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The Paddock Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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10 Hall Street, Cheviot 7310, New Zealand
+64 3-319 8005
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible Nacho's ... they were like at the football game. Same style. Fish wrap was ok. Small side of excellent fries.

Seneca, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a little something to eat on our way down to Christchurch. I had the hot cakes with bacon and bananas. It was very good. What I really enjoyed was a large cup of decaf coffee. It was great. Everyone that worked their was nice and it was a good place for a break.

Thank Bill Y
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are from Ireland and we went over to visit my brother who lives outside cheviot. We ate breakfast twice here and the food was lovely would definitely recommend.

Thank Lucinda M
State College, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Our group stopped at the Paddock Restaurant on our way to Kaikoura from Christchurch. Cheviot is roughly halfway between the two towns so it makes for a nice stop along the way. The food here was very good and the service excellent. Orders came out pretty quick and they had a nice variety for lunch. We had a vegetarian in... More 

Thank dnh5023
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped for a coffee on the way to Christchurch from Kaikoura. Lovely friendly people and excellent coffee and "snacks"

Thank Bunkshyde
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Feeling dreadful at having slammed this cafe last year (putting down to a bad case of blood sugar), thought I would give them a shot at redemption. They didn't disappoint. Food was fresh and tasty (and efficient). Staff happy to be there. Stark contrast to last visit I am pleased to report. Sorry for previous review. Suspect that was more... More 

Thank Jen B
Powys, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Travelling from Christchurch to Kaikoura, stopped for a break and had great coffee and delicious, warm cheese and onion scone, in a lovely little shady garden. Friendly service and very helpful tips for seeing the top end of South Island. Highly recommended!

Thank SuzyBucket
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Based just across the road from our motel we discovered this amazing cafe. The food was homemade and absolutely beautiful. Enjoyed 3 breakfasts plus many more snacks. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Thank you for doing our cooking while we had a relaxing time in your town

Thank us2onholiday
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Cheviot is a lucky little town having an abundance of great cafes. Until recently I had nearly always stopped at the Two Rivers Cafe across the road (also excellent) but decided to try the Paddock for a change. This place is great! Friendly staff, good coffee and great home-made pies. Highly recommended!

Thank Seismicscot
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Went for a Sunday Drive to Cheviot to support it. Stopped at the paddock restaurant OMG what beautiful coffee so good I had two. Food was lovely also nice and fresh and cooked to perfection. The staff are so friendly. Having a tough time at the moment with the lack of traffic so support it and thoroughly recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Hall Street, Cheviot 7310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Cheviot
  • Phone Number: +64 3-319 8005

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