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Joe's Garage Riccarton

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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7 Leslie Street | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-420 4420
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07:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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227 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was slow and sporadic but the meals we ordered were very tasty and fresh. Overall it was an enjoyable visit.

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Thank 911deb
Horley, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us were staying up the road whilst officiating at World Bowls 2016. There was a lot of food options in the immediate area and we decided to try this bar on a couple of occasions. Both times we enjoyed excellent meals and great service. The dishes were good value with decent portions and the beer was good.... More 

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Thank Allan T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went to Joes Garage, Riccarton for Christmas lunch with 24 work mates. We had pre-ordered to save time and to make things easier for the restaurant and this worked very well. The staff seemed tired, it was a hot 32 degree day, but the service was fine. We had to wave over the waitress to order extra drinks but... More 

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Thank Andrew B
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We brought a group of 12 people for a workplace dinner, meals were Devine and totally suggest getting the fries, yummy! Got to 930 and bar man told us was last call for drinks, only to find him serving others after we were told unable to buy anymore. His attitude shrunk down the experience a bit, but maybe he's having... More 

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Thank T1561BRmattm
brisbane
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37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Food simple but great taste, atmosphere is good seating hard as , Could be a little nosey all our party had different meals ,and most meals had potatoes which tended to make up a big percentage of the meal $ 9.00 for a half glass of a cheap red wine a little $$ kinda puts you off in my opinion

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Thank merx_9
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I ordered the beef burger and it was okay - nothing special & my partner others the hashbrown (George somthing) and it was plain and boring . Unfortunately the good reviews we have had from friends just didn't live up to our experience.. maybe we will be back one day to try the dinner menu.

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Thank Ashleigh R
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had a short trip to Christchurch for a conference. Had to make a quick stop for breakfast and I was impressed by the service and the quality of the food. My colleague and I were equally happy with the food. Put simply, the food and service hit the SPOT. Loved the gravy with the potatoes. This is not fine dining,... More 

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Thank raymondy133
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Always a nice vibe happening at Joes Garage. Staff are awesome and the polenta chips and pork belly skewers take a bit of beating.

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Thank Rochelle C
Picton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Ate here for a family meal. Average pub grub style meals. I had a steak with mushroom sauce which I'd hoped would be medium rare (it wasn't). Garlic bread for starters was lovely and freshly baked. Generous servings of Cider. A bit disappointed with the lack of vegetables on the plates. In this day and age you should get a... More 

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Thank 413Barbara
Christchurch, New Zealand
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104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We came here for lunch and beers on a Friday. The place was packed but service was great and reasonably fast for how busy it was. The chips are a must.

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Thank AliceH123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Leslie Street | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-420 4420

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?