Cuisine: Fine Dining, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from Above $35

Hidden away down a back alley in the centre of Queenstown behind a rustic old wooden door, The Bunker is your complete nightlife venue offering a restaurant, cocktail/late-night-bar and private group dining room.

The restaurant is small and intimate, ensuring a high level of quality and service; dim lighting and old school music create an almost private club atmosphere.

The menu focuses on locally sourced produce with European and Kiwi flavours, expertly crafted by Head Chef - Vincent Good. The term 'rustic fine dining' describes The Bunker's cuisine and the overall experience, and can be described as uncomplicated, but perfectly matched flavours, passionately prepared using the best of local and domestic produce.

The Bunker offer an à la carte menu and a 'Taste of the South' degustation menu, both of which are available with First Table.

After booking with First Table please call the restaurant to confirm your choice of menu.

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The Bunker
14 Cow Lane
Queenstown

Open Hours:
Everyday: 5:30pm onwards

Phone: 03 441 8030
Website: www.thebunker.co.nz/

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The Bunker
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Fine Dining, New Zealand
Mains: Above $35
Accepts:   The Bunker accepts American Express

Reviews

Caroline Falkner

Haven’t been to The Bunker for a couple of years, so it was wonderful to find it still up to the same high standards, both food and service. They seem to consistently get it just right from all aspects. The venison was superb.

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Everything was fantastic. The cocktails upstairs were delicious (try the wood smoked one and watch the process!), the service was top quality (thank you Bianca & team!) and every compliment to the chefs. Absolutely outstanding

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Sally Watson

Wow, what a fantastic experience dining at The Bunker was! Delicious pink diamond cocktails and the most beautifully presented dishes all served in a lovely cosy atmosphere with a roaring fire. We loved all of our courses from the incredible scallops, the delicious gnocchi and the chocolate fondant! Our waiter Jeffrey was wonderful, explained all the dishes and service was excellent! The Bunker is definitely one not to miss in Queenstown and is undoubtedly one of the very best restaurants in town!

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Andrew Thompson

To be honest, I never actually realised there was a restaurant at Bunker! Now I have been, I will never forget.

From the moment we arrived we were greeted, had our coats checked and were looked after. We were offered drinks and then given time to read through our menus. (It never felt rushed, it was all well timed).

We of course took advantage of the 'Taste of the South' degustation. The paua and the hare were two of our favourites, but really it was hard to decide because the whole menu was outstanding. The wine matches were also superb.

Definitely a must-do Queenstown dining experience!

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We had the 7 course “Taste of the South” menu which was incredible. A gorgeous setting with excellent service.

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A wonderful experience in a devine environment.
Warm and cosy with the log fire burning, a bottle of Otago Pinot and superb food options available.
A must if you can get a booking .

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The best dining experience so far in Queenstown! My partner & I went to The Bunker for birthday celebration. We had the Taste of South menu with wine pairing. Everything was carefully thought-through, beautifully presented, incredibly delicious with the balance with the pairing wine. The whole dinner was divine!
The waiters were professional and knowledgeable.
Love everything and it was such a wonderful, memorable dining experience! Fantastic!

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Amazing food service and the location was relaxing ,we will recommend this restaurant to anyone we know who be going to Queenstown NZ Thanks again guys for an amazing night .Cheers

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Brenny Dye

This place never, ever ceases to amaze me!!! First class service and food. Can’t wait to return again!!

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Suzanne McColl

Impeccable dining experience - fabulous food, attentive service and lovely warm atmosphere. A pleasure to have experienced.

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What an amazing experience! The food was stunning in both presentation and taste. We have not experienced much 'fine dining' before this, but they set the bar extremely high and offered the utmost service. The staff were so pleasant and answered all of our questions about the courses. As we said numerous times throughout the evening, "We wish we could eat here every night!"

