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The Bunker

14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8030
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

The food and service here was flawless, the staff were attentive and explained each dish beautifully. We have been here on numerous occasions and the food continues to amaze us. The wine chosen was perfectly matched with our dishes where each of us had a...More

Thank hannahmuzz
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My sister had recommended the Bunker from a trip to New Zealand a few years ago. I had made a reservation a couple weeks before arriving in Queenstown. When we arrived it was a very small and intimate space with the fire going, I liked...More

Thank bethie331
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our experience of dining at The Bunker was very average. Service was average, procedural and not very friendly, unlike our the rest of experience across NZ. The food was average nothing special. The price however was not average. Expensive for what it is. Francis and...More

Thank Songodrum
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was really good, service was good, drinks were good. Food presentation was amazing and so was the food with the details given. Ambience is great. Only thing I could write negative about this place is the time given per sitting is 1.5 hour and...More

Thank Thadanim
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal we had here tonight was superb, and the service outstanding. We changed our dining time at the last minute without any fuss being made.

Thank Sally E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant has been established for 20 years.It is tucked away but worth finding.The atmosphere is intimate.There is a log fire downstaire which in Summer makes the dining room a shade over roasty- toasty. The upstairs dining room has a nice ambience and has some...More

Thank Tinworm
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Bunker for a celebration dinner following completion of the Milford Trail hike. We were certainly not disappointed. We loved the atmosphere, knowledgeable and friendly service, and most of all the delicious food. So many flavours and combinations, showing off local produce to...More

Thank HappytripperKent_UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar friendly staff free wifi but I thought the drinks expensive compared to other places we visited.

Thank Revyblonde
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the best meal we've had in our three weeks traveling throughout New Zealand. The Paua entree was delicious, the Snapper was amazing, specifically the texture, flavor, and distinct sauces that made up the dish. The local Salmon special was very good. And finally...More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed it so much we returned the next night for a second go. The food is cooked to perfection; honestly, the chefs should be Michelin star rated. It was mind-blowing how good the lamb was. The service is outstanding and my Bloody Mary was one...More

Thank scottng15
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Questions & Answers
28 February 2017|
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Response from Herculan | Reviewed this property |
No a relaxed setting but it would nt be out of place go there you ll love it
6 January 2017|
Response from holmesearth01 | Reviewed this property |
21 December 2015|
Response from traveldreamerxx | Reviewed this property |
Adrian, I think you should give them a call, especially about the table as I think they might be booked out! I'm certain I saw vegetarian options on the menu when I was there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-441 8030
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Hidden away down a back alley in the center of Queenstown behind a rustic old wooden door, The Bunker offers discreet and intimate 'rustic' fine dining – specializing in red meats, game and local produce with a distinctly New Zealand flavour complimented by crackling log fires, intimate atmosphere, personal service and an impressive wine list. Our Cocktail Bar upstairs from the restaurant offers hand crafted classic and modern cocktails and an extensive wine and premium spirit list in a cosy lounge atmoshere which welcomes guests right through to the wee small hours. Wowing locals and visitors alike for over a decade with superb cuisine, friendly and knowledgeable service and a unique atmosphere, The Bunker is certainly a Queenstown experience not to be missed. PRIVATE DINING ROOM AVAILABLE FOR LARGE GROUPSDiscover The Bunker – Queenstown's best kept secret since 1997.
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