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The Bunker

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14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8030
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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london
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had the degustation menu (again!) and it never fails to amaze. The venison tartare is the best I've ever tasted, life-changing! This time we saved enough space to demolish the cheese course too, stunning.

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Port Macquarie
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48 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were recommended by our hotel staff & this place didn't disappoint!! The food & service were sensational. Would definitely return here on our next visit

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Thank TheJ0hns0ns
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Top quality restaurant. Characteristic location (i.e. a bunker! therefore some darkness comes with it). Chef cuisine. Definitely recommended.

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Thank AdriVitto
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food with good service. We had the lamb and pork belly and couldn't fault these meals, very good portion sizes - delicious! Highly recommended and will return

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Thank Whitecombe
Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would describe this restaurant as 'cosy and unique'. The bunker has a limited seating capacity, being such a small space, and thus relies on 'turnover' to survive. The walls, and part of the ceiling are wood paneling, along with a small bar section. There is a small fire place in the centre of the restaurant, which added to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife took me to Queenstown for my 30th birthday in 2006 and we ate at the bunker then. I remember how we stumbled upon this restaurant and had the most romantic and memorable evening of that trip. When my wife told me she was taking me to Queenstown for my 40th birthday in 2016, I immediately thought, we have... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lured by the prospect of the Taste of the South menu we embarked on the initiative test which all guests face: where on earth is the door to Bunker. It's not the old wooden door on Cow Lane, but one just round the corner under stairs to their bar. We passed the test and found ourselves in a small, darkish... More 

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Thank 654GregP654
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an excellent meal at The Bunker, Venision Caparccio, Steak and Pork all cooked perfectly. Service from start to finish was superb. Highly recommend for a special evening.

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Thank Darren M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by the bar upstairs for cocktails. Had the Mayflower which was excellent. For dinner, we had the appetizer sampler which was a very large serving. We had the duck and lamb and both were excellent. It was pricey but so is everything in Queenstown. Would recommend for a special meal.

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Thank Purvips
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best dinner here on Thursday last week, the service was amazing and the food was to die for. The only disappointing part of the evening was a confrontation caused by a couple next to us to which the staff and manager responded with the up most professionalism and courtesy. You don't expect people to behave that way... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
17:00 - 23:00
Friday
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?