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Cook'n' With Gas

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23 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-377 9166
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 95
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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one of the best meals i've ever had, been here twice and both were absolutely faultless! one night there was only 1 waiter running the whole floor but at no point did he make us feel he was overwhelmed or we would be secondary portions are very hearty and theres absolutely no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

one of the best meals i've ever had, been here twice and both were absolutely faultless! one night there was only 1 waiter running the whole floor but at no point did he make us feel he was overwhelmed or we would be secondary portions are very hearty and theres absolutely no disappointment can't wait to be back!

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The food and wine quality was all you'd expect from a 'boutique' experience with the service being the perfect balance of being informative and engaging without being intrusive. A diverse menu that could address expectations of a typical diner together with some interesting options for the more courageous. Very enjoyable and would certainly recommend this place for a special experience.

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Florence, Italy
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great food, friendly staff and wonderful atmosphere. This was my second visit to this restaurant, the first 8 years ago, and the food was just as good. Great value and I highly recommend

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

What an amazing experience. Fine wines and fine food, perfectly selected to complement each other. Each courses had exquisitely crafted foods with different meats, flavors, textures, spices, hot and cold. The matching wines were from grapes grown in the Marlborough wine growing region - Astrolabes wine maker, Simon Waghorn explained how the wines were made and how they would match... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Had a business meal and experienced great food and excellent service. We have been coming here for years and it has always been great. Paul is the matradee and is fantastic. I highly recommend this restaurant for business or pleasure. You will not be disappointed.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We dined on a Friday night and it was fairly quiet. There was music playing quietly in the background (old classics, nothing too heavy), so conversation was not an issue. The service was professional and friendly and the atmosphere casual and relaxed. The food was outstanding (if a little on the pricy side for me, although my colleagues had no... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We booked to use a deal voucher, and enjoy a celebratory meal for my partner's birthday. We were seated, on a snowy evening, beside a roaring fire, and the romance factor was spot on! The restaurant is full of heritage memories and curated in a rather quirky manner yet remaining cosy and intimate. The wine list was great, and food... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This is the third time we have all been to Cook n With Gas. It is an 1860's villa full of atmosphere ideal for an intimate or memorable dinner. The food is very well cooked and absolutely full of flavour. Everyone has fully enjoyed their meal on each visit. There is a very full range of beers and wine -... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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131 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had been here years ago and it is still just as good. Went with a group (6) and everyone enjoyed it. The place itself is cosy and the waiter was very helpful and entertaining (he seems to have been there forever) with good knowledge of the food and wine to go with it. All the meals came out together... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had a three course meal from the new winter menu. The food was beautifully presented with a wide range of options. The service was outstanding, we were made to feel important and welcome. The wait staff engaged in banter, which made us feel very comfortable. It felt like a homely environment, with hearty meals that were portioned that welcomed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 9166

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 to 26
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?