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Freemans Dining Room

47 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
+64 3-328 7517
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
47 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
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Reviewed March 9, 2017

I visited here with my family who were over from the UK after seeing it was highly rated here on Tripadvisor. The place is quite a small restaurant at the front but there is a nice bar area out the back with great views and...More

1  Thank Terran N
Reviewed February 22, 2017

Great place to eat and share food. Freeman's zucchini fries are legendary - super tasty and super light - great for sharing with friends. The warmed olives are another regular item we get to share as well. Pizzas are thin crusted and great also.

1  Thank annieb107
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

Surprisingly quick service tonight as they are fully booked and turning people away. Valentine's Day. All meals delicious and the service banter pleasant. Many thanks for a great meal

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Reviewed February 11, 2017 via mobile

We managed to get a table with a partial view of the harbour, under an umbrella to shelter us from the sun, but not all tables are that good. The food and service however are faultless! We had zucchini fries to share (enough for 2!)...More

Thank Andrew000000001
Reviewed February 5, 2017

Wow - the history of this establishment is interesting but irrelevant to today;s diners you may wish to delve deeper!!!?. Freemans rightly holds the top spot in the dining/eateries/coffee houses of Lyttelton. Our host Peter was great, the food outstanding and the delightful view of...More

Thank TrinityMB
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Made the trip out from Christchurch to eat here and we weren't disappointed. Nice decor, good unpretentious food and friendly staff. All the ingredients for an enjoyable evening.

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed January 14, 2017

So me and a friend where just on a day out, didn't have anything plans, and came across the freemans when walking down the high street, its not hard to miss, we went in as we knew it has a lovely little backyard bit as...More

1  Thank helloiamlydia
Reviewed January 14, 2017

The food was great. All 6 meals were different and each person couldn't speak highly enough of their food. The service and recommendations from the staff were also spot on.

1  Thank Sally M
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon after a great day in the harbour. We sat out on the deck, wine in hand, live jazz playing, eating pizza, view over the harbour...Sundays don't get any better than that! awesome staff, great wine list and great...More

1  Thank GF_adventurer_NZ
Reviewed December 30, 2016

If you find yourself hungry or thirsty in Lyttelton, find Freemans - which is not difficult - and if you are visiting locals they should be quite happy if you select Freemans for dinner. I'm not so sure I'd drive from Christchurch just to dine...More

1  Thank stuY58
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 London Street, Lyttelton 8082, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Lyttelton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-328 7517
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Neighbourhood eatery in the heart of Lyttelton specialising in authentic Italian pizzas and hand made pasta alongside great hospitality. Great views of Lyttelton from our heated and covered deck.
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