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“Grand Cafe disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of The Grand Cafe

The Grand Cafe
Ranked #525 of 967 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: $36 - $100
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, New Zealand
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Grand Cafe disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

After being a fan of the Grand Cafe for some years, my most recent visit for dinner was disappointing. The menu was quite limited and the Roast Pork that my husband and I had was - a) large chunks of roughly hacked meat
b) served on a pile of mashed potato and cubed roast potatoes and roasted carrots - thats it! Oh and (c) covered in dark, strong (tasted burnt) gravy. The shrimp entree was good, no complaints there and the service was ok too, nothing outstanding but ok. Not sure I will be hurrying back. Despite a revamp of the decor in the last year, which is very nice, the service and food are lacking.

  • Visited September 2012
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Food was horrible”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2012

Poor service,unhappy staff and the food was very average at best.Wouldn't eat there again.Complained to management and got no where.

Visited September 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Ok food, well priced”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

Service was friendly but inept - our food arrived before our drinks, for example. Steaks were tough but tasty. But you couldn't beat the price, four diners for less than $100 including wine.

Visited July 2012
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Thank martincbailey
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Gold Coast
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent Safe and Welcoming Casino”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2012

I've been to a lot of Casinos in both NZ and Australia, and I've been to Christchurch Casino many times. I've always felt welcomed and feel safe there. Christchurch Casiono is my favourite. There is a very pleasant ambience, and the customer service from the staff is excellent. Additionally the restaurants offer fantastic value for money, and the food is very enjoyable.

Visited August 2012
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Thank David M
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Nelson - New Zealand
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Been there, done that, no need to return.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2012

Four of us dined at the Grand Cafe last night. The meals were average price - but also average on what was served up. There is no chance of intimacy as it is the size of a function centre and the tables are quite close together. The decor is beautiful with lots of mirrors and gold all round the ceiling area unfortunately that is the best part of the restaurant. I was really surprised at the lack of attention that the staff paid to the diners, I counted 10 staff - and eventually we gave up waiting for someone to take our dessert order and stood to go - couldn't help but notice that as soon as the table was vacated the staff swooped down to clear the table!!!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank CJandT
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