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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

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48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 0533
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08:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 02:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a regular here, and love the friendly service, great coffee and exceptional food. The fries are superb!

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Thank LindaNZ75
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Linda Always great to hear from our regulars. Hope you are enjoying some of our new additions to the morning trade. Thanks for the review Linda. Cheers K More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had lunch at our visit. Had the soup of the day together with a glass of wine. The soup was good and elegant. It was. Nicely presented and the bread that was included was the best we got in Christchurch. The wine list had many interesting wines. The one we selected was superb.

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Thank svensson2014
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Svensson Thanks for visiting us at Fiddlesticks. Great to hear you enjoyed lunch visit with us and got the opportunity to read through our wine list. You will make my business partner happy to hear about the great selection. Really appreciate the feedback. Cheers K More 

Florida
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70 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived late afternoon in Christchurch ..friends I was traveling with wanted to do room service. I wanted to walk and explore the area so I set out to find a spot I could walk to near the George Hotel. Concierge recommended Fiddlesticks -- it was a crowded Friday night but the friendly staff found me table in their bar area.... More 

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Thank razzyblue
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi razzyblue This has to be my favourite review this week. Fiddlesticks is a great place to come and chill out by yourself and enjoy the surroundings, we have a lot of business people through out the week dine with us for the same reason. Great to hear you LOVED the Bluff Oysters, the are a massive hit every year,... More 

Boston
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I were not very hungry for dinner, so we settled for the cream of mushroom soup. It was excellent. Very rich and lots of complex flavors. The wine was great. The service was great. And the environment was perfect for an informal dinner. We would definitely go back there again.

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Thank Bostongolftraveller
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Bostongolftraveller Thanks for popping into Fiddlesticks for a light meal. We have our new menu out in early April that will have more small dishes in our TASTER selection. We look forward to having you back soon. Cheers K More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in as 12 adults and 2 children, lovely meal and the surprise was two birthday 'cakes' came out. Our waiting staff had overheard that there was another birthday the next day as well as on the day we ate, with lovely sweets and candle for both. Food everyone enjoyed and kids food enjoyed, possibly not so much salad.

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Thank Jeanette C
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jeanette Great to hear you enjoyed your dinner with us and thank you for choosing Fiddlesticks to celebrate 2 birthdays. Fantastic feedback!!! Cheers K More 

Romford, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just across from the museum (interesting in itself). It has both inside and outside seating and a good range of food. It is slightly more expensive than some others in the area but still reasonably priced.

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San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had visited Fiddlesticks on previous visits to Christchurch and thought taking relatives for a first time would be fun. We had a truly delightful evening. The owner and staff continue to be delightful hosts. The food excellent, wine selections interesting. Book in advance so you won't be disappointed.

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Thank catraveller999
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Catraveller999 Thank you for the lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you dine with us and what was a special night with your family. We look forward to having you back soon. Kind Regards K More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a walk in on a recent Friday evening when the restaurant appeared to be quite busy. After we were seated it took a long time for anybody to come and take a drinks order - in fact we had to call somebody over after a while - but other than that the service was decent throughout. There was... More 

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Thank Sarah J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here for a drink and ended up having a snack which was delicious. We were well looked after by wonderful, friendly staff. We also noted this is an excellent little haven for tourists to come in and have a drink, snack while waiting for the tram.

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Thank Lesley W
Keith A, Owner at Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lesley Thanks for popping into Fiddlesticks, It's a great wee spot to relax and watch the trams go by. Great to hear the team look after you. We appreciate the review. Cheers K More 

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84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant with local beers good choice of wines and the menu is varied. Staff were engaging and we had a great evening. Do go.

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Thank Michaelmith

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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$11 - US$27
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 02:00
Monday
08:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 02:00
Thursday
08:00 - 02:00
Friday
08:00 - 02:00
Saturday
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 0533
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, chef Antony Page and his 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.

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