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Valley Inn Tavern

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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2 Flavell Street | Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
+64 3-384 1124
10:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in for a quick meal on the way to a theatre performance in Lyttelton. A family friendly tavern that is well patronised by local residents. Service is quick & friendly. Menu has all the usual pub meals and we found our fish & chips very filling. But still able to share a very nice chocolate trio dessert along with... More 

Thank retep42
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Nice place, with good atmosphere. Enjoyed a wine, but not much on menu gluten-free, however what was ordered was good and portion size is generous. Service also great. Was a great option to catch up with friends.

Thank April N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Just the best food best service - and a bonus take the children they can play on the trees or run around them- there's a rope to help Rp them climb just a wonderful relaxing meal with family- hard to beat

Thank Nonabelle51
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had the pleasure of eating lunch at the Valley Inn Tavern for a friends Birthday and we were extremely impressed with the service, the friendly staff and the wonderful food. We would recommend a visit for a meal and a drink should you be in the area.

Thank gpksjk
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Southland. The apartments are new, spacious, clean and fully equipped. Best we've ever had in NZ. Will come back for sure.

Thank João Á
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Very inviting bar, and great garden bar for lunch or late lunch on a fine day. Great food at a reasonable price.

Thank jeta4
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to drop into the valley inn for a casual lunch and a couple of drinks on a Sunday arvo, the weather was great so decided to sit outside in the courtyard. We got the antipasto platter to share which was both generous in size and very tasty, the ribs that came with the platter were some of the... More 

Thank jamesmH9108OO
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Just popped in for lunch to find a pub with history and a complete rebuild after 2011 Earthquakes. Beautifully and tastefully rebuilt. There is a well in the middle of the floor space with a story to tell. The meals were generous and well presented. The best of all were the delicious hot chips/fries. They were the best I've ever... More 

Thank Judy B
Te Puke, New Zealand
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Better than average pub food, and very well presented. Good selection of beers. Catters for groups, and plenty of parking

Thank peter_minchin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Took my mum on a drive over the gorgeous Port Hills yesterday and we decided to have a lunch meal so no cooking in the evening for us. After 2 menus at Governors Bay didn' have what we were looking for we headed through the tunnel from Lyttelton and went to Valley Inn. Hadn't been there for a very long... More 

Thank pam255118

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Flavell Street | Heathcote Valley, Christchurch 8022, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-384 1124
The Valley Inn Tavern has been at the centre of the Heathcote Valley for over 130 years.Find out here what is happening at 'The Valley' and be a part of this wonderful community.Heathcote's Valley Inn restaurant specialises in locally sourced ingredients, cooked in a modern style.Our menu changes frequently, so check here for the latest dishes from our chef.We want you to enjoy the Valley Inn Tavern's hospitality by joining our Loyalty Club!Fill out the form to benefit from all our promotions and get advance notice of what is happening.

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