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Cook'n' With Gas

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23 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 9166
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very creative restaurant. The appetizer (duck on potato chip with a sauce that's so delicious) is very tasty. If they had that on menu I would have ordered more. The lamb and duck we ordered is top quality. One of the best we've tasted. 5 star! No hesitation. :)

1 Thank Anakin H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been here a number of times, either with friends or just us. These guys make it such a great night every time we come in. The service, as you may have guessed, is excellent, the food is at the very least really good and often fantastic. We have a number of restaurants in Christchurch that are on our 'favourites'... More 

1 Thank tbfnz
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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first experience dining at cooking with gas was most delightful. The night started off with a warm greeting and we were promptly seated at our table by the fire. I started with the house cocktail which was well balanced and served quickly. A complimentary amuse Bouche of venison was served and was a great start of what followed. I... More 

1 Thank Carlita C
Istanbul, Turkey
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the restaurant midweek and we had to wait a little bit for a table which should give you a good indication of how popular this place is. The waiters had good banter and were knowledgable and decisive. The food was extremely good and the alcohol options were brilliant. Would highly recommend.

1 Thank Peter P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to spend a special evening with my partner and a friend recommended Cook N with Gas. Upon arrival we were greeted and seated in this historical villa .Despite its age it was warm and comfortable.On such a brisk winters night I had the pea and ham soup while my partner chose the gold medal mussels. For the main... More 

Thank KeithK1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first hint of culinary mishap was upon reading the menu - a catastrophe of flavour combinations and a mismatch of proteins! It was difficult for me to make a choice that would settle well on my palate and ultimately in my stomach - I chose the 'ossobucco' which was fish - $ 40!! The duck at $45 - my... More 

Thank plum_persey
corker9, Owner at Cook'n' With Gas, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a scathing review, Your group of 12 dined with us this last Monday night 25/7/16, You had booked for 14, were 30 minutes late for your booking, Thats fine, We understand, that groups sometimes get waylaid. And respect the fact you have dietary requirments ie. you, Plum Persey don't eat meat,... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great night, food was good however have had a better Steak elsewhere for less. Most of the staff were very friendly, one was a bit static shall we say. Overall a great night out and worth trying it and judging for yourself.

Thank Chris F
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was well presented and the taste was fantastic. Have to mention the complimentary dish. Creative, full of taste and mix of texture! We were too full to try out the pudding but I am sure we will visit again. Well done!

Thank Alexia Z
Upper Caboolture
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

This restaurant is sited in a beautiful old timber building. It's interior is warm and inviting and the lighting sets the mood for an evening of fine dining. The dishes are prepared with fresh local ingredients, and although my salmon entree was a little pretentious, the main was the best use of wild venison I have ever experienced. I was... More 

Thank Andrew R
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We love "the gas". Post quake there are a hugh amount of new restaurants appearing. It's easy to forget about our good old favorites. Portions are enormous, so much so it seamed mentioning a dog bag was part of our waitresses speech. If you haven't been it's worth a visit. If you've been before go again even if it's just... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $29
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 9166

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