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Nor'Wester Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Coffee Shop, International, New Zealand
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95 Carters Road, Amberley 7410, New Zealand
03 314 9411
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Today
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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 7
    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
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Hanmer Springs for the weekend and we were tossing up about between having lunch in Hanmer or at the Norwester on the Sunday on the way home. I rang to book the day prior and spoke to a very nice person so it sounded promising. On the way back from Hanmer I rang to say we would... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

so went in and waiter was lovely we had a two for one voucher which we thought we could use. we both ordered the pork belly. mash tasted old and wasnt very warm. pork fat was raw. all it came with was broccoli which was still hard. mash and pork with fruit thing which i didnt like no crackling .... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We called in from Hanmer for a coffee on our way to Christchurch, staff friendly, food and coffee great. My partner left his hat there when we left, they posted it to us and did not want us to pay for postage. We will be back

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went for lunch with my son. We ordered backstrap of lamb with feta salad & cherry tomatoes & when it arrived there where about four slices of lamb on top of a big plate of letuce. We got two tiny pieces of feta in the huge salad & two cherry tomatoes cut in four. There was no flavour, extremely... More 

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Christchurch
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

A pleasant 50 kms drive North of Christchurch and well worth the easy drive. We found the service absolutely delightful and the meals both well presented, delicious and value for money. The only disappointment was to find out that this restaurant is no longer a participant in the Entertainment Book.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We haven't been to the Nor'Wester since it has changed hands. The outside area was unkempt the plants were in need of a good watering. The menu wasn't extensive but the BLT was ok but expensive at over $20. The chips were not nice. Shame as we had wonderful memories of excellent food.

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Raglan, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I've eaten here on many occasions with different sized groups and different times day the food and service are always first rate.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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, Coffee Shop, 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?