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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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  • 3
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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
Most recent review
Good food friendly staff.

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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168 reviews 168 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Service is not speedy but the waitstaff are quite charming and well mannered. Overall, a winner, though the menu could perhaps use an update (a little less fat, for instance).

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Good variety and quality. Dishes put together well with complementing elements. Himself and I chose different dishes and we both thoroughly enjoyed what we'd ordered.

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Trenton, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Harriet is by one of the best servers and worker I have encountered in a long time. She is extremely friendly, knows her menu items for great recommendations, and remembers her customers and what they like. She makes everyone feels welcomed and comfortable.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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181 reviews 181 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were in Christchurch on business and looking for a meal on a Sunday evening. We were staying at a nearby motel who recommended this restaurant - and we were glad they did. The 6 of us arrived without a reservation and staff quickly organised a table for six. A great menu - food well presented - friendly and efficient... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

We both had the pork. It was a little overlooked which was unfortunate as it had a nice flavour. The red jus sauce was a little too strong and too much, I suspect to off set the dryness. The side of chips were great, the green beans and almonds yummy. Creme brûlée was good, his warm apple and date pie... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Great menu choices from start to finish. All of the food was really good and they had enough variety to cover any and all tastes. Get the Wedges and/or French fries with aioli and sweet thai sauce on the side. Yum yum!

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Rotterdam
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121 reviews 121 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

After arriving in Christchurch by plane i looked for a good lunch near the airport, had some delay so i did not want a long drive first. The Restaurant is part of the Copthorne Commodore hotel. The menu looked good. The waitress came to note down my drink and she said she would inform me what the soup of the... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Lovely bar setting indoors, with a hugh out door fire place and garden setting, lots of staff on the bar,( no waiting) same with the restaurant heaps of smiley waitresses , the food was excellent and very little waiting time

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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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