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Antigua Boat Sheds

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 5885
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good52%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (3 reviews)
“cakes” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Called here for coffee breaks, lovely location overlooking the river, good coffee and nice beers. The fudge was also excellent. They do meals and you can reserve tables.

Thank linda_1313
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Having walked a chunk of one of my happy Places - our amazing Hagley Park, the Antigua Boat Sheds Café was spot on for a leisurely Coffee and a shared slice. I have been to the Antigua Boat Shed Café many times and seldom been...More

Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We went here for breakfast and lunch in one day, simply due to how much we enjoyed our food. Good, simple, hearty meals with a gorgeous view, there is really nothing like it around.

Thank Bek C
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Its the most relaxing place to have a Coffee or meal after a walk around the park. People go there after visiting someone in the hospital next door. You can watch people rowing along the river out the windows or sit outside under Umbrellas to...More

Thank Annette B
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I love this place, the staff, the cat and the rest of the environment. I now call it my regular as it's just down the road.

Thank Karetai
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I love going for a kayak in summertime - try to go at least 1 - 2 times each summer, if not more. People can kayak, canoe, row or punt their way down the river. It's so much fun! If you take duck food, you'll...More

Thank Astrav
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting the hospital very close by. Right by the waters edge warm and fantastic food, with great staff, busy with locals and others. Lots of work going on around so also very busy with workmen. Heaps on the menu and also plenty...More

Thank daibach999
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely cafe with picturesque views of the waterway and ducks leisurely swimming by. There is plenty of indoor seating which keeps you comfortably out of the weather but does not detract from the setting. The food was very tasty and cooked well;...More

Thank MsJaneyL
Reviewed 5 July 2017

A must try for breakfast in the summer. Sitting along the Avon on a warm day in their outdoor part of the cafe while sipping a coffee demolishing hollandaise gives this place a a hierarchy the others just can't replicate

1  Thank Marzy_Jane
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Boat shed cafe allows you to relax watching the punts and rowing boats go by as you have your coffee. The staff are always obliging and the food is tempting. Being near the botanical gardens and the museum is a plus. The cafe cat...More

Thank anneS4123UG
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Wendy B
6 January 2017|
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Response from Annika j | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure I seen gluten free in the cabinet :) best to ring
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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