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The Brewery

$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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3 Garlands Road | The Tannery, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-389 5359
08:00 - 22:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go for anyone interested in craft beers. Food matches the vibe and setting as it is good but not overly 'flash'. Was satisfied with my meal as the steak was cooked perfectly. Would probably go again. Only negative was having to sit on the two person high tables inside as while seated in the bar type chairs... More 

1 Thank Josh C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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197 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good beer but the food is only OK. The Location at the Tannery makes this a good place to visit for shopping and the some food and drink. The beers made on site are the best selection in Christchurch. The food is good pub grub but nothing special.

1 Thank DavidBrittain
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful yummy smoked salmon & cream cheese bagel beautiful toasted. Very nice with a chard. Great to have Wi fi too. Thank u for lovely service.

1 Thank W9812POjom
Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Great food, lovely cider , friendly staff and beautiful music in the garden - girls lunch well spent, would highly reccomend and will return soon to try other items from the menu

1 Thank Lynsey M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Convenient location for the Tannery movie theatre; nice to sit outside on a warm evening. We shared 3 small dishes between 2 of us. Loved the mushrooms. Got a surprise with the arancini balls - expected say 4 or 5 small balls but instead got two huge balls. Not so easy to eat, but tasty. The salmon mousse was very... More 

1 Thank Robyn P
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The Tannery complex and the Cassel Brewery came to us highly recommended. However, while The Tannery more than exceeded expectations, the brewery was a let down. The service for our drinks order was average, which was strange considering there seemed to be about 10 staff "working". The men's bathroom was out of action and we had to use the ladies,... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Been here several times for brunch always great food but sometimes service can let them down when busy.

Thank ignatiuspug
Gladstone, Australia
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

I don't care how busy it is, the service was terrible. Firstly called 4 times left 2 messages regarding a booking, show up with no reply and they don't have a table. Secondly one of our party orders had tomato even tho we told the waiter she was allergic. Thirdly when we ordered we asked for a bottle of water,... More 

1 Thank Emma C
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We popped in here today for lunch, primarily because it's in the entertainment book. This place is a big dirty fail in every way. Greeted at the bar by a surly and disinterested young girl, who really didn't care about anything at all. She prompted us to go and sit outside whereby she would come and take our drinks and... More 

1 Thank stuzor
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Went with a group of friends. Great meal, however it was a cold night and even being inside the place is drafty due to the high roof and the noise level was loud even though there werent many people inside. Great atmosphere. Good menu.

1 Thank Donna T
APTannery, Sales & Marketing Manager at The Brewery, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our place. We're glad you've enjoyed your experience despite the draft. Please approach our duty manager next time you're not comfortable and we'll try to remedy it on the spot. Please do come back over summer, we've got plenty of evenings with live music, and weekend gigs. Updates available on Facebook. Have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
New Zealand, Bar, Pizza, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Garlands Road | The Tannery, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-389 5359
Cassels & Sons' Brewery café restaurant at The Tannery is famed for its relaxed family friendly atmosphere, extensive menu choice and medal winning craft beers. Come and watch the wood-fired copper kettle in action, concocting some famous Cassels & Sons unique brews. Just off the main routes to Lyttelton and Sumner it is the perfect stop for a gourmet wood-fired pizza, a fresh cafe salad or a hearty breakfast.

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