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Vespa

225a High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-943 5980
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (16 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pizza, South American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
225a High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed October 18, 2017

We were staying at a property close by and looking for somewhere for dinner. This place was awesome! The wait staff were amazingly attentive and the food was amazing. We ordered a selection of the bar snacks & pizza and the food was sensational -...More

Thank Kelly J
Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

Whilst exploring from our temporary apartment in centre of Christchurch we happened across Strangers Lane and Vespa, just adjacent. Even with heaters sitting outside in Strangers Lane was just a little too cool for us, but we found a small table for two in Vespa....More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

... in this small place, looking like a cocktail bar in first glance. Unfortunately we only found it on our last day in Christchurch, otherwise we would have come back.

Thank flellig
Reviewed August 14, 2017 via mobile

Walked in on a cold wet night, to be greeted with friendly service, and an amazingly tasty pizza. Great music playing. Would definitely dine here again. 👍

Thank ShazLP
Reviewed August 8, 2017

Good place for a cosy drink. Warm atsmophere. Food is average. Customer service is casual and laid back but nice.

1  Thank XMOS69
Reviewed August 5, 2017

Exploring the city centre on a freezing winters day, we stumbled upon Vespa which was warm and very inviting. As we entered we were welcomed by the friendly man behind the bar and sat in the window where we could watch the tram go by....More

Thank hannahjo04
Reviewed June 19, 2017

We walked into this place on the way back to the hotel and popped in for a plate of churros as therequired was a fire going outside and was nice. What we didn't expect was to be asked for ID for a plate of churros....More

6  Thank Aussie_Traveller183
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

We wondered in to Vespa after dinner and took advantage of the 2 for 1 cocktail deal. We ordered the Vespa Devil which was a delicious ginger beer based cocktail. Our drinks came very quickly and the staff were very relaxed and friendly. This is...More

Thank Georgia P
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Delicious 20" pizza ordered in Vespa last night. Plenty for two people. Overall quite expensive for a pizza and two alcoholic drinks $60. But we are still getting used to the cost of things and this is a city centre. Very charming & informative staff...More

Thank Lealani2000
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Saw this place while on the Tram tour. Walked there from our hotel and was greeted by very friendly staff. Couple of drinks and absolutely amazing food. The staff were amazing and made our arrival into the South Island amazing.

Thank skip2112
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225a High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-943 5980
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