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“Excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Holy Smoke

The Holy Smoke
650 Ferry Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #205 of 579 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $25 - $100
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

Fantastic food. Nicely restored building. Service was very good. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good wine selection.

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
UK
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Nice breakfast”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Nicely restored restaurant. Went for breakfast which was slightly pricey but good service and food and the place was warm (much needed when it snowed)! Also went for coffee and was left undisturbed as I read, even after finishing my drink. Very relaxed atmosphere, would definitely recommend.

Visited June 2012
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Love the building, atmosphere, great menu, wine, coffee and a bit out of the city by 10 mins to the east.

Visited June 2012
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“definitely Holy food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I ate at Holy Smoke twice. Both times were great. Once for Brunch of the first day I was in Christchurch. Secondly for dinner on my last evening there. The service was great and food spectacular. The building was beautiful. It was ten minutes walk from Haka Lodge where i stayed and was recommended by the staff there. Particularly outstanding was the house white wine naemd after the restaurant, very fruity and citrus. It fit exactly the description in the menu (which was surprising) which mentioned passionfruit. I really could taste it.

Visited June 2012
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3 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

This is a lovely cafe. The decor is really funky with some great artwork on the walls and beautiful exposed brick. I ordered eggs benedict for brunch and received by far the best eggs benedict I have EVER eaten. Instead of being served on muffins, the eggs came on a homemade hash brown with spinach and bacon. An absolute taste sensation and I cannot wait to go back for more!!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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