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The Grand Cafe

$$ - $$$European, ,
30 Victoria Street | Christchurch Casino, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 9999
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good37%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (2 reviews)
“ham” (4 reviews)
“high tea” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
30 Victoria Street | Christchurch Casino, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Chch residents will fondly remember the casinos buffet from years back. We were hesitant to try its new incarnation given some of the reviews below. Yes you do need to pay extra for steak, prawns and fish. But what is on offer is still a...More

Thank Afamilyof2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a good experience at the Grand cafe with friendly accomodating staff. The buffet has such a wide and fresh range to choose from. Defiantly something for everyone and you won’t leave hungry. Highly recommend

Thank Stacey S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Extremely disappointed with the selection offered. We had been to the Grand Cafe many times before and had always had very good meals. This was very disappointing to say the least. We wanted some fish selections but there was only salt and pepper squid. Won't...More

Thank GruntaNZ
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Extremely limited lunch buffet was difficult to work out the cuisine - Asian with roast potatoes? While the desserts were nice, I was looking for the children so they could enjoy the jelly beans, 100's & 1000's very weird for a 20+ restaurant. Certainly not...More

Thank lynda580
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

Sorry we didn't hit the mark Lynda. The lunch buffet is a new offering and we will continue to develop based on the feedback we receive. I do need to say we have had lots of positive feedback on the Ice Cream Station at night...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Compared to other buffet restaurants this would have the least selection but is up there for expense. No steak no prawns no fish apart from a little smoked one. Plenty of currys and rice dishes that cost nothing to make that are actually edible. A...More

Thank Kerry H
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for the feedback Kerry. we are continually adapting this offering to try and get the best product possible for our customers. Really pleased the team looked after you.

Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

I love the casino buffet. Always busy but good atmosphere parking ACCESSIBLE and cheaper breakfasts if a member All the juices and typical breakfast except make the best noodle dish.

Thank RebeccaT2935
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank You Rebecca. A bit of an institution our Breakfast buffet. Glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Had dinner here, it's nice restaurant with fresh and tasty food, aswell as excellent service. Good experience in Christchurch.

Thank xinglongz2
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Apologies for the delay in acknowledging your review. Glad you enjoyed.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

Arrived at restaurant and were not greeted in a very friendly manner by the woman on main counter. We'd booked a table for 7 and it was right beside the entrance, definitely not the best position. I asked if there was somewhere else we could...More

Thank TimsonBurridge
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Apologies for delay in replying. I have just take over trip advisor reviews. really sorry we didn't hit the mark in April. Totally understand and agree about the table position and the team should have put a bit more thought into where to seat you....More

Reviewed 27 March 2018

The Carvery is well worth considering. Plenty of meat and as much side dish as you want to put on your plate. The dessert menu is so yummy. We had a dish from Melt- the pop up restaurant in the Grand Cafe. These desserts are...More

Thank Sarndra B
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank You Sarndar. Apologies it has taken so long to acknowledge your wonderful review. 5 stars - Thank You. Melt was a little experiment we were undertaking and it was indeed very successful. Don't be surprised if it makes an appearance again at some stage.

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Dined here last night with my partner at 5:30pm Greeted by a lovely older lady on the reception. We were seated, nobody came over for about 10 minuite, we wasn't informed about the specials or the soup of the day. The lady aproched our table...More

Thank Samantha M
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi Samantha, Accept my apologies firstly for the delay in replying to your feedback. I have just taken over the administration of this today. Gutted to hear you had a bad experience. A smile and a friendly welcome costs nothing and it is disappointing that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Victoria Street | Christchurch Casino, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 9999
Description
The Grand Café offers something for everyone. R20 and bookings recommended. The breakfast buffet is freshly cooked and available on Saturday & Sunday mornings. Offering everything from breads, pastries and fresh fruit to bacon, hash browns, sausages, pancakes and eggs benedict. Finish off with a selection of juices and coffee or tea. Treat yourself to three tiers of delicious treats at The Grand Cafe's High Tea, available Weds-Sun from 12-4 pm. The Grand Cafe dinner menu won't disappoint, offering a carvery selection with 2 tasty roasts meats. Delve into the extensive menu for premium steak options, chicken parmas and all the classic dishes - blue cod, salmon, smoked beef burger and much more. Head over to our website for the full menu.
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