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Tai Tapu Hotel Restaurant & Bars

) #318 of 768 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ , , Italian
780 Old Tai Tapu Road | Tai Tapu, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
+64 3-329 6819
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good44%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, New Zealand, Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
780 Old Tai Tapu Road | Tai Tapu, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't believe this gem is for sale!!!! When it's sold the new owners have some BIG shoes to fill. Best pub food (they have a chef not a cook in my eyes) Best beer prices Best staff Best atmosphere Hope it never changes

Thank O131TSannam
Reviewed 17 May 2017

I absolutly loving going to the Tai Tapu! The staff are amazing, well priced and a great location. It's a great place for families and friends to get together

Thank MissBilli
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great atmosphere with fantastic staff. So friendly and helpful. Great setting. Off the busy road but easy to get to. Off street car parking. Children's menu available as well.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Petrol head heaven ! And the way Country pubs used to be & should always remain. Amazing restaurant, excellent cuisine & great hosts. An absolute must on your travels.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Perfect in every way,Lovely old country pub,quite peaceful setting,Lovely lady that runs the hotel.Menu is extensive somthing for everyone.We sat outside on this nice day.We both had the lamb salad which was divine.You will not be disappointed if you go for a drive out to...More

Thank didee62
Reviewed 9 March 2017

It had been a number of years since we had been here as our last experiences with food here were underwhelming. However we were pleasantly surprised at how things had changed! The hotel is casual and comfortable and we did not feel out of place...More

Thank JRD1000
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The setting of this pub for an afternoon stop is fantastic, especially accompanied by a walk along the river, BUT we stopped for afternoon tea and after three attempts, the coffee was cold. We still stop there occasionally if people want alcohol but not for...More

Thank CaptainCompass
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal, great menu and staff helpful & friendly. Awesome location plenty of space inside and out, would recommend going.

Thank annemarie p
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had reserved a table for 4 for 7pm last Saturday night. We arrived on time to find the place packed but our table kept for us. We were concerned that we might have a long wait for service and our meal. Our waitress promptly...More

Thank MadMaxChristchurch
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Called in for dinner, no reservation, no problem. Garlic bread to start, very tasty. One had the blue cod, chips and salad, and the other had chicken mozzarella. Both meals were tasty and portions were more than adequate. Staff were attentive and friendly.

Thank geoffjohns2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Bar, New Zealand, Italian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 780 Old Tai Tapu Road | Tai Tapu, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-329 6819
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Tai Tapu Hotel is a set on 3 acres of picturesque country side, at the base of the Port Hill overlooking the Tai Tapu Golf Club with the Halswell River running through. THE RESTAURANT serves quality gastro pub style meals from 12pm right through to the evening dinning, bookings taken to 8pm, 7 days a week. With three fabulous chefs the food is consistently great. THE FUNCTION ROOM is a purpose built function venue with private outdoor patio and grounds, flanked by beautiful palm trees. Full bar facilities and various food options available to suit every occasion. THE COURTYARD is sheltered and relaxing. Great for a meal or platter and bottle of wine with friends and family.
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