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All 544 Christchurch Restaurants

St Germain

88-96 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8050, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3096
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Ranked #4 of 544 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $33
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: St Germain was opened in September 2008 by French brothers Frederic and Vincent. Born and raised in Brittany, the brothers aim to provide you a real French dining experience using local products in an elegant and cosy atmosphere. St Germain's diversity makes it the perfect place to enjoy food and wine, whether you would like to share a fabulous meal with friends, for a romantic dinner, or when dining with a larger group. We can cater for all.

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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Everything about this place was great. The food was sensational, with the fois gras and the duck breast being the standout dishes. Excellent service, a warm ambience and a super selection of local and French wines complemented a perfect evening. Highly recommended.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

This is a classy little place out in the suburbs, with a nice quiet air, old French music, and great attentive servce from our French waiter. Lovely food.

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Rolleston, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Well four of us enjoyed wonderful evening last Friday 29/08/14 it was a great night start to finish with onion soup starters the best I have personally tasted, followed by venison excellent, and one other had salt crusted beef that was a visual delight and two had sole fish which was also good, then followed desert two of crème Brule... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

St Germain is a French restaurant offering fine French cuisine. The atmosphere is refined and elegant and the service discrete. On both occasions we have visited our food was excellent, tender, well presented and very delicious.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A few friends and I had booked at St Germain for dessert before going to a show later that night. Finding this restaurant was a small challenge as it was tucked in amongst a Tudor-style hotel complex which was stunning in itself. When we reached the restaurant, the french waiter offered to take our coats after showing us our table.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We had an early dinner at Saint Germain this week and we had delicious food, attentive service and a most enjoyable experience. Thank you to the staff at Saint Germain for taking such great care of us, it was just a little bit of France and just what we needed on a cold Christchurch night. Tres bien, merci beaucoup.

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Hawkes Bay
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant was our second option, now very pleased our first option was booked. Staff looked after us from the time we arrived. Enjoyed a pre-dinner drink in the bar. Menu was explained and advice was given on wine as we were not familiar with the French options. Fantastic night and we would make this a regular dinning option if... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Made a booking here this morning for dinner the same night without any trouble. Staff were amazingly helpful and even helped me with a "birthday dessert platter". Food was fabulous! Very accommodating with gluten free requirements. Service was impeccable and couldn't fit another mouthful in by the of the meal. Highly recommended!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My fourth time here in both locations and a welcome reminder of deliciousness on my doorstep. Was cosy, each course very good, as was the service, good wine selection - yummo Alsatian Gewurz & nice to see a restaurant humming with guests. I think the pricing was very fair & all our dishes deemed pretty delectable.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Very nice ambience although it's a small dinning area, good food. An excellent place to have a birthday/date. Main courses weren't impressive, but I liked the entrees and desserts. We enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Service were good, but not warmly enough, maybe my expectation were too high :P

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