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Pescatore

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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0257
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I ate here with my partner recently, I was looking forward to the experience as friends of ours had recommended it, however it seems the menu has changed. What we were met with, was the most disappointing food I have ever eaten. The service was excellent and I cannot fault it, but the food was pretentious and often flavourless. Having... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We returned again for the degustation meal with wine pairing knowing they had recently changed the menu. The service here remains superb and we were fortunate to be served by the same waitress. Unfortunately the food didn't live up to our previous visits and was lacking in imagination and flavour. If the portions are going to be so small they... More 

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Thank Dancca2011
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I found the menu lacked diversity and there was a way too much raw seafood for my liking. I found the service was very good but the food was slow to come out on occasion which was a little bit unusual as they weren't many diners in the restaurant. Every dish I ate was tasty but it lacks the exceptional... More 

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Thank Tony S
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food, 7 courses contained to much raw seafood, scallops, tuna,crab slightly poached, clams and to finish very nice snapper, to much seafood not done differently enough. The service was slow at times, gaps that we had to wait to long. The waitress was very good explained the dishes very well, 2 of the group were vegetarian and shell fish... More 

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Thank David Q
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first time dinning at Pecatore and it won't be my last. Food of a very high standard, and the service was impeccable from start to finish, Cashias and Melissa went above and beyond.

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Thank Drew F
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this review

Dear Drew F We are thrilled to hear your first experience at Pescatore was such an enjoyable one. Cashias and Melissa are delighted the service they provided contributed to making your evening memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back and thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Expensive, which is fine if the food was exceptional, but here is was mostly baffling. Smallest starter I've ever seen, and main was oddly tasteless. Only planned to order dessert as I was simply still hungry, but all the options were too quirky and not particularly appetizing. Would be better if the restaurant focused on satisfying customers instead of attempting... More 

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Thank Daoda2
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this review

Dear Daoda2 We are very proud that Pescatore achieved Two Hats in the Cuisine 2016 Good Food Awards so it is disappointing to hear that your overall dining experience did not meet with your satisfaction. We have however taken your comments on board and thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the seafood degustation menu for my partners birthday and it really was excellent. Every course was delicious and the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend for a special occasion! The menu was adapted perfectly for my partner's gluten allergy and you could barely tell the difference between the dishes on most courses.

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Thank e_maccars
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this review

Dear e_maccars We are very pleased you chose to celebrate a special occasion with us and that the experience – from each course on our degustation men, to the service you received- was such a memorable one for you and your partner. We hope we might welcome you back in the future and thank you for taking the time to... More 

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108 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely dinner at Pescatore. we were staying at the hotel and both had fish. My friend had the tarakihi, which was good and I had the not-quite-fish and chips which was excellent. Sous -vide cooking kept the groper extremely moist and final blow torching gives it a special something. The smoked roe dressing was great (other dressing touches less so).... More 

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Thank eurolondoner
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Melissa, our server was absolutely fabulous. Made our evening an event and presented each dish with flair. She made sure that my gluten intolerance was adhered to in communications with the chef and my food was without fault. We enjoyed every morsel and will return. Thank you.

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Thank Sally-Rae U
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this review

Dear Sally-Rae U Thank you for taking the time to post your review following your recent dining experience in Pescatore. Melissa is indeed an asset to our team and she is delighted the service she provided left such a positive impression on you. We look forward to welcoming you back on a future visit and thank you again for your... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Entrees and mains lovely. Service fine. Dessert (pineapple) a bit ordinary. More like just a slice of chocolate cake. *Music choice made a more upmarket, sophisticated and expensive choice of dining venue for our special occasion, ordinary. When we're out like this there is an expectation that the ambiance and mood will go beyond "More" FM easy listening stations. When... More 

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Thank app63
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this review

Dear app63 We appreciate you taking the time to provide your feedback following your recent visit to Pescatore. We are very sorry to hear that the ambience of the restaurant, specifically the background music playing, was not to your satisfaction and resulted in your dining experience not meeting with your expectations. Thank you again for your feedback. Kind regards Bruce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-371 0257

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