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American, Diner
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Speedy service, excellent selection of food and drink, I would advise booking ahead as they were able to accommodate us as a walk in couple, but any larger groups were having to be turned away. The food was tasty and in particular the hash brown...accompaniment to both of our dishes was an awesome addition!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 1 March 2024 via mobile

Fabulous!! Great food great vibe great coffee. Must visit!! Will be back 😊 Good location not noisy and very friendly team.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 6 February 2024

Perfect place for a family breakfast. Fluffy waffles and bottomless coffee were a highlight. Friendly and efficient service.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

My wife and I each enjoyed eggs benedict. The English muffin was somewhat different than what I'm used to in the USA -- something between a muffin and a bun but it was still delicious. The hash browns were more like a potato cake than...the USA variety of loose pan fried string potatoes but again, delicious!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 21 October 2023 via mobile

We went twice in a row for breakfast, both times without booking. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food was simply fantastic and we cannot recommend it highly enough.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

We love this place for the food and bustling yet cozy atmosphere - the bottomless coffee, the complimentary toast is fun, the butter tastes amazing and the staff are friendly. Our twin girls particularly love our favourite waitress Jess

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 July 2023

been several years and revisited. staff are awesome, friendly and available to refill coffee at every instant but.....meal sizes have shrunk, prices have increased which is understandable but i would rather okay more than get given less., but what really annoyed me was the corned...beef hash is full of carrots. a hash is meat, spuds and maybe onion but carrots! its food for rabbitsMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023

Amazing breakfast. The place was packed and for good reason. We had terrific service, free toast, bottomless cups of coffee and a fantastic waitress Jess. We even got extra bacon with our meal because they had some extra in the kitchen. My kids were so...happy and it felt like a slice of home. thank you we will be back :)More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 June 2023

Very inviting and friendly. The food was absolutely delicious. We ordered pancakes tower, waffles, drinks, eggs bene, bagel breakfast ( unsure what the name of it was). Service was immaculate and we all loved that you are served toast while you wait. I thought what...an amazing idea. The wait was not long at all maybe 10-15 minutes and the restaurant was fairly packed with people. you have to pre book. And we understand why. Great great restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

A really good and unique dining experience. Reminded me of American style dining. Good gluten and dairy free options - and very accommodating in this regard. The free bread with jam was great. Good customer service. The mango smoothie was great.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

If you like a gamble this is the place for you, it is so dependent on when you go what experience you get each time. Most of the time unfortunately it’s bad. I’ve been here lots of times and on one or two occasions the...food has been tasty and service good, but 80% of the time both are very bad. There’s a couple of good wait staff but most don’t really care and are uninterested in providing your correct order or looking after your table. The last time I went our order was severely mucked up with unordered food arriving and ordered food not. Meals that did arrive, arrived 10-15 minutes apart which was embarrassing and ridiculous. There was no offer of any apology or reduction of bill despite the notification of this experience. Something you can usually guarantee is the pancakes will be burnt or brown. This is disappointing since you’d think a breakfast place has one key job of not burning pancakes, alas. The French toast is also basically an omelette with the amount of egg to bread ratio. Don’t even bother thinking about the delicious French toast topped with icing sugar and cinnamon you can get elsewhere. Also what happened to the free slices of toast? Part of the charm was that little slice filled basket you receive each time you place your order as a sort of entre. Covid must have hit the restaurant industry hard for toast to now only be free if you order eggs (so I was told, despite watching most other tables be served baskets of toast). Either way I’m surprised with the egg omelette filled French toast I received this didn’t count me as elligble for being given a gratuitis toast basket. Give it a miss unless you’re open to be pleasantly surprised or frustratingly disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

The service is beyond garbage with almost every server doing every table. The food was coming out 5 minutes apart, some of it was missing, some of it was overcooked and others were not, we were told the toast costs but were not charged for...it. It seems like the waitresses would rather carry around a pot of coffee for no one that deliver food to anybodyMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 22 May 2023

We always wanted to go to try Drexel's and finally the opportunity came spontaneously as we walked in for a lunch/brunch to test if we can get a table for Mother Day, with my partner and child three years old. It was relatively busy and...pleasant. When asked for a table, we were asked to move to the sitting area and await. We did not mind and the table was provided to us that was spacious enough for all of us. We have ordered drinks and food; coffees, hot chocolate, big breakfast and omelette. The waiting staff was very pleasant and assertive. The lady has delivered hot chocolate said that it is spilled and we did not mind that at all, as it was kids portion and still delicious. We liked that she actually acknowledged that. It was the first time since few months we were able to talk relax with my family and celebrate a big day. By the time we were almost finished, our child has aslept sweetly and I just tried to decide what to order next for sweet tooth and further celebrations and drinks. My partner was excited to try american pancakes that kept coming to other table looking delicious. However, the lady has come to our table and said that this table is booked in few minutes and asked us to leave. We were made super embarrassed and unimportant as actually we were not told that this table is reserved when we came in and were given it. We have started to feel uncomfortable and pulled out of our conversation of having further money spent as it was award and unexpected to be asked to leave. My partner went to have a chat with the lady as we were still sitting and finishing drinks , but she did say that regardless whether we want to stay or not, this table is booked for the next people and we have to go. Ah, well, that was our Mother Day ending. I'am sorry Drexel but I think that the management should have sorted it better and at least explained to us the rules of timing before we sat to relax on well deserved Sunday holiday Mothers Day. We are not likely to return as there are heaps of other places that would not kick us out or at least let us re-order and finish. Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 21 May 2023

A group of us ate here for brunch, super friendly staff, great coffee and really good food. There is a bit of something for everyone, one thing they don’t do is fries/chips (a hash brown instead) would dine again for sure.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

Firstly recommend you book as extremely busy and people waiting for tables. Once seated service was quick and friendly, also presented with free toast. Food fantastic so large could not finish it. Highly recommend to all.

Date of visit: March 2023
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DREXEL'S RESTAURANT, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Drexel's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5