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The Brewery

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New Zealand, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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3 Garlands Road | The Tannery, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-389 5359
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08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After having heard some good things about the Brewery, we booked a table for four. The table we were seated at was clean of crumbs but was slightly sticky and smelt like a dirty dishcloth. We ordered pizzas for our girls and an Arancini starter and MR Ribeyes for my wife and I. The pizzas came and were great -... More 

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1 Thank Glenn B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ideal for a casual meal or drinks with friends. good choice of enjoyable food and excellent choice of drinks.A little noisy when busy but comfortable surroundings. Good specials and mouthwatering deserts. Good service by polite staff. great to just drop in on the spur of the moment. well worth trying.

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Thank Fiona T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You wonder why the management doesn't try to do something about the service and improve take-up. If it wasn't for the indifferent service we would rate this place higher because we had a huge delicious bowl of soup and an excellent pizza on a rainy lunchtime. We chose this place for its menu - and because it wasn't as crowded... More 

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Thank LandC46
Pittsburgh
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457 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,315 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a flight of beer and a dozen oysters. The beer and the oysters were very good. Service was inconsistent though. We placed our order and got served quickly. We never saw the waitress after that however.

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Thank Jeff K
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Great place to go for anyone interested in craft beers. Food matches the vibe and setting as it is good but not overly 'flash'. Was satisfied with my meal as the steak was cooked perfectly. Would probably go again. Only negative was having to sit on the two person high tables inside as while seated in the bar type chairs... More 

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1 Thank Josh C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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198 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Very good beer but the food is only OK. The Location at the Tannery makes this a good place to visit for shopping and the some food and drink. The beers made on site are the best selection in Christchurch. The food is good pub grub but nothing special.

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1 Thank DavidBrittain
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful yummy smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel beautiful toasted. Very nice with a chard. Great to have Wi fi too. Thank u for lovely service.

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1 Thank W9812POjom
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, lovely cider , friendly staff and beautiful music in the garden - girls lunch well spent, would highly reccomend and will return soon to try other items from the menu

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1 Thank Lynsey M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Convenient location for the Tannery movie theatre; nice to sit outside on a warm evening. We shared 3 small dishes between 2 of us. Loved the mushrooms. Got a surprise with the arancini balls - expected say 4 or 5 small balls but instead got two huge balls. Not so easy to eat, but tasty. The salmon mousse was very... More 

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1 Thank Robyn P
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The Tannery complex and the Cassel Brewery came to us highly recommended. However, while The Tannery more than exceeded expectations, the brewery was a let down. The service for our drinks order was average, which was strange considering there seemed to be about 10 staff "working". The men's bathroom was out of action and we had to use the ladies,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Garlands Road | The Tannery, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-389 5359
Description
Cassels & Sons' Brewery café restaurant at The Tannery is famed for its relaxed family friendly atmosphere, extensive menu choice and medal winning craft beers. Come and watch the wood-fired copper kettle in action, concocting some famous Cassels & Sons unique brews. Just off the main routes to Lyttelton and Sumner it is the perfect stop for a gourmet wood-fired pizza, a fresh cafe salad or a hearty breakfast.

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