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“Fabulous meal fine dining at its best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Edesia Restaurant & Bar

Edesia Restaurant & Bar
12 Show Place | Addington, Christchurch, New Zealand
(03) 943 2144
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Ranked #64 of 519 restaurants in Christchurch
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fabulous meal fine dining at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The choices were limited however starters look fab, I had duck liver, fig jam with 2 pieces of thick toast, very nice, main was a beautiful steak cooked to perfection medium, red in the the middle. Deserts looked excellent, wine very nice, large choice. Service was excellent, meals served on slate nice touch

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“Delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is an establishment where the chefs know exactly what they are doing. We have eaten here twice and were very happy both times - the (justified) expense prevents it from being a regular though! The presentation was delightful and the tastes sublime - seasoned perfectly and almost too pretty to eat.
The two wait staff who served us could not have been better - friendly without being intrusive, and professional to an excellent level.
We will be back for special occasions - the restaurant deserves planning ahead, savouring, and will do an important dinner justice.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I have been to Edesia few times and everytime its been great. It wasnt crowded( maybe because its was week nights), the food is very good and so is the service. Great wine selection. It is definitely one of my favorite places in Christchurch.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Awful ambiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The food was good though trop de nouvelle cuisine, but the service patchy and the ambiance awful: when spending that much for a meal we expect to be able to converse without shouting across the table.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“good food but don't expect an intimate fine dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Arrived and felt a bit confused as there appeared to be no welcome- was this the bar or the restaurant? That sorted (it's both) we were seen to our table by our friendly well informed waiter for the evening.
Excellent wine list (by the glass or bottle) Bread and olive oil with flavored salts arrived promptly as did our entrees. We both highly rated the quail and the salmon very good if less spectacular. Of the mains my groper and prawn was Ok but I coveted my wife's venison which was superb albeit the sauce being slightly over salted to both our tastes.
Overral very good beautifully presented food let down as a dining experience by the noise level. (OK maybe Saturday night is not ideal) and bar atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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