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Professional and knowledgable staff. Food is beautiful, venison is awesome

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Bunker was brilliant! The waiters and waitresses were relaxed and friendly whilst also knowing the menu inside out. They made every effort to make our visit comfortable, and to ensure we had a great night. The food was incredible with lots of flavours complimenting each other perfectly, and the portion sizes were spot on. Can’t recommend Bunker enough!

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Vini Xavier

We had a great experience at The Bunker, the food was delightful and the service was amazing, shout out to the waiter who served us, he was really friendly and had an eye open for every single detail. We celebrated Three years of our marriage there and it was perfect. Looking forward to use first table again in the future , tks guys

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Peggy Hieronymus

Special day with surprising my “ best part of my life” with dining at “ The Bunker”.
Took me a year to finally get a table but all I can say : „ deliciously mouthwatering and well presented menu a la carte “ and so worth it for a dining visit. Knowledgde staff makes that experience even more enjoyable. Brilliant guys .

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Laura Jackson

Had an incredible experience at Bunker, the service could not have been more attentive or knowledgeable. The food was amazing, trying the 7 course menu enabled us to try multiple dishes we may not have chosen for ourselves and every course was delicious. Would have no doubts in recommending to anyone.

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Definitely worth not eating the whole day so you can order the degustation menu. 7 sensational courses of deliciousness- a 5 Star feast in front of the crackling fire. Loved it ❤️

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Without a doubt the best culinary secret in Queenstown.

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Michael Quante

As soon as you walk in, you get the feeling you're going to be in for a good night. Nice, cosy atmosphere without being crowded. Excellent, friendly service and the degustation menu was the best food we've eaten in a very long time! We'll be coming back.

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Lenka Galbova

Amazing restaurant. Service, food, atmosphere.. every detail 10/10. The degustation menu is incredible.

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Chris Conroy

The food was amazing, every portion on the degustation menu had a perfectly balanced mixture of flavours. Every sauce, meat and vegetable complimenting each other with an overwhelming finesse. The layout of each dish is just as good as it taste. The meticulous detail put into the placement of everything on the plate shows the pride the chefs have in there creation. This is one of the only restaurants i have been to where i cant critique anything everything was cooked to perfection.

I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone

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Wayne Bennison

Fantastic evening with friends spent at The Bunker. We enjoyed the 7 course tasting menu. Each dish was a treat with amazing flavours. A cozy atmosphere with a great playlist. Would definitely recommend.

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Simply SENSATIONAL...from the moment you walk in until the moment you leave. We had the most fantastic dining experience and a very memorable evening. Shane, in the restaurant and his team are wine connoisseurs and explain the menu in explicit detail and can recommend which wine will complement your food. Everything was superb and we are looking forward to going back soon, even if it is just for a drink in the cocktail bar upstairs. We give it a 12 out of 10!

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Sally Watson

We had a fantastic evening at The Bunker with the most incredible dishes (Beef, Venison and Chocolate Fondant) Every dish was beautifully presented and service was first class! This is such a lovely restaurant to eat in and it is beautifully decorated with a beautiful fire to keep you warm. Highly recommend - 5*

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Caroline Falkner

Haven’t been to The Bunker for a couple of years, so it was wonderful to find it still up to the same high standards, both food and service. They seem to consistently get it just right from all aspects. The venison was superb.

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Best food ever! Delicious, we are vegetarians and was a mind blowing experience.

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Great meal - all the components were individually amazing! Good portion sizes - an entree, 2 mains and 2 sides between 2 of us was plenty. Had the scallops, beef, lamb, mushrooms and truffle mash croquettes. Will definitely recommend! Thank you to the Bunker!

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Absolutely fantastic from the moment we walked through the door. The staff were very welcoming & knowledgeable with the menu & wines. The food was beautiful. The Bunker is our favourite place in to eat in Queenstown

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Fine dining and fabulous service in a cosy and quiet environment. A true pleasure. Not to be missed.

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Having visited The Bunker on two previous visits to Queenstown I was pleased to see that nothing much has changed on my third.
It didn't need to change, lovely setting, great food and friendly/helpful wait staff.
Will be back again.

