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Chantellinis Restaurant and Cafe - CLOSED

11 Jollies Pass Road, Hanmer Springs 7334, New Zealand
+64 3-315 7667
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Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: French, New Zealand
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Experience exceptional hospitality in an Award Winning French inspired fine dining restaurant. Chantellinis champions the finest local and seasonal produce complete with an extensive and nationally recognised wine list, which compliments the menu while showcasing the best wines from Waipara and New Zealand. The team work from the ground up producing virtually everything, from house baked breads, butter, cheeses, chocolate, pastry and charcuterie. Produce is sourced locally including truffles, farmed and wild meats, poultry and organic vegetables. Garnishes and herbs are grown in the restaurant's organic vegetable garden. Menus are generally altered twice each season, according to the best produce available, whether farmed or foraged. The intimate and private dining rooms are perfect for corporate groups, or family celebrations, as the knowledgeable and professional team will make your event memorable. Chantellinis is the ultimate restaurant for those who want a special dining experience.Checkout our Facebook and become a friend of Chantellinis.

161 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

This was one of the nicest meals I have ever had! The duck was cooked to perfection! Rhubarb and Apple Crumble was not too sour, not too sweet, just right! The service was excellent, and things we ordered came super fast. Was a fantastic atmosphere. The owner (didn't catch her name) was just lovely. Would love to come again but... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

We dined upstairs away from everyone yet the host was so so rude about our wee ones. (Who were just laughing and being kids) Upon paying we explained how awful they made us feel. Then were told 'people pay a lot of money to dine here' well so did we! I have never reviewed a restaurant as we always have... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The service at Chantellinis is fantastic.Maria our hostess always remembers us and seems genuinely interested in anything we have to say. The food is beautiful and the decor just lovely: chandeliers, lovely artwork and gorgeous wall coverings. All add up to a great dining experience. It is my all time favourite Canterbury restaurant!

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Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

As a group of 4 persons, we visited the restaurant for supper, having made a booking in advance. The restaurant has a pleasant ambience with first class table settings and a reasonably extensive menu and wine list. As a group, we ordered 3 different starters which included a swimmer crab flan/soufflé, a confit of quail, and a duck pâtė. With... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

really nice setting and atmosphere, friendly and well presented staff. well portioned and money for value sized meals. ONLY criticism was the brownie was a little dry and flaked apart with every spoonful (otherwise this would've been a 5 star review!)

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Fantastic service, brilliant food and the perfect spot to enjoy dinner and wine for our wedding anniversary.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were celebrating our 44th Wedding Anniversary while holidaying in Hamner. We found the service excellent. The food came out promptly and was to a high standard. As it was a very pleasant evening we were sitting outside in the court yard. The staff kept a close eye on our food to ensure our next course came out in good... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

A quick trip away to celebrate our anniversary and we'd decided to come here for dinner. Great choice. Within walking distance of our motel. The ambience just right. Opted to sit inside as just a wee bit windy out. Did get to watch the other diners enjoy it though. Great selection of drinks. Great menu with good sized meals to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had an enjoyable meal while in Hamner Springs recently . Great menu using local produce but cooked with a French twist. The wine list seems to have changed since our last visit and now doesn't seem to offer any French wines. Shame but maybe there weren't popular with New Zealander's ? Food was fresh and tasty . Really nice... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

While the restaurant was full down stairs they were happy to accommodate us up stairs on our own which was perfect as we had our young daughters with us. The meals for dinner were exceptional - both the children's menu and ours. The service was also excellent from both the waitress and maître. Very efficient and friendly and we can't... More

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