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Boatshed Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, , International
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 6768
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good54%
  • Average14%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“avon river” (16 reviews)
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Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a chicken sandwich at a picnic table on the covered porch of the Antigua Boat Sheds cafe next to the punting company on the Avon River. Rather nondescript sandwich but good coffee. Pleasant atmosphere by the river. The waitresses wear black outfits and fascinators...More

Thank simcha
Reviewed 3 days ago

arrived Christchurch a few hours before our flight, glad I found this special cafe for lunch! an interesting boatshed and great location. we tried their panini and pies, it was lovely!

Thank Silvia L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Maybe not flashy or modern but well worth a visit to experience some older world charm, enjoy the outlook over the Avon River and some good food in this iconic cafe. Staff were friendly and there was a good variety of cabinet food and menu...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It is wonderful this special cafe survived the earthquakes. The food and the setting are great. The only down side is that it is so busy it's hard to get a seat, but it's worth it.

Thank JaneDiner
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Always love coming here for quick lunch and enjoy watching tourists punting on the river. Good food and fast service. Resident Cat is charming.

Thank Cam T
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cold day, the deck (main seating) has winterisation and heaters but it would have been better if the weather was warm, we would have enjoyed the view of the river while enjoying our morning tea. The coffee and hot chocolate was...More

Thank Tiffany C
Reviewed 31 July 2017

It's a great place to go after a kayak on the Avon River via Antigua Boat Sheds or if you've been wandering through the city. I've been to this cafe several times in the past year and it's quick service and great meals.

Thank Astrav
Reviewed 16 July 2017

I went to this place yesterday while visiting Christchurch. I really like the staff because they were genuinely nice, not 'false' nice or over the top. Nice and relaxed environment The guy serving behind the counter was really sweet and also had amazing eyebrows.

Thank annaleashirley999
Reviewed 4 July 2017

kitchen was closed when we came (i think they close at 2pm? or 3pm?) but it didnt matter cause were just there for a hot drink. staff was nice and friendly maybe we should come back and try their food. thanks so much

Thank HenryJr V
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Situated on the banks of the Avon, the Boatshed Cafe is popular with staff, visitors and patients of the nearby Christchurch Hospital. Good range of food, great coffee, the staff were even able to accommodate a gf/df appetite. A more powerful heater would have made...More

Thank TinShed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 6768
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