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Pattersons Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3 358 8129
06:30 - 21:00
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Sun 06:30 - 14:00
Wed 06:30 - 14:00
Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Made in NZ
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39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Meals are massive but kind of stodgy and covered in cream sauce or melted cheese. There wasn't really anything I wanted on the dinner menu. The (3?) salad options didn't appeal & the only truly 'vegetable dish' was the boring looking "side" dish with steamed or boiled cauliflower /carrots etc. Clearly the chefs need to learn how to prepare vegetables... More 

Thank MoseyAround
Bristol, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous breakfast spread to more than set us up for a day of site-seeing. The next day we had thought we might find somewhere in the city to eat, but no regrets in deciding to eat 'in' because the menu worked well for our group (1 child, 1 fussy but hungry teenager, one demi-veg and one other!).

Thank Pippola18
Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is a fairly typical hotel facility. The menu was reasonably interesting. The fish I ordered was overcooked and tough. Prices are expensive for the quality offered.

Thank Bipod
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we were desperate for somewhere to eat on a busy Friday night, so were pleasantly surprised that we were welcome here, and that there was room for us. I reckon we got in just before the rush, as the empty tables soon filled. Food great, good wine, nice ambience and attentive but not intrusive staff. Would definitely go there again.

Thank fussy c
Hunter Valley NSW AU
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there as it is straight across from Airport Stableford B & B where we stayed 1 night between flying in and picking up our car next morning. Not cheap but a lovely meal and very good service.

Thank hvtravellers
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked in off the street 8.10 pm -were seated and served almost straight away despite the place beinng quite busy. The staff here were really friendly and gave the diner the impression it was their pleasure to have you with them. Wonderful two course meal and a large glass of house white wine all for UNDER $90 This place... More 

Thank ADC5022
Portland, Maine
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228 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Great atmosphere , large portions, excellent taste. What more can you ask for? don't leave hotel looking for a place to eat, Pattersons was great!

Thank scott a
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant for lunch, and found out Patterson restaurant linked to Commodore Hotel. The meals were good and nice portion. The dessert was great cheese cake and creme caramel. Good place to be. The staff was effective and welcoming.

Thank Rose O
Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Thought the menu is limited, the food is packed with big flavor. Plenty of drinks available from beer to wine and more. Service is some of the best I have come across, period. Very attentive and friendly staff, can't wait for my next visit.

Thank ZiggyPitty
El Cajon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

A nice selection for breakfast, either the buffet or menu items.The service was quick and cordial. I enjoyed it.

Thank sanchezemma

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3 358 8129

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