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The Bunker

14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8030
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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17:00 - 23:00All hours
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

So happy we came here for dinner tonight. A great little fine dining restaurant (rare these days), independently owned and deserved of success. An intimate little room with loads of atmosphere and a roaring fire which suited us perfectly on this cold night. The small...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined again at The Bunker and it remains Queenstown's best kept secret for spectacular food and wine. Down an alley rests a cosy, small, delightful dinner spot - the crackling fire in winter is a special touch. Enjoyed the degustation 'Taste of the South' meal...More

Thank DailyTravelsNZ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is brilliant. One if the best I've been to in a long time. Great ambience, service, food, wine list and music. If you only go to one restaurant in Queenstown make it this one. Next time I'm back there I'm booking straight in....More

Thank Isurava
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time I've ever been here and I have only one word to accurately summarize it..... incredible! The food is impeccable, I had the scallop entree followed by the pork. Both had a great combination of flavors and textures. I then had the strawberry cream...More

Thank tired_n_travellin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I had booked online for 7pm. Of course we were a little late to leave the hotel. We frantically raced around trying to find this establishment as it's hidden down a backstreet alley style of area unknown to us. We arrived 15...More

Thank jason669
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for the degustation with wine match at $179pp. The food was a delight - we enjoyed the attention to detail and the clever flavour combinations. Each wine was well matched to the dish and delicious. Stand out for me was the hare which...More

Thank Karl J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant with high expectations, but left sorely disappointed. Tried the 'Taste of the South' degustation menu with my wife. The quality of food was average at best. For the same price, I would have had a top notch meal in Auckland. Portions were...More

Thank chubbychimpz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Got some great cocktail recommendations from the barman. Awesome atmosphere and friendly faces! Our new local ☺️

Thank Hayleigh H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Bunker twice and both times have been fantastic. The entrance is a bit hard to find but when you get inside it is decorated perfectly for a winter holiday dinner. Both times I had the Southern Tasting Degustation menu with...More

Thank KarenC999999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great choice for a dinner while on a short break in Queenstown. A small cosy restaurant - with a fire burning - so welcoming with the weather getting colder. Beautiful food and brilliant and friendly staff.

Thank Toni D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is this a coat and tie sort of restaurant?
28 February 2017|
Answer Show all 4 answers
Response from Herculan | Reviewed this property |
No a relaxed setting but it would nt be out of place go there you ll love it
Are you open Sundays?
6 January 2017|
Response from holmesearth01 | Reviewed this property |
Hi I need know if you have one table for 3 people from 31december for 7:30pm and if in your menu you have something Hallal or for vegetarian people. Best regards Adrian
21 December 2015|
Response from traveldreamerxx | Reviewed this property |
Adrian, I think you should give them a call, especially about the table as I think they might be booked out! I'm certain I saw vegetarian options on the menu when I was there
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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