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Under The Red Verandah

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502 Worcester St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 381 1109
Today
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 57
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  • 38
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great for coffee!

Went here for breakfast with my sister whom lives in Christchurch. The service was lovely. Coffee was great. The food was beautiful - large portions as well so be aware! The atmosphere was really cool as well. The decorations were well suited to the cafe - old villa style, complete with an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Not great - not bad but certainly not great. Atmosphere is nice, staff are lovely but food is a tad hit and miss.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Went here for breakfast with my sister whom lives in Christchurch. The service was lovely. Coffee was great. The food was beautiful - large portions as well so be aware! The atmosphere was really cool as well. The decorations were well suited to the cafe - old villa style, complete with an outhouse! ( modem bathrooms!) Would highly recommend coming... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We have been to eat at this quirky café many times and have never been disappointed the fish of the day and one of my favourites creamy mushrooms with a side of bacon was outstanding. the seating options are many with both inside and outside available. The coffee is amazing and the service exceptional.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We had slow braised beef cheeks and mashed potatoes with chives. As before, Candice has excelled. We will continue to visit this wonderful restaurant for it's superb cuisine. Thanks to all of your great staff for always being so friendly and welcoming.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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246 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a busy little cafe and it looked like it had a nice breakfast menu, although a bit on the expensive side I thought. We opted for the limited lunch menu and were not disappointed. The fish of day was really good and so were the melt in the mouth Beef Cheeks. The mashed potatoes marginally let the Beef... More 

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Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Been here many times, the food is always good, reliably so. The service is sometimes a little slack when they are busy which is almost always. There is a reason why this place is busy and it's because it's good! Nice casual atmosphere, fair prices. If you're looking for good food you can't go wrong. Easy parking too.

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Title basically explains it. 20mins for coffee to arrive 40mins for food. Coffee spilt in front of us then shoved on the table with no comment. Coffee was terrible but food was good.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

Waited an hour to find out they had forgotten my order, said it would be out in 5 mins, decided to leave 15 mins after that after it hadn't turned up. Poor experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Not far from the east side of the city, UT(N)RV is too easy to choose when lunch is needed. The staff are always on the top of their game and even when everyone else in Christchurch has chosen the same lunch destination, they seem to find a table (albeit with a kind caution about the anticipated meal time wait). The... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

As a local, I attend UTRV a couple of times a year. I've never been let down and there's always a good vibe from the staff and atmosphere among the happy diners. If I recommend any improvement, it would be to check on coffee/drinks requirements when plates are removed or ensure someone did that soon after.

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Additional Information about Under The Red Verandah

Address: 502 Worcester St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 381 1109
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
Cuisine: Cafe

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 502 Worcester St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03 381 1109

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: Cafe
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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