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New Zealand, Bar, Pub
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some interesting scenes outside the window if you sit by it! The menu has a wide range of different foods but the presentation and cooking is first class!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had my reservations about eating at a hotel restaurant but oh man the blue cod fish and chips were so delicious. The fish was golden and crispy and so fresh. Beautiful side salad. My mother had the risotto which she said was absolutely delicious. Lots...of Parmesan and the mushrooms were so delicious. Great house wines and lovely friendly staff. They should be really proud of what they have here. I’ll be back. Lovely clean restaurant. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 10 January 2024 via mobile

Very enjoyable food and service over two consecutive nights of family dining. The only minor fails were slightly overdone pork as one of the mains, and an over-salted side salad dressing. But everything else - lamb, venison, fish and a range of delectable desserts -...was superb.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

This week we had the pleasure of eating and experiencing the incredible new flavours created by the in house chief at Patterson’s restaurant. The service was very professional and beyond what we expected. The food was a taste sensation and by far one of the...best dinning experiences we have had in recent times in Christchurch. We can not rate the experience highly enough.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 16 January 2023 via mobile

We had both lunch & dinner here & we were absolutely satisfied with both to the point where we went to find the Chef and thank him personally. Every bite was delicious Lunch : Salad with chicken Pan fried fish with char grilled broccoli, slithered...almonds & cranberries Dinner : Paella Steamed prawn dumplings with chilli oil Dessert : Crème Caramel - The presentation was spectacular & the taste matched the presentationMore

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 17 December 2022

Menu had a lot of dishes to choose from. Friendly staff. Good for groups. Easy location and parking.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2020 via mobile

Not to far away from home and decided to drop in for a drink. Did that but also had a soup a pizza and desert with my wife. Service and food excellent. The place had a nice atmosphere considering the struggle that establishments like this...are currently going through. Well done to the staff who made us feel very welcome. Put this place on your list to visit and enjoy.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 27 March 2020

We used the restaurant 3 of the 4 evenings we stayed at the Hotel and enjoyed every meal. They also have a wide selection on the bar and wine menu.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 March 2020 via mobile

Stayed at hotel before heading back home. This restaurant stands on it's own. I thought it would be a standard hotel restaurant, however food here is of a very high standard, you will not be disappointed!

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 21 March 2020 via mobile

Great friendly service, very clean and staff were not stressed. Lovely atmosphere and delicious food and drinks.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

We had our last night at Commodore and chose this restauranium more for convenience than anything else. We were so surprised at the quality of the meals - all three of us had great meals and would recommend to anyone. My pork belly was just...incredible as was my husbands beef Wellington. Entrees were also all great. We had a small glitch with a trainee waitress but the restaurant manager addressed immediately and gifted our bottle of wine for the inconvenience which we really appreciated. Do yourself a favour and try this great restaurant - you won’t be sorry!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

We went to Patterson’s restaurant and found Jess outside who was making pizzas. We ordered a pulled pork and a salmon one. The bases were lovely and we really enjoyed our night.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 17 January 2020 via mobile

First class service and food and environment. Equal with anything in chch. Highly recommended.a great experience for family.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 10 January 2020 via mobile

Lovely hotel and great setting. Food was good however they were far too heavy handed with the salad dressing for the beef salad, although appreciate this may be a personal preference. The light meals are still the size of a usual meal so don’t be...put off by “light”.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 7 January 2020

I dined at the Pattersons restaurant the other night and found the food to be delicious. I had the Paella and would defiantly recommend this dish. The highlight of our experience however was the service. We were served by Rose who was lovely and helpful....She went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. would recommend this restaurant in a heart beatMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Yaiyaicat
21 November 2017|
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Response from MichaelPattersonGM | Property representative |
Hi Yaiyaicat, Apologies for the delay in getting back to you. Yes, we can definitely make the reservation for you. If you kindly let us know of the name under which the booking is made at the Commodore Hotel we will... More
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Yaiyaicat
21 November 2017|
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Response from Finona68 | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they will be but just ask the hotel directly. They are always extremely helpful.
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Response from MTPatterson |
Dear Sridharae (maybe I should say Texan Reviewer), Our Restaurant, called Pattersons is open right through until 11pm, but we normally reduce the menu from 10:30pm. If you are going to be exceptionally late we can organize... More
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PATTERSONS RESTAURANT & BAR, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Pattersons Restaurant & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4