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255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 7008
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Greymouth, New Zealand
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have always enjoyed the food and top service, this visit was no exception. We have eaten at the original cbd address then after the earthquake we followed to Papanui a slight larger premise and now to their very modern larger premise in St Asaph street the food and service has always been consistent. Excellent diverse french... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Had a group of 13 and managed to get us a big table sorted so we could sit together. Got welcomed with a bday drink for all of us which was nice. Had the option of degustation or al a carte and we went with al a carte. Everyone enjoyed there food, other than the beef was way to salty... More 

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Thank liverisky
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour liverisky, We are delighted that your party enjoyed their time with us and we hope to see you again. Merci Frederic More 

North Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We visited St Germain on our first night in Christchurch and so glad we chose there! Although a little bit hard to find in a sort of new industrial block, the experience of finding this gem and walking into a cosy bar was great. I could tell the tables next to us were almost all French. We had the escargot,... More 

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Thank June L
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour June L Thank you very much for your comments, I think you should move to Christchurch and come to see you again. Hopefully will see you again. Merci Frederic More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have to agree with MrsJimE that the new premises have delivered a ambience that is way above the old worn atmosphere of Papanui Rd. We enjoyed an early meal and could not fault any of the food or service. Tricky to find the entrance - it is around the back and through the blue door and upstairs. Bon Appetite

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Thank NZFoodie02
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Good morning NZ Foodie02, Thank you very much for your support and we are so happy that you've enjoyed your evening. Merci Frederic More 

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38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Their food was great before in their previous location, but this new location just feels like they have found their home. I have been twice in as many weeks and each time the m mmm factor. Toilets are worth a mention 😉really pretty nice. Reservations are advised - food and service will speak for itself 😍

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Thank MrsJimE
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Good morning MrsJimE, Thank you very much for your comment, means the world for us. I do like the photo. Merci Frederic More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

When I want reliable, dependable excellence in service, atmosphere and fare I visit St Germain. Absolutely awesome. Not a single complaint. Wow.

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2 Thank Dave B
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonsoir Dave B, Thank you very much for your comment and thank you of rvisiting us to our new location. Merci Frederic More 

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88 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food. Great wine. Attentive and friendly service. Highly recommend. Will be returning. Thank you for a lovely evening

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Thank Caro8880
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonsoir Caro8880, Thank you very much for you great comment. We delighted you've enjoyed your evening. Look forward to seeing at St Germain. merci Frederic More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Take a risk and leave the menu behind. Go for the 'Surprise Menu'. My husband and I did and were not disappointed. It was 8 courses of pure enjoyment and my husband found a new favourite wine with the wine-matched courses.

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Thank Karyn L
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour Karyn L, Thank you very much for your comment, it means a lot to us Merci et a bientot Frederic More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

we had the degustation 5 course with wine . Excellent food and great choice of wine . Very pleasant not to have to "worry: about what wine to choose as all done for you . of course it means a different style wit each course and therefore variety without need to purchase several bottles. Ideal when just two of you... More 

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Thank lindsaylloyd
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Good afternoon lindsaylloyd, Thank you very much for your review and comment and we look forward to seeing at St Germain again. Merci Frederic More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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439 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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
Stgermainresto, Owner at St Germain, responded to this review

Bonjour Danjonelson, Thank you very much for for this very good review but I believe that it is not intended to us as we are not serving breakfast. So whoever it is, it seems that's a good place to go to. 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$29
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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: 255 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 7008
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?