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Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 0533
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shoulder” (35 reviews)
“bluff oysters” (14 reviews)
“salmon” (46 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
48 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Classy joint opposite the art gallery. Not the cheapest place but the food is great! I had a BBQ lamb sandwich which really understates what a deliciously tender meal this was. My travel buddy had a garlic, beef & rosemary pie which I tasted and...More

Thank Kumquat7Kumquat7
Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here with my family after a friends recommendation it was very nice meal, very friendly staff, enjoyed the ambiance will definitely revisit. Only thing that took my rating down was the cooking times as I waited slightly longer than id liked, but the food...More

Thank TheJudgesVerdict
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the Canterbury lamb shoulder, which was so fatty it was inedible. Also did not enjoy the side of duck fat potatoes because they were too hard to bite into. The poor quality of the food was surprising given the high price of the meal....More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So we came her for my boyfriends birthday in the weekend. We were a group of 7 and everything was amazing. The food was unreal! Highly recommend the salmon! My boyfriend shared the feast, and although it seems expensive I thought it was a great...More

Thank Lydia M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had breakfast here twice. The food was mostly the usual fare but in a comfortable and warm atmosphere. Main complaint was the size of the servings. You'd have to be a sumo wrestler to finish your plate. Coffee was good. Doesn't open until 9...More

Thank Trudy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were absolutely amazed with our dinner here. From the fiddlestick fried chicken as starter and mains of akaroa salmon and canterbury lamb shoulder to desserts of caramel delice and peanut butter parfait... serving is a bit small but the taste made up for it!!!...More

Thank Louise D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well received and seated in a quiet location. Excellent menu but hard to choose. The fish was fresh and properly cooked. The pork belly delicious but large portioned. Very friendly and efficient waitress. Worth a second visit as it is right across from the Art...More

Thank raobrien
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for dinner. We didn't have a reservation and it was a Saturday night but they had a table available. The food was great (especially the duck fat potatoe wedges) and waitress was friendly.

Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a meal here. Husband enjoyed his steak and i enjoyed mine. However the coffee is terrible. and the girl was nice but seriously lacked in personality - be nice to your customers its free

Thank Donni68
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place came recommended and we were looking forward to a great night. It was very busy when we arrived with the after-work crowd drinking. The wine list is comprehensive so if you were just looking for a few drinks before going else where to...More

Thank Angie S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:00 am - 2:00 am
8:30 am - 2:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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, the 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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