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The Lakes Restaurant

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Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-360 1002
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A repeat visit after a meal there a month or so back and We were not disappointed. On arrival, we were promptly welcomed and shown to our table, right close to the back of the back of the Restaurant with a lovely view looking out at the beautiful greens and lakes.. Our mains arrived in a reasonable time and the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We have been here before for lunch and enjoyed, so came back for a special dinner. Very good service and the food was to a very high standard. Venison entree was the beautiful. Great view over looking the 18 hole and lake.

Thank Fordmk1
Christchurch, New Zealand
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

This week we enjoyed a very relaxed lunch meal at Clearwater's" The Lakes " Restaurant and it was most enjoyable. We asked for a lake view and were given a choice of front tables. From the staff to the environment and the views out all over the golf course - all made for a very enjoyable day. The food was... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We are eight locals catching up for a birthday celebration. Four of our party have history with Clearwater as our children have had weddings there. The actual setting is just lovely and very relaxing. NZ beef, lamb, venison, pork and fish are all on the menu and are not over priced. I ordered an entree that I asked to be... More 

Thank Sandyvt1954
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 January 2017

The food was great and pepers has an awesome view, great place to relax and unwind. One of the servers struggled with English but it was still an enjoyable time. We would highly recommend the desert its a great way to top off a fine meal!

Thank Kurt I
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Visited The Lakes Restaurant for our wedding anniversary. We were staying in the apartments. The accommodation was fantastic but we were really dissappointed with the restaurant. Lovely view and great staff but the atmosphere was lacking. Thought it was strange as all the buffet breakfast cereals were out etc. The entree was nice but both my husband and I had... More 

Thank mckeekathryn
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240 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Very cozy restaurant with few tables nearer the lake. 2 lovely ladies in charge. We enjoyed ourselves so much that I forgot my handbag! The younger lady called my room & delivered it in minutes! That's amazing service! Thank you.

Thank WillBJust
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 November 2016

My wife and I chose The Lakes Restauarnt for dinner on 22 November. Whilst my wife enjoyed her choice of meal, I was very disapointed in mine.As there was no chicken on the menu, I chose the only beef option which was sirloin steak. The meat was tough and chewy. Being sirloin, it was never going to be as tender... More 

Thank Graeme P
Christchurch, New Zealand
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Beautiful setting overlooking the water and golf course. Warm and sunny. Tasty food and good service. Great value with the Entertainment book!

1 Thank Brendon A
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Our greeting upon arrival was very professional and welcoming. The restaurant is beautiful and in a beautiful location (although it was night-time so we couldn't see what was outside the windows). Although it was Friday the restaurant was virtually empty. The glass that my drink was served in was dirty - it had what appeared to be lipstick all over... More 

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Aaron W, Manager at The Lakes Restaurant, responded to this review

Kia Ora Oskar_Baxter, Thank you for your feedback and review. I do apologise for the lack of attention of detail in our restaurant on this occasion, in terms of our portion sizes and time it takes for our dishes to be prepared these are normally very consistent however I will share your comments with our chef. It is great to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-360 1002

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