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The Grand Cafe

$$ - $$$
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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30 Victoria Street | Christchurch Casino, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-365 9999
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17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for dinner before having some drinks & playing black jack in the casino. Food was really good & the staff were very friendly & attentive !! Would highly recommend !!!

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Thank lfc08London
Timaru, New Zealand
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a little late for our booking but it wasn't a problem. Staff were friendly and helpful. Delicious assortment of food, it was hard to choose what to have! Make sure you are hungry when you go!

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Thank Zues101
christchurch_casino, Marketing Assistant at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Kia Ora Zues, We are very proud of our “scrumptious” buffet breakfast, so thank you for your positive feedback. We hope to see you back here soon (with an empty stomach this time :) ) Cheers CCL Team More 

Malaga
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We both chose the carvery which was excellent and great value. The restaurant itself is a very nice place to eat which was a surprise as it is located in the casino complex.

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Thank AnonymousMalaga
christchurch_casino, Marketing Assistant at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Kia Ora Thank you for acknowledging our wonderful dining options here at the Casino, we truly are much more than a gaming venue so we are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Cheers CCL Team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
139 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Decided to try the Grand Cafe high tea at the Casino for our monthly ladies get together. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Loved the selection of food. Lovely savoury and sweet food. A great afternoon.

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Thank Maggie G
christchurch_casino, Marketing Assistant at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Kia Ora Maggie, That’s excellent feedback thank you! Our pastry team are extremely talented and enjoy putting together a range of delicious sweet and savoury options for our high tea guests, we hope to welcome you and “the ladies” back again soon. Cheers CCL Team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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133 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Three offers advertised - all $9 for caeser salad, moussaka and a veggie burger - so thought should give it a go. Pay & order on entry means within minutes of being seated your meal is served I thoroughly enjoyed the smoked chicken caesar salad which was a generous lunch size with tasty fresh salad & an egg on top.... More 

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Thank PauleLec
christchurch_casino, Marketing Assistant at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Kia Ora Paul, Thank you for your feedback, Our $9 Lunches are fantastic value - thank you for agreeing! They are perfect if you only have a short time for lunch but you enjoy quality food & service (without breaking the bank), we hope to see you back here soon. Cheers CCL Team More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Dined here early before the theatre recently. Didn't think the menu was all that exciting, but turned out all the food we had was nice. A la carte menu, and also carvery option. Between us we had salmon, steaks and pasta - all very nice. Would also recommend the cheese croquettes for entree.

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Thank Robyn P
christchurch_casino, Digital Marketing Coordinator at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Robyn, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Christchurch Casino and The Grand Café. Thank you for taking your time to post this review. Kind regards, Christchurch Casino More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Extremely dissapointing evening on New Year's Eve. The restaurant was overbooked & we had to queue to be seated. The food was dreadful, some items were totally inedible. The service was adequate but overall it was more of a cheap canteen/truckstop diner experience. Definitely not reccomended to visitors or locals. McDonalds would be a more pleasant experience.

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Thank susanrichards2017
christchurch_casino, Digital marketing Coordinator at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Susan, Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to post this review. We are sorry your New Year's Eve experience at The Grand Café was not what you had hoped for. Please understand that queues are unfortunately inevitable on popular nights like these. The Grand Café is an a la carte restaurant and the buffet was only... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This has become an annual event with my team. The high tea has a selection from three tiers. The top tier consisted of an asparagus roll, quiche, oat biscuit with meat ball topping and the highlight for this tier was the slider. The second tier was a scone with cream and jam and then 4 sweets on the bottom tier.... More 

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Thank Nigel2312
christchurch_casino, Marketing Coordinator at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Nigel, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Christchurch Casino and The Grand Café. Thank you for taking your time to post this review. Kind regards, Christchurch Casino More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for breakfast and evening meals.. On your birthday you get it free if you sign up to the players club..great rewards with collecting points .. Great service and great atmosphere.. Have been many times and will continue to go ..

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Thank Maryanne C
christchurch_casino, Marketing Coordinator at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Maryanne, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Christchurch Casino and The Grand Café. Thank you for taking your time to post this review. Kind regards, Christchurch Casino More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a small reunion for dinner. The highlight was amazing cheese croquettes and there were beautiful. The lovely service was spot on. My steak (meant to be pink or medium rare) came out grey/well done. Ruined a beautiful ribeye. The lovely waitress took it back offering dessert/drink the chef agreed it was well done. The next one came out still... More 

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Thank Noelani C
christchurch_casino, Marketing Coordinator at The Grand Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Noelani, Thank you for taking your time to post this review. We are pleased to hear you were satisfied with our customer service. It is unfortunate to read this feedback as it would appear we have not read the situation correctly. Our Food & Beverage Manager would be delighted to hear from you directly to get an understanding of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$36 - US$100
Cuisine
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 15:00
Monday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Victoria Street | Christchurch Casino, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-365 9999

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