Gumption Restaurant & Bar

Gumption Restaurant & Bar

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Hours
Sun
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
features
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles40 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

TuckerFiend
240 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
I'm in the crowd that tries to stay away from hotel restaurants. We had a meal with a tour group yesterday and it went fine. Tonight I was talked intto eating in and it was not. My fish was well overcooked and for $38 gurnard I want it cooked properly. My wife had rib eye ordered medium - well done. It arrived medium - rare and I'm surprised that she ate it. She is honing her tastes. Shame the cook couldn't hone some ability.
Written 7 November 2023
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SD2606
Christchurch2456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
Gorgeous Gumption Came here for their gorgeous High Tea and had a lovely time. It is located in the Distinction Hotel, which has a very modern, smart and stylish entrance. The actual restaurant where the High Tea was served was a bit boring, plain and sterile in comparison. Our waitresses were friendly and profession, but their service was slow. It took 20mins to bring out our coffee and tea after ordering them. There were two other tables seated so I wouldn’t have thought that they would be rushed off their feet. The High Tea was incredible! It was stunning, beautiful, gorgeous, delicious, perfect, fresh and filling. We adored it and highly recommend their treats. Our favourite was the Opera Slice. It was just amazing. As you can appreciate we had a very mixed experience with the various aspects with visiting here. The food alone was flawless and divine.
Written 11 October 2023
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Aussie3737
Melbourne25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 none
We went to this restaurant at our hotel as there wasn't much open (being a public holiday). We normally shy away from hotel restaurants but the food at Gumption was amazing! Best meal we had in NZ. The steak I ordered was extremely tender and cooked perfectly. Sauce was very tasty and the sides that came with it were perfect. Our family were all raving about our meals that evening and even the next day. Would definitely recommend.
Written 16 January 2023
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Dennis
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
Christmas lunch at Gumption restaurant was amazing. The staff went out of their way to make our Christmas lunch special. Prior to lunch I messaged Rowan to say my partner was gluten free and vegan and enquired if there would be sufficient variety of food for her. She indicated that “we won’t let anyone go hungry on Christmas!” Without prompting, they went out of their way and shopped around for vegan food a couple of days before dining and prepared a menu especially to cater for my partner’s requirements. The chef came out to talk to us on three separate occasions to discuss what he was proposing to prepare, met her taste. This was going above and being our expectations. I ended up eating some of the dishes he had prepared for her as it was so delicious. Lunch was exceptional and there was something for everyone with a variety of vegetables and meats all cooked and prepared differently. It was also appreciated that staff gave up their day to cater for our Christmas lunch and their service to diners were exceptional. I would highly recommend dining at Gumption restaurant and will be going back again.
Written 25 December 2022
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Ken S
Christchurch281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
It has been years since we last visited this hotel and we were really happy that we did. The Menu was a great range of dishes and the service was fanatstic. Really liked that you got to select 2 sides and a sauce with your main meals. The entree and mains were well presented, tasty and a good quantity
Written 6 September 2022
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TheSnakebite
Ohoka703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 couples
I really liked the food and service on a recent Saturday evening visit to Gumption. Both entrees and mains were great and I liked the ability to choose two sides + a sauce to match your main dish. Service was excellent and wine refills were constant without having to ask. Spacious modern restaurant. Wine list by the glass had some good options. Excellent overall.
Written 18 June 2022
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Naina-Damani
London999 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We stayed at the Distinction Hotel for two nights in a group with AATKings and it was the perfect place to enjoy drinks. Breakfast was fairly good with slow service and dinner was an inventive rich flavours,at the stylish Gumption restaurant.
Written 16 December 2020
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Brianspeirs
41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Had a meal here while at the distinctions. Eventually after sitting for 10 mins the drinks and food order were taken disputed the fact that the restaurant was quiet.meals and drinks arrived and were of good quality. After finishing the mains there was a long wait to order the deserts.Not the service you expect in a 4 star hotel
Written 26 February 2020
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Barry S
Nottingham108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
We stayed at the Distinction with breakfast included do enjoyed a full range of western and eastern buffet choice. Egg selection has to be ordered at the door as you enter. Dinner menu was fairly comprehensive and the chef was able to accommodate allergy restrictions
Written 8 February 2020
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ksufan88
Wichita6299 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
We enjoyed Christmas dinner at this restaurant and then also had breakfast the next morning. Christmas dinner was very busy, but still we had good service. There was way more food served they we could eat, and they had an extensive dessert buffet. Breakfast had a fairly decent selection of items on the buffet. I enjoyed their hot oatmeal and toast with peanut butter.
Written 2 February 2020
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TwinWatersLocal77
Twin Waters22 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Although located in the same building as Distinction Hotel, it falls short of matching the quality in everything the hotel stands for
Written 31 December 2019
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Motoxnut
Hamilton107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
Ordered a Scallop entree and the 3 scallops that arrived tasted like they had been frozen. Venison shank for main meal was tasty but overall the meal was very small. Service was good.
Written 8 December 2019
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MegsM
Auckland635 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
Very good breakfast by hotel standards with an excellent range of hot and cold options. Didn’t eat here in the evening but the menu looked very nice.
Written 27 September 2019
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Annie H
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 none
We wanted a snack after a day trip and returning late to the hotel. What a nice surprise. Excellent service and food. The steak was amazing! A good range of wine and even the house wine was great!
Written 11 September 2019
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Kim W
127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 none
Read all the reviews and decided this could be our new favourite restaurant, and it is. The service was great, the staff friendly and the food was to die for. I love duck and this was some of the best I’ve had. Perfectly balanced by the sauce and the Kumara purée, what more can you ask for? Will be back next stop in Christchurch to enjoy their superb food again
Written 29 August 2019
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NadineT867
Dear KimWor, What a fantastic way to start the day reading your review, thank you very much for taking the time to let us know that you enjoyed your dinner with us! The duck has remained on our menu for a few seasons now, and clearly for good reason. We are very lucky with our fantastic team and your feedback has been shared with them. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gumption soon!
Written 4 September 2019
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