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110 Marshlands Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
+64 3-375 7050
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11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 17:30 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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126 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family attended in celebration of a birthday and were not disappointed. There was a good variety and display of choices and the waitresses were very efficient in clearing plates. Some dishes took a while to be replenished but there was still plenty to go on with. The various dishes were well labelled and reasonably systematic in their order -... More 

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1 Thank Gavin6114
Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have be there at lunch time and I was impressed with the size if the place. Good variety of food but the best part are the desert island😍...there is a ice cream machine! At the dinner there are more option of cold and hot food.

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2 Thank alzira33
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family went 2 days ago thinking we will have a feast BUT so sad it was not the case. There was variety but the food were bland, oily and more batter than meat. Moreover, the fish was not that fresh. The good thing is their service. The waitresses were so attentive and courteous. Over-all, it was a poor value... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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290 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the restaurant with family for Sunday lunch. Seems to be going down hill a bit with a little less selection than earlier in the year. A bit expensive for what it is. Great if you want to have your weekly food top up but certainly not special. The staff were great as usual but rushed off their feet, they... More 

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1 Thank Wayne K
Kuching, Malaysia
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

A good restaurant that offer discount to seniors, their buffer were simply super, can relax and sample all you can eat without time limit.

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Thank explor a
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Buffet restaurant. Came here with a fairly large group for an end of year dinner. Food is good. A lot of variety and well cooked. I wish it was just my partner & I so I could have eaten more & not felt judged hahaha. I wanted to try some of everything! The only reason this buffet restaurant does not... More 

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1 Thank Bronwyn J
Blenheim, New Zealand
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Dont bother if ur on a diet, but lots of yummy dishes to choose from if you are having a treat night or celebrating. Nice selection of chinese dishes, roast, cooked meats and accompanyments, mac n cheese, lazagna etc. Sushi on the weekends is super yummy. Generally very hot and fresh looking. Would go early/ close to opening if you... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

A large selection of dishes from a various food groups and nationalities. I throughly enjoyed the soup of the day and the wide range of deserts on display. The mains has plenty to choose from take your time and enjoy .

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Thank Pete v
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Had a birthday party there which i wasn't impressed at all. Phoned to make a booking plus a high chair for our table. Got there no high chair and they couldn't even come up one. Thought being a family restaurant they would have one.The food wasn't up to standard, cold and alot of empty dishes which i thought catering for... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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95 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had a wicked time here with a large group of friends but don't know if I'd come back. The food was good if you had no idea what quality means. Everything tastes a bit different and for the $29.50 buffet I wouldn't recommend. The drinks are overpriced too.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$21
Cuisine
Chinese, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?