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Fishbone Bar & Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Best Food in Queenstown
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7 Beach Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-442 6768
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Dreadful. My fish batter was oily the chips were sodden our friends fish was glistening in oil and tummy troubles that night. Be warned - Give it a miss

Thank Ladymidge
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Delightful Queenstown restaurant in the heart of town but with a nice local flair as opposed to a traditional tourist one. Food and service were excellent and we throughly enjoyed our dinner

Thank David R
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate at this restaurant last time we were in Queenstown and had to go back as it is so good. We had two dinners here on this visit. Great variety. If you love seafood this is the place to eat.

Thank Vanessa W
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 6 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 

Thank StephenWhittle
Lexington, MA
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168 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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

Thank bill h
London, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

Thank Nicholas G
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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 

Thank Seok Ting C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank lauren f
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?