Curator's House Restaurant

Curator's House Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2021

RATINGS
Food
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$9 – $25
CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles627 reviews
Excellent
348
Very good
172
Average
62
Poor
24
Terrible
21
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Paul S
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 couples
We had drinks and a charcuterie board here which was wonderful. Can’t say anything about the rest of the menu, but the service was great and the view (overlooking the botanical gardens) was awesome. Highly recommended!
Written 23 March 2024
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Antony & Fiona
Golden Bay32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 solo
What an absolutely superb restaurant Venue, food, service, ambiance….. absolutely superb Very rare these days to have such a authentic Spanish experience this good, outside of Spain 🇪🇸 Thank you for looking after Me, I shall be back soon All the best
Written 12 March 2024
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Adventurers049
Brisbane3393 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
What a beautiful and dinky cottage on the edge of the Botanic Gardens. We had a delicious coffee and hot tea here. This is well worth a visit.
Written 3 March 2024
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Karen F
Christchurch17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
I was happy to return to this restaurant, for a birthday lunch with a friend, having dined here many times before over many years. Unfortunately, the quality of the food and service seems to have slipped since our last visit, with most dishes being “OK” and not “great”. The prawns were flavorsome but hard to remove from the shell (overcooked or old?) and the squid was cut up so finely and fried to death so it was crunchy, tasteless and unrecognizable. My companion ordered crème caramel for dessert and had I known that this was actually crème brûlée (an entirely different dish and a favorite dessert of mine) I would have ordered that myself! It was served with a wee bowl of raspberry sauce which I noticed she didn’t touch and a biscuit. I ordered the “Santiago” cake (torta caprese) which was served with raspberry sauce, chocolate flavored icecream and a dollop of a cream (not real cream). Unfortunately the meal ended on a low for me as the cake was dry and those flavors clashed and competed with each other, which spoilt every element. A scoop of vanilla icecream and a wee dollop of real cream would have been much better! And since you asked, when I booked online, if this was a special occasion and I noted a birthday, it would have been nice to have been wished a happy birthday by staff. Why ask, otherwise?
Written 17 February 2024
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mikefordchch
Nelson-Tasman Region83 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
What a shame - amazing location and service was fine. However the food was terrible- worst I’ve had for a number of years.
Written 4 February 2024
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606rick
Tauranga21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
This has to be one of the best Restaurants in Christchurch. The menu caters for every one from seafood,steak, and chicken. The service was great, and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu. The staff even made a spritz drink that wasn't on the menu. Highly recommended this restaurant
Written 15 January 2024
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fweninger
Salzburg17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 couples
Fantastic food and terrific atmosphere and service, great location close by the botanic garden-a real historic place.
Written 9 January 2024
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Philip A
Sturminster Newton107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We had a very good tapas type lunch in the garden of this pleasant restaurant which is just inside the botanic gardens. The menu was original and the serving staff very friendly and efficient. Well worth a visit
Written 8 December 2023
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timjstark
Milwaukee693 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 friends
After our awesome visit to the Botanic Gardens, tehe weather looked a bit threatening so we ducked into this lovely spot in the hopes of having a drink. Michaela met us (party of three) at the door, asked if we had reservations (we did not), then led us upstairs to a large table as we stated that we might have others in our group joining us. Once upstairs, we realized that this would be an ideal spot for dinner as well as drinks. We texted the others in our group and our party grew to a total of seven. Michaela (as well as Peter) took very good care of us even though they were crazy busy downstairs. They never hovered, checked in on us on a timely manner, and made this a lovely, spontaneous evening on our only night in Christchurch! The food was tremendous, the setting superb, but my main takeaway was how Michaela's friendly professionalism made the day!
Written 28 November 2023
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FunBoyOne
London239 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
We had dinner here on our one night in Christchurch before catching the TranzAlpine train. It’s on the edge of the botanic gardens and we ate outside as it had been a hot day, so a nice view of flowers etc. We had some croquettas to bridge the gap until the very good seafood paella, accompanied by some quite robust Pinot noir. Would recommend, but worth knowing the restaurant closes early by European standards.
Written 14 November 2023
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Julia M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
The food was cheap (not in price, but in product) , unimaginative and bland. The calamari tasted like oil. The tomato salad was a bit of tomato, cubed ?mozarella and some store bought (I imagine) pesto . Potato bravas was undercooked potato with some sort of tasteless tomato sauce on top. Prawns were poorly cooked, bland and tasteless. Chirizo was just that – fried chirizo, oily and flavourless. Food cannot be described as Tapas, The rose wine I wanted was not available and the waitress told me not to drink the “spanish” jumilla rose, as it tasted like sherry. Waitress addressed my friend and I as “darlings”. Not appropriate or professional. She couldn’t remember the fish of the day, although she had just been informed. Knelt at our table and was overly familiar/relaxed. There was nothing Spanish about it. Over priced, flavourless and poorly cooked. A gorgeous location and building to do something special with, yet not. Very disappointed. E-mailed owner to complain who was sorry that I felt that way, did not apologise for the poor service or food.
Written 3 November 2023
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Sightsee50308462766
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 couples
Disgusting, flavorless food. Tasted frozen and watery. Can't find a single positive thing to say about the food. The waiter was good and surroundings nice but absolutely cannot recommend. Fish was supposed to be blue cod, but had nicer Pam's fish fingers.
Written 16 September 2023
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polarbug
Cambridge192 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 solo
A nice find, though extremely quiet on a Monday evening in early August! Homely and comfortable atmosphere, very nice food and good range of choices, couldn't ask a lot more!
Written 7 August 2023
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Andyroogolf
Christchurch180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
Having been several times before I needed a suitable place to celebrate a surprise anniversary dinner. I booked well in advance and then called in to discuss my requirements, Yin was on hand and all I can say is she did evrything I asked and more. Despite my obvious apprehension as to how the surprise would go I need not have worried. Everything went to plan and the meal was fantastic as were the wines. The tapas for starters with bread was just enough and the mains of Ribeye (each one cooked as requested), Pork Belly and Lamb shoulder were top notch, all delivered together at our fabulous table by the fire. Deserts were equally delicious (they even wrote Happy Anniversary on the desert plate) so all in all a fantastic night that could not have been bettered elsewhere.
Written 30 July 2023
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MilmineM
Auckland587 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 business
This lovely old house houses a Spanish restaurant. We had a set menu as a reasonably large group. Also able to use a private room upstairs. The tapas to start with were good with a nice selection as well as GF options. Nice steaks, fish etc for mains. Really enjoyed the champagne sangria as a slightly different option as well.
Written 2 June 2023
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