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“Don't eat at this restaurant: Big disappointment”

Flight Lounge Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #461 of 991 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$6 - US$21
Description: Dine at one of the newest restaurants close to Christchurch Airport. Opened in early 2012 and backed with a 4.5 star Qualmark rating, at the attached accommodation. We offer a first-class service and a top-quality dining experience. The Flight Lounge Restaurant features an enticing and varied menu, sure to tempt, and provides the perfect venue to relax and enjoy your meal. You can even dine Al Frisco on those warm nights in our garden area. The Flight Lounge's Bar also offers a relaxing space to catch up with friends, enjoying a quiet before or after dinner drink.
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Description: Dine at one of the newest restaurants close to Christchurch Airport. Opened in early 2012 and backed with a 4.5 star Qualmark rating, at the attached accommodation. We offer a first-class service and a top-quality dining experience. The Flight Lounge Restaurant features an enticing and varied menu, sure to tempt, and provides the perfect venue to relax and enjoy your meal. You can even dine Al Frisco on those warm nights in our garden area. The Flight Lounge's Bar also offers a relaxing space to catch up with friends, enjoying a quiet before or after dinner drink.
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Don't eat at this restaurant: Big disappointment”
Reviewed 20 January 2013

The seafood chowder was tasteless and it was like eating baby food. For the breads and dips, the slices of bread were burnt and we were expecting at least two different varieties of bread but we only received one thick slice of bread each which looked like it was bought from the local dairy. My son ordered the Fish meal of the Day which was the Fish Burger at $26.50. Instead, he received a fish sandwich made with the same poor quality of bread served up for the breads and dips. It contained three very, very, very small portions of fish and served up with a side dish of six chips, yes six chips, and a stale salad. The steak meal cost $34 and was cooked to my liking but unfortunately it was buried in such a very heavy base of gravy, I couldn’t taste the flavour of my very expensive sirloin steak.
This restaurant serves up poor quality meals but expects their customers to pay exorbitant prices. Don’t eat at this restaurant; eat at Burger King better value for money.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
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“Not bad, but...”
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Rooms are ok, but its a lottery if you get a new one or an old. My dining experience in motel restraunt was awful - risotto was rare, seafood chowder was like kids food..prices too high.. The only positive thing is free shuttle from/to airport.

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Thank AngryAng
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Brisbane, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Standard Motel Accommodation”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

Everything you need for an overnight stop while on the road. Our room faced the main road and was a bit noisy.. don't expect a sleep in. Decor was quite dated but functional. Beds were clean and tidy. Didn't go anywhere near the kitchen, the cooktop/oven smelled like it needed a good clean. Staff were friendly and happy to answer any questions about the area / things to do etc.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Nikki H
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Food is okay but is not 5* as they claim”
Reviewed 29 July 2012

We were staying in a nearby motel and decided to try this restaurant as it had a meal that looked appealing. However, the amount of food we got for our money was poor and the excuse used was that the "portion sizes are pre-determined" - sorry, but I do not believe a steak with 6 chips is (a) can be excused with "pre-determined" sizes and (b) is not 5*, as claimed, dining. They were unwilling to help an Australian group behind us as well and, although friendly to us, the staff implied that they knew it could be better. I don't know about the rooms but if the food is anything to go by do not stay here.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank TheBob623
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely food”
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Had a chicken dish that was hot, fresh, well presented and complimented by fresh salad

Visited May 2012
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Thank ThinkRight
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