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Rollickin Dessert Cafe

35 New Regent Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 4811
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gelato” (73 reviews)
“sorbet” (14 reviews)
“ice cream” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
35 New Regent Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rollickin Dessert Cafe
1. Fun late night dessert cafe!
"ideal for spontaneous date nights"
James R
See reviews that mention ice cream
2. House-made Gelato & Sorbets!
"enjoyed my yogi bear in a cup but could have gone for the mulled wine"
See reviews that mention mulled wine
3. We love our Chocolate Tap!
"I had a mocha and they use the chocolate fountain for the chocolate!"
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1 - 10 of 148 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We popped in to buy 3 cones. Ordered 3 ‘yogi bears’ @ $5 for a single scoop. The server couldn’t crack a smile and provided miserable portion sizes. The taste was reduced by the lack of value for money.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank leonb679
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 November 2018

They have such a range of imaginative flavours here, no-one should go away disappointed! When we were there they had black forest gateau and lemon cheesecake flavours - they come in a cone or a cup, with all sorts of imaginative additions. Plenty of seating...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Rick M
Reviewed 6 days ago

Rollickin’ Gelato has quickly become a Christchurch institution and definitely a must visit for excellent, innovative flavours and delicious house made cake, affogatto options. Their gelatos are made with quality organic milk and the sorbets are bursting with fruity goodness. Don’t forget to get a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ellenphillipscollis
RollickinGelato, Owner at Rollickin Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hello Ellen! Biggest Thanks! So glad to hear you're a super Rollickin fan. Cheers Jed.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Three of us visited on a hot summers day. I had the banoffee, which was delicious - flakes of chocolate, caramel swirls, and chunks of biscuit and banana through a lush vanilla ice cream. My two companions ordered berry sorbets which were packed with berry...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Foofeatsblog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yummy yummy ice cream with a great selection for those with food intolerances who can rarely find dessert options with gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free options. Staff were friendly and happy to help

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 464gillt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We come down to Christchurch to visit family and every-time we visit Rollickin in New Regent Street for icecreams!! great exciting flavours but my favourite is always Yogi Bear :) - then you can wander down to the Margaret Mahy Playground and even ride a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ktwo73
RollickinGelato, Owner at Rollickin Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Super duper! Love to hear you are enjoying CHCH. And even better to hear you are a fan of our Yogi Bear Sweet! See you next time. X!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great ice cream and many different flavours available. There are a couple of different locations, but this one provided a nice seating area outside, with ability to sit and enjoy the icecream. There is a queue, but I think it is mainly due to layout...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Leanne V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, delicious ice cream and a very nice place. Definetley worth a visit, not only once but twice!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Ecco61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was here with my mom this morning coz i wanted to treat her for a dessert, it’s her birthday today. We’re so excited to try their gelato for the first time coz they loook sooo good. Yet, i felt so disappointed because one of the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Santita17
RollickinGelato, Owner at Rollickin Dessert Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Marie! Biggestest thank-you for your honest feedback. We certainly want to address & fix this immediately. As we work really hard at creating a great customer experience - are super disappointed to hear you & your mom were let down. Could you please ring...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious hand crafted icecream and desserts. Perfect spot for a late night trip, they even have whittakers on tap for you to add a shot of it to your icecream!! Mug cakes are a must.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank bdelaney2016
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Questions & Answers
3 March 2018|
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Response from RollickinGelato | Property representative |
Yes, we have Diary Free sorbets...Mr Mango, Pomengranate & Berries, and Lemon, Lime & Bitters are our crowd favourites. We also have 'flavour specials' that change every two weeks follow us on facebook or instagram & check... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$7
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 New Regent Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 4811
  • E-mail
Hello! Welcome to Rollickin Dessert Cafe where you can lick our house made Gelato & Sorbet creations. Our gelato is made with only the good stuff. Like the organic milk delivered daily. Organic milk makes our gelato super creamy & full of all the good nutrients. Our super charged V6 espresso is organic too for our delicious coffees! You may find the odd pip, leaf, pith in our gelato & sorbets. Thats' because we love to use real stuff. Our Mint Chocolate Gelato has real mint leaves whipped into it (look for the little leaf green bits!) Our dairy free fruit sorbets are made with a hefty kilo & a half of real fruit. Tick! Your fruit intake done for the day. For our creative concoctions like Banoffee Pie. We start with house made biscuity crumbs and salty caramel sauce and dark chocolate from our Chocolate Tap. Then we go nuts, smashing, folding, rippleing it through banana gelato (made from real bananas of course!) It's so good you'll just have to try it for yourself. FREE WEE TASTES!
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