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Chillingworth Road

478 Cranford Road | Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-352 7784
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
478 Cranford Road | Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Hands down this was the best dining experience of my life. If you too want this experience book the dining room at the back for a 5, 7 or 9 course degustation menu. This is where the magic happens. I suggest 7 courses minimum, we...More

2  Thank EcoseakerAkaroa
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Honestly could not fault the degustation dining. 9 courses of perfectly paired flavours. The staff were very kind and informative, knowing their drinks and meal menus inside and out. The wine was also incredibly good with a great selection. Great atmosphere! I couldn't have asked...More

2  Thank hm145
Reviewed 28 April 2017

5 of us went to the Bistro section for a meal together. A simple menu was already on the table and the friendly waitress explained the specials. We ordered a Church Road SB for a start and water was poured straight away. Very good service...More

2  Thank Buckoinchch
Reviewed 16 April 2017

If you are reading this you probably know what a degustation dinner is. We had a small group (5) and you get a choise of 5,7 or 9 courses but you all have to have the same. You don't all have to have the wine...More

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A very lovely night out with my partner, food was delicious and fresh. Attentive service, highly recommended.

Thank PeachJa
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We had dinner here on our only night in Christchurch. Though in a remote strip mall ocation (about $25 by cab from the city centre) it was well worth the visit. There is a choice of a 5, 7, or 9-course menu, comprising starters, fish,...More

Thank Blue C
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We recently decided to go out for dinner for our wedding anniversary and chose Chillingworth Road for its marvellous reputation. We were not disappointed. We booked for the fine dining section of the restaurant where you are shown into a beautiful room nicely set out...More

2  Thank Dunnos
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place ( the restaurant rather than the bistro-haven't tried that). Can't understand why it's not the best rated in Chch .... have tried the others rated above and there is no comparison 7course visit last night, stunning food, atmosphere and staff as always,...More

Thank Southern735286
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was our 4th visit and again was an amazing experience. Everything about this place is great from the staff to the stunning food. We did the 7 course this time rounds and wow what a great experience it was. Always made to feel special....More

Thank Gemma K
Reviewed 11 March 2017

What a fantastic degustation menu. Every course was creative, exciting and full of flavor. Just what a degustation should be. The service was great, informative and friendly.

Thank Inverness1966
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Tanya K
We had dinner in this restaurant last night and mostly could not fault the food. I wanted to leave my review here and came across yours. I find it very surprising that a cook by trade and some one who considers themselves to be passionate about food, doesn't like/eat seafood, fish or shell fish. In my opinion, if you have limited knowledge or experience in eating certain foods, you should not really offer your critique. You dined in a bistro which is by definition a place that serves simple, home-style yet modern meals which, by the sound of it, is exactly what you received. There is catastrophic shortage of good chefs/cooks in Christchurch, but there is a lot of talent in Chillignworth Road restaurant for sure.
13 August 2016|
Response from jontid2016 | Reviewed this property |
Where did I say I was a cook by trade? I do like all seafood also?? I haven't dined at the bistro, only ever out the back so think you've asked the wrong question to the wrong person sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
07:30 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 478 Cranford Road | Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-352 7784
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