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South Island Restaurants

  • Dux de Lux

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Update 21 November 2012 The Dux de Lux is back - somehow: It is now the Dux Dine (because the name Dux de Luxe will be kept for the hoped-for re-opening of the legendary place at its original site at the Arts Centre) and located at 28 Riccarton Road. As at the original Dux you will also get a good selection of vegetarian food and fresh seafood....

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  • The Cow Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    The Cow Restaurant is a local pizza and spaghetti house and the menu has remained unchanged since 1976. They hand roll their own pizza bases and make their own breads. It's a bit of an insitution and well known to the locals who come back again and again. I would recommend making a booking as it remains very well patronised. The Cow Restaurant...

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  • The Albert Arms Tavern

    Dunedin Restaurants

    This solid establishment is world famous in Dunedin for its yummy doorstep toasted sandwiches. You can get other hearty pub fare at student prices. The Albert is a nice plcae to while away a windy Otago afternoon watching the rugby or cricket. Doorstep toasted sandwich of course!!

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  • Kahun Japanese Restaurant

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lake Tekapo Restaurants

    I made another visit to this place a few days after the first one. Apparently overwhelmed with our busload, it took almost one full hour before we were served our meal. Tempura Udon, $15, no pickles, not with miso soup. The batter was thin and crispy, fatty, but not greasy...just right.

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  • Le Bon Bolli

    4 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Le Bon Bolli is virually two restaurants in one. Downstairs the atmosphere is more relaxed and casual with upstairs being the place of a more formal dining experience with service and prices to match. The menus are quite different with the downstairs brasserie not having the extensive choice. This restaurant isn't a place to go for a cheaper meal...

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  • Winnie Pizza Restaurant & Bar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Winnie Bagoes Specialty is Thin Crusted Gourmet Pizzas with an assortment of toppings. At night they have live bands with lots of people dancing. Some people playing a game of billiards & others sit around the roaring fireplace laughing & chatting with a drink in hand. Then a retractable ceiling opens to allow in lots of fresh air and a view of the...

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  • The Palms

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Dunedin Restaurants

    The Palms Restaurant is set in a older style building,looking out at the Queens Garden. We booked in for my daughter's 18th birthday and ate the most delicious food. The presentation, taste,quantity and staff are to be recommended. This is a 5star plus restaurant in Dunedin. I'd recommend you try here and won't be disappointed. I tried the NZ Lamb....

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  • Art Center Foodstalls

    4 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    No longer exists after the quake....but I hope in time it will make a comeback as the Arts Centre is restored, building by building. There are other markets, but they seem to have moved out of the city, like so many things. Really liked the food stalls that used to be at the Arts centrre market. Many different nationalities, including Asian,...

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  • Skyline Restaurant.

    4 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    If ever you need an excuse for a food feast indulgence then I would happily recommend the Skyline Restaurant buffet. Each night they serve up an impressive smorgasbord specialising in fresh, local produce and while your feast you are also treated to the most spectacular night views of Queenstown. The buffet begins at 5:45pm and you will need to...

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  • Sticky Fingers

    4 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    It is very conveniently located, near the CBD. Oxford Terrace is lined by numerous cafes & restaurants - a good choice of different styles. The atmosphere is great with the river flowing in front, and the restaurant is open till late (unlike some in Cathedral Square). Good selection of wines - we had decided to taste different Kiwi wines during our...

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  • Fergburger

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    They have a lot of variesties burgers to choose from. Great taste, great value of money and all the staffs are friendly too. Avoid the peak hours during lunch as they are always long waits outside the restaurant. They also have b/fast time from 5.30am till about 9am. Make sure you grab a burger from Fergburger when you drop by Queenstown.

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  • Cafe Valentino

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Update 21 November 2012 - Café Valentino has reopened! I use the bigger font size to announce this great news: Café Valentino - which was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished after the earthquakes - has reopened in St. Asaph Street :-)) The owner could even retrieve photos and artwork from the old place before the diggers went in. The...

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  • Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant & Bar

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Superb! Superb! Superb! This is a great place for seafood meals if you have some dollars to spend. Although the food is superb I think this is topped by the location. From the upstairs floor right on the waterfront you have great views over Lake Wakatipu and the peaks on the opposite side of the lake. In the evening it is even romantic to have...

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  • Hinton’s Vineyard, Restaurant and Café

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update June 2011 This beautiful place with the delicious food has been fully operational since the earthquakes that rattled Christchurch in September 2010, February and June 2011. Enjoy a wonderful meal! We were there for a Christmas function where you had the choice from three starters, three mains and two desserts, so the...

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  • Monty's Bar & Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Having studied Interior Design, I really appreciated Monty's unique decor. In keeping with the mining history of Queenstown Monty's Pub is decorated using natural materials, and my favorite,a representation of a mine shaft. You can read more about the unique design at the following website: http://www.mountswire.co.nz/feature_1.shtml Monty's Pub is...

