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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, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 1
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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
Excellence personified

Great food and very fast and friendly service in a convivial atmosphere. The proximity to Antarctica is obvious from the photos and memorabilia around the walls.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
bellsdave
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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Brisbane Region, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great food and very fast and friendly service in a convivial atmosphere. The proximity to Antarctica is obvious from the photos and memorabilia around the walls.

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Thank bellsdave
Perth
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215 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate here as we were guests of the hotel and it was just easier. It was nice to see a hotel bar/restaurant with ambience and it had a welcoming feel. The staff were excellent. The food however was a bit hit and miss and in my opinion overpriced for what we got. Husband had steak which was excellent. I... More 

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Thank olthomas44
Rangiora, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found that there was a good choice food for our breakfast.Unfortunately the plate for my mixed grill (buffet) was not hot and the grilled food in the heating units was not that hot.Breakfast is from 6.00am until 10.30am so you would expect this food to hot at 8.30am!!!! Staff are very good and attentive to your needs.

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Thank John B
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We LOVED the food here! We were exhausted by travel and the extraordinary winds that we had all day and this was the best place to come home to after a super long day with the kids. The chef made accommodations for our USA culinary needs for our kids and they never once made us feel guilty or like a... More 

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Thank jessicawE3810ON
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The meal was disappointing my husband and I both ordered the chef special and fish of the day. The description of the fish meal did not meet the dish served. Which meant that my husband had to return his as it was served with beetroot fettuccine noodles not glass noodles and beetroot purée neither of which was described on by... More 

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Thank Cindy D
Panton, Vermont
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We ate dinner and breakfast in this Commodore Hotel restaurant. It was a relief after traveling all day, not to have to go out and find a restaurant. The wait staff was friendly and the food was very good.

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Thank Diovt
Singapore
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78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Very convenient being part of the hotel. Food was lovely and decent kids portions. The service was first class, superb.

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Thank ChrisWalder
Flemington, New Jersey
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Commodore on Christmas Eve and expected to have a standard hotel meal with mediocre service -- boy was I wrong. The service was friendly, and prompt and the meal was very good. I had the beef fillet, cooked just the way I wanted it and my wife had the lamb, again cooked to perfection. We each had... More 

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Thank Paul L
Brisbane, Australia
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150 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a quick lunch here as it was handy to the airport and we only had a short amount of time to eat. Service was great and very fast. Most of the dishes were fine but one on our table had a very un-palatable dish unfortunately. We would dine there again hopefully under less rushed circumstances.

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Thank Orren K
Singapore
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Food was merely okay, however, it is directly beneath the hotel. Avoid the lamb but do go for the chocolate cake. Service was excellent though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?