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Tai Tapu Hotel Restaurant & Bars

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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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780 Old Tai Tapu Road | Tai Tapu, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
+64 3-329 6819
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 20:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Excellent food base on a local cuisine. Good service but it's pub grub with a great wine list and local beers. A great place for lunch or breakfast. Great for a family group . Very relaxed and casual.

Thank Fiona T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited for a drink on a few occasions and felt although busy and a nice atmosphere, it's mainly a bikers bar. Today we went for dinner in the restaurant and it was delicious, four really yummy meals. Will certainly return, great food.

Thank Angiewilliams2001
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our group of 4 was very happy with the food and service we got at Tai Tapu Hotel's restaurant recently. It was very busy on a Saturday night but service wasn't slow. I had the pork belly which was excellent, if an enormous portion that left me unable to have my own dessert. The only suggestion I would make for... More 

Thank kellywalker2015
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Love coming out here only a short trip from the city they offer all aspects. Great local bar with friendly staff as well as a great restaurant with a very good range of food. And plentiful out door seating. Perfect in the summer sitting outside in a picturesque location enjoying there food and drink

Thank campbell b
Christchurch, New Zealand
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295 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

We were very early so the atmosphere wasn't the greatest, but I was amazed at how good the food was from this unpretentious rural pub. I had a warm lamb salad and considered the lamb to be perfectly cooked and the salad was not your run-of-the-mill mixed greens out of a supermarket bag, but a really colourful mixture. Overall very... More 

Thank zhuhai2007
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Went here with my family a few weeks ago as I have heard good things about the place and wanted to try it for lunch. When we got there there was no one inside the restaurant and a few outside. The manger was clearly flustered and barked that food was an hour wait before even greeting us or smiling. When... More 

Thank MirrinK
Rochford, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Selection of beers very good -as are prices. When we went the service was very good and we considered the food well priced and of a good quality. If you want Gourmet dining at these prices then you are deluding yourself. If you want a decent meal at a decent price then this is for you.

Thank edbrooker
Christchurch, New Zealand
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245 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

It's two and half years since I last commented on this pub, when I said it was in an "up" phase, based on ten years of periodic patronage. Last month, I talked S into giving it another try after her poor experiences with meals. It was a disaster. Again, great spot to be in summer. Lovely drive on the Old... More 

Thank Kiwi_rua
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

We have had dinner twice here and on both occasions the food and service were excellent. Good choice of beers, wines and food too. For a small out of the way pub this have a very good ambience too.

Thank TheSoundsRetreat
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

What a great little spot !! I was a guest at a wedding , so this was a function , with the meal being a smorgasbord , the food was Delicious, hot , fresh, lots of it and the pork belly was melt in your mouth !!! fantastic It was in the function room that was private and opened out... More 

Thank chchresident

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$21
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Old Tai Tapu Road | Tai Tapu, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-329 6819
Tai Tapu Hotel is a set on 3 acres of picturesque country side, at the base of the Port Hill overlooking the Tai Tapu Golf Club with the Halswell River running through.
THE RESTAURANT serves quality pub style meals from 12pm right through to the evening dinning, bookings taken to 8pm, 7 days a week. With three fabulous chefs the food is consistently great.
THE FUNCTION ROOM is a purpose built function venue with private outdoor patio and grounds, flanked by beautiful palm trees. Full bar facilities and various food options available to suit every occasion.
THE COURTYARD is sheltered and relaxing. Great for a meal or platter and bottle of wine with friends and family.

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