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Nor'Wester Cafe

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Bar, Café, International, New Zealand
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95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
03 314 9411
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9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thu - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Happy team at Nor'Wester a delight

Stopping for lunch travelling north Christchurch to Blenheim normally involves an old favourite, Nor'Wester. This visit the meals were lovely and coffee great. Best of all, the service. The team there are happy to help and their friendly demeanour a delight.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
waynefmarriott
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Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Stopping for lunch travelling north Christchurch to Blenheim normally involves an old favourite, Nor'Wester. This visit the meals were lovely and coffee great. Best of all, the service. The team there are happy to help and their friendly demeanour a delight.

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

My husband and I have been regular visitors to the Nor'Wester since it first opened many years ago. Since it has changed ownership it is no where near the quality that it used to be. I was looking forward to a light meal with a salad or something or at the very least that I might be able to order... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Stopped by for lunch after telling our friends how wonderful it was at Norwester. We thought we were taking them for a real treat!! The service was very different and the menu too, I was thinking something isn't right? And it wasnt! New owners..... So disappointed in the lunch that we wont be returning.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Well we liked it a lot. The chips that came with our lunch were absolutely delicious so if that is a mark of "a chips with everything" place - then I say its a very good idea. We had friendly service, I enjoyed my Lamb Burger type dish a lot and the fish and chips were apparently excellent. All in... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Loved the Nor'Wester Café. Loads of ambience. Food was presented beautifully. Service was fabulous. Definitely go there again if we pass through.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stopped by for breakfast and it was excellent. Husband and daughter had the eggs benidic with bacon and i had the poached eggs everything was delightful and well presented. Great service too and reasonably priced. My new favorite spot in Amberley.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Unfortunately the Nor Wester is certainly not what it used to be in terms of the standard of its food. Gone are the high quality excellently prepared dishes we have come to know and expect from this establishment only to be replaced with a chips with everything sort of place. The salmon in my salad was dry and the 'salad'... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

This is one of the many restaurants in Amberley. It was a little on the pricier side but was worth the extra money. The food was really well prepared with decent sized portions. The service was very efficient and friendly. Good choice of food on the menu and would recommend both the fish and chips and the lamb.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Have eaten here in the past when it was very good. Sadly it seems to have lost its way but not its pricing. What a pity it doesn't celebrate the wonderful food and wine available in the area.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The chefs change too often so that carries a message for me. It has traded on its reputation for some time but time is leaving it behind.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: 03 314 9411

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Bar, Café, International, New Zealand
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?