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The Garden Hotel and Restaurant

110 Marshlands Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
+64 3-375 7050
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
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Chinese, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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110 Marshlands Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good. Service also pretty good. Could not fault the service. Was a wide selection of food. Could have been a little more selection compared to some and the re-stocking of empty food trays was a little slow. Big space with lots of seating...More

Thank simsy89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok.. We needed somewhere to stay and had a family room which was nice and big for $210 I expected a bit more in the way of cleanness... Its a really comfortable hotel to stay in...the bedroom has a light with the wire hanging out...More

Thank Fantail5
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my third visit and I was interested to see how they coped with a large group, including several seniors. The point of entry was probably the most awkward moment but really they did very well and were courteous throughout. Once inside I observed...More

1  Thank Gavin6114
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A second visit, this time for lunch. Again, very happy with the meal and service. The restaurant was busy, with a large number of retired patrons (seniors (60+) get a $2 discount). A wide variety of dishes ensures something for everyone. The steak and kidney...More

1  Thank Gavin6114
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Went here on Sunday night 31st April 2017 for daighters 20th.cost $32. Slim pickings every thing was empty meat all dried up.sweet and sour pork had hardly any pork all pineapple. Don't waste you money going here.i will never go there again

3  Thank topcat30
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I went to the Garden Restaurant with a group of about 25 people. The food was a buffet style with plenty of choice for young and old. There was a good range of food from Chinese and traditional kiwi. The food was hot and always...More

Thank 155richard81
Reviewed 23 March 2017

A buffet style restaurant with a lot of great selections for food. Typical Kiwi roast meals were cooked to perfection - meat was tender and juicy, vegetables just right. GF + DF options available along with lots of salads and Asian cuisine. The dessert range...More

Thank AM_NZ1
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The food quality on quite a few items were average but others were really good. Waiters cleaned up relatively quickly. Not too cramped for space and friendly staff.

Thank Kristiana W
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We waited 1 hr 15 min for 7 meals that came out at differing times. Meals were cold. Eggs hard. Bad service. Bad attitude. Don't go! And we told them we were in a hurry due to family wedding. Go somewhere that has good food

Thank Jinelle G
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I`m a South African and got married in New Zealand. My husband recommended Garden Hotel and Restaurant for our wedding reception. We had a small intimate gathering with 20 friends and family. This restaurant serves Buffet. A huge variety of food, desserts, soft drinks, salads...More

Thank Felicity1232014
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Lois N
6 June 2017|
Response from alzira33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lois, I suggest you contact them as soon as possible because to xmas time they are pretty busy. On xmas lunch last year they started to book in October/November.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Marshlands Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-375 7050
  • E-mail
Well-known to locals who love a hearty buffet, The Garden Restaurant is a popular dining option. This extensive and affordable buffet restaurant is open 7 days offering buffet for lunch and dinner with exquisite International, Asian selections and local favourites. There'll be something here to satisfy any taste and any family member. We're also famous for our delicious desserts like our hot sticky date pudding served with custard sauce. The Garden Restaurant Buffet is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Breakfast can be arranged on request through the Hotel's Reception.
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