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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

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48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 0533
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08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 02:00
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Menlo Park, California
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our innkeeper recommended this restaurant and we had a great meal. I had a papperdella pasta with shrimp and chorizo sausage - very tasty. My husband had a very nice fish dish. Busy but took good care of us and friendly wait staff.

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Thank Diane F
Rotorua, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to Fiddlesticks as it was recommended by our hotel and also the nearest on a very wet and cold evening! We were very impressed with the restaurant, the staff were very friendly and efficient and they found us a table, despite not having a booking. The food was 1st class and we would have loved to have had... More 

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Thank annehosker
San Francisco, California
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasure this restaurant was. The food was flavorful and reasonably priced. The service was knowledgable and friendly. Great wine list too! An absolute find in Christchurch. Would go back in a minute.

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Thank Mark G
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mark G Thank you for the great Review !!!! We have just started our new menu on the night you dined with us, so really good to have your feed back. Look forward to having you back soon. Cheers K More 

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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a table (recommended) as we were walking by in the afternoon for an evening meal. The hostess was very friendly and helpful. Our table by the fireplace was ready on arrival and our waiter was friendly and helpful. We throughly enjoyed each course - although I have to say the dessert was the best part.

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Thank Sandra F
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sandra That is an amazing review, we really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Yes the table by the fire is the most romantic table, especially as we go into the colder months. You will have to come back next time and enjoy a mulled wine in the bar next to the fire or ask for table... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for both drinks with bar snacks (their grazing menu is one of the best we've had), and excellent menu - top chef and superb presentation. Highly recommended for a great night out.

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Thank Grant B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been the for light snacks and drinks, don't rate it that highly, just my impression but here's better nearby

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Thank Ross D
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ross Thanks for taking the time to review us. It would be great to get you in for dinner next time so we can really WOW you !!!!! We have just started our new menu with lots of new additions. As always it's good to get any feedback, so we can continue to lift the bar. Cheers K More 

Brisbane, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal at Fiddlesticks one year ago on our first visit to Christchurch. So it made sense to go back when we were in town again. And once again - they did not fail to deliver. The meals are both creative and perfectly prepared; the waitstaff are nothing short of lovely. A truly delightful experience - not... More 

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Thank JayKay_whereitsat
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Great to have you back Jay Love the review!!!! and really appreciate the positive feedback. look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers K More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place. Enjoyed the ambience, great food choice and particularly the cocktails. Felt lucky that it was close walking distance to my hotel. Highly recommend.

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Thank suekirk1
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Sue Great to hear you love our Cocktails. We have our new list out next week for the winter season. We also have all our cocktails for $12 between 7-10pm on Saturday nights. Thanks again for taking the time to review us !!! Cheers K More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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110 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We brought our family for a special celebration dinner. It was very warm inside the restaurant, despite the coolness of the evening. Everyone enjoyed their meals, and I couldn't fault the service.

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Thank 22KiwiTraveller22
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The maitre de, waitress and barman were all excellent, so nice to get good service. The food was good, quick and tasty.

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Thank Kerry L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$27
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?