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Mediterranean Food Co & Cafe

322 Tuam St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 379 5122
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Ranked #135 of 543 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 15, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You get the best of both worlds here, a very well stocked delicatessen and after you have picked and shopped your good value genuine European items, there is a very cool small cafe. It serves great tasting authentic pizza and a good variety of excellently presented lunch plates with gorgeous tasty food. Excellent coffee too or tea! Sadly this place... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went for lunch here with my boyfriend on a sunny Saturday and absolutely loved the food. Had a bruschetta to share and for our main we had a garlic & chili pizza and mushroom & lemon pasta. I can honestly say this is the best food we’ve had in Christchurch over the last 2.5 years. Service was ok. One very... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Lovely meal here, food was amazing, fresh and authentic. Would be awesome though if they had a new location. But all in all we had a great meal here. My husband and I had a pizza which was to die for and a salad. Made a perfect light lunch. Will definitely be coming back again!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Have had great food there before, but last week was served a miniscule Spanikopita tartlet with small salad. This tasted only ok, and was far too small for a lunch option. I often choose this when I dine out, as I love it, but I have never had such a tiny one before. Moreover, the spinach was stringy as it... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I regularly dine at the Mediterranean Food Cafe for lunch. They put on an excellent, authentic Mediterranean lunch. I particularly recommend their pizzas - none of this nonesense putting on every flavour imaginable. I try a different one each time and am never disappointed with the variety offered. It is a great affordable option if you are after a delicious... More

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Christchurch
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Dropping off a broken espresso machine around midday on Tuam Street ...Medi Food seemed our best option. The building is scarred by quake damage. Propped up. Our second visit as diners. Greeted and seated in the outdoor area by a lovely lady. Simple double sided paper menu...Antipasto, Pasta, Salad and Pizza on the 'flip' side. We decide on Breads with... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Since the departure of Nick Mavromatis, this foodie's delight has gone backwards. Gone are the helpful, knowledgeable deli staff and the 3 varities of my favourite Greek olive oil. The haughty, unfriendly maitre de guards the cafe like a scorpion! Many of the things that have always made this cafe so pleasurable for lunch have gone.... no wine list (scribbled... More

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Rangiora
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I have been here several times and each time including last week was enjoyable for the tasty Italian food and atmosphere. We enjoyed a delicious tasting plate and pizza. We enjoy a bit of grocery shopping before and after lunch and will definitely be returning. Good coffee too. Don't be put off by the earthquake battered outside as it's all... More

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Christchurch
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12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Excellent quality food. Really relaxing location, seems like you have gone away somewhere else from the middle of town! Service can be a bit slow but is very friendly and genuine (usually). Italian food, pizzas, pasta, bruschetta, salads. Italian wines and beer too. Is also a supermarket specialising in Italian and Mediteranean foods.

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New Zealand
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

What a beautiful lunch while catching up with my daughter with other family and friends clearly doing the same in the easy atmosphere of Med Foods. We shared a brilliant pizza and a glass of wine and lapped up the early Spring sunshine. All glorious.... although the food was delivered at the very edge of being TOO long before we... More

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