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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Greek
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Perfect place for date night. Friendly, professional service staff. The food was absolutely divine. Highly recommend the flaming cheese and mussels. Ribeye was a hit with greek potatoes and orzo vegetables. A night to remember for all the right reasons. Cocktails were the icing on...the cake. We will be back.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 27 February 2024 via mobile

This is a nice restaurant in Christchurch. We had the saganaki, mussels, calamari, and moussaka. The presentations were not traditional, but provided an interesting and yummy experience. Skip the calamari- breading was too thick for us. Mussels were great. The moussaka is sort of deconstructed,...had great flavor. The tiramisu/baklava dessert is not to be missed. Suggest making a reservation. Service was very good.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

Overnight in Christchurch, we went down to eat a supper and walked past this place. Presented well from the street, signage was good, place looked modern. Was seated at table and it took a while for anyone to come to take an order - this...was the first warning. The food listed on the menu had been deliberately described in a pretentious manner, second warning, and the name of course "Athens Yacht Club" should have been the third warning. I already knew that people who name establishments like this are going for a pompous, self-aggrandizing feel - "The Bombay Polo Club", "The Singapore Raquets Club" and so on ... its no longer an 'original' idea, if it ever was 25 years ago. The food was totally unremarkable but the prices were high. The value for the food here was terrible. Everything about this place was pretentious. It was a very, very, disappointing and over-priced experience.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2024

HUGE portion. The gluten free pita bread and calamari are not very good, otherwise everything taste good. I like the ambience but as the crowd starts coming in, the noise level is impossible to have a conversation across the table. I will prefer to come...here for an early lunch. Service is nice and friendly by the owner except 1 particular lady wearing glasses who are not so friendly. :) The doughnut dessert should really add one more scope of ice cream. Palister Chardonnay at 95 a bottle is very good. Restroom is spacious and clean.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

The restaurant put on a special menu for Valentines Day which offered a very wide range of options over 4 courses. The food and service were excellent and it was no surprise that many customers were taking home ‘doggy bags’ - there was so much...food on offer. We had such a great time.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 December 2023

The food was great and very tasty. The Lamb was beautiful and nicely cooked. The staff were great and very helpful

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

What a great find - a real eating experience - great selection and fun and knowledgeable staff. wish we lived closer so we could try out other items from the menu.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 19 September 2023

We didn't pay the full bill because the food was a complete let-down. Had heard great things about this place so booked Friday evening 8pm and couldn't wait to get there. The place was packed, that's good. The staff throughout the night were friendly and...attentive, that's good. The Athens Yacht Club is not cheap but for great food you expect to pay so bring on the great food. Crispy Prawn Cutlets started the meal. They weren't crispy, the batter was soggy with oil and soaking in oil on the serving dish and when the not-so-large cutlet was dragged through a tasteless mayonnaise dressing the batter was left behind and we were left with a nude tasteless prawn. ($28) Unfortunately tasteless was to be the hallmark of the food. I had Mushroom Ravioli ($41) and my partner Grilled Chicken Skewers ($44). Most of the chicken on the rather short skewers was undercooked so we sent it back but not before trying the smaller pieces that were cooked...no zing, no zest. The staff were incredibly apologetic and didn't baulk at offering a replacement which was cooked but again, no flavour. The Mushroom Ravioli was ok but no wow factor. We didn't risk being disappointed by a dessert. It was kind that the staff offered a complementary wine, which I declined, and I appreciated that they were at pains to apologize for our less than stellar experience as from what I could gather around me, people were having a great time but at those prices nothing should be hit-and-miss. There is better value-for-money to be had in Christchurch. oh, the bill: we didn't pay for the chicken so we stumped for oily prawns, Ravioli, a glass of so-so wine and a nice mocktail.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

An excellent restaurant close to the City Centre of Christchurch. Our visit to the restaurant was for a work function for staff. The restaurant staff went out of their way to ensure that all of our needs were catered for. Exceptional quality restaurant not only...in the cuisine they offer but also the professional manner of staff, and superb ambience. If you are looking for quality and not quantity, this restaurant should not be overlooked.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 11 September 2023 via mobile

Second visit to this restaurant and did not disappoint! Cocktails at the bar, first class service and excellent food! Flaming saganaki, koftas and the most amazing pork belly. We will definitely be re-booking this restaurant in the not to distant future for sure!

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Very good service, lovely food. We shared pita bread and dips that were absolutely delicious and the prawns. When it came to eat the main course chicken kebabs and chips we were too full so took them home in a doggy bag. $178 for dinner...with 1 beer and 2 wines and some sparkling water. We took the early sitting had to be out by y.w-pms but that was not a problem. They were extremely efficient and deserve their popularity, staff were so on to it.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 26 April 2023

Can comfortably say this is the best restaurant in Christchurch. We were a group of 3 and were advised to order something from each section of the menu- ie. one starter, one mezedes, one main, a side, and one dessert to get enough food. It...worked perfectly- ordered the skordalia which came with the softest pita we've ever had, stuffed zucchini, the lamb shoulder which was more than enough for 3 people with sides of beans and Greek roasted potatoes, and a plate of honey covered doughnuts. We could not fault any of the food, and the service was brilliant and attentive. Will be back!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 April 2023 via mobile

We went for a family dinner for ten of us, ranging in age from six to 87! The food was divine, the service super friendly and a wonderful evening was had by all. We will definitely come back. Thank you, Athens Yacht Club, for making...an 87th birthday dinner very special and enjoyable.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 24 April 2023 via mobile

We throughly enjoyed our dining experience at the Athens Yacht Club. Rose who served us is amazing and her service was the best we have had in a long time anywhere. The food is also outstanding! Perfectly sized portions and every mouthful was delicious. The...wine list is also fabulous.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 4 April 2023

Amazing greek Banquet to celebrate our children's Graduation - there were 13 of us - food was delicious, service brilliant - overall we had a fabulous night - thank you so much - everyone loved it :)

Date of visit: April 2023
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THE ATHENS YACHT CLUB, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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The Athens Yacht Club is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4