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Swiss Bistro

££ - £££, European
Cathedral Junction 107-121 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-365 5566
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible65%
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“bratwurst” (6 reviews)
“rosti” (7 reviews)
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Swiss, European
££ - £££
Cathedral Junction 107-121 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Rude owner, not child friendly at all, we were verbally abused when we visited with our 3 year old daughter. The owner clearly really dislikes children. This was the worst treatment we have ever been subjected to and we can't believe this business can be...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2017

I tried to take my daughter there for lunch, and was immediately told "not for children!" in an extremely unfriendly and obnoxious manner. The place was empty and seemingly designed to stay empty. I think it must be a money laundering front - no other...More

2  Thank booka2017
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

After having a quick look at the menu we decided to go in. Wrong move!!! I had only just opened the door when a man (the owner I presume) came running towards the door shouting we have a dress code in the evening. I felt...More

3  Thank FiAndAdie
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I'm the latest victim of the rudest owner I've ever come across . I had a fantastic day walking around christchurch with my 2 year old in a pram until we found this restaurant. I only stood on the entry for about 2 secs when...More

6  Thank Janeysti
Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband and I went to the Swiss Bistro for dinner and enjoyed every minute of it. The Bratwurst and Roesti were just like in Switzerland and the lovely salad too. We found the hosts very pleasant to chat with.

Thank Martha S
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Between the crappy food, poor service and insulting jerk owner, this places deserves my WORST EVER AWARD...congrats...you deserve it...TERRIBLE

3  Thank Isla-dude
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

We've been in this this tiny little spot and enjoyed every minute: The entrees, fresh mixed salad and pâté tasted deliciously and the main courses were just perfect, Geschnetzeltes with Rösti (veal strips in cream sauce with hash browned potatoes - a tasteful Swiss Spezialität),...More

Reviewed 12 November 2016

Asked if they served coffee and the response was offensive and rude. Was told to go back outside to read the menu to see they didn't do coffee. They then proceeded to laugh as we left. No wonder the place is empty.

3  Thank Ramaria7
Reviewed 29 October 2016

My family decided to dine here on the last night of our holiday in New Zealand. We walked into the bistro at 7pm, well-dressed, and saw only a few tables taken. We were promptly told that the kitchen was closing at 7pm so we weren't...More

5  Thank annie_aus_24
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were looking for a place to have dinner and saw this little Swiss restaurant. We love a good fondue so we went in. The fondue was fabulous - just as though we were eating in Switzerland. The owner made a great chocolate gateau -...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Swiss, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cathedral Junction 107-121 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 5566
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