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Under The Red Verandah

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502 Worcester St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 381 1109
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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, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 6
    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
Yumy yumy

After so many times in Christchurch finally we have got the chance to have a lovely breakfast here! The place is very cozy, friendly staff and awesome food! My husband had the "big breakfast " and I had GF mushroom on the toast + Feijoa fresh Juice ! It was Just perfect ! They serve fresh food... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Dani R
via mobile
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After so many times in Christchurch finally we have got the chance to have a lovely breakfast here! The place is very cozy, friendly staff and awesome food! My husband had the "big breakfast " and I had GF mushroom on the toast + Feijoa fresh Juice ! It was Just perfect ! They serve fresh food, organic, Gluten and... More 

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1 Thank Dani R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been here before and had excellent coffee and great cakes, but yesterday we ordered a smoothie and were very disappointed. An $8 banana smoothie, we expected real banana and a thick and tasty smoothie. Instead it appeared to be milk with banana syrup - not meeting my friends healthy eating regime of no artificial additives. Very disappointing for cafe... More 

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Thank Richie_fan
sydney
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Perfect spot. Quaint setting. Nice to sit outside. Good menu. Service was a bit slow though. Shame as so many other nice things about the setting.

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Thank SydneyMummytraveller
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

we live just around the road from this cafe and love it. the food always tastes so fresh and the coffee is continuously great. The only negative I could think of would be that it can get very hot inside by the windows when it's busy but if it's a nice day the outside seating is fantastic. we will be... More 

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Thank xandos2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

The place is beautiful, sunny garden, yummy food and good coffee.. But.... Went for brunch, waited to be seated and the lovely waitress took our order (coffee and food).. after 40 minutes we were still waiting for our coffees, three different waitresses walked next to us and none of them asked if we were waiting for anything, or if we... More 

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Thank evalar2
Canterbury, NZ
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

No matter whether it's popping in for a coffee or breakfast or lunch, it's always excellent at UTRV. Sitting outside on a sunny day is delightful it is very spacious and open. Inside can be a bit more cramped but still the food really outweighs that. I like how you can get a smaller sized meal, which means a bit... More 

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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

A group of 8 booked at they have just started opening on Friday nights, the also now sell wine and beer. This was a wee catchup with friends so we just opted for their platter selection - wonderful - 2 platters to share between the table and there was a taste of heaven in every bite. The favourite was the... More 

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Thank MrsJimE
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food and plenty of it. I had the big breakfast and i can tell you it was that..Big. Off the beaten track, the locals love it and so do the visitors. Room inside or out and enough on the menu for everyone to find a good feed. Down fall parking. If you are heading to this great spot, try... More 

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Thank Queenspice
New Zealand
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

The defining feature of this place is that you can sit outside in a pleasant garden setting. On a sunny day, when not too busy, this is a real treat. By coincidence the building is on the west side of the street with garden behind so is sheltered in an easterly wind ( which blows on most sunny days, let's... More 

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Thank Travelling-wilbur
Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Nice atmosphere, good coffee. We got the oaty pancakes and veggie breakfast - both yum. Bit out of the way but worth finding.

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Thank AnnaM1590

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?