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King of Snake offers the best of Euro-Asian cuisine in a stunning 5-star contemporary setting. Enjoy the panoramic view over Cashel Mall, the Bridge of Remembrance, and the willow tree lined banks of the Avon River. Whether you want a full a la carte dining experience, cocktails and nibbles at the bar or simply a cold beer on the deck, King of Snake is sure to delight.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Asian, Fusion
FEATURES
Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday

We went to celebrate graduation, party of 9. What a wonderful experience it was. The food was delicious, all served together. The service was faultless. I took a celebration cake offered to pay a cakeage fee but the staff insisted that it was a pleasure...to be part of the celebration . Shame I am not a local, I would be back again next week. Thank you.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good meal of shared plates. Attentive service from Phoebe. The only sour note came at the end with the expectation of a tip presented on the eft-pos device. A rather sneaky nasty end to what was otherwise a good night.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Multi generational, funky, exquisite dining. From the layout, to the music to the range and delights of the menu. Superb.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic food and customer service. The menu was great with plenty of options. An excellent experience and highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this place. Ordered the “Trust the King” option on the menu to add some mystery to our experience. We were not disappointed! Yellow curry was excellent, although a bit milder than I usually get. Duck was cooked perfectly. Do not miss the...fried eggplant appetizer!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked online for a Tuesday evening. I was put on Stand-by. And that was it. There was no further contact. Absolutely nothing. It would appear that unless you're prepared to dine before 5.30, a booking cannot be made. This was to be a special...evening for our business, but we were forced to go elsewhere because a total lack of communication. Who knew Tuesday nights were SO busy?More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a table on the balcony on a warm and balmy night in February. Great for people watching! We started with cocktails - try the Millionaire's Mojito, it's delicious. The menu is extensive and lends itself to sharing and we had most things covered...between us. The rib of beef was a stand-out, but nothing disappointed and was bursting with flavour. Desserts were amazing - take a look at the photo. Service was excellent - friendly and efficient. We finished up the evening with Espresso Martinis. A perfect night. About 300 pound sterling.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food was delicious & our waiter was lovely. However the experience was soured a little by the fact the mains were delivered really quickly ... we were still finishing the small plates, didn't have enough space for everything on the table & had not...been served our wine. I would recommend only ordering the starters initially & ordering the mains a bit later - just so the food delivery is spread out. Food of this quality shouldn't be served like you are at a fast food restaurant.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

This restaurant is perfect for a night out either as a couple or in a group - we enjoyed a drink in the bar first which was buzzing on a warm sunny evening. The ambiance was lovely throughout the evening and the wait staff were...excellent - attentive in every way. Would definitely return.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

It is fantastic! Staff is knowledgeable, informative and courteous. Menu is outstanding. We purchased a main course, four shareable items and a bottle of wine. A wide variety of meat and seafood items are available. FYI!! iPhone maps does not show the correct location. The...entrance way is down an alley near the Bridge of Remembrance NOT on Litchfield StMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

on arrival 5.15 pm we were reminded our table must be vacated by 7pm several times. The service was from totally disinterested staff and the food very disappointing, This is an over hyped restaurant go to the Argentinian one close by instead

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 29 February 2024 via mobile

Enjoyed articularly the tastes wrapped in spinach leaves and the mouth-bite riceballs. Outstanding! Service efficient and wine selection and knowledge from Wine manager very good. Argon preservation system for open wines.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 11 February 2024 via mobile

Visiting Christchurch and met a local who recommended this restaurant, and it turned out to be fantastic, great food great choice of drinks, fab service and very reasonable. Well worth a visit

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 February 2024 via mobile

Very unpleasant customer services. Try to book table for more than 10 people, called the phone number on the website several times, left message to call back. NO RESPONSE AT ALL. Was wondering phone is working? Or wrong phone number on the website. Shame King...of snake can’t handle more than 10 people reservation!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Monte Stirling, General Manager at King of Snake, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2024

Hi Ellen, Thank you very much for the feedback, I'm really sorry to hear you feel that way about our customer service, this is the first time we've had this feedback, we do experience a very large volume of calls and work our way through...More

Reviewed 18 January 2024 via mobile

Best food in NZ! Great personal and food was amazing. We asked for the signature courses and were recommended the eggplant and venison carpaccio. Both fantastic!

Date of visit: January 2024
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Atmosphere: 4.5