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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great service and atmosphere

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Gay B
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Temuka, New Zealand
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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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95 reviews 95 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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241 reviews 241 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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122 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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  • 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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