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St Germain

255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 7008
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Overview
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“escargot” (23 reviews)
“duck” (38 reviews)
“onion soup” (9 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 379 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We attended with some friends on Saturday 13th Oct. The service and attention provided by waitstaff was top notch. Food was outstanding and really enjoyed the whole evening, will be back!

Thank GregandNicky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner organised a birthday dinner here for a large group of us. Upon being seated we were told "just to let you know, we have no beef". This wouldn't usually be an issue but when the menu comprises of a minimal selection of mains...More

1  Thank Georgina W
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Geogina W, Thank you very much for taking the time to review St Germain. I'm sorry to hear that your are disappointed and I understand. I have copied and pasted the same answer to your review as we've had the same review from...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great restaurant this is. I had the starter of scallops with cauliflower my favourite dish of the night. My main was Duck and I had creme brûlée for my dessert this was my second favourite dish of the night. Portion sizes were pretty...More

Thank rock203
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Bonjour Rock2003, Thank you very much for your review and we look forward to hearing from youj. Merci Frederic

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed a beautiful lunch after been shouted by our kids for our anniversary. Amazing French Onion Soup for starters. Amazing Creme Brulee. All the old favourites. Served with the right gap between courses with not to long a wait. Excellent wine...More

Thank pritchard8024
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Bonjour pritchard8024, Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your anniversary with us. Merci Frederic

Reviewed 14 September 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the first trip on Le Tour de France to La Bourgogne. Escargot, Boeuf Bourguignon and a beautiful poached pear dessert. Faultless and great value. So looking forward to the next stage la Normandie.

Thank NZFoodie02
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon NzFoodie02, Thank you very much for taking the time to review St Germain and we hope that you came for the Aquitaine menu. Normandie is next in November. Merci Frederic

Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Delighted to have stumbled upon an authentic French restaurant in downtown Christchurch. The lunch special of onion soup, roast lamb and crepes suzette provided a satisfying culinary conclusion to my New Zealand adventures. It was heartening that my conversation in French with the staff was...More

Thank Sandy B
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Sandy B, Thank you very much for your review and everybody at St Germain is glad to hear that you've enjoyed your lunch with us. Merci Frederic

Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing French style food in the middle of Christchurch. Wharehou and lamb to die for. Lamb still baaing on the plate surrounded by a beautiful jus. Wharehou cooked to perfection with a yummy crust and pilaf base with saffron sauce. Worked wonders with the Rose....More

1  Thank Marc w
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Good afternoon Marc w, Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted to hear that you've enjoyed your evening with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Merci Frederic

Reviewed 15 August 2018

A range of authentic French dishes make up a sensible menu; add an interesting wine list and you have an obvious destination when in Christchurch for lovers of this cuisine. Attentive staff a further plus. We did think that the decor was a little minimal...More

1  Thank AllanJGJ
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Bonjour AllanJGJ, Thank you very much for reviewing St Germain and we look forward to seeing you again when you'll come down to Christchurch. Merci Frederic

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful meal at St Germaine. Beautiful French onion soup, duck a l’orange and crepe Suzette. Service was excellent. Good wine list of French wines. Decor and atmosphere is very pleasant - French themed as one might expect. Prices were reasonable given the quality....More

1  Thank Richard56578588
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Bonjour Richard56578588, Thank you very much for taking the time to review St Germain and we are glad that you've enjoyed it. I might have to think to put my price up then.... Look forward to seeing you again Merci Frederic

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Everything about our dining experience here was absolutely gorgeous. The food, the atmosphere and the service. We'd given up thinking restaurants like this existed in Christchurch! Couldn't fault a thing and so far as we're concerned - we truly felt like we were back in...More

1  Thank julesw100
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Bonjour JulesW100, Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted to see that you've enjoyed your evening with us. Look forward to seeing you again. Merci Frederic

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 7008
  • E-mail
Description
St Germain was opened in September 2008 by French brothers Frederic and Vincent. Born and raised in Brittany, the brothers aim to provide you a real French dining experience using local products in an elegant and cosy atmosphere. St Germain's diversity makes it the perfect place to enjoy food and wine, whether you would like to share a fabulous meal with friends, for a romantic dinner, or when dining with a larger group. We can cater for all.
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