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TMR Restaurant & Bar

161 High St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 5262
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
161 High St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the trust the chef menu which was delicious. It was all gluten-free as requested. We received friendly prompt service. We would definitely go back.

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

TMR is beautifully put together, the vibe is so elegant yet relaxed. The food is so well prepared, the steak and chicken so well cooked and the side dishes were unique and delicious. The desserts are too good to be true, especially the sour cherry...More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner last night at their new location on High Street and the food was outstanding! So was ther service. Fantastic service. We had the 'Trust the Chef' choice and it was just devine. The 4 hour roasted carrots with coconut yoghurt and pitstachios...More

Thank HayleyPollock
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Top service top staff top food moved from moor house ave great choice, we had chefs choice excellent in every way desserts to die for we will back

Thank Barry and Mar... J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The title says it all. We returned yet again for a breakfast with friends. Once again the food choices were excellent and we will most definitely be back. Thank you to the staff.

Thank haricari196
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Everything is on point in the new TMR restaurant. The previous sultry lighting is still a feature, now teamed with an industrial style decor. The menu is larger than before, with great sharing options (I've raved about everything we ate but the ceviche has to...More

Thank hannahb05
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We only went for a late night drink but the new venue is to die for and the staff were lovely. There were lots of tables full even though we get there quite late and the vibe was humming.

Thank tessazant
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What a great ambience and setting. Wonderfully themed and lovely atmosphere. The food was great with some interestingly different dishes. The staff struggled a little on their first night as they had a big crowd in .. a legacy of their success at their old...More

Thank TrevorMcNZ
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We went to the Monday Room after getting it half price on first table awhile ago, absolutely delicious food. I feel like you could order anything off the menu and you would enjoy it! Reasonable amount of vegetarian options so I was grateful.

Thank Ariana E
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

We'd never been before but the food was divine! We had the chefs choice and my God was it delicious! Lovely wine Topped of by great service from Amber who knew everything about the food and wine. What a great night out.

Thank tracyhV3993DG
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$37
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:45
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 High St, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 5262
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Hello and welcome to TMR Restaurant & Bar

We pride ourselves on having a vast and varied offering, showcasing the best in food in beverage in New Zealand. Our restaurant offers an environment of comfort and quality, with plush banquet seating, and professional yet casual service.

We have a real passion for food, and our team of chefs; with local heroine Hannah Cooper-Grieve at the helm, are some of the highest trained in the country.

Owner Joel Christian has hand-picked a concise yet substantive wine list showcasing some of the best local, and New Zealand wines.

Additionally we offer an extensive cocktail list for those of our guests who care to enjoy a cocktail either before, during, or following a meal with us.

We function primarily as a Restaurant, and our priority is always tables and bookings for guest with the intent of dining. It is highly unlikely that we will have tables or bookings available for cocktails or drinks only; but rather we offer an extensive beverage program for the enjoyment of our guests who are dining.

We offer two different food menus, all of which have their specific times of service, along with specific points of interest. These are detailed as follows:


Our evening menu is all about Social Dining.

The menu is comprised of multiple plate sizes, and is designed to share from the middle of the table in a fashion akin to traditional New Zealand family dinner.

For your first course we offer the Small plates, either to share or enjoy individually.

For your second course we advise guest to select from both the Medium and Large plates, with the Large plates as your hero protein dish(es) and the Medium plates as the vegetable driven accompaniment(s).

We wil serve the second course through the middle of the table, complete with serving cutlery, for you to then serve on to your own dinner plate.


The Monday Room is a specialist Dessert restaurant, and as such, we offer a large and varied selection of house made desserts. This menu is available every day, from open until close.

Weekend Brunch:

On the weekends we take a break from the fancy restaurant, and during the day we have a little bit of fun with our menu. These days book out fast, so it's always best to make a booking.

We take bookings for tables of up to 14 for Lunch, Brunch and Dinner.
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