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Polo Bar & Restaurant

351 Montreal Street | Hotel Montreal, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-943 8547
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“tapas” (21 reviews)
“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“sweet corn” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Argentinian
££ - £££
351 Montreal Street | Hotel Montreal, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Limited menu but food was very well presented, tasty and well priced - wine list not all that extensive but also well priced - staff were exceptional and couldn't have done enought to ensure our visit was preferable - also provides a good breakfast

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on Sunday for lunch. Staff were very friendly & attentive. Enjoyed the music playing. We shared the slow cooked beef brisket croquettes, pork sliders & chorizo al vino all were delicious. The highlight though was the lime & coconut cremeux & an Argentinan...More

Thank nzsmith
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Just an absolute fantastic dinning experience, beautiful food, fantastic pricing, quiet, clean and a real vibrant atmosphere

Thank WayneB2694
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is one of our favourite places for a late lunch and drink on the weekends. Really nice selection of quality tapas and small plates and the service is always friendly and professional.

Thank WL1973
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We needed to meet a friend and chose the Polo Bar. We did not regret our choice, the premises are located just off Montreal Street and provide an oasis of calm. There is a patio for those who wish to absorb some Vitamin D. We...More

Thank Ralph777051
Reviewed 1 February 2018

We went to the Polo Bar mid afternoon to celebrate a friend's birthday. The intention was to graze on some tapas and enjoy a wine. We were a group of 12 and they had set up a table inside as well as outside to cater...More

Thank glutenfreef00die
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Dined here with friends on a early on a Saturday night before a buskers show. We shared small plates/tapas. Recommended to order 2 plates per person and this worked out perfectly. All were very tasty, particularly enjoyed the prawns, meatballs and croquettes. Served beautifully on...More

Thank Robyn P
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

I have eaten at Polo Bar for a couple of years and really like the Argentinian food and wine angle. It is a nice modern restaurant with a great outside courtyard. On this visit the food was between Average and Very Good. The Breads were...More

Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 6 January 2018

walking around the town we found mainly pizzerias or pubs.So we returned to our hotel for dinner and we were not dissapointed.Very friendly and always smiling staff and perfect meals.i liked catch of the day and my wife admired by tender lamb filet. Restaurant was...More

Thank TedM1237
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We went as a couple at 6PM on a Saturday night. Best Parillia Argentina I have enjoyed since leaving BA. And two of the best Argentine Malbec wines (Alamos and Terraza) from the Mendoza area. There are three ways to go: (1) The Parilla Argentina...More

Thank Traveller_45_UK
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Montreal Street | Hotel Montreal, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-943 8547
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Montreal
Polo Bar & Restaurant is the perfect setting for breakfast, afternoon aperitifs or to enjoy our delicious shared plates from late afternoon. Being a laid-back sanctuary it is a great venue to relax or catch up with friends. Sit by the fire,& enjoy the sunny outdoor areas or partake in a game of croquet. Inspired by Argentinian cuisine, we offer a menu of various sharing plates of selected meats smoked and char grilled for a unique flavour. Delicious vegetarian dishes are also on the menu. Our menu changes regularly so we can use the freshest local ingredients to create our mouth-watering dishes.
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