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Pattersons Restaurant & Bar

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449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 358 8129
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
As good as expected

Good reviews can often set expectations high but we were not disappointed with much. Soup, steak and fish all well presented and cooked to our liking. It was a little noisy and the staff were a little on the over attentive side but all round it was a great night.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Stephen G
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Good reviews can often set expectations high but we were not disappointed with much. Soup, steak and fish all well presented and cooked to our liking. It was a little noisy and the staff were a little on the over attentive side but all round it was a great night.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Good service, setting a little busy to be intimate. Helpful staff and I could see senior staff keeping an eye on the younger (probably part time casual) staff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Selction and choice is the only problem you will have here. The ffod is delicous and the drinks are cold. Just the way you like it.

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Chelmsford
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We booked this hotel on our last evening in NZ on way to Hawaii. We are well travelled and stayed in many airport hotel but none like this. The restaurant is about the best anywhere small menu but excellent. The people in the restaurant were locals not travellers if you ever get the chance stay and eat here. The chef... More 

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Temuka, New Zealand
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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Good service, lovely hot meals and not to expensive. Relaxing even when very busy to enjoy fine wine and food

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new zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We really enjoyed sitting outside in the sun on comfy chairs while having excellent bar service, then we had dinner which was great with fantastic service ! The ambiance of both the outside bar and inside is top notch. Breakfast was good too although the service let it down with breakfast , there was no comparison to the afternoon and... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great service in the bar. Set up a small tab quickly. Breakfast next morning very good quality with many choices. Could have done with warm plates which is an issue I have from the way I've been brought up but there you go! Hot food of any sort served on cold plates isn't inviting. Hotels just don't seem to get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The service at this restaurant is second to none. There is a great choice of food and our meals were fresh, hot and totally delicious.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good except some minor details that weren't so good, for example: a bit of hair in the fish and chips. The staff was very friendly and kind. The atmosphere wasn't so great though. It was very noisy. Good food, definitely recommending to others in this area of Christchurch!

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Peebles, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Because the Commodore is far out and there is a lot of missing restaurant places in CC anyway, Pattersons is the obvious choice for hotel guests. Good pub type menu - excellent potato, bacon and sweetcorn soup. Very helpful staff.

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  • Address: 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 358 8129

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