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Brewer's Arms

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-963 1620
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere with friendly staff and very tasty food. Conveniently placed close to the Papanui Road Motels and Merivale.

Thank JanMasterton
Faversham, United Kingdom
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187 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose to eat here because a 10% discount was offered to guests of our hotel. As NZ prices are considerably expensive when compared with the UK, we chose to take advantage of the discount ... a mistake I'm afraid. Having waited some 45 minutes for our food to arrive we were quite disappointed. I ordered Green Bay (Green Lip?)... More 

Thank KerryKC
Coolum Beach, Australia
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175 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying just down the road it was recommended to us. It was good for a pub and the meals were very tasty. My wife had the mussels for entree and the size was one dozen with three crusty pieces of bread, a meal within itself. I had the schnitzel which was cooked well but would have rather some gravy than... More 

Thank tenby50
Wellington, New Zealand
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was staying just down the road and looking for somewhere for dinner. My partner and I tried this pub as it was very close. The prices are more than I would expect to pay in a suburban pub (I'm from Wellington and a meal in a pub in the CBD is cheaper than here). I had the lambs fry... More 

Thank JacqiB
Christchurch, New Zealand
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 283 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Going out for lunch on days off is our favourite thing to do. We had never been here before so naturally wanted to come check it out. The outside area is nice; situated right beside a pond full of ducks and shrub. NZ pub food is one of my favourites and couldn't pass on the classic burger and fries, which... More 

Thank Sean M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

We went here for an afternoon drink and snacks and left disappointed and overcharged for drinks. We ordered 1 beer, 1 chai latte,1 tea and a small chips coming to $31.50. Bloody expensive for what we got and the chai was just a coffee with cinnamon. Would never go back.

Thank jessT2921JO
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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97 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a Christchurch institution for us. Every year, heading north or south between South Pole and New Zealand, have to stop here for some ostrich steak. One of the better beer selections in the area and the grill are the high points. Sit out in back, come in and order at the bar.

Thank Michael D
Wirral, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We were only in Christchurch for two nights and having eaten here the first night we came back on the second! In fact we are back in Chch in two weeks just overnight so will be straight in! The food is just so good, a great choice, the place is clean and the staff really pleasant, helpful and efficient -... More 

Thank TravellerWirral
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

What we wanted was good pub food, good wine and beer for an overnight stop in Christchurch. It was all as expected. Pleasant place to eat informally with good service and quality of food.

Thank PhilIpHK
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223 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great dinner , beer and beautiful atmosphere. The table reserved had beautiful pond views. Great service and stone grilled food made it such a lovely experience.

Thank WillBJust

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-963 1620

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