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“worst meal in New Zealand” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of One Good Horse

One Good Horse
Ranked #240 of 952 Restaurants in Christchurch
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, Gastropub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“worst meal in New Zealand”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2014

We ate in this restaurant (which is actually called the Red Berri restaurant) on our first night in New Zealand. Wrong move.

The 'real' kitchen was closed (at around 20:00 in the evening) and we could only order from the bar menu. This review might therefore deviate from the others.

I ordered the chicken wings, a portion of fries and my girlfriend a steak sandwich. After waiting for over 30 minutes the food came: very greasy, very limited taste and they even managed to ruin the french fries.

Worst meal of the entire trip. It might be that the real restaurant is better, but would recommend you to steer clear of this one.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank David Z
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  • English first
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English first
Balclutha, New Zealand
Level Contributor
36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We will not be rushing back.”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Tony S
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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good food and service.”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Nicole S
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Suzhou, China
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good basic meals”
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank KiwiSuzhou
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good solid fare!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

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

Visited May 2012
Helpful?
Thank ThinkRight
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