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Gorilla - CLOSED

2 Waterman Place | Ferrymead, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
+64 3-384 3186
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
29 Feb 2016
“Very nice change”
30 Sep 2014
“Great food, VERY reasonable prices, and it's a bit different”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, Barbecue, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
2 Waterman Place | Ferrymead, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

I had a lovely time here, so did the family. I had the fish and it was prepared very nicely. Different, which was a nice change. The staff were lovely, kind and hard working. Thank you so much for treating my family so well. Bless...More

Thank MachinseyandJimmy
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Great food (fresh, good selection, both individual or "share-friendly" options) Wine list is awesome, with plenty of bottles $30-$40, and heaps of them local. Service is friendly and quick Atmosphere and layout is great, with tables for 2-4 or larger tables for groups, and also...More

1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 21 September 2014

The food was nice and we liked the tapas style, however the staff seemed forced rather than naturally friendly and the food took along time to come out especially seeing as there were more staff working than customers visiting. The atmosphere also seemed a little...More

Thank kerry482
Reviewed 2 September 2014

My partner and I stopped in for lunch to try out Gorilla as I'd heard a few things about it. Saturday afternoon and the place was nice and quiet. Service was good, not spectacular but with only 1 staff member on board (other than the...More

Thank footiesnz
Reviewed 13 August 2014

The place came recommend by countless friends of mine, sadly didn't live up to expectations, service was ok...

Thank tcnz2013
Reviewed 6 August 2014

We went with friends because it's in the Entertainment Book. The menu is all tapas designed for sharing and are served on boards so it's dig in with your fingers. We ordered everything on the menu and tucked in. It was all finger smackingly yummy....More

Thank lucystarbuck
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Me and my partner visited this place for a nice low key meal the atmosphere seemed nice. but only one of the staff members seem to be happy to say hello and involve us . The food was simply a piece of fish you would...More

Thank Coughla
Reviewed 29 June 2014

A relaxed dining option with a good atmosphere (although the music could be turned down just a tad). We thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday lunch tapas. We ordered the bread and hummus, skinny chips, salt and pepper baby squid, pulled pork taco, fried chicken and to...More

Thank Dutch215
Reviewed 16 June 2014

This is our fifth visit and we have enjoyed ourselves every time. On each occasion we have taken friends and family and they have all enjoyed and said they will return. CARRIE and CALVIN ARE CONSUMATE HOSTS. The sharing menu is a fun way to...More

Thank Bessie150
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Small menu of tapas style dishes for sharing. Not a huge selection and some easier to share than others. We were asked to order at the counter - I'd prefer to have table service. Staff were (mostly) quite helpful though. Gorilla was quite busy the...More

Thank CactusRose
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 4 - USD 25
Spanish, Barbecue, New Zealand
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Waterman Place | Ferrymead, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-384 3186
The home of the CharCo (charcoal tacos). Fabulous beers on tap. Good, Simple, Local.
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