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“Delicious lamb”

Pedro's House of Lamb
Ranked #3 of 991 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Spanish
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A tender whole lamb shoulder cooked slowly over 4-5 hours, with garlic and rosemary to bring out the delicious flavour. Served with scalloped potatoes. TAKEAWAY
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious lamb”
Reviewed July 27, 2014

Have had takeaways from Pedro's several times and they never disappoint. Lamb is always cooked beautifully and the creamy potatoes are great

  • Visited March 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
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  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“I've joined the fan club :)”
Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

This has to be the most perfect takeaway ever. So delicious, ample for three hungry adults. Good enough to dish up to friends, and extra lovely with a side dish of greens to cut through the rich, succulent lamb (you will have to do that bit yourself).
Completely gorgeous if you are on holiday and yet want some 'real' food to feed your soul, or maybe you are in a motel without an oven whilst your munted house is being unmunted?
Do book ahead though, or risk missing out. I didn't, but arrived at 4pm.

Visited July 2014
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yummo”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

Did not disappoint, great restaurant quality food as takeaway! Nice simple menu, shoulder of lamb with potatoes, saved the hassle of choosing :)

  • Visited July 2014
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Kailua, Hawaii
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Phoenix from the ashes”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Pedro's House of Lamb is the best lamb you will ever have. This small spot has risen from the ashes of "Pedro's" restaurant which was destroyed in the earthquake of 2011. I had eaten at Pedro's restaurant nearly 100 times and, as the previous commander for the C-17 forces supporting Operation DEEP FREEZE in Antarctica, took every DV who came to Christchurch there for dinner (including 4-Star generals, US Senators and Congressmen and most importantly, my wife!) . Why? Because it was - and still IS - the best lamb on the planet. Pedro, Inaki and the staff (past and present) are extremely friendly and strive to ensure your food is perfectly cooked, unbelievably delicious and worth every penny. Portions are HUGE but you will soon find one serving is not enough. I once dinner there three nights in a row and had the lamb every night! Pedro told me if I came back the next night he would only serve me fish because he thought I was getting too full! I told him I would go all day without eating knowing I was having Pedro's lamb that night. It really is THAT good. After the earthquake, Pedro's restaurant was destroyed, but Pedro and Inaki have opened "Pedro's House of Lamb" using a trailer located in the Liquor King parking lot on Papanui road. They have found a location to once again build a full service restaurant and will do so in the near future, but for now, you can go to Pedro's House and have simply the best lamb you'll ever taste. As a 28 yr US Air Force pilot, I've been to over 90 countries and on every continent and I can say this is one of the best meals I've even eaten - each and every time (like I said, nearly 100!). The sides are best eaten with the jus of the lamb and a nice bottle of New Zealand pinot noir is highly recommended (my favorite is Chard Farm from Central Otago - which you can buy right next door. And if you're in the Queenstown area, a Chard Farm winery tour is an ABSOLUTE MUST! ). I am so proud of Pedro (and all the people of the South Island who have not only persevered but excelled after the deadly earthquake) for being undaunted in the face of adversity. He could have returned to Spain, he could have given up. But like a Phoenix from the ashes, he, Inaki and Pedro's House of Lamb have risen from the ashes to be even better than before! I can't wait to see what they do next.

  • Visited December 2013
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Darwin, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
217 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Funky little Christchurch spot”
Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

We had been looking forward to this all week as it had been recommended as fabulous. It was very good - a side of veggies would really finish it off. Pedro was very friendly - as all New Zealanders are.......
It was very good but we had lunch at Tequila Mockingbird and I am a little confused as to how Pedro's ( admittedly excellent lamb ) could rate above it. Still - excellent lamb and delish potatoes.

  • Visited July 2014
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