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The Coffee House Restaurant & Cafe

290 Montreal St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 365 6066
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Ranked #22 of 537 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Café, New Zealand, Sandwiches
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Chirpy service with a smile was just what we needed. Team that with fantastic brekky delivered quickly, and we were two very happy travellers! Totally recommend this place.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Went here for the first time on a Grabone, the food was great. We both had steaks which were cooked perfectly, wonderfully chargrilled on the outside but melt in the mouth! Hubby had a spiced pumpkin and kumara soup for starters that was yummy, wine recommended was perfect for the food, will definitely be back!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Got this restaurant recommended to me by my hotel. I walked in at night and got the Ravioli and for a whole $16, I received 4 measly pieces of Ravioli and I wasn't quite sure if they just tryed to rip me off for being a tourist. Ended up walking down the street and having a second dinner.

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Ben D, Owner at The Coffee House Restaurant & Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us recently. We are really sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We appreciate your comments and feedback. In response, we do want to point out that the Prawn and Ricotta Ravioli is hand made on the premises using top quality fresh ingredients. It is an entree dish and not intended to be a... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Amazing breakfast every time, consistent, great service, and not too expensive. I have tried several things on the menu and they are all delicious, and great coffee. My favourite!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My partner & I visited The Coffee House last Weds for dinner; have been meaning to go for ages but never got round to it! Anyway, the 'GrabOne' special gave me the kick in the pants I needed & along we went. Loved the ambience upstairs, although I was a wee bit chilly to start with (sitting by the door)... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Luckily, we were staying very close to this restaurant, so we went for both dinner and breakfast a number of times. We loved the flat whites, fruit bowl and citrus bar for breakfast. Our dinners were wonderful as well. Great service, lovely atmosphere (even though it was under construction). We cannot wait to go back once the construction is complete.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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173 reviews 173 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We have come twice for lunch and this was our first time for dinner. The menu looks amazing which includes a nice steak menu as well. I had the vension with black pudding and risotto which was phenomenal. My wife had the fish of the day, grouper, with polenta. Both were amazing. For dessert we had the sticky date pudding... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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60 reviews 60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Went to coffee house with friends. The staffs are very friendly. Ordered their lunch mains of Italian pastas of some sort. It was just vegetables and no meat. Tasted okay, not bad, but not great, and the quantity not filling. Seems like this is more of a place to meet to nibble snacks, and I can't really expect to be... More

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East Anglia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Ate here with my husband on our first night in Christchurch. It was so local to our b&b and had good reviews. The menu was so lovely we ended up having 3 courses! Definitely eat upstairs. Beautiful wallpaper and fireplace up there. Between us we had soup of the day and the hosts cheese soufflé which both were yummy although... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We visited the renovated Coffee House to utilize a discount voucher as the menu had looked quite varied and delicious on the promo and we were very happy with our evening. I had the confit crispy skin duck which was delicious and had perfect accompaniments. My friend had the venison and thought it was excellent with a delicious beetroot risotto.... More

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