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Elevate Bar & Restaurant

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2 Colombo Street | Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Protocol not Elevate!

First visit since this restaurant became Protocol some months ago. Never a regular haunt but in our hood and always served good food. Happy to report this has not changed. Tonight we had a steak and a simply divine cervena main. Beautiful presentation, very tasty and reasonable portion sizes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First visit since this restaurant became Protocol some months ago. Never a regular haunt but in our hood and always served good food. Happy to report this has not changed. Tonight we had a steak and a simply divine cervena main. Beautiful presentation, very tasty and reasonable portion sizes. Wine is not cheap - $11.50 to $13 a glass and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were a group of 4 who booked a Saturday night out for dinner. Easily managed to get a a reservation. The place is in our area so we were excited to see what the new Protocol management was like. We left disappointed in regards to the ambiance and food. The service however was prompt and friendly. The restaurant was... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Now called Protocol, nice to have a restaurant close to home but really they are trying to be to fancy! Just serve up normal good tasty food! Weird to had a $36 steak on the menu of a place you can go to and wear track pants! For the price you would also expect amazing service but below average is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We wanted somewhere on a Monday night that for a good meal to celebrate a family birthday. So seven of us arrived at Protocol on a cold night and had a fantastic 3 course meal, with attentive, professional service and excellent food that everyone enjoyed. Highly recommend this place - we're lucky it's so nearby.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My husband & I went here for dinner for my birthday. It's called Protocol now! Quite busy, which made it quite noisy going in with the volume of everyone's voices. But we were seated at a table very quickly and our waitress was really, really lovely! We didn't have to wait long for our food. We had a starter and... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

And because we deserved a night out, we decided that eating out was ticking most boxes. June, cold, steak would be good, let's find somehere close to home and enjoy their cooking. Haven't eaten at Elevate, and I won't now, as it's changed it's name to Protocol.That hardly matters,neither name stands out. Easy to park, easy to walk in, easy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Nice food and friendly staff. Dessert was a bit slow coming out but we had a nice time. Decor a bit boring and was cold sitting by windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Have been going here for years & has just been taken over & renamed Protocol. New menu also which is great! Great indoor outdoor flow & friendly helpful staff.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We went to protocol with an open mind after many wonderful meals with friends and family over many years at Elevates We found the waitress lovely but with not a lot of knowledge about the menu. The meals were small and expensive. . We found there was not a lot of variety. Two of the meals we ordered were fish... More 

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

Now branded as Protocol, this is a local establishment to our home. We went with friends to try the new menu. The food was faultless. Three cheers for the chef. Drinks range is pretty good too. On this occasion, the wait staff were disorganised and very slow. It was quicker to get drinks from the bar than wait for table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Colombo Street | Cashmere, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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