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The Lotus-Heart is more than a vegan/vegetarian restaurant in Christchurch; it's an urban oasis of unique dining experiences, offering a global cuisine that celebrates the freshest ingredients sourced locally and organically where possible. Open for breakfast and lunch from Tuesday to Sunday, with dinner served on Fridays and Saturdays, the menu features an array of delights, including nourishing bowls (including a Keto option), burgers with fries, aromatic curries, crisp dosa, and ever-changing daily specials. Quench your thirst with our extensive beverage selection, ranging from superfood smoothies to fresh juices, a diverse tea collection, house-roasted organic fair-trade coffee, housemade
PRICE RANGE
$10 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
International, Healthy
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 8 January 2024

Having been a regular patron of the Lotus Heart for the past 18 months, it feels fitting to share my thoughts on the overall experience, encompassing not only the delightful dining & shopping encounters but also the abundant love and warmth consistency expressed. My go-to-favourites,...the Masala coffee, Curry, and Dosa, all within an affordable price range, have become somewhat of a running joke during my visits. Regardless of the weather or time of day, I tend to gravitate towards these choices, the unwavering quality and taste is commendable considering the diverse options available on the menu. Adjacent to the restaurant, the accompanying shop boasts an eclectic mix of health products and spiritual merchandise, with a hidden gem – a music shop – tucked away around the corner. Most of my Christmas purchases found a home from this unique space. This establishment goes beyond conventional boundaries, embodying a vibrant community rather than a mere restaurant environment. Also on offer is a variety of classes, including meditations, workshops with the occasional Pop-Up Market on weekends. The heart-centered focus and self-less service are openly expressed, contributing to the dedicated patronage evident membership base. I take pride in being part of this flourishing community.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 21 September 2023

Lovely food with lots of varied vegetarian options from burgers to Indian curries and fresh juices etc. Also non alcoholic wine there now. Lovely people and service in a peaceful atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023 via mobile

Really enjoyed our meal. Great to be able to go somewhere with a vegetarian menu rather than the usual slim pickings. Enjoyed both chefs special meals, a lovely curry and a tempeh and roast veges. Desert was very nice too. A great choice. Would go...back again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 March 2023

Loved their variety of gluten free food and in particular their pizza which was also vegetarian. The staff are amazing. The place is usually packed as it is so popular. Very inclusive and never discriminate

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 25 December 2022

Had. my Birthday here the other day and it was really lovely. The atmosphere is light and happy, the staff very friendly and helpful and the food was divine. There is a lovely colourful shop as well that is filled with treasures. Will definitely be...backMore

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

I have been to many restaurants around the world but this restaurant is next level: their fresh, healthy and beautifully decorated food, their exceptional customer service… My husband and myself had there our wedding celebration lunch and they made us feel so welcomed. Everything was...just perfect! Thank you to all the staff - you are guys amazing.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 June 2022

This place was simply heavenly; from the moment you walk in to the moment you leave. I’m not a vegetarian and was a little unsure of what to expect... I was literally blown away by the wonderful staff, food, and drinks. Very rarely am I...unable to finish a meal but this was unbelievably filling, I couldn’t believe it. So happy that this place was recommended by colleagues- I can’t wait to go back! Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 29 May 2022

This restaurant had incredible food, AMAZING service and a beautiful atmosphere. The dessert was incredible. So grateful to have come across this amazing restaurant on our travels and to meet the wonderful people who run it. I can't recommend it highly enough.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 February 2022

We first visited here to support their all-welcome policy, whether or not you’ve been jabbed. The atmosphere, food and service are absolutely first-rate. There’s nothing at all to complain about, and lots to be happy about. The service was very good too. Have been there...a few times now and will go again this week.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 20 January 2022

The Lotus Heart restaurant is a truly amazing venue. A visit to this place is one that cannot be missed. The food is exquisite, comprehensive & with a menu that is constantly evolving, the staff go to enormous lengths to ensure you feel welcomed and...your dining experience is tailor made, and there is such a beautiful atmosphere and ambience. I cannot recommend this place highly enough. It is the true gem of Christchurch.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021

Delicious food, divine experience, the most wonderful staff + service, you won't be disappointed ... we'll definitely be back

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2021

Excellent and friendly service, wonderful products, delicious food, glamorous decor, so happy. Felt like a how gourmet dining experience SHOULD feel. I enjoyed reading the noticeboard outside the door on my way out. The QR code was there on the bottom left for those that...it's relevant.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2021

Wonderful place to eat. Beautiful vegetarian food and lovely staff. Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. If you visit Christchurch and want to eat at an ethical, conscious, establishment, this is the place to go.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2021

Absolutely amazing staff and owner highly recommend this gorgeous place must stop for anyone who wants a great friendly atmosphere and gorgeous food

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 30 December 2021

Excellent service and food. Wonderful to be with people who are aware and awake and inclusive and respectful. Thankyou

Date of visit: December 2021
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THE LOTUS-HEART VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions about The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant

Yes, The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5