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Cook'n' With Gas

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New Zealand, European
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23 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 9166
18:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 18:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visit this restaurant from time to time when we are wanting a "special meal" We always get it!!! Last visit was great, food, service, wine list and atmosphere, Highly recommended

Thank kendaniels
Level Contributor
25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Can't say enough good things, great food, wonderful staff, fair prices and local wines and brews. Make a res as it books up.

Thank JMRVLondon
Stamford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this restaurant and bar by chance opposite the Arts Centre in Christchurch. Live music in the bar, separate but attached to the restaurant - actually in the garden. The staff were so friendly, great customer service and amazing food with a good understanding of gluten free needs. We had a most enjoyable evening and would highly recommend it.... More 

Thank Carol M
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Been there with a mid sized group of people - good atmosphere, though the acoustics (low ceiling, hard surfaces) made the noise level difficult to bear (and not really supporting the communication). Outstanding service from several (experienced) waiters. They knew their trade, serve from the right side, know how to pour wine (but not beer), are unnoticeable and still very... More 

Thank HeikoMC
Austin, Texas
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83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We decided to spend our Thanksgiving dinner at this restaurant as it was highly recommended on Trip Advisor (save one dissatisfied diner). I'm glad we did. The selection was great (I had a turkey and ham combination, which seemed appropriate for a Yankee like me) while my wife and daughter had other delightful selections. Great dessert list and appropriate wine... More 

Thank Wayne T
Brighton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

One of the best meals I've had in Christchurch. The venison was cooked perfectly, was very flavoursome and not at all tough. The service was very good, in a typically relaxed kiwi style. The waiter was happy to make suggestions when asked, and was very knowledgeable about the menu.

Thank William G
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My husband and I dined at Cook'n' with Gas November 11th (Show Day and public holiday) and it was one of the most amazing dining experiences we have had! The food was beautiful, particularly the mussels, but the service and staff were just outstanding. As soon as we entered we were warmly greeted. There were two exceptional waiters who really... More 

Thank AlexEssCanterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Wonderful night with great service in a lovley setting. Food was great and beautifully presented. Would definitly visit again.

Thank issy869
San Francisco, California, USA
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588 reviews
382 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Things started off really well with a lux bottle of menu-expensive NZ pinot noir. But, things deteriorated from there. The amuse bouche was really a horrible tasting thing choice of an offer. Worst free starter taste ever. As a pescatarian - (seafood and veggie only), the menu had few options. I asked our waiter if I could get the monkfish... More 

3 Thank HaljoHal
corker9, Owner at Cook'n' With Gas, responded to this review

Thank you HaljoHai for taking the time to write us scathing review, Yes we do take these things seriously and I have gone to exhausting lengths to find out what has exactly happened here? My kitchen does remember doing a main sized ravioli about a fortnight ago , but yes you were right there was no mention of "No Chorizo",... More 

Wahroonga, Australia
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Another quest as a solo business traveller finds me in Christchurch looking for the best of what this battered little town has to offer. What's on my dinner list? Needs atmosphere, great service for the awkward solo diner and a touch of New Zealand. Found it all at Cook 'n' ... The service was superb, really friendly, attentive and on... More 

Thank Australianisms

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$29
New Zealand, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 9166

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