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Under The Red Verandah

502 Worcester St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 381 1109
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Ranked #69 of 524 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Under the Red Verandah is a cafe that would be hard to miss and you wouldn't want that. In the middle of a hard hit earthquake area this cafe is like a beacon of light. It screams stop and come inside and you won't be disappointed. Friendly staff, great coffee, quirky places to sit and good food. What more could... More

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Mackay, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We decided to have breakfast here after a recommendation from a friend. We ordered the creamy mushrooms on toast and the breakfast scramble, both were delicious! The coffee was perfect, and sitting outside in the gardens was delightful! The staff are very nice and accommodating. Highly recommend having breakfast here. Lunch menu sounds just as good too!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We flew into Christchurch early on a cold winter morning, picked up the hire car and decided we were hungry. We had no idea of where to go, but after a little reconnaissance this name came up with very good reviews. We were not disappointed! It is a quirky little place, warm and cosy with smiling efficient staff. The food... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We four friends met for breakfast - three were from out of town and one of the three from Australia. They asked me to recommend somewhere a little different, so I suggested Under the New Red Verandah. We were seated in the covered verandah under a gas heater, which was much appreciated by my thin blooded friends! ( It was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited at Easter, friendly attentive service. Quickly served coffees which were amazing as usual. Ordered the bruschetta $23, eggs perfectly poached & mushrooms delicious. Will definitely be back!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

We went down to Christchurch for the day from Wellington, found Under the Red Verandah, this is a popular destination, at first we sat outside, while they waited for a table to clear inside, then we went inside aah much warmer, had a great meal, and were well looked after by a lovely lady who reminded us a bit of... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were a group of 8 ladies booked in for Saturday brunch at 10.00. We had a room to ourselves in the adjoining houses which was lovely round a big table spilt by the vase of dead flowers on the shelf. We had ordered hot drinks on the way I and we had a long wait for these although they... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We enjoyed our visit, nothing to rave about coffee ok breakfast ok. We sat outside staff in courtyard were happy maybe they should teach the ones inside about polite greetings. All and all tho a relaxing brunch together great in the sun.

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Guanajuato, Mexico
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

A recent visit to CHCH - my friend booked us a table at the Red Verandah - just as well the place was full on a Tuesday! The food was out of this world, my seafood chowder was the best I've had and my friend has the corn fritters which were also to die for. Service was excellent quick and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Prior to our move to Brisbane and the obvious earthquake, we were locals and regulars here and while we are aware that alot has changed throughout Canterbury we expect the simple most basic service standards should always remain. The old 2 Story Cafe had a great vibe, super service, fantastic food, cosy indoor/outdoor dining and down to earth staff (especially... More

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