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“Food - OK, Service - Poor”

Elevate Bar & Restaurant
Ranked #687 of 978 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, New Zealand
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Food - OK, Service - Poor”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

My partner and I went to Elevate for Valentines Day and wow, it has gone down-hill since we last went just over a year ago. The food was ok but we could not believe the lack of service. After finishing one drink and part way through our meal, we asked for the drinks menu again, which we received. That was it. No-one returned to take our order, nor once we had finished our meal were we offered a dessert menu. We got sick of waiting for anyone to come back and went to the bar to pay, walking past both waitresses standing there talking. The bartender was leaning on the bar, asked how our meal was and we told him about the poor service. He said sorry, gave my partner the eftpos machine and then turned his back on us.
We were really disappointed, especially as they had advertised 'Valentines Day' meals for couples. We won't be back.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
New South Wales, Australia
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Friendly service”
Reviewed 10 February 2014

I popped in for lunch on Waitangi day when everywhere else seemed closed.
A good cup off coffee and divine squid. Squid can be so easily overcooked. It came with a chilli lime sauce. Well balanced lunch.

  • Visited February 2014
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Christchurch NZ
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99 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“After toil meeting venue”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

I enjoy meeting friends here, especially on Friday evenings when it is all buzzing. Bar is well stocked with tap beer and regular featured New Zealand wines. Service is brisk and, in balmy weather, outdoor seating is a treat. A good choice of wedges and other nibbles to accompany drinks.
Have dined in evening on three or four occasions. Once was for a special birthday dine out. While not top of the class it was more than acceptable with mains choices to please, I suspect, most discerning diners. Happy to book another evening dining experience. Venue is well sited at foot of Christchurch's Cashmere Hills suburbs. Approve of photographic memorabilia recalling when the Hill Tram went past.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Bikingroy
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Wellington, New Zealand
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80 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“Good food and service”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Have had several enjoyable meals here. The food has always been tastey and the service as well.

We had the T-bone steak and chicken pasta dishes, and both were very good.

A nice atmosphere and average prices.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Louise_H46H
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Trying to be a restaurant but failing”
Reviewed 19 April 2013 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times now with varying results. It's a pub trying to be a restaurant with high restaurant prices but food and atmosphere that falls short .

Noise is an issue and while the staff try there is just something not quite right with the food atmosphere mix.

Drop the prices a bit improve the food a bit more and it would be worth a visit .

  • Visited April 2013
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