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The Bunker Restaurant

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14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8030
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We dined at The Bunker last night late dinner service. We sat by the fire and there was only one other table in the entire place, very intimate. Very speakeasy type of vibe that we liked, great music playing. Friendly and knowledgable staff, delicious food. We were able to try every plate on the degustation menu meaning we were able... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cosy, wood pannelled hideaway with open fire serving delicious dinners and with a superlative wine list. Pricey but worth it.

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Thank thereichinger
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I had a delicious meal with fabulous wines, being waited on by staff who really know their food & wine and how to make you feel special. The restaurant is small in the nicest way, perfect for an intimate evening with your partner or a small group. They have a private room upstairs for larger groups and... More 

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Saint Louis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really tiny dining room with top quality service and food. All night long folks dropped in to try and eat here but they were booked up. Make reservations early or lose out. Great venison and duck along with seafood. Absolutely loved it

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Henfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked the restaurant from the UK and was not disappointed. Atmosphere wonderful especially the fire. The food was of a very high standard and service was very efficient but friendly. Great cocktails also.

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Thank Andrew S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cosy and inviting we had a lovely meal here and a drink upstairs afterwards. Highly recommended - had the gnocchi & the salmon plus a bottle of Pinot Gris.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Somewhat hard to find, the Bunker is down an alley way, like an old speakeasy in Prohibition New York or Chicago. Only 9 tables, so reservations are a must. The waitress was very knowledgeable about how the dishes were prepared, but wasn't pushing a particular selection. We settled on two appetizers. a crawfish ceviche and a hare dish prepared 2... More 

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Thank Robert S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 8 having a drink on our last night before dinner. The barman was superb and very friendly offering up great tips about Queenstown and what we should do on our next visit. Great little gem and will certainly be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really excellent menu with plenty of variety and some excellent wines. Service was first rate and highly recommended.

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Thank Michael B
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is for the bar which is upstairs from the restaurant. We found this place on our trip in 2010 and have come back every time since. It's hidden back in an alley. Climb up the stairs and you're in a cozy bar with dim lighting, elegant indoor seating and great outdoor seating with a fire pit and films... More 

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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$15 - US$30
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?