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The Square Restaurant

52 Cathedral Square | Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-372 2111
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good42%
  • Average27%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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52 Cathedral Square | Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're local and have been to the Novotel on a reasonably regular basis. Wife and I each had an entree, main, and dessert and neither of us had the same dish. Have to say we both loved every dish. We can't remember the last time...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 18 August 2017

After a few nights in the hotel here I decided to try out the restaurant on level 1. I ordered a garlic loaf and the double pork chop, and the food was great. The bread was super soft and warm. We didn't have too long...More

Thank catiepie1011
Reviewed 15 August 2017

V good menu,service and food. Try the fresh,warm bread loaf Plenty of menu choices and quite a nice decor

Thank Wayne7777
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Well this is the most amazing food ever. We both had 2 entrees chowder, scallops, paua & mussel ravioli, and the salmon 2 ways. 2 sides broccoli with almonds and salad very generous portions. Wow wow wow to all. Pana cota for dessert could not...More

Thank Soo C
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Was really happy with our meals, I had the venison entree & the seafood chowder entree as my main (so glad I had the chowder not as an entree no way I could of fitted a man in after the chowder). The chowder was great...More

Thank StewyNT
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic place, great location & good interior. Scallops as an entree were fantastic, steak & chicken mains across the table were all great. Flourless chocolate cake dessert & salted caramel mousse were amazing. Friendly, excellent wait staff.

Thank Courtz27
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We had a dinner and a breakfast here. My dinner included a bread roll, crispy green salad, salmon with a small helping of eggplant (very good), and sorbet with a small helping of mixed fruit. The breakfast buffet was good.

Thank walkalot4ever
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Post a long travel the most comfortable thing other than ordering room service was to go down to the restaurant in the hotel. Being a Saturday evening we expected the place to be busy and sure enough it was, however we were seated at a...More

Thank Pata2020
Reviewed 31 March 2017

I always like to dine at the Square when I am in Christchurch, but had never tried the Fettucine Alfredo for lunch before. Well, i did this time and can report that it was superb. The chicken wass very tender and guests at the next...More

1  Thank Perry B
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We were seated near a pictuire window looking out onto the eerily empty Square ... and had a very relaxing lunch, beautifully-accompanied by a superb Sauvignon Blanc. The Square's wine list is pretty good, I must say. There was a lot of privacy and the...More

Thank Perry B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$31
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Cathedral Square | Novotel Christchurch Cathedral Square Hotel, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-372 2111
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The Square Restaurant is an A La Carte Lounge serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner daily - offering semi formal dining in contemporary surroundings - great for business dining, entertaining, family and friends. The Square Bar as a wide selection of cocktails, wine, champagne and a tasty tapas menu. Ideal for pre dinner drinks or after work drinks.
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