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Pattersons Restaurant & Bar

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449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3 358 8129
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 06:30 - 14:00
Wed 06:30 - 14:00
Thu 06:30 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 06:30 - 21:00
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Portland, Maine
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227 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere , large portions, excellent taste. What more can you ask for? don't leave hotel looking for a place to eat, Pattersons was great!

Thank scott a
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant for lunch, and found out Patterson restaurant linked to Commodore Hotel. The meals were good and nice portion. The dessert was great cheese cake and creme caramel. Good place to be. The staff was effective and welcoming.

Thank Rose O
Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thought the menu is limited, the food is packed with big flavor. Plenty of drinks available from beer to wine and more. Service is some of the best I have come across, period. Very attentive and friendly staff, can't wait for my next visit.

Thank ZiggyPitty
El Cajon, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice selection for breakfast, either the buffet or menu items.The service was quick and cordial. I enjoyed it.

Thank sanchezemma
Florence, Oregon
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321 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had three dinners here and one lunch. The restaurant is unique because there are not very many restaurants in the area that are more than fast food eateries. We enjoyed the chicken wrap, Potato Bacon Leek soup, Chicken Nouvelle, Pizza, garlic toast and Garden salad. The food was quite tasty and well prepared and served. Service was friendly but... More 

Thank Larry F
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

chef knows how to cook fish. Worth coming back. presentation was good. reasonable selection of wine. will eat there again.

Thank Gary D
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Thank you for the breakfasts! loved the waffles, Eggs Bene, chorizo stack and The Grill breakfast! The waiters were lovely and attentive but didn't hover.

Thank Annelore2014
Courtenay, Canada
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584 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We were staying at the hotel that Paterson's was in and the menu looked good so we gave it a try. The staff were very helpful and eager to please which they did. When we checked in we were also given 2 drink vouchers which was a nice touch. My wife picked the seafood paella and I had the strip... More 

Thank Smoltman
Nelson City, Nelson, New Zealand
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74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

had dinner there and was very impressed. Right up there with best in all three courses.great staff, good service, expert cooking. Lovely. had lunch next day and that was good too. Stella on tap. All good.

Thank Tamarilloinnelson
Hong Kong, China
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439 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 391 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

wE had a great evening meal at Patterson's. The weather outside may have been frigid but inside all was warm and hearty good cheer. The soups werre particularly good and the wine list was impressive, especially for Marlborough n, Waipara and Central Otago PInot Noirs. Excellent service,too!

1 Thank Perry B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 14:00
06:30 - 20:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3 358 8129

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?