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Fishbone Bar & Grill

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, Soups,
7 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6768
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (189 reviews)
“flounder” (48 reviews)
“pavlova” (42 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
7 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 988 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Overall my wife and I were disappointed with the food in Queenstown. A lot of places were over-priced and didn't deliver on taste. One exception to that was Fishbone Bar & Grill. We had dinner here twice, and during those meals we tried the clam...More

Thank jc300917
Reviewed 1 week ago

Portions of the entrees were really small for the kind of price they charged. Ordered the clams entree and just a meagre 5 shells on the plate. Mains were hits and misses. Southland Gumbo was quite flavorful but the flounder was very average. Had better...More

Thank Marclim87
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that Fishbine did not meet your expectations. Wherever in the world, you are dining, if you are not happy with your meal it is important to let the wait staff know so the restaurant can try and help.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fishbone seems to get better every visit and we have been coming since 2006. This year we went twice because we could not believe how good the clam entree was ... and it was as good the second time round. This is a small restaurant...More

Thank Jvweel
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and for coming back time and time again. It is the nicest compliment someone can make. We love our clams, from Cloudy Bay at the top of the South Island, which we keep live in our tank....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its taken me a few weeks since my daughter and I dined at Fishbone but we just had a write about it. Its a lovely restaurant with great décor, we were very envious of the wallpaper. The service was exceptional and it was the best...More

1  Thank Fijibaby2013
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for dining at Fishbone and sharing your views with other travellers. The clams in XO is one of our signature dishes and I am so glad you enjoyed it, it's a fantastic dish.

Reviewed 4 September 2017

It has been our family tradition to dine here on our 1st night in Queenstown over the past 10 years. It never disappoints with great friendly service. The highlight remains the seafood dishes which are fresh & yummy. Even my parents who are picky with...More

Thank Lawrence C
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Wow! There is not a better compliment than a return visit, let alone returning year after year. Thank you so much for dining with us Lawrence!.

Reviewed 20 August 2017

Small place we were lucky to get a table. The food was outstanding- great presentation and super good.. Highly recommend!

Thank bonefishbarbi
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you so much for dining with us at Fishbone and for taking the time to tell others about your experience at Fishbone.

Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

A group of 4 and 3 had different fish dishes and one beef and reef. All were cooked and presented perfectly and the service was spotless. Only regret was not having the seafood platter as several went past our table and the envy grew!

Thank Graeme M
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful words and for dining at Fishbone!

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

It was such an unusual flavour, we just loved it. Lots of seafood in it too. The double cooked chips were crispy all the way through, but not over cooked type crispy.

Thank helen c
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Indeed - the gumbo is wonderful. I actually travelled to New Orleans to learn the secret. So glad you enjoyed it​ and thank you for dining at Fishbone.

Reviewed 14 August 2017

2 couples for casual dinner and found excellent cod & chips, good wine list and cheerful helpful service. Well worth visiting.

Thank Richard L
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

Thank you so much for dining at Fishbone!

Reviewed 12 August 2017

We were very disappointed... Main course each .. Blue cod served with double cooked chips... The panko breadcrumbs covering this beautiful fish was way too thick ... and greasy...you had to search for the fish... The double cooked chips were sodden with oil... you could...More

Thank diesel9907
DarrenQT, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2017

I am really sorry that my team and I let you down so badly and thank you for letting​ us know as this drives us to work even harder to make sure these lapses do not happen again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +64 3-442 6768
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