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Reviewed 4 August 2021

What an amazing place. The food was absolutely amazing. The starters were very big and we struggled to finish our mains but WOW is all I can say. I had the beef fillet with yorkshire pud and my husband had the lamb. The service was...excellent, very friendly staff and atmosphere.More

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Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021

We had a superb meal here. Super comfy, friendly environment with funky little retro twists here and there. Lovely staff. The food was outstanding. Free bread starter was super tasty (not your average bread!) ;-) The bluecheesecake starter was devine! Everything hit the spot ......and some. Would definitely visit again when in Christchurch!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 30 July 2021 via mobile

We had another great evening of outstanding service & wonderful food. Always a great place to dine with an awesome vibe

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 28 July 2021 via mobile

WOW is all I can say. Great service and food fabulous. Highly recommend had fillet with Yorkshire pudding yummy perfect.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 July 2021

Having read the reviews of this place we were hoping for something fairly special but really it was pretty ho-hum. Staff could have been friendlier and on several occasions expressed exasperation towards us for daring to be chatting to another couple at the next table...(so close they could have been on our table - no social distancing here!) whilst they were serving our food. My partner said his food was ok but nothing special (steak) but my vegan offering was very sub-par - even looked awful. Hardly ate any of it. We were asked to leave our table for the next sitting which is totally fair enough as that was made clear on booking but a little less stern-ness and a few smiles would have been nice. The highlight of the evening was actually meeting the neighbouring couple whom we went for a drink with when we were ejected!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 July 2021

We managed to get a booking (and that is not easy as they always seem busy) for a 6.30pm sitting on a Saturday. When we got there it was extremely busy already. I thought what the fuss and I soon found out. We were seated...near the kitchen entrance and noticed the constant stream of waiting staff and the busy bar. It had been a wet cool day so we started with a hot mulled wine which set us up well. We had a full meal with a good starter followed by the Beef and Yorkshire Pudding for my wife and the Venison for me. These mains were insanely great. Even though it was a tight squeeze for my stomach we also finished with a dessert. I now know what the fuss is about about this small restaurant - a must visit one.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

First time to this gem and I’ll be back. Fabulous food and special mention must be made of the staff - the sisters are gold. Great selection on the menu with an interesting wine list

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021 via mobile

I booked the restaurant for a business dinner based on a recommendation from a customer on my trip down from Auckland. Amazing service from Natalie she was so attentive and detailed making this a fantastic experience.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Very good restaurant great service really made our trip to Christchurch after we had really bad service at another restaurant we had been to the night before, very good wine selection and menu was great

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 16 June 2021

The friendly staff and superb food at 27 Steps made our night out, to celebrate my husband's birthday, an occasion we loved and plan to repeat next time we're in Christchurch! We were welcomed to a lovely table by the window and enjoyed outstanding food...& wine in an atmosphere of relaxation, created by the friendly and helpful wait staff.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Response from 655lynnel | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn’t say a young family restaurant but good for groups. Older family would be fine
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Response from retep42 | Reviewed this property |
Did not count how many steps, but if it is less than 27 you will get to the best little restaurant in New Regent Street, Christchurch that little bit sooner :-) !!
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4