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Tavern Harewood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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333 Harewood Road | Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
+64 3-359 9075
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We often go to the Harewood Tavern for dinner and for a drink and a bar snack. You cannot fault the staff, the food and the overall experience. The chips are to die for and we often have a few baskets as an entree. The lamb platter for two is delicious and huge. they cater for one of our very... More 

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Thank Parker_clan555
fed w, General Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

Thank-you very much for review its great for the staff to know there hard work is appreciated. More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Loved this place! Wow! Amazing service. We were made to feel so welcome. Food was absolutely delicious. I had the spare ribs - meat was falling off the bone. Mum had a delicious salad. Gorgeous surroundings, reasonably priced and good value for money. Congratulations to management - what an amazing team you have there. Looking forward to going back when... More 

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About Restaurant's Favourite Review
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Tavern Harewood many times and we have never had a bad experience, the staff are great , the meals are first class and the atmosphere is awesome. The prices are modest but don't reflect the quality of the meals. I have been to so called fine dining restaurants that could learn from these guys. If you... More 

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1 Thank Wayne B
fed w, General Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the tavern, have copied your review to staff message board it makes there day to know there hard work is noticed. More 

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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Tavern Harewood has become a regular visit for us. Good food catering for all tastes and dietary requirements. Mains in the 20 to 25 range and always a special. Try the whitebait which be the best value anywhere. Winelist also caters well. The restaurant has been upgraded recently with focus on the outdoor dining area and segregation of the smokers... More 

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1 Thank Grant D
fed w, General Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

From the management and staff of the tavern thanks so much for your review we really do appreciate your custom More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Tuesday night, still busy but got a table without a reservation. Friendly staff, nice good sized meals, but took awhile for the meals, good idea to get bread or entrée while waiting!! Loved my chicken dish

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1 Thank NZkitkatgirl
fed w, General Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

Thank-you for your visit to the tavern so pleased you enjoyed your chicken dish, sometimes mains can take a little longer than we would like it is something we are always trying to improve. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Met with colleagues here for a couple of after work drinks. Busy with a down to earth atmosphere. Tables were mostly reserved for later on but we had no problems finding one at 5pm. Good selection of drinks (range from Macs?). The highlight for me was the "beef wellington" which caugh my eye and had me staying on longer than... More 

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2 Thank Scott C
fed w, General Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

Thanks very much for review great choose with the wellington everybody"s favourate More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

As always did not disappoint! Had a shared Lamb...omg delicious & plenty of it too! Roast Lamb with roast spuds, kumera, pumpkin

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1 Thank Airportguesthouse
fed w, General Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write your review, great choice with the lamb platter its a great way to share a meal. More 

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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I have to say that managing a group of 28 the service was wonderful. Drinks were attended to frequently, meals orders taken and arrived together. Followed up with orders for coffee and desserts. Could not fault the friendly attentive and cost effective service which catered to those of us gluten free.

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Thank April N
fed w, Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know your group enjoyed there time at the tavern its great for all of our floor staff to know there efforts are really appreciated. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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109 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner. Was really nice. Had something completely different for me..lamb shank pie. It was really good. Took a long time to come out but guess long time to cook. And was a busy night etc . Service great. Nice place. Would recommend.

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Thank funchick37
fed w, Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

Thank-you for review good choice with the lamb always popular, sorry if service was delayed we try and have your mains out with in 30 minutes but this time of year if can get stretched at busy times, we really appreciate your patience More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The bar/ resturant are both a mix of modern and oldstyle that worked well together. The food was tastey and exactly as it was decried on the menu. Good size servings and presesented well. However the outstanding service was the highlight which sent our experience from good to excellent. The type of genuine service very rarely found in any resturants.... More 

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Thank Molly32655
fed w, Manager at Tavern Harewood, responded to this review

I have posted your review on staff notice board, a big thank-you on behalf of them so often under appreciated. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 333 Harewood Road | Bishopdale, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-359 9075
Description
Tavern Harewood is a local bar just down the road from Christchurch International Airport. We have live music on a Friday & Saturday night, live sports and great dining for around $20. Come on down, were sure you will have a great time...

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