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The Lakes Restaurant

££ - £££International, European,
Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-360 1002
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
07:00 - 10:00 Hours
International, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

This is a place that my husband and I have been to regularly for many many years. I am saddened that it is not as good as it used to be. The service is fine, and lovely to see staff that have been there for...More

Thank ptbabe
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Four of us went there for lunch recently on a Sunday. Two of us ordered the duck salad and the other two basil and courgette cream soup. When I got mine all I got was two little cubes of duck with the salad and feta...More

Thank jandalsnz2018
Reviewed 3 February 2018

The food at at this restaurant are terrible. We went there, for lunch, with the impression it was a quality restaurant and it was sooo dissapointing. Terrible menu , there is a better selection at almost any pub, and the food that was served was...More

Thank jimmyalbert2018
Reviewed 24 January 2018

We have been here twice recently, and many times in the past. Some of the lovely staff are still there and are always pleasant to deal with. Our last visit was the week before Christmas with family from Auckland. They had changed the menu and...More

Thank ptbabe
Reviewed 3 December 2017

On a sunny day, the 3 of us enjoyed a very enjoyable lunch time meal with a good little Riesling from the Springs out at Waipara , a 2013 vintage, a medium with Citrusy, generous fruity flavours which went well with the two orders of...More

Thank Don M
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Recently had a family evening meal at The Lakes. The service staff were delightful as was all the food. All ten of us thought the food was exceptional, especially for the price. All courses were a cut above the average. The side dishes were the...More

Thank ponty23
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We recently went here for their 3 course special as advertised in the entertainment book. I mistakenly took a look at their menu online, and then once we arrived I was disappointed with the set menu choices - 2 pasta mains to choose between or...More

1  Thank Lucy C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Well presented and very tasty mains, followed by attractive desserts. Staff, whilst busy, were friendly and welcoming. Only suggestion would be to turn down the ringer volume on the phone.

Thank Rog4NewZealand
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Outstanding Venue, Staff, Menu, you name it there was no complaint at all. Simply a stunning evening. Location was easy to get to and staff very attentive. Menu was good enough to give you several options at a reasonable price.

Thank peterfridd
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I was so impressed with this place for breakfast...the food was amazing, there was so much selection, and the lake view was beautiful. Staff were friendly and helpful. Went on a GrabOne voucher, but would definitely go back and pay full price!

Thank sarbear07
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$39
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-360 1002
  • E-mail
If you enjoy dining in contemporary surrounds, with majestic mountains in the distance and a gourmet tour of the region on your plate, The Lakes Restaurant will delight you. Enjoy an afternoon sipping Waipara pinot noir over a three-course degustation from local Canterbury produce. The wine list particularly showcases award-winning New Zealand wines. For something casual, The Sprig Bar and Cafe serves tasty light meals with an impressive cocktail list.
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