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The Bunker

14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8030
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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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 6 days ago

This is a lovely place - intimate, great open fire and some very special dishes. The scallop entree was particularly memorable though the venison was also great. It’s a little noisy but a good choice for a special occasion meal.

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been coming to Queenstown regularly over the last year and dined at most of the fine dining restaurants but this was the first time we have dined at The Bunker and we were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant appears to only seat about 25...More

Thank karstenanne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great evening at The Bunker. We look forward to dining here every time we come to Queenstown. The hare dish is sensational. Thanks to Shane for his first class service.

Thank KiwiKirsty734
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were lucky enough to first experience The Bunker on a trip to Queenstown back in 2002. We were quite surprised that after such a long time the restaurant was still making memories for locals and tourists alike. This is not a...More

Thank Simon W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the dining experience for dinner - the dishes were just awesome, the service was great and it certainly was an experience not to be missed. Even though we didn't have it this time the degustation menu looked absolutely amazing and listening to the delivery...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked this place last minute as a result of a quick trip adviser search for best restaurants in Queenstown. Please forgive my lack of grammar and structure in this post as I am typing on my iPhone. The food and service was of an...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was delicious. We love the setting in a small cozy room. It is a shame the fire was left to go out. It is the off season so everyone taking a bit of a break but the professionalism wasn’t the same as we have...More

Thank pauleaton1967
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you can see from my other reviews, I am usually pretty easily pleased. This restaurant comes with good reviews, and the food was prepared well. The venison was cooked to perfection and was tasty. The lamb, even though we ordered medium, was cooked well...More

Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for dinner during the week. Would recommend booking a table due to being a small restaurant. Prior to dining, we had cocktails at the bar upstairs which were great. The restaurant itself was cosy and warm with a fire place going. The menu...More

Thank Xanth4
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came here for New Year's Eve, having their special set menu. The restaurant itself is tucked away, and quite dark which made it feel cosy and romantic. The food was delicious, as were the wine pairings, and offered good value for the quality and...More

Thank RDLO1
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13 March 2018|
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Response from intrepid_traveller27 | Reviewed this property |
I wore black jeans when I went and I was fine, most other diners were in the same nice casual wear. If you're someone who gets warm easily just be wary, they do have a wood-burning fireplace going (at least when I went) and... More
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|
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene
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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