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Mediterranean Food Co & Cafe

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322 Tuam St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 379 5122
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Rude older women but young staff nice

Unfortunately the food here is too good not to return. The white base pizza with mushrooms truffle oil and pancetta and marscapone one of the best meals I have had in years. The cheese soufflé with red wine poached pear roasted parsnip and nuts amazing together. We had an unreal wait when we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
Kym007intheBay
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New Plymouth
via mobile
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We knew parking would be difficult, we knew there would be along wait for the meal, but we did not expect rudeness, from the moment when my husband, while I shopped, sat down at an empty table to be told very abruptly they were all reserved. No visible reserved sign, no sign saying "please wait to be seated". Sitting outside... More 

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1 Thank Georgie9637
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Absolutely LOVE the food at this place, however the service leaves a lot to be desired. We stopped in recently to have a look at the new fit-out, which looks great, but unfortunately our visit was tainted by the negative attitude of the maitre d'. She was extremely rude, rolling her eyes at us, and complaining about us to other... More 

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Thank kiwiaussiekj
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

As usual the service was quick and friendly. We all ordered pizza and there wasn't a long wait before they arrived. Needless to say, each one was delicious.

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Thank Ceci W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We booked lunch for a group of 6. They have just re-opened after earthquake repairs and welcoming staff apologised for the unfinished state of their surroundings. Can't say that any of our party noticed anything wrong. We were allowed to wander through the shop part of the establishment and then were shown our table and the menu. Our pizzas were... More 

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Thank Richard C
New Plymouth
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately the food here is too good not to return. The white base pizza with mushrooms truffle oil and pancetta and marscapone one of the best meals I have had in years. The cheese soufflé with red wine poached pear roasted parsnip and nuts amazing together. We had an unreal wait when we retuned with the mother and larger family... More 

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Thank Kym007intheBay
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were so happy to find this store last Saturday (we're new to Christchurch) We had been searching for Gingerbread syrup everywhere and finally found it here. $25 a bottle but we were happy to pay this. We picked up a few other little treats while we were there (Pickled onions, corn fritters, mozzarella & some mango chutney) When we... More 

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3 Thank Andrea D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away down Tuam Street, the establishment has something for everyone. Great foods for foodies. Great coffee for coffee snobs and best of all fantastic service. I love the dog friendly courtyard. Nice.

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Thank waynefmarriott
Christchu
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I am reviewing just the pizza as I only had pizzas at Mediterranean Unfortunately I did not find a great pizza in Christchurch, however the pizza here at Mediterranean food is ok. Similar to some pizzerias in Italy (not the best ones), it is thin and crispy. There is a large choice of pizzas and many combinations are very good.... More 

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Thank Giuseppe L
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very authentic Italian Food....pizzas elegantly uncomplicated...the way pizzas should be and the best base ever!

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Thank Trevor C
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

Pleasant environment and wonderful store offering an abundance of meditarrean food. The lamb tagine was tasty and the pasta and pizza was enjoyed by the friends and family dining with me. Lovely cafe.

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Thank Vicky C

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 322 Tuam St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 379 5122

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Greek
Open Hours
Monday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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