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Under The Red Verandah

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502 Worcester St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 381 1109
Today
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
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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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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 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
Lunch under the (New) Red Verandah

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
honeybee550
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My daughter and I went there for lunch we had egg bene it was awesome great food nice coffee the 2 staff who looked after us gave us great service nice laid back cafe recommend people go there will go there again. Caroline Palmerston north.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The food, atmosphere and service is fantastic at the cute eatery. Will go back again. The food was faultless and who would think of finding a place like this is a quiet street surrounded by everyday NZers.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great café and coffee always good but oh dear if you have to again be seated at table 7 ask to be shifted. The staff concurred with our complaint and said people are always commenting on how cramped, and uncomfortable as table legs don't allow a lot of moving around. Will make sure we sit somewhere else next time ,... More 

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Christchurch
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Came here with a large group and thoroughy enjoyed our experience. Meals are well priced and plenty of food on the plates. Staff are friendly and proactive. Really nice dining areas highly recommend

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Great laid-back café with a very nice courtyard. Homemade soup was a 10 out of 10. Plenty of tea in the pot. Very good, friendly service. A bit off the beaten track but worth seeking out.

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cornwall
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

wow visiting NZ and taken to lunch here It is the most amazing place with wonderful food so different from England, the portions are large and such amazing combinations So good had to go back again Can highly recommend sirloin open sandwich with rocket brie and superb prune and merlot dressing

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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: Coffee Shop
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?