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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found this wonderful restaurant with exceptional food, beautifully presented and of extremely good quality. Small ambient surroundings and a great fire. The bar staff had the drinks ready as they were been ordered due to the size of the dinning area. They were very efficient...More

Thank jeannieg2016
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If not familiar with the streets of Queenstown, this is hidden down a lane way near the centre of town. Have always had a great meal, with good wines to match. It's one of our more frequented fine dining restaurants in Queenstown over the years...More

Thank Nathan_Eatsalot
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Perfect service. Awesome cocktails-Pink Diamond was to die for. Delicious duck and pork belly. Thank you

Thank KylieLinforth
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky to secure a late booking on a girls weekend away. A very intimate and cosy dining experience, which was perfect on a wintry rainy weekend. Loved the open fire. Enjoyed amazing food - all our selections were just divine. Unfortunately the only...More

Thank rach_phil_nz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were recommended to try this tiny hidden gem of a restaurant and it was an absolute delight. The Taste of the South menu with wine matches was flawless, and the excellent staff / chefs weren't fazed by having to adjust this for my partner's...More

Thank HiWellington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the first booking of the evening, originally booked for 4 however only 3 of us were able to make it, of which 1 guest was over an hour late due to his flight. The team at the Bunker were more than happy to work...More

Thank SanjTripNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had duck for dinner and was very tasty. The ambiance very relaxing and romantic with wooden fire which warm the place. Friendly staff and clean. Good service. This is European style restaurant where it's normal if you want to give tip and expect the...More

Thank Febry B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard great things about the Bunker, and it exceeded all my expectations! We had cocktails at the bar upstairs and the Espresso Martinis were amazing. Then we went downstairs for dinner, the atmosphere was great,and the service was awesome, helpful but not over bearing....More

Thank SuzMiley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Starter(goat cheese fondue), Main(Snapper) and the Dessert(chocolate) were very average. The veggies with the cheese tasted really plain, even the waitress highly recommended that dish. The snapper was too salty and the dessert unfortunately tasted like they forgot to add the sugar.

Thank 517foodexpert
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was poor . My husband had the goats cheese fondue which was insipid and the vegetables over cooked. My ravioli with the snapper was rubbery and the snapper was not good either. Disappointing, as we had had great meals at the Rees hotel...More

Thank KingstonTasmania
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Questions & Answers
27 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|
Response from holmesearth01 | Reviewed this property |
20 December 2015|
Response from traveldreamerxx | Reviewed this property |
Adrian, I think you should give them a call, especially about the table as I think they might be booked out! I'm certain I saw vegetarian options on the menu when I was there
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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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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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