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Straits Cafe

166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-943 3888
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good59%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“warm olives” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
International, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 July 2018

The food that they served here was really tasty, can't fault the food at all except my daughter's BLAT was dry and she said the avocado wasn't fresh. However, my salmon salad was very nice. We had an entertainment card which gives you discount at...More

Thank chctraveller69
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Stayed at the hotel so had dinner here one night. The menu was good and the food was nice. Waitresses were friendly and helpful.

Thank George G
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Our third time dining at this restaurant, overall consistent in each category. Food is fresh, tasty and well presented along with lovely ambience. Specific requests / requirements are met and menu is comprehensive. Highly recommend.

Thank odette858
Reviewed 10 March 2018

The breakfast here doesn't have a lot of choices. Everyday is almost the same menu, with some weird taste miso soup, which totally doesn't match with other food there, like egg and sausage. The coffee from the coffee machine also not so nice, you can...More

Thank wesleywaisiu
Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by this in house restaurant situated in the Rendezvous Hotel in the city center. We weren't staying at the hotel, but had seen good reviews so wanted to try it. The restaurant was pleasant and the staff gave us excellent service,...More

Thank Kiwianatraveller
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night. Warm olives yum for a starter. Then beef cheeks with chive potato mash and wonderful slow roasted carrots. Hubby had chicken 3 ways which he enjoyed with some different flavors. Waitress was friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend after our experience.

Thank evking
Reviewed 2 February 2018

I used to dine here once a week regularly when staying in town. It’s up market yet offer side walk specials that are worth keeping an eye on for the excellent value coupled with the happy hour at the bar for selected beverages. The standard...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 30 November 2017

staying at Rendezvous Hotel, where this cafe is located, good meals, but the best thing is dessert here

Thank judy m
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We called in while exploring the city early evening - both had ribeye steaks which were great. Waitress was lovely, friendly and efficient. When we were chatting I mentioned it was our wedding anniversary and we were surprised with a beautiful dessert - thank you...More

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We ate here while staying the Rendezvous Hotel and it was by far the best meal we had in NZ. I had the rump which was really good but my fiancee (very much a meat eater) got the vegetarian "trust the chef". The "trust the...More

Thank spage89
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-943 3888
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