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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shoulder” (38 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (15 reviews)
“fried chicken” (36 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 yesterday

Thanks to my family who gave me a voucher to dine at Fiddlesticks. I booked for a Saturday night and took a friend. Had the best seat near the cosy fire and enjoyed the whole experience. The staff were top notch and the food was...More

Thank Macb2
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very attentive staff, nice locale, cozy atmosphere, extensive menu, great tasting food. Would return!

Thank taino55
Reviewed 5 days ago

Having been out of the Christchurch loop for a time, we chanced where to eat based on online reviews and convenience to our hotel. What find Fiddlesticks was! We enjoyed the Fiddlesticks feast - probably amongst the best lamb I've ever eaten. The staff were...More

Thank ge0rge0fthejungle
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surpassed our expectations and we had a lovely lunch including Bluff Oysters, which were amazing. The service was very good too.

Thank SandyR4019
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food and service at fiddlesticks is amazing, I have never had a bad experience and happily send my clients for a meal on a regular basis! Keith, the hospitality of you and your team is outstanding. Thanks, Brooke x

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

Hi Brooke Thank you for your awesome review and the continued business we have received over the last 3 years. Hope to see you again soon, I will reserve the romantic table by the fire next time. Cheers K

Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the artichoke heart soup and a salad as we'd had a large lunch. Fabulous. Even though they were busy for us to have a small meal was not an issue as with some busy restaurants. Good value.

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

Hi Bella Thanks for the review. We had great feed back form the artichoke soup, Today we have a lovely Thai vegetable today with toasted coconut. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards K

Reviewed 1 week ago

During a wet day in Christchurch centre, I was happy to pop into Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, when I saw a roaring fire there. Good points were delicious food, bright and light decor, TV screen and the fire. Bad points were the rather 'snooty' service,...More

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

Hi Chaingmaicharlies Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed our delicious food, décor and table by the fire. Unfortunately we don't have any plastic chairs at Fiddlesticks, we have only leather booths and chairs, we also have wooden chairs in the bar....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town for one night. Our hotel recommended Fiddlesticks. We had a lovely night. There was a large range of wines by the glass and we enjoyed a quality sparkling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir, all NZ. We ate celeriac soup, raw salmon, Thai...More

Thank IannSuzanne
Reviewed 1 week ago

fantastic food, awesome service and lovely atmosphere. The food is exquisite, always changing and of extremely high quality

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here many times for lunch and evening meals. Yet another fabulous time had yesterday at lunch. Fantastic customer service and amazing food! The beef eye fillet was just melt in the mouth - delissimo. Their deserts - incredible!! Love it Love it Love it.

Thank Ali E
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Olivia W
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$27
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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