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Drexel's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Diner, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Rotherham Street | Westfield Mall, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-343 3403
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 315 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On paper there is much to like about Drexel's. However, it didn't transfer to reality. I really enjoy a good cooked breakfast and the Drexel menu ticks many of the boxes. One this Sunday morning the manager was doing the "meet and greet". Sadly, he seemed to have forgotten the basic rules of "welcome". No greeting, no smile, just a... More 

Thank Geddes_7
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

That's regular drip coffee to us Americans. The only place we've found in Christchurch where you can get drip coffee and not pay for refills. The breakfast menu is excellent, Eggs Benedict with several options; breakfast crepes, and other choices. Definitely a potential regular stop for good coffee and breakfast.

Thank JayChandler
Blenheim, New Zealand
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eat here many times, is a mainstay when we are in christchurch. Pays to book in advance as can be very busy at times. Good service, yummy meals, and happy to accomodate our requests where possible. Drexel special is a family favourite, best of everything!!

Thank bigplans28
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our cooked breakfast, food was good, interesting menu, and we thought the prices were reasonable by NZ standards. We'd be happy to go there again based on this experience.

Thank Jackydu7
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a weekday, the queue is pretty long (30-45 mins waiting time) but the wait is worth it. In the meantime you can take a walk to Westfield.

Thank zeeyen
Kaikoura, New Zealand
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The price of the food here is quite expensive, considering you could make all of these at home very easily and at a much cheaper price. I am not a fan of paying $10+ for toast or a simple plate of egg, bacon and tomatos

Thank lanieve5552
Christchurch, New Zealand
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92 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drexels is a Christchurch institution, surely, after 30 odd years. I've visited countless times over that time span for breakfast/brunch. It works well for all sorts of parties - solo's, couples, families, business meetings. It's the closest thing we've got to a Stateside diner, right down to the bottomless coffee and moderate prices. The menu is huge and varied. The... More 

Thank milliesmum2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

The food here is always delicious! Food and drinks came quickly. Unfortunately I had a little attitude from the waiter when I said I wasn't ready to order just yet, with her rolling her eyes at me... we all have bad days so it's fine. Once we had our food didn't come back and ask how we were going as... More 

Thank lieslo2014
New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

I often like to come here for breakfast. Good wide range to choose from. My favourite will have to be the waffles!

Thank twopeasinapod25
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

my family and i went out for brunch at drexels earlier this month,we got pancakes,waffles,chicken enchiladas and a caesar salad. All was great! Service was great,food was reasonably priced and we were not dissapointed by our brunching experience.

Thank Juliette V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rotherham Street | Westfield Mall, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-343 3403

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?