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Fisherman's Wharf Lyttelton

) #133 of 776 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ Seafood, Soups,
39 Norwich Quay | Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-328 7530
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
39 Norwich Quay | Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

I was truly astonished at just how delicious the food was, especially considering the modest prices. A spontaneous visit on a dark evening meant no view but very cosy and helpful and unpretentious service. Factoring in food quality, price, service and decor/ambience - simply, in...More

Thank antoncoberger
Reviewed 1 week ago

Locations great to watch the port at work and the comings and goings on the harbour. We had the seafood chowder (main) for lunch - the serving size was small and it was luke-warm - very disappointing

Thank gokiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I enjoyed such a lovely night at this restaurant on Wed night. We took advantage of the $15 Thai menu. Great ! The chef was Thai female and we loved her food. Service great. The waitress was called Ruby and provided good...More

Thank Mingblue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had the best green lipped mussels of our trip around NZ, huge, and tasted like they were straight out of the sea. The ambience was lovely, looking over the wharf on a bitterly cold windy day while we were warm & dry and sipping...More

Thank 516Lorelei
Reviewed June 14, 2017

Venturing through the tunnel, thought we would try this restaurant. It's one of those "don't judge a book by the cover" because inside you are greeted by smiles and friendliness and then choices galore from the menu. Anything ordered would not disappoint. My husband was...More

Thank Lesley W
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Fisherman's Wharf was our choice for Mother's Day late lunch this year. This was my first time here. The food was delicious. The fish was some of the freshest and best prepared I've had in the greater Christchurch area. I really felt we got value...More

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Dined here with a booking early on a cold Sunday night (first ever visit). We were first seated in the veranda against the dark window - great if there had been a daytime view. However, the freezing cold draughts simply whisked up from the open...More

Thank Kiwi_rua
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Our third time back here, and the best service yet. A lovely, yet cool sunny day overlooking the active harbour. I enjoyed the seafood sizzle plate (a nice a sizzle as it sounds) and my other half had the main fish meal. Both were excellent...More

Thank RossofIslington
Reviewed April 30, 2017

My partner and I had just popped over to Lyttelton for a drive and spotted the restaurant and decided to stay for lunch. The staff were friendly and welcoming, I loved the layout of the building especially the inside - all the added extra's like...More

Thank nzkiwigirl2016
Reviewed April 27, 2017

Excellent menu choice and the sea food was fantastic .good service. Nice surroundings and prices were on par with other resturants

Thank Anne M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 Norwich Quay | Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-328 7530
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At the Fisherman's Wharf we have the catch phrase,'From the Boat to Plate'and for a very good reason....We have our own local commercial fishing boats and that means our seafood is as fresh as it gets! In fact, we've been fishing as a family for over 50 years. Speaking of family, one of our owners parents started the first fish and chip shop in Port... Chan's Cafe. So with the fresh fish caught by the locals,the stunning world class Harbour view, relaxed atmosphere, a team of friendly staff and fabulously delicious dishes,we look forward to seeing you.....Again and again! Due to the nature of the industry, catches can vary and quotas change,so prices, daily specials and availability may change daily.You can also buy some of our fresh fish at the Lyttelton Farmers Market.And the Seafood Chowder (made at The Fisherman's Wharf)is also for sale at the Market on a Saturday morning at bargain prices. Have a great time and thanks for joining us
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