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Pattersons Restaurant & Bar

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449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
(03) 358 8129
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
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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Hong Kong, China
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343 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 291 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank Soo L
Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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
Ngaruawahia Hamilton
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Whether one dines in the restaurant either breakfast, lunch or dinner you will not be disappointed with the options of the food or the quality let alone the service from the friendly & professional staff :)

Thank Rob K
Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

If you're at the hotel the food and service won't disappoint. We were shown quickly to our tables and offered prompt, but friendly and unobtrusive service. Good wine selection complemented a decent menu and daily specials.

Thank Ian S

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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
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, 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 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: (03) 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?