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Since Mr Alfred Walter Money first opened the Carlton Hotel on this site in 1863, we’ve come a very long way… Today the Carlton encompasses good times, with great food. We are proud to present some of the BEST entertainment, from live bands to the famous Carlton Quiz! We are also Christchurch’s HOME of live sport and now with self-service TAB. And you’ll also be spoilt for choice with our versatile event spaces for a wide range of events. Become a part of our history. Carlton for you and me, since 1863
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
FEATURES
Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After reading some online reviews, I was initially unsure whether to book this restaurant, but thankfully my daughter made the right decision. The restaurant's atmosphere is great, the food was delicious and generously portioned. Everyone was friendly there especially our waiter who was very friendly,...attentive, and meticulous. We (19 people) were very happy and satisfied with last night's birthday gathering at The Carlton Bar & Steakhouse. Highly recommend it to everyone.More

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

Husband and I had a great meal at the Carlton bar and restaurant. I had the sirloin and he had the smoked ribeye. Delicious we d definitely recommend

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Globe, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Liz, Thank you for the 5-star rating and kind word about our steakhouse. We hope to see you again soon. -Carlton team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If your looking for steak, consider the Carlton Steak house. Staff friendly and helpful, decor great but just important was the food . Good portions, super tasty food . I’d come back ..

Date of visit: March 2024
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The Globe, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the great review! I will pass this on to the team. We hope to see you again soon. -Carlton team

Reviewed 4 March 2024

Excellent food, great service. We will be back!! We were visiting from out of town and always wondered what it was like there, now I know we will certainly come again the food was amazing and I loved the atmosphere.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Salisbury Hotel, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2024

Thank you so much for the awesome review! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Carlton team

Reviewed 1 March 2024

great steaks and impeccable service as always I have never had a bad experience at the Carlton and will continue to return and return

Date of visit: February 2024
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Salisbury Hotel, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2024

Thank you for the kind words and awesome feedback regarding our food and service. I will pass this onto the team. Regards, Joanna

Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Like a lot of establishments at the moment, the Carlton must be struggling with staff issues? The staff were pleasant enough but the service was slow and the meal for two took an age to arrive. The place is popular though and the food was...ok when it arrived without being memorable. The steak was nicely cooked but the burger was over priced and McDonalds has better fries. It’s a great location but with a lot of competition and we probably would try elsewhere. It was fairly noisy too. All in all, rather disappointing.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Salisbury Hotel, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2024

Hi Ian, first of all thank your taking the time to let us know about your experience. We appreciate all reviews and appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback. Falling short of meeting your expectations is not to...More

Reviewed 18 February 2024

Customer service was ok, could have been better but took over an hour for food to arrive, and it wasn't overly busy at the time. Took 25mins for the staff to take our drink order first. Food was tasty, chips were amazing! Steak was cooked...as per order but was lacking smoked flavour..More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Hi Mobile, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. We appreciate all reviews, and appreciate you giving us the chance to improve by providing us with this feedback. I will look into it and will address the team....More

Reviewed 18 February 2024

The dinner was excellent . The steak cooked perfectly. Good choice of sauces and butters. Sides were the usual. Very good service. I did find the air conditioning rather cold!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Salisbury Hotel, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2024

Hi Emily. Thank you for the feedback. I will pass on comments to the team. Regards, Joanna

Reviewed 16 February 2024

Good service and great steak meals. It was a shame the air conditioning was on a super cold setting, this must be a regular thing as all the staff were wearing jeans and long sleeve shirts. We both froze. It was 25 degrees outside at...6.30pm and I wish I could have had a jacket on.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Hi Roving, Thank you for choosing Carlton to celebrate this special occasion. It was great to hear you had an awesome meal and service. I will pass on the feedback regarding the temperature. We hope to see you back again. Kind regards, Joanna

Reviewed 12 February 2024 via mobile

Good and friendly service and comfortable seating. Some items not available when we were there. Vast steak menu but wondered why such choices didn’t also include venison or other lamb options. Was convenient to where we were staying. The vegie salad chunks of broccoli and...cauliflower could be smaller and the burger have onion.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2024

Hi Steven, Thank you for taking the time to review our venue and your positive comments on the service and ambiance. I'll pass on feedback to the team and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards. Joanna

Reviewed 4 February 2024

We brought a group here for a 21st, this would have been a great money maker for this place if they didn’t cut us off and kick us out straight away. They were kicking out parents and grandparents for going out and trying to see...the birthday girl who was outside apparently they were too intoxicated. We will not be returning to this place and we advise that you don’t eitherMore

Date of visit: January 2024
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2024

Hi lilijanap2023, Thank you for the time to letting us know your recent experience. I do appreciate you for bringing this to my attention and I will address the team. Once again , we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this caused. May I please grab a contact...More

Reviewed 27 January 2024

Incredible Tomahawk Steaks (and the other dishes were awesome too!), friendly service and a cool decor! Thank you Will definitely return next time we are over

Date of visit: December 2023
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

974maxineh, indeed our Swinging Tomahawk steak is a MUST TRY! Thank you for your praise and kind comments about our team and venue. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Cheers, Joanna

Reviewed 24 January 2024 via mobile

Second visit & it was just as good as the first! The most delicious salad & such a generous portion! Really good service too.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

Hi MummaandCo. Thank your for the 5-stars and the great comments about our menu and service. I will surely pass this on to the team. Yes, our roasted vegetable pesto salad is very tasty, and of course our steaks too! We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 30 December 2023 via mobile

Had decent reviews on tripadvisor so we ordered a rump and rib eye steak at this bar/restaurant. We were delighted in the quality of the food, served medium rare as requested and one of the best stakes I've had in the many steak restaurants I've...visited whilst in New zealand.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi Frank, We strive for 100% satisfaction, and it is great to see you had such a positive experience at Carlton! Thank you for your praise and kind comments about our food. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Joanna

Reviewed 20 December 2023 via mobile

Often drive past here & meant to try it, glad we did. Such friendly & helpful servers. Loved the eclectic decor. Long walk to the toilets upstairs! Great to see them checking everyone had covid scanned in. Chicken was super spicy & delicious, pork bites...good too. Hubby said lamb was ok. Didn't see any low carb options so had to compromise but that's ok.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Joanna Canlas, Owner at Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Hi MummaandCo, thanks for your praise and kind comments about our venue and the team. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Regards, Joanna

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Carlton Bar & Steakhouse Christchurch is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4