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  • Riverview Restaurant

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Upstairs with a great view Children welcome Delicious soups, cold meat platters Wide selection of European dishes Selection of Asian and Indian dishes Ham-on-the-bone and roast meats Hot vegetables, seafood dishes Selection of salads Hot and cold desserts, Cheeseboard Tea or coffee

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  • IVY & LOLA's

    4 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Great location on the Steamer's Wharf, and if the weather permits, sit outside and take in the views and activities. The menu is wide and something for almost everyone. Coffee is great, an important factor these days! Staff were very friendly and obliging, making my visit an alround great time. Fast service. I was here for breakfast and...

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  • The Loaded Hog

    4 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    After looking around the strip and seeing the overpriced breakfasts that were being charged we decided to ask a local where to go. Breakfast prices along the river are more than Auckland. We were told to go to The Loaded Hog. They do bacon and toast and hashbrowns with two eggs cooked however you like for only $7.50. Eggs on toast are $5.00 and...

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  • Lonestar Cafe & Bar

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    The Lone Star – full name: Lone Star Café & Rattlesnake Bar – is listed as a place which serves large and hearty meals. So no fine dining but filling empty stomachs. I know many people who already have enough when they see such portions piled on mega-sized plates. I would not waste money and order a starter, as the mains are huge, and not cheap....

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  • MU Steakhouse

    Christchurch Restaurants

    ... is located in the cordoned-off Red Zone of Christchurch, so has been out of service since the earthquake on 22 February 2011. (Update June 2011) Although MU is a steakhouse and the MU indeed stands for the Moo of cattle and cows it is so much more. First of all, an absolutely lovely place, with a huge bar area in the front part of the...

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  • Joe's Garage

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Joes garage in Queenstown is a great spot for breakfast lunch or just tea/coffee as we did Tea at $3.30 was tea as usual but service was very good and friendly. There's a buzzy vibe and American diner type feel with oldy music Free half hour wifi too Went here again in june15, loved it. Always busy, friendly staff and the spicy bratwurst, bacon,...

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  • Sign of the Kiwi

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Stopping off at the Sign of the Kiwi on the Dyers Pass section of Summit Road for tea and scones on a misty afternoon was like stepping back in time to the days of the early 20th century when the solid stone teahouse was first built. Then a whole string of resthouses bearing the name "The Sign of ...." were planned for the scenic route but only...

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  • Pig & Whistle Bar & Restaurant

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    There are no shortage of this style of pubs in NZ, but this one has the added bonus of offering lunch specials of bangers & mash and pea pie pud on the cheap. Food was decent, nice outdoor space. Nice selection of beers. I tried the BLAT which had really fresh avocado & tomato even though it was late fall, but I think the bangers & mash was much...

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  • Pedro's

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Pedro's is one of the best places in Christchurch with their signature dish Shoulder of Lamb. The waiters are very friendly and service good. Pedro's is licenced and has a good wine list but also has the advantage of a BYO licence so you can buy a good wine at supermarket prices before going to the restaurant. The menu changes every month or so...

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  • Aggy's Shack

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Literally a shack on the waterfront but seriously good fresh fish and chips with a gorgeous view of Lake Wakatipu and mountains. Aggy's Shack serves generous portions of freshly cooked fish and chips equal to any I have eaten anywhere. Tasty moist fish in a light batter, and great crispy chips. The owner is a trained chef from Sweden and his...

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  • The Coffee House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Earthquake update December 2011 The Coffee House has repaired its earthquake damage and reopened at its old site. There is even more outdoor space than previously. Although the Coffee House has great food on the menu I have only tried it once (and it was delicious) because I do not go out for lunch a lot, and I must admit that sometimes I just...

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  • Speights Ale House

    4 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    A more upscale brewery restaurant. You can either stop in for a pint in the front room and watch some rugby or have a nicer dinner in the back (we chose this on our first night because it was by the fire and it was cold outside) Fish & Chips. Typical, but it was a huge portion and absolutely delicious.

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  • The Bodhi Tree

    5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update - 9 June 2011 The Bodhi Tree does not exist at its site in Colombo Street anymore. It has reopened at 399 Ilam Road (next to corner with Clyde Road). Phone 377 6808. The Bodhi Tree is said to be the only Burmese restaurant in New Zealand. If this is true or not - I do not mind as the food is as delicious as I have...

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  • Rees Street Delicatessen

    Queenstown Restaurants

    The Rees Street Delicatessen is in central Queenstown and located on the 2nd floor with great street views. The service is friendly, the coffee was great with a good selection of cakes and light meals.

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  • Speights Ale House, Tower Junction

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update June 2011 This great place has been unaffected by the February earthquake and is fully operational. However, if you want to make sure to get a table for dinner it is highly recommended to make a reservation. With a lot less restaurants than before the earthquake many places are completely overrun by people. No problem with...

