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Valley Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
+64 3-697 4959
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Once again the Valley Brewery surpassed themselves with their evening meal. I popped into their bottle store to stock up on their fantastic brews and found myself tempted with their shoulder of lamb. So a few hours later 6 of us turned up for a beautifully cooked shoulder of lamb with roasted potatoes, parsnips and vegetables. All this with a... More 

Thank baxterbeagle
Rangiora, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called in for lunch. Pleasant enough greeting from staff and prompt drinks service, but way too long for food to come out. The cafe wasnt that full as most if the people were already eating. Food was ok for a little lunch stop and prices reasonable. Called in the bottle shop for a look at the beers which was more... More 

Thank Pipinpie
Leicester, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Wished I knew about this place earlier as had already had breakfast when we called in Sunday morning for a coffee en route for Christchurch Airport. Others however had saved themselves and what was coming out of the kitchen looked fantastic. The coffees were good too. Didn't get the chance to try the beers, but this place works well without... More 

Thank Norbert2013
Christchurch, New Zealand
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I found out about this wee gem from a work colleague so had to visit while in Geraldine. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. We saw the main food and it looked delicious but on this occasion we just had hot chips and some beer tasting boards. We enjoyed all of the beers but the standouts for me were the... More 

Thank Nigel2312
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We had this place recommended to us so we thought we would check it out and we are so glad we did. The beer tasting platter was amazing and a great way to work out your favourite tipple. $9 for 6 beer tastings was a bargain.The staff were friendly, informative and attentive , we felt right at home.Loved their beer... More 

Thank Emma K
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had been driving up from queenstown after driving from nelson vicar pancake rocks and all the other fab places. On route now for Rikaia near christchurch to visit old friends. Well you can feel the thirst on this trip for some form of light refreshment there we were thinking let's stop for coffee soft drink vineyard you no. We... More 

Thank John M
Burleigh Heads, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a lunch/bathroom stop and had the best lunch of our holiday. The burger and homemade pie was amazing great price as the food all came with chips and salad and couldn't eat it all. We tasted some of the beer with the beer paddle which was great tasting full of flavour. The staff were lovely gave... More 

Thank Rachael S
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Well, I totally understand cafes and restaurants for charging non-customers using their toilets. But 5$ is ridiculous! There are about five signs all over the place stating that. That creates I nice atmosphere of hospitality... Well we ordered Espresso and Chai and it took 15 minutes in an empty cafe to get it. The espresso was a disaster, the chai... More 

Thank Earthling42
Perth, Australia
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

A group of 6 adults visited here late on evening. Great little venue, good hospitality and small menu but done well. The food was very good. There were a couple of nice beers in the tasting platter depending on what style you like. A small but decent wine selection to suit the menu. A great place to stop for a... More 

Thank Osteobyte
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This brewery is great, in the middle of no where but so nice when you've been driving for ages. The owners are really nice and the venue is really well set up. Would defiantly be great for an event. I had the tasting paddle which is a must have on a first visit to any brewery.. we also ordered fries... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Geraldine
  • Phone Number: +64 3-697 4959
We offer good, honest, hearty fare. We are not fine dining, but believe in giving value for money. Our Blue Cod is becoming famous by all our guests who pass this secret on to others. The beers are all brewed on site and have had wonderful reviews from peers and those who like craft beer. Tasting paddles are available so you don't have to commit to just one beer. Our main ethos is to offer excellent, friendly service and give everyone a brilliant experience as they dine, inside or outside in our beautiful rural setting.

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