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Presentation was very good, flavours were well balance and perfect portion size. By the time we got to our last cheese board we were full. Very good service and we had a good time

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Everything was fantastic. The cocktails upstairs were delicious (try the wood smoked one and watch the process!), the service was top quality (thank you Bianca & team!) and every compliment to the chefs. Absolutely outstanding

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Sally Watson

Wow, what a fantastic experience dining at The Bunker was! Delicious pink diamond cocktails and the most beautifully presented dishes all served in a lovely cosy atmosphere with a roaring fire. We loved all of our courses from the incredible scallops, the delicious gnocchi and the chocolate fondant! Our waiter Jeffrey was wonderful, explained all the dishes and service was excellent! The Bunker is definitely one not to miss in Queenstown and is undoubtedly one of the very best restaurants in town!

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Andrew Thompson

To be honest, I never actually realised there was a restaurant at Bunker! Now I have been, I will never forget.

From the moment we arrived we were greeted, had our coats checked and were looked after. We were offered drinks and then given time to read through our menus. (It never felt rushed, it was all well timed).

We of course took advantage of the 'Taste of the South' degustation. The paua and the hare were two of our favourites, but really it was hard to decide because the whole menu was outstanding. The wine matches were also superb.

Definitely a must-do Queenstown dining experience!

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We had the 7 course “Taste of the South” menu which was incredible. A gorgeous setting with excellent service.

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A wonderful experience in a devine environment.
Warm and cosy with the log fire burning, a bottle of Otago Pinot and superb food options available.
A must if you can get a booking .

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The best dining experience so far in Queenstown! My partner & I went to The Bunker for birthday celebration. We had the Taste of South menu with wine pairing. Everything was carefully thought-through, beautifully presented, incredibly delicious with the balance with the pairing wine. The whole dinner was divine!
The waiters were professional and knowledgeable.
Love everything and it was such a wonderful, memorable dining experience! Fantastic!

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Highlights - hare & beef dishes were well executed & delicious.
Lowlights - scampi was tasteless, watery & flesh visibly deteriorated, obviously not fresh and should not be served. On top of that dish was overly complicated and not enjoyable. In addition, the level of service should not be determined by the amount spent. Service was transactional with no attempt to engage with us, unlike other tables. True service is about proper altitude and courtesy shown to the customer which was lacking by the matured male waiter.
Overall, dining experience was unpleasant & disappointing. Not recommended.

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Amazing food service and the location was relaxing ,we will recommend this restaurant to anyone we know who be going to Queenstown NZ Thanks again guys for an amazing night .Cheers

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The food was nicely presented but there were too many flavours packed in the dishes. The staff were not welcoming and abrupt. The restaurant venue is unique and warm.

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Brenny Dye

This place never, ever ceases to amaze me!!! First class service and food. Can’t wait to return again!!

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Keith Chan

Exceptional food!

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Lenka Galbova

We had a celebration night out with my friends and couldn't choose better. We've been to The Bunker before so we knew we won't be disappointed. We love this tiny cozy restaurant with the massive fire place, incredible food and excellent service. The best main for us was Pork belly but desserts were definitely the winner of the whole night! So delicious that you literally lick the plate as you don't want to waste a single drop of these treats.

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Bryce O'Sullivan

Can’t fault! Perfect in every way!

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Suzanne McColl

Impeccable dining experience - fabulous food, attentive service and lovely warm atmosphere. A pleasure to have experienced.

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Lisa Counsell

The Bunker is a fantastic dining experience from the atmosphere to the food and the service. I highly recommend The Bunker.

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My husband and I had a wonderful experience at The Bunker celebrating our anniversary. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. The atmosphere is cosy and intimate. We recommend getting some extra sides with the mains as the portion sizes are not big. The sides were very good too. We would be coming back again next time we are in Queenstown.

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Gurleen Singh

Amazing food, great service and an overall very cozy restaurant.

