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“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Gorilla - CLOSED

Gorilla
Price range: $4 - $25
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Spanish, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The home of the CharCo (charcoal tacos). Fabulous beers on tap. Good, Simple, Local.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

Had a great evening here the atmosphere was great and the food was excellent and so tasty.,..that combined with the lovely wine. Just a great gourmet experience. The service was great and also funny. Thanks Gorilla Bar!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Sunnydaz73
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30 reviews from our community

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English first
Christchurch New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food, Great service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

Went to Gorilla tonight. Really enjoyed it. The menu was not what we expected. We had a pork hock to share in a delicious sauce. We also had a warm beetroot salad with goats cheese and almonds, roast potatoes and a rocket and pear salad.(yum)
This meal was delicious and satisfying, however the friendly service from the Welsh waitress made a really great experience. She is a really enthusiastic, friendly girl. Would definitely go back again.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank lonelydog
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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199 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Before the Big Shake, you'd never even consider driving half-way down Ferry Road for a meal, but things have changed since I was last in Christchurch (Christmas 2010).
Besides a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, we shared a number of very tasty dishes, all very well presented and totally delicious. Very friendly and attentive service (although it WAS a very quiet evening). Excellent value for money, too!

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Franck H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Awesome service and food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We have been to Gorilla bar several times. One time we went in for a quick drink mid afternoon to kill time and ended up ordering several plates. It's tapas style so you can order as much or little as you want. The staff don't frown upon you wanting a little snack. They are very relaxed but very efficient and attentive. There's one head staff member that stands looking out most of the time for any diners that need assistance. Very professional!! We recently went there for my finances birthday and the place was packed. There were 5 of us and we shared ribs, 2 brisket, lamb croquettes, mushrooms, pork, and the bread and hummus is delicious. We ordered more of it. I had a devine apple crumble and icecream for desert. My fiancé raved about the charcos!! It's definitely one of our favorite places!!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Julie M
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Canandaigua
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159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Tasty slow cooked meats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2012

We stopped in at Gorilla, which really should be listed as a tapas bar, as it has plenty of tables and an extensive menu.
The three of us ordered a variety of plates to share: grilled bread with humus and roasted garlic, rocket salad, a pulled pork taco, pork spare ribs and a beef short rib with mash and broccoli.
Service was attentive, and the food served up promptly. The bread, salad and taco were superb: really tasty and fresh. the pork ribs were the minimalist kind: well-cooked but very little sauce, tasty but not exemplary, and the beef rib, while very large and tender, was a bit gamey for my taste. the accompanying mash and broccoli had 2 problems: the potato was very watery and a large pile of undercooked rye berries were sprinkled on top, making it all rather unpleasant to chew.
We told the waitress it detracted from the dish really just to give the chef feedback, as it was otherwise perfectly acceptable.
I would return and order up lots of the tacos. There were several varieties and if they are all as good as the pulled pork, Gorilla deserves to be very popular.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank SnowyandSniggles
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