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Curator's House Restaurant

7 Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 2252
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tapas” (124 reviews)
“paella” (31 reviews)
“chorizo” (32 reviews)
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I rate this as a stylish venue - especially for tapas or dinner. The owners are Spanish and the food is authentic - and presented with flair. Whilst it's not on the "hip" bar circuit, for those over 40, this is a restful and upmarket...More

Thank internetminx
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is all about “location, location, location”. Sitting next to the botanical gardens it’s a perfect place to recoup your energies after a walk around the gardens. We tried the tapas platter and added in a couple of extra items. There was plenty of...More

Thank Scottishsuese
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely happy time sitting under an umbrella at the Curators House today at lunch time. It's such a pleasure sitting in the lovely garden, drinking Cava. The food was delicious and plentiful and we all enjoyed our choices. The menu selection was...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came late at night, and were treated well. The tapas sampler was delicious and would have been enough for two people. The fish was great. The setting is beautiful, next to the gardens.

Thank williamsI1414JY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reviewed Curators house restaurant a while back and gave it 5 stars. Back in Christchurch and revisited...the food is just as good as the first time I visited. I stick to my word, this is definitely my favourite restaurant in Christchurch!! The setting and...More

Thank Anne-Marie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from Ireland, second time to this restaurant. Love the gardens, atmosphere and staff. Tapas was excellent and wine and beer kept flowing in this lazy afternoon after our walks in the nearby museums......

Thank Irene M
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Very good tapas served after a short wait by friendly staff. If you are visiting the gardens, this is the place to stop for a refreshment or meal.

Thank GlobeTrotting817164
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Just a little bit over priced. Food was great, but not the dessert. A little bit salty for me. My husband love the lamb shoulder and paella. Thank you for the great service.

Thank Yan B
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Thank you for all your professional effort to make our day so wonderful. The venue, food and hospitality of the whole day was superb. Our great appreciation and thanks to all staff for their amazing contribution to a fabulously fun wedding day.

Thank gooodfood
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Recently dined here on First Tables and was not disappointed,the staff and service was very good and the food was beautiful.We ordered tapas and the mains then of course had to end with the dessert which was hard as there was so much to choose...More

Thank nannieglennis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-379 2252
  • E-mail
SPANISH TAPAS - LAMB - PAELLA and more... in a heritage building in the Botanic Gardens. Drop in for casual tapas in the sun in summer, or beside the fireplace in winter. Or a special occasion or group function in one of our intimate dining rooms. Beautiful garden views. Stroll through our demonstration fruit and vege garden. All right in the heart of the Botanic Gardens in central Christchurch. Simply too special to miss. Open 7 days for lunch, dinner and tapas.
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