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“Best restaurant in Christchurch”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of St Germain

St Germain
Ranked #22 of 967 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$29
Cuisines: French, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: St Germain was opened in September 2008 by French brothers Frederic and Vincent. Born and raised in Brittany, the brothers aim to provide you a real French dining experience using local products in an elegant and cosy atmosphere. St Germain's diversity makes it the perfect place to enjoy food and wine, whether you would like to share a fabulous meal with friends, for a romantic dinner, or when dining with a larger group. We can cater for all.
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Christchurch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Went here with my girlfriend for an anniversary dinner, the food and wine were absolutely superb, well priced wine list, food is first class, suggest tasting menu. The setting is bit different, however this is due to the earthquakes and the internal decor is personal and matches the cuisine. Would suggest this to restaurant to anyone living or visiting C'church having eaten in a number of French restaurants before.

  • Visited January 2014
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Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Wow! This is good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

For a special meal in Christchurch you can't beat St Germain on Papanui Rd. All the dishes were amazing and the best we had had in NZ. There are lots of great restaurants in NZ. We had the scallops, venison and beef fillet and they were delicious. Also a good wine list and good service. We were celebrating the last night of our great NZ holiday. Thank you.

Visited March 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“culinary delight”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

my husband and I went for our anniversary yesterday. the place is very nice and comfortable.
the food was superb. my husband ate venison, and I ate duck a l'orange. both meals were quite perfect. the texture, the subtle spicing. the helpings were not too big, which allowed for desert. the crepe suzette was also very very nice. the service was good. the price was not low but also not excessively expensive. it is really a place to go when you want to celebrate something.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank eva594
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Koh Tao, Thailand
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“Excellent time, very good atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2014

As french people who love good wine and good food, St Germain, recommended by a friend, is like a piece of France in the middle of New Zeland.
The service was more than met our expectations, tasty and delicate dishes (special note to the beef in a salt crust).
With a warm and friendly atmosphere, you will not be disappointed by choosing this address.
Big thank you to Benjamin, our service during the meal.
 His knowledges in New Zealand and French wines, proved remarkable.
Thank you to all of the epic St Germain.
Jo and Yann.

  • Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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279 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Best French food we've had in a long time!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is really well run restaurant and I disagree with the previous review about there being no ambiance. It feels fine dining and the food backs delivers in spades.

Four of us had the 5 course degustation menu with the matching wines. Each wine matched the dish perfectly with the exception of dessert. I disagree that a really sweet dessert should be accompanied with a really sweet wine. The venison dish was the best venison dish that I've ever had and the lamb was almost perfect to.

If we're ever in Christchurch we'll definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2014
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