Sign Up
Newsletter Signup
Free Fodor's Newsletter

Subscribe today for weekly travel inspiration, tips, and special offers.

Passport: Your weekly travel wrap-up
Today's Departure: Your daily dose of travel inspiration

The Southern Alps and Fiordland Restaurants

The Bunker

  • Cow Lane Map It
  • Queenstown
  • Eclectic

Updated 02/24/2014

Fodor's Review

Log fires, leather armchairs, and a clubby vibe make the Bunker especially cozy. Whet your appetite with an aperitif at the bar before heading downstairs for some of the finest lamb, venison, duck, and quail you'll find in Queenstown. The wine list is equally impressive. The Bunker stays open really late and is often booked days in advance for dinner. It's a little hard to find, hidden behind an old wooden door down Cow Lane. If you can't do dinner, it's still a lovely place to pop in for a drink.

Restaurant Information


Cow Lane, Queenstown, 9300, New Zealand

Map It



Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Reservations essential

Updated 02/24/2014


Map View

Map of

What's Nearby

  • Restaurants
  • Sights
  • Hotels

See all restaurants in The Southern Alps and Fiordland

Fodorite Reviews

Average Rating
  • Décor

  • Service

  • Value

Mar 30, 2008

The Bunker was bunk!

It was the night of our arrival in NZ, so our tiredness could have influenced our impression. However, we were extremely disappointed with The Bunker. It was the worst meal of our trip. We made the required reservation and were the first diners of the night to arrive. We wanted only a light meal and were concerned when we saw on the menu that $40NZD in food spending per person was mandated. We asked the server about this and told her what we

wanted amounted to $73 (including 1 glass of wine for the 2 of us). She reluctantly said it would be okay. We shared a lamb filet and it was so tough that we had true difficulty cutting it with a steak knife. We intended to complain, but we never saw our server again. When we finally got the manager's attention while he was serving other tables, he only said "well, she is busy working in the bar" and then sped off, before we could let him know we weren't satisfied. We finally just paid the bill and left. This restaurant was highly recommended, so I hope your experience is better than ours.

Read More

Add Your Own Review

When did you go?

Minimum 200 character count

How many stars would you give?







No Thanks

Love To Travel?

Get FREE e-mail communications from Fodor's Travel, covering must-see travel destinations, expert trip planning advice, and travel inspiration to fuel your passion.

How we use your email

Thank You

Now sit back, relax, and check your inbox to start planning your next travel adventure.

Please tell us more about the type of travel you're interested in. Check all that apply.