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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)
“pasta” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
30 Victoria Street | Christchurch Casino, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for Breakfast last Saturday with 20 friends. Every thing was nice and hot. Food was great and staff very friendly with out been over the top.quite a few people their but we were not crushed plenty of room to get around. At $25.00 per...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DavidP14293
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great feedback and we really appreciate you and your group joining us. Tak on board the comment regarding price and I do know you can get breakfast elsewhere for cheaper but I would struggle to find similar quality and selection.at our price...More

Reviewed 17 October 2018 via mobile

We went on a whim after work tonight and were able to be seated without a booking. We absolutely loved the variety of the fusion buffet, everything I tried was delicious and good quality. Great variety. The pasta and Parmesan wheel was a highlight but...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank AshleighS1991
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Ashleigh, Thank You so much for such a great review. We do hope we get to look after you again soon.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Afamilyof2
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

We are so happy you enjoyed. We will never be able to emulate the old buffet in selection due to the set up of the restaurant but what we have done is focus on quality and freshness. The team have put in a huge amount...More

Reviewed 4 September 2018 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

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Stacey S
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Glad you enjoyed Stacey. I hope we get to see you again soon!!!

Reviewed 3 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GruntaNZ
christchurch_casino, Food & Beverage Manager at The Grand Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Thank you for the feedback. Finding that balance in regards to what the customer is willing to pay for lunch and what we can offer for that price is very difficult. Seafood is almost a luxury item these days. But we do take on board...More

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

Date of visit: July 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank kerryh705
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.

Date of visit: June 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: April 2018
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet, Parking Available
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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