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The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant

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363 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 2727
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sun 07:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was excited to find Lotus-Heart all vegetarian restaurant when we were visiting Christchurch and thought it would make a great Valentines Day treat! I was disappointed to see they did not serve dinner on the 14th, but was able to book my reservation from their website while still in Colorado. Their new location is walking distance to the city... More 

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Thank JB S
Christchurch
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a regular spot for us and the food is excellent each and every time. I usually get the sun burger... it is seriously one of the best burgers I've ever had, but when I branch out and get something else I'm never disappointed. Most of my friends come here as well... it is a wee hidden gem but... More 

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Thank Dionne B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Lotus Heart is a great place to eat. Favourite smoothies are the cookies and cream and goji berry - they are super filling and delicious. The Lotus Heart always has a peaceful atmosphere and staff are super friendly and kind.

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Thank annieb107
Christchurch, New Zealand
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140 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went to Lotus Heart for lunch and despite neither of us being vegetarian, it was a really nice experience. We both had the nut burger which was lovely and fresh tasting and not at all greasy. We also had the tropical smoothies which were delicious - can't say I've ever had a drink with a glass straw either! The... More 

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Thank Jo O
Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have eaten the most delicious dosa in my life. The cookies and cream superfood smoothie was incredible. With the stunning statues and decor, the peaceful music really finishes the scene. Lovely shop to look around too.

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Thank Rainbowclaire
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was a hard day and i had been busy. I usually don't think or care about what I want to eat or drink I just fetch and swill when I'm busy. gulp it down. As I went past the Lotus Heart i smiled to myself. I'd visited regularly in Colombo Street before the quakes but hadn't been there for... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

this is a quiet, interesting place to eat with a good range of meals on offer. The food could be a bit more spicy, but that is true of a lot of NZ restaurants. The food was well presented and good value for money. The Desserts were rather sweet and heavy for my taste but the smoothies and fruit juices... More 

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Thank billsellicks
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and warm staff, delicious and well balanced cuisine. Bright and very clean. Pizza and Kombucha! Thank you for taking care of us.

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Thank Katherine A
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

So calming and tranquil. Your greeted as soon as you enter, booking is recommended but we just popped on the off chance and we pleased there was room for the two of us. The prices are great, you don't mind paying a little extra floor organic, fresh, 'real' food. We both ended up ordering the same, a special but of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

we were very impressed with this restaurant, some of the best vegetarian food we have experienced anywhere in the world. The service is friendly and efficient, Servings are a good size and quite reasonably priced. The variety of teas is excellent. best to book and call ahead as to opening hours as mainly lunch and breakfasts . The attached shop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 15:00
Thursday
07:30 - 15:00
Friday
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 2727
Description
The Lotus-Heart is dedicated to conscious living and healthy eating, striving to create a global cuisine naturally. We use the freshest ingredients, locally grown and organic where possible, pure vegetable oils and vegetarian cheese, and avoid the use of microwaves unless specifically requested due to time constraints. We respect and honour the choices and requirements of our customers and in addition to our pure vegetarian fare, we offer options for vegan, gluten-free, raw food diets, and are more than happy to cater for specific allergy needs. Children are most welcome and we have a children's menu and high chairs available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?