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The Bunker

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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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5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
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 2 days ago

Fantastic menu and great service. Made a booking after reading other reviews online and we were not disappointed. Small dining room, but that makes for a lovely dining experience. Staff are attentive and helpful. Food and wine variety is very good, focusing heavily on local...More

Thank Justin M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The restaurant was quite full, and everyone made reservations. But my observations were everyone went because of the tripadvisor’s review. The food was ok , nothing to rave about. I was quite disappointed that we went here instead of another on our last night in...More

Thank mermaid719
Reviewed 5 days ago

The first night we were in Queenstown, we haven't made any reservation & the Bunker was fully booked. So we made reservation for the following evening. Service was good but minimum. Food tasted good.

Thank Lraep
Reviewed 6 days ago

All the food has been good while we’ve been on our 2-week New Zealand road trip in April 2018. So good that we’ve been ordering less to eat to leave room for other treats! Thus, at the Bunker we each had a two course meal...More

Thank RWHHouston
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously amazing food and service. Just wish it was a big bustling room but really in the scheme of things it doesn’t matter now. The vegetarian dish was out of this world, the main of beef was yum and the wines were delicious. Some dishes...More

Thank Australiacatcat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great night with a beautiful dinner in the wee restaurant and then went upstairs to have beautiful cocktails by the very professional bar staff

Thank pehiri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the type of place you go to for a special meal, maybe a birthday or anniversary. The meals are expensive, but of a very high standard. My only concern is that the dining room is located on the 1st floor, and the kitchen...More

Thank gccoffeeaddict
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bunker is exactly that - no windows anywhere, and womb-like and gloomy. However, on a cold, wet night, with a roaring fire, it was wonderful. Food was pretty special too!

1  Thank Farseer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a tiny wee restaurant so you def need to book. But make sure you book it’s soooo worth it. The meal was ab stunning three perfect courses. Nothing disappointed. I actually tried a vegetarian dish and it was stunning. This won’t be the cheapest...More

Thank Terri S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We last visited 6 years ago. We weren't disappointed then, nor on this occasion. Excellent menu and wine list, with a majority of NZ wines; great, friendly service and beautiful food .

Thank Travellingfriend_8
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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
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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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