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The Bunker

14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
+64 3-441 8030
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (105 reviews)
“creme brulee” (14 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
14 Cow Lane | Queenstown, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited The Bunker on the second last night of our honeymoon and it was quite lovely. The food was all very nice and the degustation provided a lot to eat. We had the matching wines however at $185nzd each we thought that the price...More

Thank Bek P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This bar I have been to every year when visiting Queenstown. They have a huge array of drink options and also many cocktails to try. They do a delicious Espresso Martini. The vibe is cool and laid back and one of our favourite spots is...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I order the pan seared pink snapper chorizo stuffed mussels beetroot tapenade Nero aubergine purée ratatouille vegetables spiced tomato the food was nice but the amount of fish served it’s like kids size serving ridiculous for $40 I don’t have a problem paying fine dinning...More

Thank rmb1699
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with some friends to enjoy a drink or two after a day of skiing. Delicious cocktails and a lovely atmosphere. Warm and intimate with nice decor. Not to bad of price for cocktails for the quality.

Thank Bec B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I thought this place was just a great bar, but the restaurant downstairs was a great surprise. Small Intimate and wonderfully presented food. Book to avoid dissapointment

Thank Jamie W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No it’s not fun when you are more than happy to splash the cash for fine dining, and the hype just doesn’t match up with your own experience. Can’t recommend Won’t return The animals on our plates all died in vain sadly....

Thank fabtobe50
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bunker is a great place to have a meal if you like fine dining. The place is a bit hard to find as it isn’t on one of the main streets and doesn’t really have frontage onto the alleyway but it is well worth...More

Thank Robbie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our degustation with matched wines was a taste sensation. Small but appropriate sized courses with aged wines delivered by informed professional staff. Excellent meal delivered at the right pace. Music was perfect unobtrusive selected at the right volume. Fire and lighting added to charm and...More

Thank FraserM408
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I had dinner at the Bunker for the first time since 2013 and it truly was great. We ordered an entree to share and had the duck and venison for mains. Our waiter was friendly and professional. It was great to sit...More

Thank 1nsightfulR
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is excellent and it is definitely worth making the effort to dine here. It is cosy and inviting and the staff do a great job of explaing the food and wine matches. Will definitely be back.

Thank Touzelle W
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13 March 2018|
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Response from intrepid_traveller27 | Reviewed this property |
I wore black jeans when I went and I was fine, most other diners were in the same nice casual wear. If you're someone who gets warm easily just be wary, they do have a wood-burning fireplace going (at least when I went) and... More
28 February 2017|
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Response from Herculan | Reviewed this property |
No a relaxed setting but it would nt be out of place go there you ll love it
6 January 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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