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Drexel's Restaurant

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Rotherham Street | Westfield Mall, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 3433 403
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Coffee

This was our first meal in Christchurch, great friendly staff, we were walk-ins and were seated straight away, the coffees were excellent and the breakfast food was pretty good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Brent W
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

As the first breakfast out in Christchurch to celebrate visiting my sister we booked in advance. However we still had to wait 20 minutes to be seated!! The lack of communication between incompetent staff members also meant that they seated a walk in before as, as when they asked them 'Table for Lou?' they just replied yes and it worked!... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This was our first meal in Christchurch, great friendly staff, we were walk-ins and were seated straight away, the coffees were excellent and the breakfast food was pretty good.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We recently visited Christchurch after being away for a few years, and were eager to head off to Drexels for breakfast. We were not disappointed and became regulars during the course of our holiday, enjoying the great atmosphere and good service. The portions are generous and the coffee bottomless. We opted for the Drexels Special each time, which is simply... More 

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We are regular visitors to Drexels and it is always consistently excellent. The little touches with colouring in for the children make the dining experience easier for Mums and Dads too. This is not a restaurant you go to for a quiet breakfast - it is hustly and bustly and with food being served super quick means you always get... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went there with friends for brunch. Ordered pancake which came very fast, yummy food. Friendly service as well. Highly recommended

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Always a good meal, big size breakfasts and bottomless coffee! Not much you could ever ask for. Friendly staff, would always recommend to make a booking!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We found the service at Drexels to be a bit slow and confused. I asked for dairy free food, but this somehow turned into Gluten free too. The breakfast was quite oily too. However the waitress was very friendly, and the soy hot chocolate was delicious...

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The meals were tasty and of large proportion. We had the Mediterranean omelet which was delicious and the sweet treat which was pancakes with fruit. Coffee and juice was also good. Book to ensure a seat even on a Tuesday morning it was busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When they say it's an American restaurant, they mean it! Portion sizes out of control! Taste levels to the max. Fluffy pancakes with plenty of maple syrup. Eggs and bacon any way to you want them. If heaven is a place on earth it would be similar to Drexels.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Went for my teens birthday - we go out as a family for each birthday to thier choice of food. Booked 2 months in advance to get a place at this much talked about venue. American friends and others whom we respect have raved about this place for years so thought we would go. Well - yes it was packed.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rotherham Street | Westfield Mall, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03 3433 403

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine

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