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Christchurch Gondola

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Cafe, International, New Zealand
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10 Bridle Path Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
10:00 - 17:00
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove to Lyttelton and on the way back saw the turn off to the Gondola which we took. The gondola ride gives great views of the surrounding areas. The viewing area at the top is great but if there is a cool breeze make sure you wear something warm. Drop in for a tea or coffee in the cafe.... More 

Thank Brendan O
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little cafe. The views are amazing. Only had coffee and a date scone but both were fabulous. Service a bit slow but otherwise fab.

Thank Rachel F
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

A nice holiday destination, a lovely place to visit the views are fantastic. There's an educational short ride at the top worth doing. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Lunch is very affordable.

Thank Tarnee66
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Sunny Sunday swooning up the slopes of Christchurch port hill, the girls 6 and 8 loved every minute of it.

Thank mark652015
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We visited with four grandchildren aged 7 -9 years and enjoyed a date scone served with the trimmings, generous servings of tasty chips and well presented hot chocolates. The comfortable leather couches were very comfortable and we all enjoyed the gondola ride . I recommend this as an excellent outing. with children

Thank ElizabethWellington
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

friends 50th booked the top room private to ur group - the dining exceptional - a long time since I have dined with such fabulous tasting food - choices of roast beef & yorkshire pudding / stuffed chicken breast or akaroa salmon - not one whisper of a complaint everyone blown away at the standard love the hot kitchen team... More 

Thank jaymaybee
Baguio, Philippines
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

It was a great experience because of the concept of getting into the top, a restaurant and a gift shop then you can have a scenic view of the valley.

Thank Cris D
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 9 November 2016

My mother had her 80th birthday party, an afternoon tea, at the restaurant. As well as my cousin having a surprise wedding. The staff were really accommodating and so helpful both prior to the day and on the day. Nothing was any trouble. Both the savory and sweet finger food was great and as we had requested. The views are... More 

Thank janinaballerina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and good food despite being quite busy we did not have to wait long. We expected the food to be over priced but was pleasantly surprised to find food reasonably priced.

Thank Amy H
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I took my 6 year old granddaughter on the gondola in the school holidays, kids were free. The extra attraction at the top was excellent and they didn't charge any extra to visit, the gift shop was really reasonably priced and the cafe was great, the views over Christchurch are stunning

Thank Leah A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Bridle Path Rd, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 384-0700

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