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One Good Horse
Ranked #370 of 1,054 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Gastropub, New Zealand
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner
Description: The restaurant, One Good Horse, has a feel reminiscent of the by-gone era of early 1900's horse racing days. Its early 20th century-infused decor holds an echo of the times when prosperity and the great horses had people flocking to the races; taking their chances on the big names and champions like Phar Lap, Seabiscuit and Cardigan Bay
Reviewed 9 January 2014

I have just taken my wife and father in law to the Avonhead Tavern for a meal. We were greeted at the door and asked whether we could have a meal for 3. We were seated at a table with menus already at each seating so we decided what we were to have. After 10 minutes, another staff member came over and said we could not order off the menu - only the blackboard. So after a few minutes we ordered.

I then saw burgers coming out to another customer so asked the waitress how come since burgers were not on the blackboard menu. She asked if we had seen the extra sheet with burgers on it. Well no - otherwise I would not have expressed surprise. So she offered to get our orders held while we checked out the burger part of the menu.

Back she came 30 seconds later - no - too late to hold up the order. 15 minutes later our meals arrived out. Must have been the longest cooked chicken parcel or maybe someone was out catching the cod or salmon.

The meal was OK - nothing out of the ordinary - merely OK. No hint of apology for the shocking service. We will not be rushing back.

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Thank Tony S
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Reviewed 5 January 2013

The food was good and we were impressed with the shuttle service that collected us and dropped us off at our hotel. The staff were friendly and I would eat here again.

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 11 July 2012

This is a good place to go for a quick, basic meal. The menu is not vast (although there is something for every taste), but what is offered is cooked and presented well. We went in the middle of winter, and the fire made for a lovely atmosphere. Service was quick, and efficient.

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Thank KiwiSuzhou
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Eaten here often and always get good value for money and generous serving

Thank ThinkRight
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Reviewed 9 November 2014
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Thank laukinky
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