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Roots

) #2 of 11 Restaurants in Lyttelton ££££ , International, European
6 London St, Lyttelton, New Zealand
+64 3-328 7658
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Overview
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good10%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (11 reviews)
“amuse bouche” (4 reviews)
Open Now
18:00 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
££££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
6 London St, Lyttelton, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 122 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked in for an anniversary dinner. I think it had been hyped up too much for me. It wasn't terrible but it wasn't the best restaurant experience we've had. We had the 8 course with wine pairing. Definitely too many wines to drink. I...More

Thank 13omm
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can only compare my NZ dining experience to Meredith's, the only OTHER time I have experienced such immaculate quality/technique/plating was at Roots. I can't find a favourite, both incredible, in every possible way. I need to go to Clooney to see what Jake is...More

Thank ficklefeeder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is with out the best Restaurant in New Zealand, situated in picturesque town of lyttelton. Foraged Food of excellent quality makes each dish superb and tasteful. Staff all knowledgeable and very friendly.

Thank Keven K
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent experience. Had the 8 course degustation with matching wine. Food was amazing as was the service. Great flavours, very fresh. Only downside is it is relatively pricey, but certainly worth it for the experience.

Thank Christine J
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Must try for those visiting Christchurch. Take a nice slow drive , no more than 45 minutes, via Governor's Bay for the awesome scenery. The artistic use of plants and leaves from the forest provides a good visual presentation and on first bite of most...More

Thank Roystontoh
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Yes, the kitchen team knows how to cook, create, match products up to perfection. No doubt that a lots of thoughts, love and skills are put together here. the set menus are incredible display of taste for the eyes and mouth. Service is friendly and...More

Thank hervé m
Reviewed 18 June 2017

We chose the 12-course Seasonal Tasting Menu all arranged like museum quality art and matched with precision with the best wines of the region. Upon arrival, we were greeted with warmth by Katie who repeatedly came to our table to ensure a quality experience. Each...More

Thank pamelaschenk
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

I don't need to reiterate anything here already...top notch specialized dining with incredibly personalized courses, matched wines of astounding flavour and variety, and attention to detail parallels the best of the best in NZ. If you can afford it, a group or date is best...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I'm in two minds about Roots, this was our second time and again I have come away perplexed about what I think about the place. One note to make is that I went back to my hotel room and ordered a rib eye steak to...More

1  Thank classicchch
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We chose Roots as a celebration restaurant for 4 diners on the occasion of a 50th birthday. The 12 course degustation with wine matches is $315 per head and we added several glasses of wine to tide us over between courses (as the wine match...More

Thank Bradwelll
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 London St, Lyttelton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Lyttelton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-328 7658
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