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The Holy Smoke

650 Ferry Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #182 of 535 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 12, 2013
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have dined here on a number of occasions the food is always fresh and well presented. The service is excellent and the decor very nice.The food is smoked on the premises and smoked salmon is a speciality.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The food is unbelievably amazing, the atmosphere is so cool ! Will be going back for sure and have recommended to many who are still raving about it

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Timaru
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209 reviews 209 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

The place is situated at Woolston. It's supposed to capture the rich crowd who resides at Sumner, an affluent area. We got to give the credits where they are due. The refurbishment of the complex is top notch. The waiting staff is trying their utmost best. The food is so-so and for what it's charging, it's slightly over-the-top. Commendable oncer.

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Brisbane
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We ate at Holy Smoke on a Thursday evening, an early booking of 6.30. When we arrived we were put right next to 2 other people which seemed odd in a large empty restaurant so much so that even the 2 others commented on this. We asked to move to give them and us a little privacy, this was managed... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went to this resturant for the first time with some friends and a young couple from the Netherlands on Saturday night. I was surprised with the size of the resturant and it had a warm feeling. The menu was fair and the meals coming out to other dinners looked interesting. On our table everyone ordered a different main meal and... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

Was seated and waited 10 minutes for water then nothing had to head up to the front to ask if someone could take our lunch order. They had 4 wait staff on and only 4 tables so just slack service

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012 via mobile

Overall quite good food at fairly reasonable prices. Coffee was brilliant. Really nice service and atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

First night in NZ we went to the holy smoke for supper after it was recommended to us - we loved the atmosphere and were happily chatting to other diners, however we found the steak pricey for what you got. I had the salmon burger and would recommend but my partner had the steak - small and only a few... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The food is outstanding, the customer service second to none. We went as a large group ( 26 people staff function ) and they didnt miss a beat.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

Our regular monthly blokes night took us to The Holy Smoke this week. Mid week it was pretty quiet with a few others around. The food was very good, the wine and beer lists a bit restrictive. There were only 2 beers on tap and these were boutique brands and some bottled beers, but after a hot Canty Nor wester... More

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