Reviews

"The menu boasts fine dining favourites such as venison, lamb and duck and the bars serve everything from exquisite single malt whiskies to cocktails and local beers. Although a little expensive, this is a sumptuous dining experience."
BRISBANE COURIER MAIL


"It's hard to find this tiny retsaurant, tucked away in a back alley, but once inside you are rewarded with an intimate atmosphere, a roaring fire (in winter) and smart contemporary food with a definite classical bent."
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"As the name suggests, The Bunker is private, small and secreted down a back lane. At up to $45 for a main, it's expensive certainly, but if you're looking for a dimly lit romantic dinner with the highest culinary standards and an excellent wine list, The Bunker is it."
METRO magazine


"Notoriously hard to find, it's definitely worth the hunt if you enjoy top cocktails and fine dining in an intimate lounge environment with roaring fires and leather sofas."
QANTAS in flight magazine


"This hard-to-find gem is discretely hidden down a dark alley behind the elusive wooden door with no signs or advertising. The discreet exterior of this favourite Queenstown establishment has an intoxicating mix of fine dining downstairs with a private cocktail lounge upstairs, complete with open log fires, ambient music and leather couches to sink into until the wee small hours. Inside its as exclusive as a members bar except in Winter your fellow drinkers are quite likely to be skiers not stockbrokers. With a menu that boasts the finest in Central Otago produce - including lamb, venison, scampi, duck and quail accompanied by an impressive International & NZ wine list that features many Central Otago wines from this alpine regions world-renowned vintages, "The Bunker" offers its local and international customers an exquisite dining experience and more than one reason to return again the next night. Escape to The Bunker for a wonderfully intimate cocktail and dining experience. This is a place thats not to be missed!"
RESTAURANTSINQUEENSTOWN.COM


"In my book there are two ways to do lamb: slow roasted until meltingly soft, or served pink and tender. This lovely piece of New Zealand lamb loin with confit shoulder, boulangere potatoes, cherry vine tomatoes, wilted baby spinach and thyme jus, somehow manages to achieve both, and it does it impressively."
SUNDAY STAR TIMES


"It's 7.30pm and we're about to step through a tattered wooden door in Cow lane, one of the town's trendy walkways. Inside is a chic restaurant called The Bunker, which for the second time in recent years provides us with the best dining experience in town."
THE SUNDAY MAIL


"The Bunker remains top of an impressive list of Queenstown restaurants in this writer's view"
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH