Cuisine: Seafood
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #18 of 68 restaurants in Queenstown

How lucky are we to live on New Zealand's South Island? Nowhere in New Zealand is more than 125km from an ocean plentiful of seafood.

Down here we grew up on the beach. As kids we collected clams and mussels, went spear fishing for flounders, watched dad fish for Blue cod and groper, or waited with bated breath when he went diving for crayfish and paua. At home Mum made chips, grew tomatoes and lettuces and kept chooks. Meanwhile the All Blacks were the best rugby team in the world.

Here at Fishbone not too much has changed. We source all our fresh fish and shellfish from the waters around the South Island. We respect what nature offers us and we only source sustainable fish.  Our fish comes straight to us off the fishing boats and is so fresh we don't need to do too much to it. Oh yeah, the All Blacks are still winning.

Still we do like to have a little fun with our cooking.  We travel, we eat seafood and we draw upon these trips through Asia, Europe, America and India for new dishes on our menu we print daily because our fish changes daily.

Back home we grow as much fruit and vegetables we can at Fishbone Farm, including 18 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes. We have our own chooks for eggs and just like mum, we make our own chips, from Southland potatoes, which we cut by hand.

Enjoy fresh fish, the South Island way, at Fishbone, Queenstown's favourite seafood restaurant for over 21 years.

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Fishbone Bar & Grill
7 Beach Street
Queenstown 9197

Open Hours:
Everyday: 5pm to 10pm

Phone: +6434426768
Website: www.fishbonequeenstown.co.nz

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Ranked: #18 of 68 restaurants in Queenstown 18
Fishbone Bar & Grill
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Seafood
Mains: $25 - $35+

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The catch of the day was gurnard pan roasted in brown butter with pearla potatoes and broccoli with crispy fried capers I think.... YUM!, we both had this for main and I have to say it was the most delicious piece of gurnard I have ever had, so fresh and tasty.
Our entrée was also delicious, paua on creamy risotto and prawn tacos - again both tasty and fresh. Also something a little different.
and finally 2 very tasty desserts of the pavlova - lemon curd and berries were so tasty. Can't fault the meal or the service, thanks :-)

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Dinner was really nice... Finally a good restaurant where you can eat fish in Queenstown! The waitress suggested us to try the Sole and we all ordered the 3 types of Sole. Thank you Fishbone for this amazing dinner.

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The food was so delicious we could not fault the taste.
The service was very good with the staff coming up and checking to make sure everything was ok.
We love seafood so if we come back to Queenstown this is a place we will definitely return to.

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Antonette Barrimond

Food is ok,service is ok

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Misa Kurihara

We had a good time.
We ordered Sea Urchin "Kina" Linguini and Blue Cod Poke Bowl.
Sea Urchin Linguini was beautiful.
Blue Cod Poke Bowl was too sour for us!!!

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both I and my friend like food here, we order 4 dishes and all of them are awesome! i will come here again!

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Valerie Mcgillis

Food was good. Service was very good.

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Marnie Reid

We have eaten at Fishbone before, the meals are always absolutely delicious and the staff are friendly and helpful... plus it was my mothers 95th birthday and they sweetly brought out a beautiful mini pavlova with cream and berries and a lemon curd.... yummers!!!!!!!

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It was our second time here. Service was excellent, atmosphere in the kitchen was super relaxed but professional. Desserts were average this time but mains and starters were awesome!

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Jade Leung

The mains were very fresh and yummy, especially the sea urchin pasta and blue cod fish and chips. The oysters were fresh however they were tiny! Not worth it for the oysters but other than that everything was good.

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Fishbone for lunch with a friend was fantastic. We ordered two dishes to share as we both couldn’t make up our minds, everything looked so delicious. We weren’t disappointed, and this first table experience has us definitely coming back for more. Exceptional!

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Quick, early dinner with our 1 year old son. Food came out quickly and was delicious. The staff did a great job of entertaining out son. We would go again.

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Brought my dad for dinner here! Really enjoyed the amazing fish dishes, so many options and great service too! Thanks

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Mel Najuib

Thank You, Fishbone for hosting us again for dinner on the 22nd Dec. We had a delighting dinner early this year and was fortunate to try other menu last night.
We arrived exactly at 5pm and was the first customer to order. Other customers started to sit down much later. But unfortunately they were all served earlier and some even finished and left. We were only served at 6pm and that was only my daughter’s chicken nuggets and chips.
Our fried fish in sweet sour sauce was a mere 8inch Cod served in a big 24 inch plate. It was a really nice fish but really looked awkward as the dish occupied a third of the table with a tiny fish in it. The least the restaurant can do was to serve the fish in a 12 inch plate.
The mussels were marvellous but the pavlova and cake were too sweet that both of us only had small bites.
The service too need major improvements and the staff need further inductions to be more guest friendly rather than talking among themselves about their lives and problems. They are also supposed to place the place the plates politely on the table when serving but not to drop them.
All in all, we not well treated and felt like not being welcomed as if we are there for a free meal.

