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The Coffee House Restaurant & Cafe

290 Montreal St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 365 6066
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Ranked #19 of 519 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
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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

8 of us dined on Grabone vouchers. Had mains only. The steaks were awesome...cooked just how we liked them and tender and tasty. The pork belly was divine and the lamb yummy too. This was the first time we had dined here in the evening and we will return. Ambience was good, almost full restaurant for a Wednesday night and... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We were struggling to find somewhere to eat in Christchurch as it is so quiet now after the devastation, so we really just stumbled across this place with rumbling stomachs - we were pleasantly surprised! I had the lamb and it was incredible, my partner had steak and said it was delicious. The plates were filled to the brim and... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

I was lucky to get a space both times without a reservation as it gets quite busy. Staff were all really helpful without being intrusive and food and wine were of the highest quality. Staff recommended some of the dishes and wines to match. As a lone traveller I felt very comfortable and welcomed, many thanks and when if in... More

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Auckland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

A must if you are ever in Christchurch. By far the best venison dish I have ever tasted and the accompanying beetroot risotto was divine. The pork belly was equally delicious. You'll struggle to choose a dessert as they all look amazing. I highly recommend the chocolate trio and the raspberry and kaffir lime donuts...wow! The staff were friendly too.

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