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“take your four legged friend”
Review of Boatshed Cafe

Boatshed Cafe
Ranked #169 of 981 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“take your four legged friend”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

after a walk in Hagley park this is a great place to relax by the river with a coffee while your dog gets a bowl of water and treats. There is a dog free area inside where you order your food and a covered area option for rainy days or an outside area for sunny days to sit with your dog. The food is great too and so is the coffee. You can hire a canoe and go for a row through the park afterwards.Service is good you can text your order from the park to save waiting. Get a loyalty card and enjoy a free coffee after buying five.
Established in 1882

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Dorothy W
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English first
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Nice outlook”
Reviewed January 1, 2013

A nice busy little cafe by the river but not many cheap options for lunch food apart from toasted sandwiches. However, the food portions are a decent size for the price ($15-20) so depends on how much you want to spend on lunch.

Visited October 2012
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Thank kerynnz
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Canandaigua
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Oasis near the hospital”
Reviewed December 3, 2012

We spent 2 days at the hospital in Christchurch unexpectedly. The supply of sandwiches, salads, coffee and soup from the Boathouse helped us get thru the ordeal.
You can pop across the street and get bagels, tasty sandwiches, and treats easily. Service is quick and pleasant. We also found it very nice for jangled nerves to sit at a table overlooking the river and eat something non-greasy.
The pumpkin soup served with grilled toast was a bit bland, but hot, and a portion large enough to share. A bit of pepper improved it a lot. Chicken Caesar salad was tasty and fresh. A raspberry muffin was delicious. There was a large selection of grilled paninis and hot items as well.
An error in our order was quickly rectified and money refunded without any argument whatsoever, even tho our American accents were likely the cause.
As the hospital staff populates the restaurant at peak mealtimes, best to come a bit early or late if able.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank SnowyandSniggles
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good breakfast, beautiful outlook”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Pleasant place to go for a breakfast or just for a coffee either solo or with friends. Good food and coffee. Can get very busy when hospital staff have their meal times but great a other times.

Visited September 2012
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Thank Beverley M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Coffee and location”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

The cafe delivers everyday and keeps the Hospital running on coffee. A beautiful place to sit and enjoy the Avon River and the history of the Antigua Boatsheds-history that we are sadly losing in other areas of Christchurch

Visited July 2012
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Thank BJB1956
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