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Smash Palace

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172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 5369
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mulled cider” (7 reviews)
“burger” (41 reviews)
“wedges” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 140 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came for drinks and a burger on a Tuesday evening. The ambience was relaxed, there's loads of outside seating and the dirty fries were pretty tasty. Casual and relaxed this place suits easy drinks and I bet it's fun at the weekend

Thank Katie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice gourmade burgers, interesting set up at the front with beer garden and truck. Quiet inside the building and intimate. Casual and friendly staff.

Thank Enzo l
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Very good burgers and chips with a variety of beers served by very friendly welcoming staff. The meals were served quickly and were more than adequate in size and especially tasty.

Thank John Phillip D
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

Visited here on Thursday evening just as bike night was starting, get here early as e warm sunny afternoon meant it was very busy, we managed to get a table without problem though. A great atmosphere, the bikes blending well with the eclectic surroundings. The...More

Thank garygeorge3
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Visited here a couple of times with hubby. The bar is an old single story bus. You can also purchase food here. Live music a couple of nights a week & recorded music all the time. A very happy place all ages welcome & kids....More

Thank Lexie2Hawick
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Smash Palace is the only central city bar I really enjoy spending time at. The beer selection is limited but normally have something on tap I want to drink. Not too much for craft aficianado though. Service is variable, but never bad. Burgers are quite...More

Thank r w
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice place to have a drink and have some simple food. Order at a bus which serves as a bar. Happy hour from 4-5. Good place to meet people.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Was here for New Years Eve by pure chance. Great time.. alfresco dining.. great value on drinks and records being played all night long. Was awesome... after living in Sydney for a while.. it was great to experience a good night out with good tunes...More

1  Thank gregpwilliams
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

hands down the best meeting place in christchurch. thursday evening seems to be the best for vintage motorbike porn. happy hour on local brews, good burgers.

Thank jackdanielsgm
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We flew into Christchurch from Oz and loved the smash palace burgers & bodgie beers. We then travelled around the South island and couldn't find a burger better. They were even better than the ever famous fergburger!!!! Do yourself a favour be sure to stop...More

1  Thank hammyelp
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strowan12
13 June 2016|
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Response from JineteNZ | Reviewed this property |
It is walking distance to Alice in Videoland, so it would be a matter of how busy they are. The food is nothing special there however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 5369
Description
New 'gap filler' bar on the Site of former Saggio de Vino after the earthquake.
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