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88-96 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8050, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3096
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Nelson, New Zealand
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411 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was here for breakfast with a group and our meals were very good, i had the truffle scambled eggs and they were so tasty and yummy, everyones elses breakfast was good. I liked the fact that you had so many options, buffet hot/cold or off the menu. Staff were excellent

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Thank danjonelson
Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place for an amazing family dinner! Food was excellent and great service too! Highly recommend.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Have visited several times. The food is consistently excellent. Good drink selection (and wine matching for the taster menu). Service has always been very good too. It's an expensive restaurant - but is worth it.

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Thank Alex R
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour Alex R, Thank you very much for your comment, it means the world to us. We are delighted that you've enjoyed your night with us. Merci Frederic More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we arrived the service was superb and then the food arrived it was amazing. We had the secret menu 5 courses with wine. It meant our expectations and then some. We will be back

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Thank Miranda P
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour Miranda P, Thank you very much for your great review. We are glad you've enjoyed your experience at St Germain. Look forward to seeing you soon Merci Frederic More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Read some amazing reviews on Trip Advisor before booking and they certainly didn't disappoint. We've travelled the South Island for nearly 2 weeks and hands down this was our favourite meal! I'm pregnant so we opted out of the degustation because of too many dietary limitations, but we both had the traditional French onion soup for entree which took me... More 

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Thank Rachael E
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour Rachael E, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we are so happy that you've enjoyed you time with us. Look forward to seeing you again Frederic More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in absolute food heaven. It was quite simply the most exquisite and decadent dining experience I have ever had. Entrees: Authentic French Onion soup, Escargot with mushroom, Main: 21 days aged Scotch Eye fillet, Desert: Creme brulee with berry sorbet All done to perfection and with touches of French uniqueness. Exporting to France itself. Highly Recommended Jason

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Thank Jason S
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

bonjour Jason, Thank you very much for your comments. We are delighted that you've enjoyed your evening and experience. We look forward to seeing you again next time you'll come down to Christchurch. Merci Frederic More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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83 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here for the first time, having recently moved to the city. We love food and can honestly say we can't remember the last time we tasted such exquisite flavours. Literally every mouthful was a joy we did not want to end! We ordered three courses and drinks. The restaurant was full so there were some... More 

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Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour magicfish79, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us and thank you so much for those comments. I'm sorry to hear that it was some delay in between your courses, it shouldn't happen. I guess we will need to work a little harder. Look forward to seeing you at St Germain again. Merci Frederic More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We went as a group of 6 for the 6 course degustation and had the most wonderful food experience, We couldn't fault any of it, the service was informative and swift and the food was delicious....thank you for such a great evening, we will certainly be back.

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Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Good morning madamfrankiepants, Thank you so much for your comments and review, we are delighted that you've enjoyed you experience with us and we look forward to seeing again. Merci Frederic More 

Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Those were the words that we whispered to each other after we shared the escargot for entree. They came set in a mushroom and the texture and taste complemented each other really well. We could easily have ordered another round of it but decided to wait and see how large our main dishes were. The lamb persillade and groper fish... More 

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Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Good afternoon Bryce-Joanne, Thank you very much for your review and we are delighted that you've enjoyed your evening with us. Merci Frederic More 

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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

French food served with French wine by French people. The food is to die for, whether you choose off the à la carte menu or one of their 5 course set menus. The staff are amazing at changing meals to make most of the menu gluten free and they adapted plates to ensure they meet a fodmap diet. The service... More 

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Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Good afternoon Candycaine1, Thank you so much for your review and comment, this is why we are doing what we do. Merci Frederic More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$30
Cuisine
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
18:00 - 21:00
Saturday
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88-96 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8050, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 3096
Description
St Germain was opened in September 2008 by French brothers Frederic and Vincent. Born and raised in Brittany, the brothers aim to provide you a real French dining experience using local products in an elegant and cosy atmosphere.

St Germain's diversity makes it the perfect place to enjoy food and wine, whether you would like to share a fabulous meal with friends, for a romantic dinner, or when dining with a larger group. We can cater for all.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?