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Pattersons Restaurant & Bar

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449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3 358 8129
06:30 - 14:00
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Sun 06:30 - 14:00
Wed 06:30 - 14:00
Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband had steak with a starter of Seafood Chowder, he loved it. I had the starter of Seafood chowder loved that then had the Risotto, did not love that, quite gluey and far too much food with the entree portion of Chowder, found out later that I could have asked for a smaller portion. My mistake. Staff were very... More 

Thank Virginia P
Booker Bay, Australia
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286 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Our group dined and had breakfast at Pattersons and found it to be adequate. The buffet diner was large in regard to choice and included a cavery. The meal was enjoyable and especially considerate as our arrival was quite delayed on initial indications, and for a buffet it can be a problem in keeping dishes hot. However, for those travellers... More 

Thank Ron T
Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A very enjoyable meal for three people with different requirements. I had a very nice sweet and sour tofu dish while my colleagues enjoyed their fish and chips and their venison. Worth a second visit

Thank Hano59
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision to have tea seen as we stayed the night at the hotel....no problems to get a yable for 7 people. Beautiful pork belly & steaks. Generous servings. Kids menu offered a great selection. Family friendly

Thank Pearlklah
Newton, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our several meals at Patterson's Restaurant during a stay at the Commodore Hotel were all very good. Good fish, good lamb, good soup, and good breakfast. I recommend it for any meal.

Thank wearvino
Made in NZ
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Meals are massive but kind of stodgy and covered in cream sauce or melted cheese. There wasn't really anything I wanted on the dinner menu. The (3?) salad options didn't appeal & the only truly 'vegetable dish' was the boring looking "side" dish with steamed or boiled cauliflower /carrots etc. Clearly the chefs need to learn how to prepare vegetables... More 

Thank MoseyAround
Bristol, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Fabulous breakfast spread to more than set us up for a day of site-seeing. The next day we had thought we might find somewhere in the city to eat, but no regrets in deciding to eat 'in' because the menu worked well for our group (1 child, 1 fussy but hungry teenager, one demi-veg and one other!).

Thank Pippola18
Adelaide, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The restaurant is a fairly typical hotel facility. The menu was reasonably interesting. The fish I ordered was overcooked and tough. Prices are expensive for the quality offered.

Thank Bipod
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64 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

we were desperate for somewhere to eat on a busy Friday night, so were pleasantly surprised that we were welcome here, and that there was room for us. I reckon we got in just before the rush, as the empty tables soon filled. Food great, good wine, nice ambience and attentive but not intrusive staff. Would definitely go there again.

Thank fussy c
Hunter Valley NSW AU
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Went there as it is straight across from Airport Stableford B & B where we stayed 1 night between flying in and picking up our car next morning. Not cheap but a lovely meal and very good service.

Thank hvtravellers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3 358 8129

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