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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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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
US$10 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
European, New Zealand
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday

We intended to grab a drink and had dinner reservations elsewhere, because Fiddlesticks was full. We liked the vibe and ended up staying for dinner at the bar. Wonderful food, friendly service. The pappardelle white bean/lamb was phenomenal, as were the duck fat roasted potatoes!!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CulinarySnob
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food, slow service. We waited for close to an hour, but the food was delicious. The prices are ok.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank varepsilon
Reviewed 2 days ago

They have a great range of wines very suitable on a dry hot day, staff are very dog friendly and helpful

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank daveperano
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had dinner and cocktails for 5 during a two day stay in Christchurch. The food was excellent as were the cocktails. They also have a good selection of local wines I can thoroughly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jalnic
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Excellent service, we didn’t have a reservation but were seated immediately at one of the sidewalk tables, our meals was pretty good (one of the better meals we had while in NZ) Excellent for kids, my son was given some pencils and a menu he...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 334jemmal
Reviewed 5 days ago

Excellent service and food. Local foods and wines were featured. The cafe has a nice buzz and is across the road from the Art Gallery.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WendyH1848
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a sidewalk table and enjoyed coffee and a light snack. There were a reasonable number of choices but nothing special

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jan c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took some friends there for lunch in the weekend. Meal and drinks were served promptly and efficiently . All were pleased with their choices

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 705KevinG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Fiddlesticks with a semi large group (eight). We had requested seating in their covered courtyard which they were able to accommodate. Seating on one side was bench style so was a bit tricky if someone had to leave the table as it disturbed others....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank britten_crazy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious seafood preparations and very attentive service may this a go-to spot in central Christchurch.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank michaelrC1277VZ
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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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