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Boatshed Cafe

) #158 of 771 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ Cafe, , International
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 6768
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good56%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“avon river” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The rustic ambience of a boat shed beside a river where punts and rowboats are passing is a winner. The food and coffee are great and the cafe cat adds to the whole atmosphere.

Thank anneS4123UG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Six of us dined here for brunch. Despite it being a cold wet day outside the area we sat in had a gas heater going and offered rugs. We all enjoyed our meals. The hot drinks got a bit mucked up but then they didn't...More

Thank harvarddriver2016
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The food, beverages and service at the Boatshed Cafe are quite good, but perhaps the most striking benefit is its location. The Boatshed Cafe, as it's name suggests, is located next to the historic boat sheds on the Avon River. You can hire paddle boats,...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Well Known Brunch spot by the river Unique home feel w a shed type ambience Staff friendly and food excellent

Thank rukshanr
Reviewed 15 March 2017

The location can't be bettered, beside the Botanic Gardens and right alongside the Avon River. There is an excellent array of food displayed in the cabinet and on previous visits we have gone for coffee and something from the cabinet. Today we went for breakfast....More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Went in the morning and there was not a lot of seating space inside meant that we had to sit outside in the covered area. It was very cold as no heating was on. Staff were really friendly but food was over priced for what...More

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have walked passed the Boatshed several times and never stopped .This week we decided to try for Lunch. It was very relaxing sitting watching the Punts and the ducks on the Avon River. The food was all made in house and was very tasty...More

Thank Shirley L
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Always busy as it is near the hospital but well worth caching out as the food was very good and the coffee excellent. Haven't regretted coming here yet

Thank Sebcat14
Reviewed 1 February 2017

After our punt ride we stopped in for lunch and a coffee and watch the other people drift past. nice variety of food on offer. Delicious coffee and helpful and friendly staff.

Thank Louis201
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Nice little cafe at the historic Antigua Boatsheds, serving up good food & drinks, where you can sit & watch people 'messing about in boats'

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 6768
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