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“Rude staff but good food”

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #38 of 1,212 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$11 - US$28
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Sophisticated, sociable and relaxed, Fiddlesticks Bar & Restaurant is Christchurch's newest retreat. This distinctive centrally located restaurant and bar provides an inviting atmosphere in which to while away some time. Watch the street side activity while soaking up the ambiance in front of a roaring outdoor fire in our well sheltered courtyard, or join friends in one of the intimate dining spaces.Providing in-season, sensational local fare, the talented kitchen crew offer up a menu of beautifully cooked tasters and intriguing meals. Open from 8am for coffee and pastries, with a full menu served from 11am, or from 9am for brunch on weekends - Fiddlesticks is the perfect place to kick back and unwind in the heart of our city.
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We came here on a wintery Sunday at 12:30pm. The maître dee was rather rude after we enquired about the wait time on food. A fair question given that we had to wait for a table, the place was bustling and my father had a plane to catch at 2:30… Anyway, we were seated and served in due course and it was a lovely meal. A touch fancier than most café food (think seaweed ‘chips’ or polenta fries with your tempura fish) but wholesome and filling – they have tried hard with their menu to put a spin on the ordinary and it shows.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Thank StanleyStreet
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Popular and delicious as always. Great for business or casual lunch. Also great for a few drinks on the afternoon.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank 911shanec
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Reviewed 16 July 2016

My wife and i dinned here just recently, we found the food to be outstanding along with the staff and atmosphere, looking forward to going back.

Date of visit: June 2016
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Thank Peter B
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Service is so slow no follow up on drinks no refill on water
We felt forgotten 40 minutes between courses with no service at all
Not a good experience food was OK
Won't go back

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank FDUFF
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Reviewed 15 July 2016

A lunch stop whilst passing through Christchurch. Great location right next to a tram stop, friendly staff,and varied menu. We had starters as a main. Perfect portion size for us and the soup is available in two sizes. Would visit again.

Date of visit: July 2016
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