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Under The Red Verandah

502 Worcester St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 381 1109
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Ranked #58 of 491 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 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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Queenstown, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

This place has the best breakfasts. Corn fritters or Brusetta are my fav! Great on a warm day if you can sit outside, but even if it's not, the verandah is perfect and covered in. In a random wee part of town, but worth the trip.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Under the "New" Red Veranda has had a few earthquake hiccups over the last 3 years but the food and service has remained top notch. we visited for brunch recently, sat outside in the courtyard and had a wonderful start to the day. Recommendable.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

I had read afew reviews and we thought we would check this place out for breakfast. We thought the coffee was delicious however they got my order wrong so while my partner was eating I was waiting for my breakfast. This didn't really matter but he was almost finished his breakfast by the time mine arrived - the food looked... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

I've been there quite a few times. The food is consistently fantastic unfortunately the staff are not :-( . They could remember to smile, say please and thank you and don't chew gum, be interested in your customers they are who end up paying you :-)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

We had heard a lot about this cafe but it didn't live up to its reputation. The waiting staff were pleasant but seemed too casually dressed and scruffy. The food service was slow. The food was adequate but overpriced. Even worse we realised later that that we had been over-charged -perhaps paying for something which had gone to another table.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times but today will be the last. The food seems to have gone down hill over the last few months. For a starter our waiter smelt like he had forgotten to take a shower. They got our order wrong and only bought out one meal for a table of three then just left... More

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