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Pukeko Junction

Rt 1, Amberley 8251, New Zealand
(03) 314-8834
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Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Amberley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Good coffee every time. Friendly attentive service is great in a busy, bustling atmosphere. Good value.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

On our way to Hanmer last Friday we stopped off at Pukeko Junction for lunch. Every dish ordered was delicious and generous. Staff were very friendly and not flustered although it was a very busy place at lunchtime. I noticed a room off to the side of the main dining area, where a group of older women were gathered for... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We have been here twice in the last two weeks when traveling north and south Our first visit we had the lasagne with salad very tasty the service was friendly but extremely slow Our last visit on our way home we had Bacon and egg pie with salad which was nice and very filling The service was much faster and... More

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Stopped for lunch. Well what can I say the lasagne was lovely and at $10 the cost was reasonable. The staff are friendly. I would highly recommend Pukeko a excellent place to stop.

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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Pukeko Junction is a surprisingly funky cafe on the main road north of Christchurch - making it one of the better places to stop for good coffee and a tasty, interesting selection of food. However, when we visited we were disappointed with the slightly unfriendly (almost snobby) service. The soup served was not what was ordered, and you have to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We went.to Pukeko Junction as it had been recommended by a friend, and we could see why it is popular. The decor is funky and fresh, and the lovely warm fire kept us cosy - almost too cosy! We ordered lamb shanks pies without the side salad, and a children's platter. The place was absolutely packed so there was quite... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The variety of food is astonishing, the quality of the food is wonderful, portion sizes are huge. The food is all home cooked and presented beautifully. Coffee is great.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We had lunch here recently, the food is really very good, beautiful egg and bacon pie and frittata, the only negative is that they shouldn't serve Mr Watties tomato sauce with the pie, it would be so much nicer with some homemade relish or sauce, as they do with the frittata. Lovely sweet things in the cabinet as well, oat... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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137 reviews 137 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

I have been here several times and never been disappointed. They have a great selection of food including delicious vegetarian food. We bought some desserts after lunch to take to Hanmer with us. They were so good we stopped on the way back and bought more of the same. well worth a day trip from Christchurch if you live there.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our meals very much. Was very busy so a a bit of a wait for table and meals, the meals were hot and worth the wait. You can pass a bit of time looking in the gift shop, lots of local wine and crafts for sale.

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