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Flight Lounge Restaurant and Bar

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
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45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand (Formerly Airport Gateway Motor Lodge)
+64 3-358 7093
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 10:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 11:00
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Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wanted to enjoy lamb a final night before we flew home. After a full day we just didn't want to drive to a restaurant. We saw a handwritten sign indicating dinner 530pm to 9pm. A motel restaurant - could it actually deliver a decent meal? The answer is yes! Lamb shank was one of the best we ever had.... More 

Thank Tbbsotwcd
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

On our first night we decided to stay and eat in our lodge restaurant. Food was beautiful! I had the salmon which just melted in your mouth while my sons had the fish and chips which both agreed were delicious. Service was excellent and $$ were well spent

Thank Jodie M
Toronto, Canada
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171 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

OK for a basic meal. Good choice of children menu. Wines lower end of range. Limited choice of beers. NZ shank was tasty.

Thank JimS48
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210 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a number of meals at this restaurant (inside the Airport Gateway Motor Lodge) and they were all excellent. The farmhouse breakfast lasts until supper. The fish and chips (Orange Roughy) is excellent.

Thank sbj04769
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff especially Aaron who recommended things to see in the Christchurch area as we were first time visitors. Although the dining room is on the small side it doesn't feel cramped and the service and food was great.

Thank Mazas63
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good to start with. They asked us if we wanted a bottle of champagne for $30.00 rather than paying two for $12.50 250ml which was great so we said yes, get the bottle. But they didn't offer to put it in a bucket of ice, we had to ask for it 10mins later, which the waiter didn't seem... More 

Thank Brogan W
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Oh my goodness. This has to be the worst place I have eaten in a long time. There were five in our group, we ordered lamb shanks, sweet n sour pork, pasta and vegetarian mushrooms and tofu. Not being a tofu fan I can understand that not being nice but you would think you'd at least taste the mushroom. Not... More 

Thank kimngia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Service was ok but the food was extremely disappointing and a waste of money. Each slice of the cheese and garlic bread starter had about 5-6 whole cloves of garlic on it which was very overpowering. Of the 5 mains only the lamb shanks were ok although the mashed potatoes had uncooked chunks of potato in it. The sweet and... More 

Thank Josh L
Perth, Australia
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Came across from another motel for an evening meal. Not a huge dining area. Chose the salmon and partner chose fish (orange roughy) and chips. Salmon was lovely, fresh broccoli and carrot cooked to perfection and lovely potato su gratin. Fish, chips and salad were well presented and tasty but came with a small container of tomato sauce??? Asked for... More 

Thank Pomeroys
Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

I had an evening meal at the Flight Lounge on 22nd September 2016. The meal and the service was very good. Cheers Ken

Thank kenb1959

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
New Zealand, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options
After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
17:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand (Formerly Airport Gateway Motor Lodge)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-358 7093
Dine at one of the newest restaurants close to Christchurch Airport. Opened in early 2012 and backed with a 4.5 star Qualmark rating, at the attached accommodation. We offer a first-class service and a top-quality dining experience. The Flight Lounge Restaurant features an enticing and varied menu, sure to tempt, and provides the perfect venue to relax and enjoy your meal. You can even dine Al Frisco on those warm nights in our garden area. The Flight Lounge's Bar also offers a relaxing space to catch up with friends, enjoying a quiet before or after dinner drink.

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