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Curator's House Restaurant

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7 Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-379 2252
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Mediterranean, European, Spanish, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Rolleston Avenue | Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It’s a lovely setting and we looking forward to this for mothers Birthday Lunch. We had appetizer, Main and some desserts.. The presentation was great, just the flavours weren’t quite there .. Salmon appetizer was served cold with cold broccoli .. the $44 Steak looked...More

1  Thank jul1ebw1ite97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the restaurant is very good. It is right next to the museum and botanic garden. I had gambas al ajillo as tapa option. The dish was tasty, but it was pricy. The shrimp was bit smaller than the other 'gambas' that I...More

1  Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed lunch following a walk in the Botanic Garden. Curator’s House is perfectly situated with a lovely view of the garden and a chance to people watch. From the wine list through Tapas and entrees and all the way to dessert, this is an...More

Thank ChicagoFred
Reviewed 12 April 2018

This is a good place to stop after walk around the Botanic Gardens. We stopped here for light lunch and drinks. It is set in a beautiful surroundings. We felt so relaxed seating outside surrounded by beautiful gardens. The staffs were welcoming and friendly. Drink...More

Thank Rameshlcfc
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Delicious flavours. All 4 of us stuck to the tapas & p,eased we did. Delicious flavours. Couldn't fault anything. The broad bean dish was amazing although, initially, I wasn't keen to try it...The waitress said it was popular. The service was amazing. The setting was...More

Thank trudy87
Reviewed 10 April 2018

What a lovely place to sit and enjoy a glass or two of wine. The sun was shining and it was very peaceful having a drink. We didn't eat but the meals looked nice.

Thank cappleton2
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We shared six tapas dishes; all were very tasty. The wine list offers a good range of interesting offerings, local and from Spain. Diners have a range of seating options: upstairs in private rooms, downstairs in the main restaurant, or outside in the sun, or...More

Thank SchalkNZ
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Get an outside table for lunch and you'd think that you are in Spain. The tapas is good, especially the chuletas. The setting in the Botanical Garden is just wonderful. Can't find a better place for lunch.

Thank AllanChg
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A beautiful outdoor garden setting on the edge of the Botanical Gardens next to the River Avon on a sunny warm Autumn day. Almost paradise and then the food was very good too. We were here for lunch. It is a Spanish restaurant, I had...More

Thank EnglishCanadian
Reviewed 26 March 2018

Went here for our 38th Wedding Anniversay dinner as it had been years since our last visit. Its a great location and was busy but the food that we ordered was very salty and our mains were to be honest rather bland. Having not eaten...More

1  Thank Ken S
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$10 - US$29
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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
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
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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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