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The Lakes Restaurant

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Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-360 1002
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

an amazing venue and the meal was divine. fab service very friendly helpful as we had a baby, the lamb dish was top notch. thanks

Thank Vicki H
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right from the start it was mediocre. No signage to even find the restaurant {in the Rain}. Upon entering reception there were leaves ,with one staff member just standing in front of fire. A two minute job to clean. First impressions can be lasting impression. The lady that showed us to our table was pleasant. The meals were average at... More 

Thank tony m
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very pricey for lack of food on the main course. Atmosphere was average. No view of the lake at night time. No music playing. Cocktails are good tho and under $20

Thank tony M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

A repeat visit after a meal there a month or so back and We were not disappointed. On arrival, we were promptly welcomed and shown to our table, right close to the back of the back of the Restaurant with a lovely view looking out at the beautiful greens and lakes.. Our mains arrived in a reasonable time and the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have been here before for lunch and enjoyed, so came back for a special dinner. Very good service and the food was to a very high standard. Venison entree was the beautiful. Great view over looking the 18 hole and lake.

Thank Fordmk1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This week we enjoyed a very relaxed lunch meal at Clearwater's" The Lakes " Restaurant and it was most enjoyable. We asked for a lake view and were given a choice of front tables. From the staff to the environment and the views out all over the golf course - all made for a very enjoyable day. The food was... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We are eight locals catching up for a birthday celebration. Four of our party have history with Clearwater as our children have had weddings there. The actual setting is just lovely and very relaxing. NZ beef, lamb, venison, pork and fish are all on the menu and are not over priced. I ordered an entree that I asked to be... More 

Thank Sandyvt1954
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food was great and pepers has an awesome view, great place to relax and unwind. One of the servers struggled with English but it was still an enjoyable time. We would highly recommend the desert its a great way to top off a fine meal!

Thank Kurt I
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited The Lakes Restaurant for our wedding anniversary. We were staying in the apartments. The accommodation was fantastic but we were really dissappointed with the restaurant. Lovely view and great staff but the atmosphere was lacking. Thought it was strange as all the buffet breakfast cereals were out etc. The entree was nice but both my husband and I had... More 

Thank mckeekathryn
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246 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very cozy restaurant with few tables nearer the lake. 2 lovely ladies in charge. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I forgot my handbag! The younger lady called my room & delivered it in minutes! That's amazing service! Thank you.

Thank WillBJust

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-360 1002

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