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Fishbone Bar & Grill

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As featured in Best Food in Queenstown
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7 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6768
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really excellent restaurant specialising in fish and sea food. The quality is high. The fish really fresh and full of flavour. The fish and chips I had was crispy, perfectly cooked local fish with nicely seasoned chips. It is owned by a chef with international experience who also knows his wines and how to make you feel... More 

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Lexington, MA
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We tried other seafood restaurants in Queenstown, bit the Fishbone was our favorite. We were able to sit outside and enjoy a generous seafood platter for two which included raw oysters, marinated mussels, fried calamari, fried blue cod, salmon salad, ceviche, prawns and a half crayfish (which was streamed then grilled--delicious). The wine selection is also quite good and the... More 

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South Lyon, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the flavors but my seafood gumbo portion was small. The bowl it is served in looks deep but it is deceptively shallow. Beet salad was great; the tomatoes were excellent. Based on flavor I'd rate it higher

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London, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok so this is my second review for the fish bone but it deserves it.After a damp overnighter at Doubtful Sound and a breezy, chilly Queenstown only fish and chips would do and the bread crumbed blue cod and chips was one of the best fish and chips I have ever had. If I lived here I would be a... More 

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Thank Nicholas G
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to have an early dinner and popped in Fishbone Seafood Restaurant without a reservation. I was lucky to get a table probably because it was early, but already the tables were filling up. Ordered the Oysters and love the rich, creamy taste. The locally baked bread was so soft and goes well with the smoked butter. The Crayfish was... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was recommended to us by our hotel as the best fish restaurant in Queenstown and we are so glad we went! At first glance we weren't blown away by the menu, but went with two of the fish dishes - lemon sole and orange roughy. We absolutely loved every bite! Highly recommend if you want delicious seafood! My only... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm giving this 4 stars instead of 5 because the prices are very high. The seafood is outstanding but it is overpriced in my opinion. For example, the clams were $22 and you only get 4! They were very good, but not worth $22! Nevertheless we enjoyed the meal, quality and staff were outstanding. They just take advantage of tourist... More 

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Thank Baker F
Canandaigua, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This review is based on drinks only. We were wandering and decided to stop here for a drink at one of their three outdoor tables. Our drinks were fine but quite expensive. Our server was very friendly. While we didn't eat here we did notice that this place is overall pretty expensive.

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Thank William S
Middle Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

excellent seafood.great service.interesting and informative wait staff.it is not fancy from the outside but has a charm and personality inside.a hidden gem.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of very similar restaurants in Queenstown offering similar menus but Fishbone is an exception - we hadn't booked but were squeezed in on a busy night and really pleased we accepted the option of table near the door. Our choices of Lemon Sole and the Seafood Stew were both excellent and matched by a stunning Sauvignon Blanc. Mark, who... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?