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Brewer's Arms

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££ - £££
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-963 1620
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ohio
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2015

after first being ignored by bar staff I managed to attract attention to get a menu , When ordered from complex menu , to find when the meal arrived it is all on one plate ,meat uncooked , with a hot stone to cook the meat with a limp salad and cooked chips .

Thank Icmoore
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2015

Having completed the Tram tour of the city (BRILLIANT) we made our way back to Merivale on foot and definitely needed a wine once we got there. The position of this pub looked inviting but on entering it all we could smell was stale cooking oil which was definitely off putting. However, the Triplebank Savvy was great!!!

Thank Jane M
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

This is a relaxed pub - somewhat similar to a British pub - but with expensive drinks. The stone grill can be entertaining but really quite expensive for a meal that you cook yourself. The pub snacks menu is very average - we have had the burger and nachos and both were underwhelming. There are more enjoyable eateries and pubs... More 

Thank Jameslaughlin
Invercargill, New Zealand
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102 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2015

Good basic pub food of a goof quality in a nice environment. A bit like the better of the 'Steamers' sort of bar / restaurant. Well cooked and served by helpful woman. Definitely in the better than average category inside though one small request might be to keep those enjoying their ciggys a bit further away.

Thank etiguys
Ascot, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Nothing special, but good, honest pub food and drink. Lovely to sit outside but beware, full of smokers. Food good, served quickly. Parking not easy round this area. If you want no fuss, good, basic food, you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Gill O
Sydney, Australia
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We dined here on 2 consecutive nights when we were in Christchurch. The location was close to where we were staying. The decor is warm and friendly, and the food very reasonably priced. as other reviewers have mentioned they offer stone grille ( which I think has had it's day) but they also have a large selection of other meals... More 

1 Thank dajolani
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015 via mobile

Our host recommend this pub. We love the service and food is terrific, definitely visit once again before leaving town.

1 Thank Chutikarn M
Lakewood, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2015

Had dinner and drinks here based on other reviews. We shouldn't have bothered. Decor and food (lamb shank, mashed potatoes, and vegetables) were unremarkable at best.

Thank MSfromColorado
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Honest pub food. An extensive menu that caters to all tastes. The added novelty of cooking some meals on the stone yourself is a great experience you must try!

Thank Cheryl B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2015

The people in our group that had been here before recommended The Brewers Arms, so we began a decent 2 mile walk to get there, but overall I wasn’t too impressed, and more unnerved with one of their main selections.They recommended the stone cooked meat selections. Basically, you order your cut of beef, lamb, or chicken and it is delivered... More 

Thank Sean O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 177 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-963 1620

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