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  • Les Alpes

    Queenstown Restaurants

    I stepped inside of this restaurant and felt like I was the one speaking a foreign language...in an English speaking country! This isn't a negative, the inside of this restaurant felt like I was transported to the French Alps. Service was super friendly, all in all a delightful restaurant.

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  • Two Fat Indians

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    I think this restaurant moved to the suburbs after the quake...not sure if it still exists elsewhere now. Part of what was so delightful about our visit to this restaurant, was meeting the owner and chatting to him. Busy though he must have been (not only did he serve behind the bar and help out in the kitchen if needed, he also saw to it that...

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  • Dux de Lux

    4 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    A homey kind of brewpub in Queenstown, also has a location in Christchurch. Beer was great! It was a miserable rainy day when we went and our bartender was out chopping wood for the fire inside. Sure it gets lively at night, but really liked it for a late lunch. We went on half price pizza day so we had the Roast Chicken: bacon, Camembert and Plum...

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  • CAFFE ROMA

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    I have listed Caffe Roma as a breakfast place as it offers an all day breakfast. Having said that they have a separate lunch menu so are not limited to just breakfast stuff. Roma is based in an old Mens club just down the road from Rydges Hotel (formerly Noahs) over looking the Avon River. Service here is normally superb and the staff never use a...

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  • Avanti Restaurant

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Small and cozy with great lake views and a nice open fire, great when you have just come off the mountains skiing in the winter. In the summer lunch in the courtyard. This is a great way to enjoy some excellent Eichardt's hospitality without the expense of staying at the hotel. The food is great and changes regularly, the wine list is very local...

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  • Tramway Restaurant

    3 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    I wrote to this outfit 3 months ahead and said I was bringing my wife on a surprise hoilday to Christchurch, and could they accommodate us for her birthday dinner on September 19th 2008 They assured me we would have a wonderful dinner. What a laugh. They did not have the main that I had pre ordered, so I requested lamb - I got fish. It took 1 1/2...

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  • TSS Earnslaw

    Queenstown Restaurants

    When you're on a cruise with the TSS Earnslaw, stay away frim the onboard cafe. It's overpriced, like everything else in Queenstown, and it's not even good. I had latte and a savoury muffin, $9. Alright, the muffin was big, and sort of worth the price, but it was simply to huge. The latte was horrible, a black coffe with milk would have tasted...

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  • SixChairs Missing

    4 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Six Chairs Missing is located on new Regent Street amongst many other eating places. Casual diners can eat downstairs with the main seating area upstairs. The decor basic and the tables generally quite small. The service was fairly quick and the food fairly good. Main meal prices ranged from approx $22 (for a single Lamb Shank) to $36 for the Rack...

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  • Golden Elephant

    Queenstown Restaurants

    Not only is the quality of the food very good in this Thai restaurant, also the service is super friendly and prompt, the atmosphere warm and welcoming, and finally you even have views over Lake Wakatipu, as the restaurant is located on the first floor of a Beach Street building, just off Steamers Wharf. As you can imagine, there are an incredible...

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  • Main Street Cafe

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Java cafe is located on High Street. The atmosphere is angled more at students and travellers as it is close to the Christchurch Polytechnic but anyone is welcome. There are beanbags and sofas for travellers to relax on and a variety of local artwork on the walls that can be purchased also. A great place if you are looking for somewhere slightly...

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  • Sombreros Mexican Cantina

    Queenstown Restaurants

    For a laid back but hearty Mexican meal - head down Sombreros - with plenty of tequila available (not that I had any on that day), good company and conversation - its a good place to chill out for a bite or a snack .. The nachos - ask for spicy - no need for any additional condiments

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  • Café Bismarck

    2.5 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Heading into Poplar lane for a drink one evening, we entered Bismarck and instantly felt the cold atmpsphere. The owner, Hagen, was yelling and having a go at a waitress, which instantly brought the mood down. Secondly, after making our orders, he enquired where we were from. When we responded Serbia and Russia (for our two respective groups of...

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  • Santorini

    4 out of 5 stars

    Christchurch Restaurants

    The Santorini restaurant, located at the northern end of Cambridge Terrace, serves hearty meals at dinner time, all for NZ$26. The entrees are also a generous size and almost a meal in themselves! This restaurant has a very popular bar. I enjoyed greek meatballs, which were served with a lot of vegetables and salad, which was good. For my starter I...

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  • The Mona Vale Homestead

    Christchurch Restaurants

    It was a beautiful sunny Sunday. On my morning walk I decided to take a stroll through Mona Vale, since I had just gotten to Chch, and since I had not seen this area before. This was a great park, perfect for a picnic. The Mona Vale homestead lies on the banks of the River Avon and serves tea on their outside terrace. Now, even in mid winter, while...

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  • Rock Café Restaurant and Bar

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Really nice place, the setting is lovely and you can sit outside on a nice day and view the sea and the people going bye. Great ecclectic bits and pieces around the café making it a very nice experience. Nice tasty café food too! Open 7 days/nights.

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