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St Germain

88-96 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8050, New Zealand
03 355 3096
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Ranked #5 of 524 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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Darwin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a great place for French food, with good staff and ambience. In general the meals are a good size but the French onion soup is a very large meal. There is a good French wine list, a fair selection by the glass, and very good advice as to food matching. Price is good with mains about $35 entrees... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

I will definitely be returning. Excellent food and service. We had the 5 course surprise option with wine matching and it tasted amazing. The waiting staff was really friendly and never to far away to refill the water. I also appreciated the complimentary baguette and garlic butter.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. We tried a sampling of all of their favourites (5 course degustation dinner) and were both very impressed. The service was fantastic, and the restaurant had a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere. Was a perfectly birthday dinner.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. I had the venison which was perfectly cooked along with a Kumara gratin that was the best gratin I have had. I had my favourite Brulee for dessert, and I have to say I have high standards for Brulee and this one met them perfectly. The service was fantastic, and the restaurant had a... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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112 reviews 112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We have just enjoyed a very special meal that was perfectly prepared and presented. Pleasant surroundings and very professional staff. The menu reflects traditional French cuisine. All three of us would be keen to return.

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Ashburton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Modest surroundings but really great food and service. This restaurant is more of a fine dining experience but not hugely expensive. Well located in Papanui Rd in central Christchurch.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Absolutely, hands-down the best meal I have ever had. Worth every single cent. I am ruined for all other restaurants; I hope to some day find one comparable anywhere closer to home in the US.

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

St Germain offers up some delicious dishes on their menu. With so much to choose from, I selected The French Way – a degustation of dishes on the menu in smaller servings. This is also an excellent way to be introduced to some typical and famous French dishes. I love the French bread and the French onion soup to start... More

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