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Cook'n' With Gas

23 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 9166
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (25 reviews)
“mixed grill” (11 reviews)
“crepes” (13 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
23 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On our first night here our guide suggested this venue. What a find! Food was great service by our waiter, Greg even better. We chose ala carte rather than 3 courses. Beef, lamb and vegetable plate all great.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on time at 19:30 from The Astro Lounge attached to the restaurant. We were seated soon after and offered still or sparkling water. The water arrived and at 19:50 we were asked if we'd like a drink before dinner. We ordered these and a...More

Thank ChrizBee59
corker9, Owner at Cook'n' With Gas, responded to this review

Thank you ChrizBee59 for taking the time to write a review, We are pleased you enjoyed our food at Cook n With Gas and your pre dinner drinks and entertainment in the Astro lounge. We appreciate that you have dined with us many times over...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the cheapest, especially drinks, but cosy environment and good quality food. We had to wait 2 hours 18 mins for our meal (and none of us had entres). I consider this totally unacceptable. They did not seem flat out, just disorganised. Kept making promises...More

1  Thank kennyg576
corker9, Owner at Cook'n' With Gas, responded to this review

Thank you kennyg576 for taking the time to write a review on CWG, Yes some of our drinks aren't cheap, but we do have many other drinks at entry level prices that one could choose from. Your group of 8 were booked at 6:30 PM...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time I come home to NZ Cook’n’ with Gas is on my radar screen. Situated opposite the Court Theatre just down from the Museum on Worcester Boulevard. You can’t miss it, with the gas flame roaring away in front outside. This cozy little historic...More

1  Thank Rosie R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed dinner at Cookin' with Gas during our stay in Christchurch. We had the duck and the venison mains, which were both delicious. The staff were friendly and happy to chat. Dinner was topped off with a delicious local NZ beer and wine, the meal...More

Thank Kirsty G
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Kids away for Easter weekend and we thought dinner out would be great - and so it was. Warm welcome at door. Knowledgeable and friendly waiter. Absolutely delicious meal - every item had its own taste and texture and built towards the whole. We shared...More

Thank Janine C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Extremely friendly staff and very good meal. Even got a small taster from the chef for free cos I was a Nigel no mates eating alone.

Thank Mr F
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

We dined here for our wedding anniversary. The meal and service was superb. The staff were friendly and attentive without being overt. We had the lamb and the salmon and both were cooked to perfection. We finished with the flambe crepes which were delicious. Would...More

Thank JezzaR55
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Couple weeks ago, traveling in NZ, me and my family finished a long day having a late dinner at Cook'n' with Gas. Nice place in Christchurch, and everything was very, very good. Salmon, pork, lamb was perfectly cooked and I tryed three different glasses of...More

1  Thank Ale C
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Have been to this restaurant a few times, and the food has always been fine. This was our first time midweek and although the service was fine, the food was below par - Everyone's vegetables were undercooked, and with very little flavour. The Lamb was...More

Thank Linda W
corker9, Owner at Cook'n' With Gas, responded to this review

Thank you Linda W, for taking the time to write your review, Yes it is obvious that we dropped the ball on this occasion, Believe me when I say "The kitchen is gutted" As it was one of our senior chefs on the Entremetier (Vegetable...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$24 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Worcester Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 9166
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