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Fishbone is Queenstown's only seafood restaurant serving the very best South Island seafood since 1991. Our fish and shellfish are​ all sourced straight from the boats around the South Island. Our lobsters and oysters are kept live in our tanks and our wine list is hand-picked​, showcasing the very best the South Island has to offer. For the third year running Fishbone has been named one of New New Zealand's Top 100 Restaurants.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Seafood, New Zealand
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 August 2020

We loved the fish and chips - they were amazing. So fresh and staff were so pleasant and helpful. They assisted with choosing our meal

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 8 August 2020

I booked dinner at Fishbone based on the reviews. We had dinner on a Sunday evening and the restaurant was very empty which in itself is normally an indication of a good restaurant versus an average restaurant. I ordered sole which was the most disappointing....The sole arrived resting in a pool of oil and a bowl of chips. The presentation was not great at all. No garnishing whatsoever literally the sole and chips.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 29 July 2020 via mobile

Disappointed, a lot worse than before, highly not recommended. The noodles are undercook, all Foods are too salted, most of the seafoods are prefrozened, so maybe undercook as well, the bluff oyster is not fresh enough,. 清冽不建议去, 大部分海鲜都不新鲜。

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 12 July 2020

Made a reservation before my trip to Queenstown after reading the reviews, and both the husband and I are satisfied with the quality of seafood served.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 30 June 2020 via mobile

The menu was very limited. The food was cold, not even the plates were warmed. Maybe a Tuesday is chef’s night off ? Prawn tacos has one prawn chopped into 5 pieces- chowder milk like consistency minimal seafood. Very disappointing for a place we used...to love. Probably won’t come back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
DarrenLovell, Owner at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2020

Hi AB I am so disappointed that this was your experience of Fishbone. I am very disappointed with my team. Can you please email me at darren.lovell@xtra.co.nz. I am really sorry and I hope we can make amends and win you back.

Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

Blinkey marveloussss. So good service was fantastic . Highly recommended. Blue cod main. Crayfish busqie outstanding

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

Food prepared with love! The cup-a-soup crayfish bisque was a great starter and everything else we ordered was super tasty. The wine list is small but perfectly formed, with a great mix of local and iconic New Zealand labels, most available by the glass. Service...from Sofie was awesome and we couldn't fault our visit.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

Great dinner in Queenstown. They've got a great selection of wine and a great menu. Had fish n chips cause I'm basic. It was fantastic. Sophie was a wonderful waitress. Absoultely love that they have blue whale gummies when you pay. The restauraunt is cute...as heck itself. Love Fishbone would recommend to people for a great seafood meal in town.More

Date of visit: March 2020
DarrenLovell, Marketing at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2020

Kia Ora! Working with a local wine list & seafood is part of our mission to share New Zealand's best kaimoana. We are glad you have enjoyed a dinner experience at Fishbone!

Reviewed 2 March 2020 via mobile

Nice quiet place when we visited, which after a long day travelling was just what we needed. Menu was good, and the food was better. Staff are very knowledgeable and polite. Wouldn’t hesitate in going again!

Date of visit: February 2020
DarrenLovell, Marketing at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2020

Kia Ora! Thanks for taking a time to review Fishbone. We are looking forward to seeing you back!

Reviewed 28 February 2020 via mobile

The servers were friendly, quick and attentive. The calamari started was so good! The place was packed and everyone seemed to be happy! Also the main courses were all super tasty. Thats how we like our fish!

Date of visit: January 2020
DarrenLovell, Marketing at Fishbone Bar & Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2020

Kia Ora Zoe! We like to keep a very positive ambience even when we are very busy. A happy place delivers a happy & tasty meal. We are glad you had a chance to experience all of it!

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2 October 2019|
Response from zenzibreitenberger | Reviewed this property |
Very reasonable for the quality!
21 August 2019|
Response from SearchNTravel | Reviewed this property |
Hi, mine just came with the seafood chowder in a bowl and I do not remember having toast at the base of the bowl.
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    Fishbone Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4