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Tai Tapu Hotel Restaurant & Bars

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
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780 Old Tai Tapu Road | Tai Tapu, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
+64 3-329 6819
12:00 - 20:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Petrol head heaven ! And the way Country pubs used to be & should always remain. Amazing restaurant, excellent cuisine & great hosts. An absolute must on your travels.

Thank Mike B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect in every way,Lovely old country pub,quite peaceful setting,Lovely lady that runs the hotel.Menu is extensive somthing for everyone.We sat outside on this nice day.We both had the lamb salad which was divine.You will not be disappointed if you go for a drive out to The Tap and have a meal.

Thank didee62
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

It had been a number of years since we had been here as our last experiences with food here were underwhelming. However we were pleasantly surprised at how things had changed! The hotel is casual and comfortable and we did not feel out of place arriving in work gear after dealing with the stress of the Port Hills fires. The... More 

Thank JRD1000
Christ Church Parish, Barbados
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89 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The setting of this pub for an afternoon stop is fantastic, especially accompanied by a walk along the river, BUT we stopped for afternoon tea and after three attempts, the coffee was cold. We still stop there occasionally if people want alcohol but not for coffee which is a pity really as their (hot - piping hot) chips are amazing.... More 

Thank CaptainCompass
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal, great menu and staff helpful & friendly. Awesome location plenty of space inside and out, would recommend going.

Thank annemarie p
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We had reserved a table for 4 for 7pm last Saturday night. We arrived on time to find the place packed but our table kept for us. We were concerned that we might have a long wait for service and our meal. Our waitress promptly brought us our drinks and also promptly our meals. We had three courses and they... More 

Thank MadMaxChristchurch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Called in for dinner, no reservation, no problem. Garlic bread to start, very tasty. One had the blue cod, chips and salad, and the other had chicken mozzarella. Both meals were tasty and portions were more than adequate. Staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank geoffjohns2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Excellent food base on a local cuisine. Good service but it's pub grub with a great wine list and local beers. A great place for lunch or breakfast. Great for a family group . Very relaxed and casual.

Thank Fiona T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited for a drink on a few occasions and felt although busy and a nice atmosphere, it's mainly a bikers bar. Today we went for dinner in the restaurant and it was delicious, four really yummy meals. Will certainly return, great food.

Thank Angiewilliams2001
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our group of 4 was very happy with the food and service we got at Tai Tapu Hotel's restaurant recently. It was very busy on a Saturday night but service wasn't slow. I had the pork belly which was excellent, if an enormous portion that left me unable to have my own dessert. The only suggestion I would make for... More 

Thank kellywalker2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$22
Bar, New Zealand, Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Old Tai Tapu Road | Tai Tapu, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-329 6819
Tai Tapu Hotel is a set on 3 acres of picturesque country side, at the base of the Port Hill overlooking the Tai Tapu Golf Club with the Halswell River running through. THE RESTAURANT serves quality gastro pub style meals from 12pm right through to the evening dinning, bookings taken to 8pm, 7 days a week. With three fabulous chefs the food is consistently great. THE FUNCTION ROOM is a purpose built function venue with private outdoor patio and grounds, flanked by beautiful palm trees. Full bar facilities and various food options available to suit every occasion. THE COURTYARD is sheltered and relaxing. Great for a meal or platter and bottle of wine with friends and family.

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