We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

TMR Restaurant & Bar

161 High St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 5262
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Open Now
17:30 - 23:00All hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
161 High St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (132)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at TMR on Friday night.It was difficult to find amongst the road closed fences down a very dark street but after a few phone calls it was worth the visit . The fish of the Day ,groped, served on a leek salad was...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined at TMR on a Wednesday night. It was a bit hard to find but the search was worth it. The restaurant has a cosy feel. I Love the decor. There is a great selection of dishes that also cater for vegetarians and vegans....More

Thank Jackie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

I do rather hesitate to write this review after the very happy people who appear to have enjoyed TMR. it is however important to be as honest as one can. We visited before a show last friday and were warmly greeted and well advised of...More

Thank john f
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked a table here for 7 midwifery colleagues to share a meal to send off one of our colleagues who was leaving us for another role. Four of us are vegetarians and the others were happy to eat vegetarian food so we ordered a...More

Thank vegeCB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came for dinner here and had a delicious meal. Entrees were really tasty ( duck parfait and calamari )and main meal was also tasty and on the generous side. We had the chicken and ribeye steak, we also shared dessert which was a little...More

Thank Samantha M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This foodies gem in one of the most interesting parts of "new Christchurch" gets everything right. We opted to be surprised by the Chef's choice menu (with a few dietary provisos that were met with aplomb) and were thrilled with all the dishes that came...More

Thank Yzzie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service ,menu options , food quality and everything imbetween is just amazing at the Monday room ! Love love love it ! One of the top places in Christchurch ❤️

Thank Christie v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a party of 6 we enjoyed the Chef's Choice for entrees & mains. What a fabulous selection of both entrees and mains. We were unanimous in our comments and feedback - the food and service were outstanding.

Thank RJD58
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place, the best restaurant that I've been to in quite a while. We all opted for the Chefs Taste and what value for money that was. More importantly than the value was the taste - different but in a good way. If...More

Thank Jaine C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Wow. That's got to be one of the best resturant meal I've had. Started with being greeted by a bubbly waiter. Great menu. Explained thoroughly by our man. Food was presented beautifully and tasted as good. Definately a place we will be returning to.

Thank xcows
Nearby Restaurants
Bacon Brothers
150 reviews
.06 km away
BASE Woodfired Pizza
241 reviews
.06 km away
The Little High Eatery
54 reviews
.04 km away
C1 espresso
532 reviews
.10 km away
Nearby Attractions
185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
1,237 reviews
.29 km away
Cardboard Cathedral
1,555 reviews
.40 km away
Cashel Street
413 reviews
.55 km away
Christchurch Cathedral
677 reviews
.67 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from TMR Restaurant & Bar staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 37
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:45
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 High St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 5262
  • E-mail

Hello and welcome to TMR Restaurant & Bar

We pride ourselves on having a vast and varied offering, showcasing the best in food in beverage in New Zealand. Our restaurant offers an environment of comfort and quality, with plush banquet seating, and professional yet casual service.

We have a real passion for food, and our team of chefs; with local heroine Hannah Cooper-Grieve at the helm, are some of the highest trained in the country.

Owner Joel Christian has hand-picked a concise yet substantive wine list showcasing some of the best local, and New Zealand wines.

Additionally we offer an extensive cocktail list for those of our guests who care to enjoy a cocktail either before, during, or following a meal with us.

We function primarily as a Restaurant, and our priority is always tables and bookings for guest with the intent of dining. It is highly unlikely that we will have tables or bookings available for cocktails or drinks only; but rather we offer an extensive beverage program for the enjoyment of our guests who are dining.

We offer two different food menus, all of which have their specific times of service, along with specific points of interest. These are detailed as follows:


Our evening menu is all about Social Dining.

The menu is comprised of multiple plate sizes, and is designed to share from the middle of the table in a fashion akin to traditional New Zealand family dinner.

For your first course we offer the Small plates, either to share or enjoy individually.

For your second course we advise guest to select from both the Medium and Large plates, with the Large plates as your hero protein dish(es) and the Medium plates as the vegetable driven accompaniment(s).

We wil serve the second course through the middle of the table, complete with serving cutlery, for you to then serve on to your own dinner plate.


The Monday Room is a specialist Dessert restaurant, and as such, we offer a large and varied selection of house made desserts. This menu is available every day, from open until close.

Weekend Brunch:

On the weekends we take a break from the fancy restaurant, and during the day we have a little bit of fun with our menu. These days book out fast, so it's always best to make a booking.

We take bookings for tables of up to 14 for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing