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Cafe, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Took a boy I do support work here for a hot chocolate and slice, I had coffee. Staff seem to be struggling with workload quite busy. My coffee cup and plate were dirty, had sugar and what seemed to be chocolate powder and a bit...of grub I ordered an Americano. The cups I was given for water looked grotty, the bottle with water in it had a build up of white stuff. Had to remind staff for the slice, response was 'I'm getting to it'. Not exactly rude, more just not good at communicating well to customers while under stress. Slice has no prep time, should of been brought out with the drinks. Coffee wasn't good but the boy I brought here enjoyed the hot chocolate and the slice. In conclusion if you don't like slow wait times, boarderline rude and stressed staff, unclean dishes and environment then this isn't the place for you. Place is small and crowded with stressful energy. But the food seems to be okay.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 9 February 2024

Had the Eggs Benedict, Eggs overcooked and hollandaise had film on it like it had been under a heat lamp for a considerable time, Bacon was hard but the toast was cooked to an acceptable standard. So if you are after toast and coffee this...is the place, if you want good service and quality food probably not so much. I do accept they were busy but no communication about delays was provided and i don't accept that as a reason for poorly cooked food, it was well presented which did add to the confusion around why spend time on presentation if its poorly cooked. My Husband didn't eat his bacon and scraped the hollandaise off "I think its on the turn" was his statement. It's obviously popular and maybe we just hit a bad day, doubt hubby would give them a second chance.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

Appears to be common complaint, the staff were rude and service was so slow. Food was good but won’t be returning. Service has steadily declined over the years.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

When visiting Christchurch we always visit this café and it never disappoints. Long wait in the weekend however coffees came quickly. Food is superb and the staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 8 January 2024 via mobile

Our daughter lives in Christchurch and frequents Under the Red Veranda. We are finally getting to experience this culinary delight firsthand. Savory muffins and cheese scones during the week and savory brioche on the weekends. Friendly staff greet and serve us in a very eclectic...atmosphere. The prices are mid-range. Highly recommend this delightful eatery.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 11 December 2023 via mobile

Fantastic outdoor seating on a perfect Christchuch day. Staff so good at what they do; friendly, helpful and generally great. Food beautiful. Delicious fish dish matched well with a glass of bubbles. I can't go past this dish due to outstanding previous experience.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 11 November 2023 via mobile

Really lovely place for brunch, especially in the sunshine. Staff were lovely, especially the male waiter. Great vegan cake options too, would really recommend :)

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023

The female table wait staff were rude, one in particular, the one serving our coffees, was the rudest person I have ever met in hospitality. There was absolutely no need for her rude tirade. We were offended and extremely disappointed. We will never come back....The gentleman in the suit was extremely professional and polite.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023

This is my local cafe and they have the best coffee! Can be busy during the weekend (45 min wait for food, but well worth the wait! Always make a booking if you have a larger group of people during the weekends. I love the...eggs benedict with salmon! 10/10 would recommend!More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 7 May 2023

This was hands down one of the best brunch’s and coffees we have had in a long time in Chch! We had the creamy mushrooms and the smashed avacado and can’t fault anything. The food comes up super fast and the pricing is very reasonable....This will now be our go to spot for brunch in Chch.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 7 April 2023

A lovely spot with super nice food and friendly staff. It pays to make a booking even if its for Coffee and muffin if you want inside as this is a popular spot.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 February 2023 via mobile

Rather than pay to park in the city and then walk to a Cafe we decided to come here on way home. Parked right outside the door the place was busy but not packed. We were shown a table and ordered coffee and decided we...should eat as well. The menu stated it could be up to 45 mins wait but we were ok with that. Our coffees came which were excellent and hot too! Maybe 30 mins later our food came. It looked absolutely fantastic and it was very tasty. Pancakes with banana bacon & maple syrup and the creamy mushrooms Good service and they were delighted tohear us say how good it had been. Would certainly recommend!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022 via mobile

Very popular quirky cafe. I had a mid-week big breakfast which included the usual bacon, sausages, eggs, tomato, homemade hash brown and toasted bread. Portion sizes were very good. Quality of the breakfast items was very good. Service was excellent. Free parking at the door.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 23 November 2022

I came here for lunch, and the experience was amazing! I had the corn fritters, which were generously portioned and perfectly cooked, as well as the lemon ricotta cake, which was moist and had a great texture. The overall dining experience was lovely — I...ate outside and was surrounded by greenery and adorable birds. The short black was delicious, rich, and creamy, and paired perfectly with my dessert. The staff were friendly and helpful, and I found the price of the food to be reasonable. I definitely recommend coming here, especially if you desire a dining experience interwoven with nature. :-)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 18 October 2022

This cafe has gone down hill over the years. The last twice I have visited the service and food have been very poor, with long wait time (up to an hour) and staff do not seem to care. To get meal in under an hour...was told it would have to be cabinet food heated in microwave and no salad accompaniment; that would have taken an hour to make apparently! Quality of food used to be excellent, however I would not recommend them now. Menu has been same for years, the only thing changing is the high prices keep rising.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Sorry we missed your question. yes we cater for large groups if uo to 26. We have private dining room available too. Regards Mandy
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UNDER THE RED VERANDAH, Christchurch - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Yes, Under The Red Verandah offers takeaway services.

Under The Red Verandah is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4