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Antigua Boat Sheds

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 5885
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a friend who was new to town for brunch and thought what better place than the iconic Antigua Boat Sheds. I've been plenty of times before albeit never for brunch. It took a while to get anyone's attention to order and pay at the counter even though there appeared to be half a dozen staff loitering behind the counter.... More 

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Thank Cherie M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Antigue Boat sheds a number of times and never have been disappointed despite having to queque most times. The staff are very quick, efficient and the food is always good and value for money too. It is very noticeable too , that the staff are watching out for clearing tables and checking to see if customers... More 

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Thank DONALDJOHN77
Christchurch, New Zealand
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been for breakfast a few times and its always so tasty! Today I had the boatshed breakfast which was eggs, hash browns, bacon, lightly grilled tomato and toasted ciabatta. Plentiful and very nice! Friends both had the eggs benedict, one with grilled bacon and the other with a beautiful grilled ham. Cafe itself is very nice with a recently re-roofed... More 

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Thank Lee_A_B_1976
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this morning for a coffee and slice whilst showing relatives around the city, and the coffee was beautiful and the chai tasted like chai!! the slices where amazing! Also the staff where very friendly will definitely return:)

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Thank Annika j
Santa Maria, California
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206 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While waiting for our boat reservation time, we had lunch at the café. There was inside and outside dining and we ordered and went outside. We enjoyed the toasties and the homemade soup while we watched the others punting down the Avon. A delicious lunch after a morning of sightseeing.

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Thank BnThrDnThat
Logan Central, Queensland, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Booked to go punting, we went here for brunch beforehand, scoring a table at a window. The place is old and original, right on the river, and flowing with regulars and tourists. Our meals were not fancy, but really good, and a good portion (I couldn't finish mine). It was a nice extra to have the little birds for company,... More 

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Thank Lynne C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Visited on a rainy day, so inside dining only. Food delicious, great variety, fresh, hot and cold options. Very reasonably priced.

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Thank Nettie P
London
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stopped at the Boat Sheds after a bike ride. Beautiful location, we sat in the outside shed, day was good so it was good, I would imagine it would be cold on a winter's day. Standout dish was nachos ... massive portion. You need to be hungry to finish. Cute touch was the cat sat at the table beside... More 

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Thank F T
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

After visiting a family member at the hospital we decided to stop in here for a bite to eat. While the food is more on the expensive side, the quality of food is well worth it. We were only able to eat from the cabinet menu as the kitchen was closed, but the panini was to die for and I... More 

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Bundaberg
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had breakfast here and it was so good we went back for lunch. Staff wonderfully friendly, atmosphere great, food fantastic. I would recommend Antigua to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 5885

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