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Elevate Bar & Restaurant

New Zealand, European, British
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2 Colombo Street | Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
64 3-964 2880
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Lyttelton, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I quite like this place at the end of Colombo Street, sitting at the corner of a busy roundabout. It is a mixture of sports bar and restaurant, with high tables and chairs, big TV screen(s), also normal restaurant tables and sheltered outdoor seating. A bit dark inside. The selection of cakes for an afternoon coffee is minimal. We often... More 

Thank SuzyQ8082
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We enjoyed a brilliant evening - party of 7 - with just one other small group dining at the same time as we were. 7:30 on a Saturday evening. I was surprise the restaurant was not busier. The food was truly delicious. Between us we ordered 4 different mains with 3 of us choosing the twice cooked pork belly. This... More 

Thank Pauline B
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97 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

A group of us went for dinner to protocol ( previously elevate). Very good food and all round a good night. I had blue cod which was very good. Only down side is it's quite noisy in the restaurant - tends to echo. Other than this definitely worth a visit with good food and service.

Thank Praxmeyer
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

The food is amazing, I have eaten here on a number of occasions and have always had an awesome experience. Outstanding service and fabulous food, great variety and good value 😊 overall I really rate this place really high across the places I've eaten out in Christchurch. A definite recommend!!

Thank Amy M
New Zealand
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237 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First visit since this restaurant became Protocol some months ago. Never a regular haunt but in our hood and always served good food. Happy to report this has not changed. Tonight we had a steak and a simply divine cervena main. Beautiful presentation, very tasty and reasonable portion sizes. Wine is not cheap - $11.50 to $13 a glass and... More 

Thank CactusRose
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were a group of 4 who booked a Saturday night out for dinner. Easily managed to get a a reservation. The place is in our area so we were excited to see what the new Protocol management was like. We left disappointed in regards to the ambiance and food. The service however was prompt and friendly. The restaurant was... More 

2 Thank Uncs_Aunts
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Now called Protocol, nice to have a restaurant close to home but really they are trying to be to fancy! Just serve up normal good tasty food! Weird to had a $36 steak on the menu of a place you can go to and wear track pants! For the price you would also expect amazing service but below average is... More 

Thank CassKovacs
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

We wanted somewhere on a Monday night that for a good meal to celebrate a family birthday. So seven of us arrived at Protocol on a cold night and had a fantastic 3 course meal, with attentive, professional service and excellent food that everyone enjoyed. Highly recommend this place - we're lucky it's so nearby.

Thank Graham W
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I went here for dinner for my birthday. It's called Protocol now! Quite busy, which made it quite noisy going in with the volume of everyone's voices. But we were seated at a table very quickly and our waitress was really, really lovely! We didn't have to wait long for our food. We had a starter and... More 

Thank MareeCH
Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

And because we deserved a night out, we decided that eating out was ticking most boxes. June, cold, steak would be good, let's find somehere close to home and enjoy their cooking. Haven't eaten at Elevate, and I won't now, as it's changed it's name to Protocol.That hardly matters,neither name stands out. Easy to park, easy to walk in, easy... More 

Thank patrick d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
New Zealand, European, British
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Colombo Street | Cashmere, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 64 3-964 2880

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