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Pattersons Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3 358 8129
Sun 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wed 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Courtenay, Canada
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576 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying at the hotel that Paterson's was in and the menu looked good so we gave it a try. The staff were very helpful and eager to please which they did. When we checked in we were also given 2 drink vouchers which was a nice touch. My wife picked the seafood paella and I had the strip... More 

Thank Smoltman
Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

had dinner there and was very impressed. Right up there with best in all three courses.great staff, good service, expert cooking. Lovely. had lunch next day and that was good too. Stella on tap. All good.

Thank Tamarilloinnelson
Hong Kong, China
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403 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

wE had a great evening meal at Patterson's. The weather outside may have been frigid but inside all was warm and hearty good cheer. The soups werre particularly good and the wine list was impressive, especially for Marlborough n, Waipara and Central Otago PInot Noirs. Excellent service,too!

1 Thank Perry B
Central Otago, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

There for a conference and cant fault the food! Plenty of it and a good variation. All 6 of my family most impressed!

Thank avriljrobinson
Pukekohe, New Zealand
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food and really good service. I would highly recommended it not only eating here but staying at The Commodore if you are visiting Christchurch

Thank pone6
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186 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a lively place with a good menu although it was a little on the pricey side. There was a good amount of choice in the menu. I enjoyed the lamb and my daughter had the pizza. We were seated right away and the food came out promptly and was well presented. Everything was tasty.

Thank Cararmme
Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I/We are big supporters of local businesses 100% and we valued good customer service its the number 1 secret to the growth/success of any business especially the hospitality industry. We are regular customers at your bar and restaurant we spend hundreds of dollars when we come over to drink wine and dine at your place we dont just buy any... More 

2 Thank Soo L
Dunedin, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

I ate dinner and breakfast here. I had lamb shank for dinner, it was delicious. It was the Chiefs special for 25 nzd. I had the buffet cooked breakfast, which was also delicious for 20 mzd plus 4 nzd for a pot of tea. Overall the food was very good, but it is expensive, better if they can provide some... More 

Thank David K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

Attended a farewell Dinner which was hosted in a side room to the resturant but used the resturant menu.The menu was ok and had a good variety. I had the seafood chowder which was outstanding but my lamb rack main was average. The desserts seemed hit and miss as several at the table enjoyed theirs but several were disappointed. As... More 

Thank Ken S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

Our party of four visited Pattersons on Sunday night for dinner. I am very pleased to report that the level of service & the quality of the food was absolutely superb. All of our party commented on how much they enjoyed the experience & we have vowed to return as soon as possible. There is no greater compliment. Try it... More 

Thank brent57310

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
6:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3 358 8129

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