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Under The Red Verandah

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Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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502 Worcester St | Corner of Worcester and Tancred Streets, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-381 1109
08:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Chch to see my boyfriend he just had to take me to this Café! The eggs benedict were the best I've had (despite my unusual "hard eggs" request) and the service was as good as you'd have anywhere! Next time I will visit I'm sure to be back... Here's to the 4.5/5 star rating!

Thank happytraveller1993
Southbridge Town District, null, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with a group and had a more private room which was great. They were really busy but the food didn't take long and was really good. Definitely going again.

Thank Carmen W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely, competent, friendly staff. Delicious food! Favourite breakfast place out. The vege breakfast is to die for. Lots of left overs to take home. Cute decor. Awesome space for outdoor eating/drinking in those warmer months. Nice selection of cabinet food, with a few vegan options even!

Thank Charlotte-Ann M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a sheltered table under the verandah. We wanted to talk & talk and the staff were very patient with us. I opted for a large (very hot by request) coffee and a savoury muffin The coffee was very good and the muffin was the best! It was filled with bacon and ontion and had an authentic 'home cooked'... More 

Thank SueBye
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Under the Red Verandah has long been an eclectic style of cafe, restaurant. Even after the earthquakes it seems to have rebound, retaining its original ambiance and delightful home baking. No matter what hour it seems to be bustling with locals who know the place well. Service is friendly and with the new premises retaining the old look it feels... More 

Thank Pauline B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Takeaway coffee.. Milk far too hot.. Might be good for coffee cups but not paper cups! Good coffe just too bloody hot! Thanks.. I'll still come back!

Thank Nar W
heasleymandy, Owner at Under The Red Verandah, responded to this review

Hi Nar W, so sorry to hear you coffee was too hot. We're a friendly bunch, please make your self known to us we will insure we give you a perfect coffee on us. If this ever happens again just let us know at the time and we will re make it straight away, no need to resort to a... More 

Waikanae, New Zealand
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Great food options for all family members. Cosy inside but a great spacious area outside under sun sail-shade made for a great afternoon catch up. Suitable for pet friendly outside if dogs under control. Food was delicious - mushrooms on toast (famous), great seafood chowder, and great eggs Benedict. Other options that were 'day specials' were tempting but we went... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

First time at the Red Verandah since the old one closed. Love the way they have kept the atmosphere of the original building. I had the lime tart - really good, and a great match with the flat whites which were excellent. Definitely worth a visit here for lunch or just a coffee.

Thank drcapill
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely love this place. Food to die for. Brilliant service. Great ambience. This place has it all. I'm usually a trim latte person but tried the full milk latte as they use organic milk. It was smooth and delicious. I'm converted. I had the seafood chowder. One of the best I have tasted..and I have had a few!!! Definitely worth... More 

Thank Keren C
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

I had breakfast here with colleagues. Excellent food and a good range of vegetarian and gluten free food. Everyone's breakfast was excellent and the prices are reasonable. Coffee was good but ask for a double shot if you don't like single shot.

Thank Akaroa2000

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cafe, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Worcester St | Corner of Worcester and Tancred Streets, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-381 1109

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