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1876 Bar And Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
+64 3-409 2178
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (22 reviews)
“burger” (21 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 418 reviews

Reviewed 20 August 2018

Just dont waste your time going there. Roast meal was like card board. Glass of poor quality pinot gris wine was $7.50 and served in a beer glass. Cocktails served in preserving jars, the place is a joke.

Thank NeilC2438
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Awesome staff, free Wifi $13 got us glass wine and a pint beer heaps of choices and plate hot chips, best value in Queenstown

Thank johnandwilms
Reviewed 9 August 2018

delicious food with great choices and prices, ordered a CBLT which came with a choice of soup or chips, hubby had a steak sandwich with the same side serve choice, son chicken tenders and chips. Great deal all day $5 beer, wine, ciders etc. so...More

Thank sparklekitty
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Freezing cold night but warm and toasty inside. Good food (although not cheap) with quick service. The clientele is on the younger side so makes for a noisy atmosphere - not the place for a romantic evening! House wine is drinkable and a bargain at...More

Thank gqueen8
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

$5 beer,cheap and awesome meals. Better burgers than fergburger and no wait!. This is the one place we kept finding ourselves in over the week we had in Queenstown.

Thank Adam M
Reviewed 29 July 2018

Had drinks and bar food on the patio in the middle of winter - 0 degrees but it was great with the gas heaters. Food was good - music good, and the drinks great. What makes this place great is the atmosphere - spoiled only...More

Thank JohnSames
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Chose this bar on a busy winters night as it was full & that must mean good food and great drinks. Chose one of the $10 cocktails, the barman looked abit lost trying to find all the ingredients, grabbed a warm jar, added ice and...More

Thank KaiMaster
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Busy Friday and more of a bar than a restaurant with quite a wait for food for party of five When it came the food was fine Friendly staff

Thank Scottraveller2018
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Food was ok not a great range on the menu staff friendly but seemed unorganised. Tables were unclean

Thank Leanne A
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Had a really enjoyable and well priced meal. So much better than some of the try hard tourist traps around town. Cheapest kids meals anywhere. Not large but perfect for young kids. My ribs were well above par and drinks also well priced. Excellent service!

Thank dvanooy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Ballarat Street, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-409 2178
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1876 Bar and Restaurant is a distinctive & much valued landmark of Queenstown.The old stone courthouse building was erected between November 1875 and September 1876. The Old Courthouse is one of the few structures that survive from Queenstown's early gold mining days. Now over 130 years on 1876 offers an upmarket menu, relaxed atmosphere, great service & friendly staff. With the option of indoor and outdoor dining 1876 is definitely the place to be. During the winter season we will have live music between Wednesday and Sunday nights.
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