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Debalina Rose

Small and intimate with roaring fire and great service. Unfortunately my partner was unwell before dinner so it was cut short but the small amount of food we had was top class.

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What an amazing experience! The food was stunning in both presentation and taste. We have not experienced much 'fine dining' before this, but they set the bar extremely high and offered the utmost service. The staff were so pleasant and answered all of our questions about the courses. As we said numerous times throughout the evening, "We wish we could eat here every night!"

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Great food, great service, wouldn't change a thing!

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Eva McPherson

Fantastic experience from when you walk in the door .. great service and food is absolutely amazing and so beautifully presented!!!

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Professional and knowledgable staff. Food is beautiful, venison is awesome

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A world class dining and service experience, the warm atmosphere with the open fire and accompanying music created a perfect dining experience.

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THE BUNKER. OUTSTANDING RIGHT ACROSS THE BOARD.

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Janet Zhang

It was my second time dinne in The Bunker. Very thing is wonderful. Highly recommend everyone who look for a good resturant in Queenstown.

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Karen Huang

Amazing dinner! My partner and i were on the tasting menu with wine pairings and it was perfect. Definitely the best dining experience we’ve had in queenstown so far!

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Jo King

The bunker was a beautiful experience especially for date night , the cozy yet classy atmosphere was an Awsome surprise.
The food was on another level altogether and the staff where equally as Important to the experience for me , they where super welcoming and there knowledge of the food helped us appreciate it even more.
Beautiful local ingredients and bespoke New Zealand meats where exciting and new to our pallets.
Would recommend a thousands times over.

Thanks guys

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Chloe Hannawin

Dined at bunker for my partners birthday last week. The food and service was faultless! We went for the taste of the south menu, highly recommend. Each course was a good size and meant we got to try a variety of food. The service was great and the waiters were very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend

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Tina Huang

Really nice. Delicious food and excellent service. Will be back

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Bunker was brilliant! The waiters and waitresses were relaxed and friendly whilst also knowing the menu inside out. They made every effort to make our visit comfortable, and to ensure we had a great night. The food was incredible with lots of flavours complimenting each other perfectly, and the portion sizes were spot on. Can’t recommend Bunker enough!

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Excellent service and delicious food!!

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Erin Plumstead

Food and service was top notch! Would definately return again.

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Chris Field

Exceptional! Such a special night

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Third time dining at Bunker, third time ordering the 7 course menu. The highlight was definitely the venison - so tender and tasty! And the deconstructed pavlova dessert was very fun to eat. Thanks for a consistently delicious meal.

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Stella Xiao

Good food and wine. Really enjoyed it.

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Pure class
The experience of Dining at the Bunker is above and beyond. Exceptional service in a luxurious and cozy environment. Highly recommended

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Vini Xavier

We had a great experience at The Bunker, the food was delightful and the service was amazing, shout out to the waiter who served us, he was really friendly and had an eye open for every single detail. We celebrated Three years of our marriage there and it was perfect. Looking forward to use first table again in the future , tks guys

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Trina Hughes

We had a lovely experience at the Bunker, it was a special dinner for my mothers birthday and the experience was top notch.
We dined on the taste of the south menu and as a pescatarian all of my dishes were just as delicious as the regular menu. Service was great
Thanks team :)

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Taissa Moura

Everything was perfect. The food tastes amazing and the presentation is pretty. all the staff member are above expectations. Loved it!

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Peggy Hieronymus

Special day with surprising my “ best part of my life” with dining at “ The Bunker”.
Took me a year to finally get a table but all I can say : „ deliciously mouthwatering and well presented menu a la carte “ and so worth it for a dining visit. Knowledgde staff makes that experience even more enjoyable. Brilliant guys .

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Jaqueline Hermes

I have been living in Queenstown for 9 years and I dont know why I had wasted my time going to other places. The Bunker is so far THE BEST restaurant in Queenstown. Delicious food, beatiful presentation and great service! Want to go back tomorrow!!

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Kimberley Buchanan

Best food in town, amazing service too. We didn’t want to leave!

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