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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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“venison” (97 reviews)
“scampi” (19 reviews)
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll 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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1 - 10 of 996 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great ambiance, exceptional service, fantastic food. We enjoyed the vegetarian & scallop entrees, duck & venison mains. Portions are fairly large, given the fine-dining category. Highly recommended!

Thank atomicdon
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dim small restaurant with excellent service and a good selection of tasty food. The scallop entree was delicious and the venison main is definitely worth a try.

Thank neoporcupinex
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was a lovely find - our table wasn't ready so had drinks upstairs in the bar and then back down when table ready, some great dishes and some fine wines on the menu, service was a little slow but on the whole a nice...More

Thank Rowies2011
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the bunker for my 50th birthday. Started in the bar for cocktails, has a great selection. The restaurant is well presented, staff were very helpful, attentive and friendly. The menu is a bit pricey but you get quality rather than quantity, it is...More

Thank Jacki B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Book a table for two on the back of this places rating as one of New Zealand’s top ten restaurants. A bit tricky to find but apart from that it was superb. The wine list was extensive and expertly chosen and while one could spend...More

Thank Stevefinch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A cozy restaurant with an inviting atmosphere. The service was friendly and professional. My husband really enjoyed his venison. The entrees of fondue and quail were fantastic. The only disappointment was the snapper fish dish. The fish came out well cooked but when the broth...More

Thank avb13
Reviewed 30 October 2017

The Bunker has a beautiful little bar with an open fireplace and some excellent drinks available, the sort of place you would expect to see someone in slippers and a pipe sipping single malt. They had Leffe beer which is to me probably the nicest...More

Thank sickofusernames2017
Reviewed 24 October 2017

we were recommended this restaurant by some friends and this proved to be a really worthwhile event. Not only was the food simply amazing but the wide range of wine meant that you could select one to accompany your meal, your taste, and your wallet....More

1  Thank p0ppeye
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 10 in the private dining room. The good was excellent but the service was even better. The room is upstairs and our waitress was with us all night and provided outstanding service.

Thank WildcatNZ
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We were are a small group celebrating my birthday. It was a special night with the best of local food and wines that you could ask for. Service was exceptional. Thank you.

1  Thank DenisePF
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Questions & Answers
28 February 2017|
AnswerShow 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
6 January 2017|
Response from holmesearth01 | Reviewed this property |
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
USD 15 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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