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The Lakes Restaurant


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If you enjoy dining in contemporary surrounds, with majestic mountains in the distance and a gourmet tour of the region on your plate, The Lakes Restaurant will delight you. Enjoy an afternoon sipping Waipara pinot noir over a three-course degustation from local Canterbury produce. The wine list particularly showcases award-winning New Zealand wines. For something casual, The Sprig Bar and Cafe serves tasty light meals with an impressive cocktail list.
USD 9 - USD 39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
European, New Zealand, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 12 February 2019 via mobile

The view from our table was amazing. The service was exceptional, couldn’t of asked for more attentive staff. The food was nicely presented. Lovely venue for a special dinner.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Maudes1
Reviewed 27 January 2019

The food was very good, but not exceptional. Our table had a terrific view across the 18th green and lake. The restaurant is well decorated and the staff friendly. Table service was ok but delivery of food to the table was a little slap dash....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kiwipj
Reviewed 19 January 2019 via mobile

We had the most delicious start to the morning, with a continental breakfast buffet with some delicious coffee and some very welcoming staff. The lady clearing our tables was very polite! Lovely views of the lake and golf course, ambient atmosphere, and nice spacious tables!...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank akwales
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The service was fantastic and the restaurant vibe good. Hubby had fish of the day which was cooked very well. I has the slow cooked pork belly which was okay but there was no real crackling and a big slab of fat at the top....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank foodlover100008
Reviewed 15 December 2018

We stayed here and the hotel was lovely, apartment style with lots of room. Very nicely done, tones are all cream and light colors very relaxing. I loved the bath. Now to food it was a casual stle but again very relaxing.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vacationer797851
Reviewed 27 November 2018

The Lakes has served up beers and food for my three trips to Christchurch. It never disappoints. They really have a great set up and a wonderful staff.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Mattfliestheworld
Reviewed 25 October 2018

We treated our elderly neighbour to a lunch. The service was excellent, we were served by a very pleasant helpful gentleman. The food was so lovely and fresh and tasted wonderful. We had a regional tasting platter, shared Asian tasting plate and grilled chicken Caesar...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cheryl F
Reviewed 18 October 2018

Just had a quick business meeting here so only a cup of tea. Maybe the person making the tea is better at coffee...…. That said, the restaurant and bar areas are light and welcoming with windows on threes sides out to a common green area...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 17 October 2018

Went to this restaurant for dinner while staying at the resort and everything was very tasty fresh and promptly served. Restaurant location is good, with a short walk from the lakefront rooms. View over the lake would have been nice during the day

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We visited The Lakes with another couple and we were all impressed with the food quality and the service. All meals were well presented and perfectly cooked with great flavour. Almost all meals could be adapted to crater for gluten intolerant people also (we had...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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