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Scarborough Fare Restaurant - CLOSED

147 Esplanade, Esplanade Clock Tower, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible15%
25 Oct 2015
“Lovely beach front restraunt”
14 Feb 2015
“The best Fish & Chips around”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
147 Esplanade, Esplanade Clock Tower, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 October 2015

Situated right of the waterfront in Sumner this restaurant has a cosy environment and the staff are always frendly and the food has never dissapointed

Thank Zozeboo
Reviewed 15 February 2015

We had our lunch here today with my aunty, and what a place, from the time we arrived to the time we left we were treated as friends, the staff were awesome and our waitress was so friendly. We all ordered the beer battered fish...More

Thank margaret n
Jules P, Manager at Scarborough Fare Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2015

HI there.. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review on Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough. We are famous for our Fish n Chips and I'm rapted that everything exceeded your expectations. Could I ask a favour though...could you transfer or...More

Reviewed 4 February 2015

We had a nice lunch today at the Ocean Café and Bar. We had an Bacon Frittata and the Prawn Horns. Both were very nice and tasty. Nice fries but the Salad is not much of a Salad. To judge your Prawn Horns, very creative....More

Thank Ben L
Jules P, Owner at Scarborough Fare Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2015

Hi there! Thank you very much for your review - we appreciate any feedback from our customers. Our lite meal menu is a good option for those who aren't too hungry, which is the meal you enjoyed. Our Breakfast and Lunch menu is more substantial...More

Reviewed 30 November 2014

This used to be a good place. But it now terrible. Slow disinterested services. Cold tasteless food. Save your money.More

Thank chrisvanr
Jules P, Owner at Scarborough Fare Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2014

Hello, Thank you for your review, we appreciate you have taken the time to comment on your experience. Unfortunately, not a good experience by the sounds of it, which concerns me, as you can imagine. If you don't mind, could you explain to me a...More

Reviewed 25 August 2014

Ocean Café is located with one of the best vistas in Christchurch, the food is fantastic, the staff very friendly, the atmosphere in my opinion is very cool. I love the casual and chilled option of sitting outside for a coffee and slice in the...More

Thank mrmayley
Jules P, Owner at Scarborough Fare Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2014

Hi! Thank you for your review - it's great to see that you enjoyed your visit to Ocean Cafe & Bar Scarborough. Next time you come in, please introduce yourself - it would be nice to meet you. Thanks Jules

Reviewed 9 August 2014 via mobile

Now we are living nearby, we had taken the dog for a walk up the hill and called in for a bight of lunch. The 'new' style neither seems 'restaurant' or 'cafe', while trying to be both. A look at the menu indicated food of...More

Thank Mitsiraider
Jules P, Owner at Scarborough Fare Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you for taking time to place your review on Trip Advisor. We appreciate all feedback and it’s great that we have the opportunity to respond to all reviews. Ocean Café & Bar caters for those who just feel like a coffee and a muffin...More

Reviewed 26 February 2014

Our in-laws took the kids here to have an ice cream and get a coffee and cake for themselves. Not unusually there was a stiff Easterly blowing! The restaurant was empty but there was "no ice creams allowed inside," said the surly waitress! They cancelled...More

Thank Steve A
Jules P, Owner at Scarborough Fare Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Hi Steve A Thank you for your review. Myself & husband took over Scarborough Fare Café on 01 November 2012 and we certainly had a tough road ahead to improve the customer service & the quality of food that was on offer. With our hospitality...More

Reviewed 19 October 2013 via mobile

Have been here regularly. Love the food. Love the view. Beautiful setting. My favourites are seafood chowder and seafood plater. Food are consistently good and always presented. Coffee is also good. The only annoying thing is inconsistent service. Sometimes we need to wait forever to...More

Thank Manaseeker
Reviewed 13 June 2013

We had a lovely brunch watching the surfers and long boarders from the shelter of the cafe. A great atmosphere and I had the scallops with pineapple dressing truly delicious

Thank Lizzie W
Reviewed 6 June 2013

I often visit this cafe. Situated right on the esplanade, with a view directly out over Pegasus Bay, you really can't go wrong coming here. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the food is cafe style, nothing too elaborate, and very well well presented....More

Thank Daring2Go
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Restaurant Details

Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Address: 147 Esplanade, Esplanade Clock Tower, Christchurch 8081, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 326-6987
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