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The Lakes Restaurant

Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-360 1002
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
“fine dining” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International
Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an amazing venue and the meal was divine. fab service very friendly helpful as we had a baby, the lamb dish was top notch. thanks

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Right from the start it was mediocre. No signage to even find the restaurant {in the Rain}. Upon entering reception there were leaves ,with one staff member just standing in front of fire. A two minute job to clean. First impressions can be lasting impression....More

Thank tony m
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very pricey for lack of food on the main course. Atmosphere was average. No view of the lake at night time. No music playing. Cocktails are good tho and under $20

Thank tony M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A repeat visit after a meal there a month or so back and We were not disappointed. On arrival, we were promptly welcomed and shown to our table, right close to the back of the back of the Restaurant with a lovely view looking out...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have been here before for lunch and enjoyed, so came back for a special dinner. Very good service and the food was to a very high standard. Venison entree was the beautiful. Great view over looking the 18 hole and lake.

Thank Fordmk1
Reviewed 19 February 2017

This week we enjoyed a very relaxed lunch meal at Clearwater's" The Lakes " Restaurant and it was most enjoyable. We asked for a lake view and were given a choice of front tables. From the staff to the environment and the views out all...More

Reviewed 12 February 2017

We are eight locals catching up for a birthday celebration. Four of our party have history with Clearwater as our children have had weddings there. The actual setting is just lovely and very relaxing. NZ beef, lamb, venison, pork and fish are all on the...More

Thank Sandyvt1954
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The food was great and pepers has an awesome view, great place to relax and unwind. One of the servers struggled with English but it was still an enjoyable time. We would highly recommend the desert its a great way to top off a fine...More

Thank Kurt I
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Visited The Lakes Restaurant for our wedding anniversary. We were staying in the apartments. The accommodation was fantastic but we were really dissappointed with the restaurant. Lovely view and great staff but the atmosphere was lacking. Thought it was strange as all the buffet breakfast...More

Thank mckeekathryn
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very cozy restaurant with few tables nearer the lake. 2 lovely ladies in charge. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I forgot my handbag! The younger lady called my room & delivered it in minutes! That's amazing service! Thank you.

Thank WillBJust
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-360 1002
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