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Raymond Keys

Food was simply exquisite, and the sauces were something special. happened upon this place partly by accident, and it turned out to be a gem.

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Cameron Webster

Food and wine were excellent! Our waitress was friendly, helpful, and quick to attend to our every need. Great place for some fresh seafood in Queenstown

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Food is very nice, but small size.

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Amanda Harvey

A lovely relaxed atmosphere. Gorgeous seafood meals, cannot wait to return.

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Food was amazing, everything was super tasty. Very quick service and friendly staff.

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Beautiful food, especially the whole flounder and clam pasta. Seafood chowder a bit on the salty side though. Will definitely return.

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Simon Shmdt

Best Fish- & Seafood Restaurant in town! Have been there few times already and food and service quality is constantly high. Thanks to the kitchen team and Luiz for the amazing and lovely service. We will come back.

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One of the best restaurant in Queenstown. We ordered Octopus taco, XO sauce clam, Poke, oysters, Blue cod with mushroom risotto, flounder with chips and Kino pasta. Every dishes are very tasty and fresh. Kino pasta came with lemon it would be more than perfect. We definitely come back. Thanks for the great food and wonderful services.

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Mae Young

It was a brilliant experience. Great food and good service.

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Service was excellent and there was plenty of food options. Our favourite dish was beef and reef surprisingly. The mushroom risotto was a little salty but tasty.

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Siriwattana Nantee

It was great dining experience. All meals were fantastic. I recommend Alpine Salmon with Ramen. Friendly staffs and great service. I will definitely come back again.

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Greg Hamill

Great tasting food

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Leigh Snelling

Staff where friendly and helpful, food was tasty we both had beef with prawns & entre of squid. Very filling meal.

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Allan Birkett

We had the blue cod with mushroom risotto, gurnard, chocolate cake and the pav. All delicious and we had great service. All in all a great dining experience.

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Rebecca Taylor

Awesome food! My husband loved the seafood curry and I devoured the sea urchin pasta

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Yin Ching Tsang

Delicious food and excellent service! Food are in large plate, very full and worth the price:)

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Kaia Kohout

The highlights were the surprisingly new combination of the hazelnut crumb with the freshly caught Blue Cod and the smoked Eel pieces with the tender Gurnard...!

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Michelle Ellis

We had oysters as an appetizer which did not taste very fresh but our meals were all amazing. There were 4 of us and we were all very pleased with the entrees. The seafood was cooked perfectly and each dish had some very unique and delicious flavors.

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Joyce Morgan

A truly Queenstown seafood restaurant. Had a great time there with a variety of good tasting seafood options. The amazing thing to see is that the chefs seem so happy to be there, they were cheerful, friendly and passionate about their food. That's when you know that your meal with be prepared with the most important secret ingredient: love.

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Absolutely delicious.

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Oudom Xayalath

Really good for the one who are the big fan of seafood,fish...etc. Waiter are friendly,kind, have a knowlege about the menu... I would say they are more than waiter/waitress cause I went there and my uncle’s phone accidentally died so yeah they gave him a charger. The vibe was good. I felt a little bit surprise with the taste. Discount is not include just crayfish... so you can have seafood platter without crayfish and still have First Table deal. That was my first time (yesterday) and there will be second time.

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Marichou Angcap

Very delicious food. For seafood lover, this is the perfect place in Queenstown.

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Ross McDowall

Average food, thin chowder, muttonburd -hardly any in the dish, didn’t enjoy fish main, delicious oysters and fish curry.

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Seryn Phillips

Food was amazing , the squid in particular. The service was brilliant and our server was as very helpful and informative !

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Peter Franklin

Very tasty dinner. Wines available were delicious also

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Food was fabulous, will definitely return & recommend :)

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Joanna Crighton

What a delicious dinner and such a treat. The staff were fantastic. The meal was amazing. We tried food we wouldn't normally eat like oysters and mutton and it was superb we were not disappointed.Thanks for a wonderful evening... we will be back for sure!!

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There are three things you want from a restaurant: Great food, great service and a nice environment. Fishbone scored tops on all three. As always, the food and service were faultless. We had a minor issue (nothing to do with the restaurant) going on, and our waiter was sensitive to the situation and timing, and didn't let it phase him. It was a great night out. Highly recommended!

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All the food we ordered were great! I usually find too salty when I eat out in restaurants but not Fishbone. Each dish has great and deep taste. I definitely come back here:-)

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Mary Christensen

All round a great experience! Good food, great service and with first table very affordable for a family!

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Miyuki Yanagita

Food and service were so good. I want to visit again:)

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Petra Skybova

We had three starters and three mains,all very good. We especially loved the Fishbone salad,that combination was just perfect!poked tuna and the fishes were coked very well too!Plus a good service will make us to come back for sure.thanks guys

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Gorgeous waiter, gorgeous blue cod and a happy place to be.

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Great food friendly staff lovely bar and grill

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Ann Zhang

We love this restaurant very much. The foods are delicious. We have a nice time on friday night. Thank you.

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