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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

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48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 0533
08:30 - 02:00
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All hours
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 02:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Arrived just after 10am and was greeted with a lovely, warm smile. I was immediately given the choice of seating options and while tempted to sit outside (there is plenty on the side walk set back from passers by) or in the conservatory I tucked myself inside where it was a little quieter. The service was excellent, staff were attentive... More 

Thank hardlymorethan
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fiddlesticks is first class dining in Christchurch. The decor is contemporary, high-end and yet the fish tasted like it was just pulled from the ocean, cooked fresh and seasoned by an angel. I recommend Fiddlesticks if you are an epicure or want to impress your date to the max. If you are a businessperson with a healthy expense account you... More 

Thank 20minstochoosename
Stirling, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed our meal here. We hadn't booked but they managed to fit us in [2 people] and then the service was excellent, very friendly, not too intrusive but always there when we wanted something. We shared a starter, had mains and puds and a couple of glasses of wine, everything interesting, tasty, well presented and well received. Not cheap,... More 

Thank peterrickard
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered fish and lamb for our main dishes tonight.Both are excellent.However,american french fries tased normal .

Thank thelalu
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416 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a busy trendy place within Christchurch's CBD and not a bad place especially for a group to meet, have a drink and a meal. Service was variable - some wait staff excellent, others less so and perhaps some had a language issue. The food our group has was nicely presented, reasonably quick, and very tasty. You have choices... More 

Thank PhilthetravellerXI
Mudgee, Australia
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184 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great spot to re-charge the batteries as you wander around this beautiful, but sad, city. Try the iced coffee and iced chocolate ... yummy!

Thank Jeff W
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198 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Fiddlesticks twice; once for a glass of wine and a snack in the late afternoon and the following evening for dinner. On both occasions the food was excellent, the staff attentive, helpful and friendly and the ambience cozy, especially on a cold evening. After a week on the South Island we agreed that this had been the most... More 

Thank DandDToronto
Wildwood, Missouri
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171 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant on a recommendation from our hotel (The Novetel). Atmosphere was lovely, staff was friendly and well informed. Menu had a good selection. Food was served in a timely mater, well prepared and very tasty. Prices were reasonable. A great restaurant.

Thank Momkram
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here off of a recommendation from our tour guide. Definitely great food! Had the steak & the fried chicken. Probably one of the best places in town to eat!

Thank Stefanie L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lively bar near the arts centre. Went to eat there on a Friday evening late November but couldn't get in, completely full, so we went back for a during the following night Good atmosphere with outside seating. Had gas heaters running, which was a plus as it was chilly Service for drinks was prompt and pleasant although need to... More 

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$28
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?