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Pukeko Junction

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Rt 1, Amberley 8251, New Zealand
(03) 314-8834
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Place to Eat

Made a special trip from Christchurch for lunch. We were able to make a reservation on ANZAC day and there was no surcharge . The bacon and egg pie with salad was impressive along with the salad great coffee and great service. I will always go back

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Sally L
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Made a special trip from Christchurch for lunch. We were able to make a reservation on ANZAC day and there was no surcharge . The bacon and egg pie with salad was impressive along with the salad great coffee and great service. I will always go back

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I always enjoy the food at the Pukeko Junction,the atmosphere & the staff are friendly. I had the lasange ,followed by Lemon slice & coffee. The lemon slice is very nice and the coffee hot.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

For a start - gemmah3 who wrote a review has NO IDEA! just read the other reviews! My experience was awesome - was catching up with a friend in amberley and went for a late lunch on Monday We had food from the cabinet (I am gluten intolerant) and there was plenty of variety. The service was exceptional - we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Always wanted to stop off here. On the busy State Highway 1. The cabinet of food looked impressive with savoury offerings. I ordered two drinks - which came out prior to my meal and were all gone before the meal arrived. I ordered the fish cake and had a salad to go with it. The fish cake in itself was... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We have called at at this roadside cafe many times and the quality of the food has never wavered from excellent. Everything is made on the premises and the range of savoury and sweet foodstuffs are wonderful. This last visit was one of the best and we both had a breakfast to suit our individual tastes. I had a Farmers... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We come here a lot ! Have been over 50 times. Great food and coffee. However our last experience was not the best. Had to wait 1hr for our coffee. They have got extremely busy (esp on a Sunday morning for brunch and lunch) and need more staff to cater for these days. We will still come back but will... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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66 reviews 66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Pukeko Junction is one of those places, like Maranui Surf Cafe in Wellington, that can fit many more people than the kitchen and staff can manage. We went out for sunday brunch there and were told that even with ordering cabinet food, it would be a half hour wait... That seems ridiculous. My banana berry smoothie was about 80% banana... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Nice cafe bar with a brilliant selection of the amazing local Waipara wines. Good quality sweet & savoury cafefood. A friendly atmosphere and the place to buy excellent locally made bread.

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Amberley, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife an I drop in for a coffee and dessert from time to time. As we live only 500 meters away, we no longer stop off for lunch. The food is always great, the coffee is delicious, the service is very friendly, my only negative comment is the time to receive your order at the table. This has always... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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167 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I have stopped off several times for breakfast over the years and it always good, as is the coffee. The full breakfast at $19 was what I opted for on my last visit on Xmas Eve 2014. The only downside or improvement\suggestion would be not to have the $2 add-on for two sausages and also add a homemade hash brown.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rt 1, Amberley 8251, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Amberley
  • Phone Number: (03) 314-8834

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