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Smash Palace

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172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 5369
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mulled cider” (7 reviews)
“burgers” (20 reviews)
“falafel” (2 reviews)
Opens in 24 min
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Different, good beer, a wide range of people. Make sure you go and support this innovative business venture.

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Did a wander around the city to see some of the more recently opened venues. Could hear the music at Smash Palace long before we got there. Great choice of music, but the volume was very unpleasantly loud. You either had to yell to be...More

Thank Jane J
Reviewed 26 August 2017

3 of us went here for tea tonight, although a bit chilly, it was lovely. You can ask for a blanket or hottie if you get too cold. The 3 guys serving were polite, cheerful and attentive. The atmosphere was welcoming and peaceful. I had...More

Thank Vicki O
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Great spot for a few afternoon drinks. Good music, cool vibe, the food looked pretty good too. Would recommend.

Thank deanhunter
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Have gone here many times since moving to Chch in January. Went the other night with my friend and when I went to order us drinks I stood there for a good few minutes (both times) while the 4 guys behind the bar ignored me....More

Thank north567
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic place, great food, awesome atmosphere if only we lived in CC. Lots of room and cool little spaces to sit, great for big groups or a couple. It's a must visit for travellers.

Thank Shari T
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

The"Bodgie" burger was pretty nice, as were the chips. The mulled cider, however, was the highlight. So good!

Thank amberrt
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We had a great couple of beers here, when we said we had a toddler with us, the member of staff directed us the the inside rooms where we might be warmer. Ordered a couple of burgers and a side of chips. Good portions and...More

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 10 June 2017

come here every friday night for a quick beersy and a bowl of chips, in the summer this place is awesome with good music and great service but in the winter its brass monkey time so if you cant get a seat inside bring a...More

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Happened upon this place our first night in Christchurch. It was rainy, cold, and they were just closing the bus bar, but happily served us a pint of the oyster stout on draft from the bus. We kept warm at the inside bar. Upon inquiring...More

Thank twiggytig
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13 June 2016|
Response from JineteNZ | Reviewed this property |
It is walking distance to Alice in Videoland, so it would be a matter of how busy they are. The food is nothing special there however.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 02:00
12:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 172 High Street | Central City, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 5369
New 'gap filler' bar on the Site of former Saggio de Vino after the earthquake.
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