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Reviewed 28 March 2024 via mobile

Small informal restaurant with incredible food. All local very fresh seasonal products. Amazing flavours you could taste the sea in the fish/seafood! Beautifully presented. We went for the ‘little bit of everything’ option like a taster menu. Loved it all. Reasonably priced considering the quality.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 19 August 2023

I hadn't been to Gatherings in ages but was gifted a voucher and mid-winter seemed to be the perfect time for a treat. Usually we do fish supper takeaways or it has been a summer experience. This time it was amazing ×10. The theme was...citrus and the protein seafood/kaimoana so l was in food heaven. Being a food nerd the only question l had was ..How can they do such incredible quality, local in season kai/food for such a minimum cost? In the sense of value for money but not "cheap" food, this visit was incredible. We had full bellies and full hearts. Service was on point swift, informative and cheerful. We had an early sitting and the allocated time was just enough, especially if you want a post dinner walk or to go out after. Many thanks to the Gathering team for your manākitanga/hospitality. He tino reka rawa atu ngā kai! AII the foods we had were incredibly delicious!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023 via mobile

Intimate ie small restaurant, very welcoming and friendly, a bit noisy but that kind of made it private. Food was great, innovative but not pretentious and beautifully cooked. We had the chef’s choice which is almost everything on the menu of small sharing plates and...the two of us went away replete and very happy.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 April 2023 via mobile

Super good locally sourced food and creative menu. Flouder is the best as well as vegetable dish. We also have fresh oyster from marlborough. Highly recommend to try the food here.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

Fantastic Italian pasta dishes. Small venue with a small menu but fantastic food, fantastic vibe and awesome service.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022 via mobile

Best place to go if you wanna ditch your mates birthday if you wanna dog your boy… if you wanna dog your BOY

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 17 December 2022 via mobile

Gatherings is like no other restaurant. Intimate,fun and authentic The food is unique and absolutely first class The Shiitake Mushroom Baubles are simply stunning Oysters were sublime and the fish main was delicious I’d go for the champagne with the oysters and the Chenin Blanc...with main The crew were friendly welcoming and clearly proud of their product - which is after all a triumph Congratulations to Alex and Holly on delivering us a deliciously sumptuous and wholly unique experienceMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 27 November 2022

Once again an outstanding experience with delicious food . The trust the chef option is a must with the menu changing seasonally and very good value for what you get. A must for anyone visiting Christchurch who is wanting to taste new Zealand cuisine at...its finest.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

We are from out of town, met here with a friend from Christchurch, outstanding in every way 👏🏻👏🏻

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 31 August 2022

We had the set menu. The tastes are lovely but it is so dark I couldn’t see which made negotiating the flounder bones tricky. It was really annoying being sat right next to the loos and the service area and the kitchen entrance!!!. Pretty expensive...but I thought it was worth it and the service was fine. Some people were too loud and never told to be quiet by the staff, which I’m sure others would have appreciated some action by. Won’t go there on a Friday again but will go againMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 June 2022

We ventured to The Gatherings Restaurant on a Saturday evening and really enjoyed the food. The menu is quite limited but each sharing plate was well thought out. We opted for the tasting option which worked well for us. The only downside was the limited...wine-by-the-glass list. Booking highly recommended as it is a small restaurant. Free parking at the rear of the building.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 February 2022 via mobile

Went for the trust the chef option Christmas option and was amazed at the array of food that came out. Really interesting flavour combinations and great vibe. Only downfall was the beer was warm!

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 8 October 2021

It's really hard to find well cooked fish in restaurants. We had the whole snapper which was delicious and super moist still and the sauce with ot was really great. Paired really well with their great wine selection. The asparagus was beautiful and whilst the...texture of the octopus wa sn't my favorite the flavour was really great. It's nice to see places using a good amount of chilli. It would be on the pricey side of restaurants but I'd prefer to spend $200 on a meal that I really enjoyed than $150 on something that was just mediocre. I'm glad we came here had great moody ambience and although it's a small space it wasn't super noisy or pokey. Really well done.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021 via mobile

Our second visit. There is only one sensible choose to make at this small restaurant in Christchurch. Go with the Chefs choice menu. Just the right amount of delectable dishes presented to us. Oysters done two ways was a delicious start, and a lovely brûlée...to finish. Our ‘waiter’ was so knowledgeable and steered us towards a delicious wine. And a great chat. We were only a few nights out of lockdown so a treat to be out. We picked the right spot.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

We have heard a lot about this establishment and finally scored a booking - no mean feat seeing it is TINY. At Carlton corner, off the street with a sign out suggesting there may be a spare table and out the back a parking bay...where you can swing by for your take way fish supper. Now for the older patrons beware the seating which is hard wooden seats built into the table - cushions might help lads? An large plastic pot plans = one enveloping patrons at a small table! Now the menu is based around a fish main and like the smaller dishes meant to share - no problem at all. We love fish so all good. There is one owner/maitre d who greets us warmly - 2 others appear with food which is cooked out the back in a small lean-to kitchen. Tonight it is whole flounder - yum. Now flounder in my humble opinion does not require anything fancy - burnt butter, capers, salt and pepper. Their version is swimming in a sauce ? walnut and sauekraut - not very successful as the fish was simply overwhelmed. Side dishes included oysters - perfect! crispy butternut and trevally tartare - the latter beautifully fresh but masked by more sauce, A very interesting wine list - New Zealand and imported - prices on the high side, all organic. So all in all it was authentic, lots of effort but the flavours were not integrated and the sauces way over the top.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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