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The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant

363 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 2727
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“masala dosa” (10 reviews)
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Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
363 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely calm and friendly atmosphere and staff. My sister and I had dinner here. We loved everything. We even played some games they had available while we waited for our food. Everything delicious and reasonably priced.

Thank Hayley C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Location of this cafe is a bit funny, in the industrial area but totally worth visiting! A beautiful building and so so pretty inside. The decor is stunning. The staff were so kind and helpful. A really cool range of really quirky drinks to choose...More

Thank katyb12345
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious food and a great selection of new things to try. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant has a very relaxing atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

Thank leopard1789
Reviewed 15 June 2017

It's just always so delicious here, and the food is incredibly fresh. Eating vegetarian food like this feels "clean", healthy and wonderful.

Thank Merissa F
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Thank you for an exquisite dining experience when I visited recently at lunch time. It was truly the best restaurant, service, menu, ambience of any restaurant anywhere in the world that I have dined at.

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the delicious takeaway Peace Bowl today. First time I have had takeaways from you and it was amazing! Each time I have normally come in for lunch (about 12 times now I think) the experience, the...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We were in Christchurch for a weekend and friends suggested we dine at the Lotus-Heart on Saturday night. We are vegetarians and I am dairy intolerant while my partner is gluten intolerant. What a joy it was having so many menu options to choose from....More

1  Thank nzkaz
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I have been here a number of times for breakfast or lunch. The masala dosa is pretty good but other dishes are hit and miss and I think the smoothies are expensive. Not many vegan options at breakfast time.

Thank mattthamesvalley
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This restaurant is unique on all levels. it is such a lovely place to visit with an incredible soul vibe, instrument shop and gift shop as well as the out of this world food. everything i have had at this place is a taste sensation,...More

Thank tactnz
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The Lotus Heart has one of the most complete indian vegetarian menus I have seen. I had the pakoras, and it was incredible. Their beverage selection is impressive. There is a small grocery shop/convenience shop with good organic/sustainable products in the restaurant as well, worth...More

Thank Ines M
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Sorry we don't have any license for alcohol at all.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 2727
  • E-mail
The Lotus-Heart is dedicated to conscious living and healthy eating, striving to create a global cuisine naturally. We use the freshest ingredients, locally grown and organic where possible, pure vegetable oils and vegetarian cheese, and avoid the use of microwaves unless specifically requested due to time constraints. We respect and honour the choices and requirements of our customers and in addition to our pure vegetarian fare, we offer options for vegan, gluten-free, raw food diets, and are more than happy to cater for specific allergy needs. Children are most welcome and we have a children's menu and high chairs available.
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