibe, busy restaurant

Thank Tiffany H
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Tiffany Thanks for the great review !!! Yes the Lamb is our No1 selling dish and always a favourite at Fiddlesticks. We look forward to seeing you next time. Cheers K

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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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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