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The Bunker, Queenstown

Cow Lane
Queenstown , South Island
New Zealand
Tel: 64 3 441 8030's insider take:

The best place to eat in Queenstown is also one of the hardest to find: This tiny, six-table establishment is hidden, speakeasy-style, down a side lane off Camp Street, and has no signage. But ask your concierge for directions (and book a table in advance—it's necessary), and you'll find this place well worth the trouble. The cozy dining room, with its wood-paneled walls and low lighting, feels like a private club. After starting with an amuse-bouche of venison consommé with foie gras tortellini, move on to appetizers like roasted loin of hare with apple risotto and quince compote—and then entrées like rack of NZ lamb, caramelized duck breast, or macadamia gnocchi with wild mushrooms. Save room for a dessert cocktail—like a "Toblerone" made with Baileys and Frangelico—and then hit the firelit upstairs bar for after-dinner drinks (it's open till 5 a.m.).

Dinner only.

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