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US$8 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, New Zealand
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a little hesitant to try this place as they were some negative reviews. However we were very satisfied. First and foremost its a pub, but the food was more than acceptable. The man who served us was very attentive and friendly. We were...offered a dessert menu but the main was so large we couldnt fit it in.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was a quite day and I must say the chicken wings were very good but there was a long wait for food. Only the female English staff member was friendly as well.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 31 March 2022 via mobile

We have been dining here over the last 20 years when in residence at our beach house. Tonight very disappointed. Fish and chips very nice but then so much salad oil had gone into fish and chips, we couldn't eat it all. Perhaps staff/management could...be dressed a little better with shoes, and not track pants. I wish the new management all the best.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 29 January 2022

Called in for a weekend lunch on our way to Akaroa and both my husband and I enjoyed a delicious fresh and generously proportioned salads. I choose the Beetroot and Falafel Salad which included fresh salad greens (lettuce and red cabbage) generous portion of beetroot,...falafel, tomato wedges topped with a tasty pesto mayo sauce and pine nuts. My husband enjoyed his Cajun Chicken Salad which was an equally generous portion with delicious Cajun spices. The service was very friendly and we enjoyed dining outside in the sheltered garden area.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022

We've just had a great family celebration for an 80th birthday at the Duvauchelle Hotel now under the management Tristan. He was great working with us to give us one half of the pub for our party of 27 adults and 4 children and a...menu to suit complete with one of his famous trifles for dessert. The staff are all so friendly and efficient which added to the happiness of the evening. Thank you so muchTristan and staff for great dinner and celebration.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 25 June 2021

Disappointed in the meal, the service , beer and wine still good. We have dined at this place a lot over the last 4 years. We stopped going often earlier this year because we noticed a change in the quality of the food presented as...it has offered a really good food in the past. We decided to give a go again after about 3 months and went back about three weeks ago. Between the four of us we had three different meals and none of us felt satisfied with what we where given. I did tell the host that the my meal was not good , she did offer to replace my meal but I declined , she did not charge me for the my meal which was good but did not make it any better. I hope they can find their feet again and produce good food like before.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 14 March 2021

Excellent service, food great, staff friendly and efficient. Stayed overnight. Great choice for a getaway from Christchurch with Akaroa close by.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 9 January 2021 via mobile

We visit every year and it's always busy but easy to book in. We take a big group and always get great smiley service . Great meals ! They had run out of a couple of things but still plenty to choose from. Also very...accommodating to sort out any needs. I thought the service was very fast and checked in on meals and drinks often. The burger was huge !!!! And the chilli cheese flat bread was fantastic. Can't wait to go back next yearMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 8 January 2021

The Duvauchelle Hotel is a great pub. The hosts are very laid back and provide a very casual kiwi-style service, which as a few other reviews suggest, some may find as being a little unprofessional, but it's not... The hosts are outstanding and welcoming and...professional in every way... just that it doesn't come with the pretentious swankiness that some city places have. Its a nice warm cosy atmosphere in the pub, and the food was great. I had the roast pork with all the trimmings and it was excellent - My only small issue is that the roast pork wasn't really "roasted pork" but more a pork steak deep fried... but still, it was tasty and well presented. Service was perhaps slightly on the slower side, but they were very busy so this isn't really a criticism as such, and any place could be a little slow if they're busy and/or have a staff member short etc... The proprietor even did apologise for the poor service even though we didn't think it was poor at all... just a sign of a popular busy restaurant in a rural district. I'll definitely be back again.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 31 December 2020 via mobile

Had the steak and fish n chips. The mushroom sauce was amazing!! Staff were super friendly and accommodating. Lots of gluten free options.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Response from Tristan S | Property representative |
Good Morning unfortunately we are closed on xmas day. Thanks
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The Duvauchelle Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5