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28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 4336
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, European, Pub, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a busy Valentine's evening so not sure what to expect. We were just tourists eating out so not really looking for a romantic dinner for two, however it was a great meal. We didn't want the Valentine Special menu which was a great...More

1  Thank Crystalrose54
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a short walk in the city and viewing the Cathedral, we stopped here for lunch. We ordered the Ploughmans lunch to share and fries. Nice lunch with a particularly fine sauvignon blanc- called Mahi. Friendly staff, and very good service. Sat outside as the...More

Thank julie B
Reviewed 5 days ago

A characterful restaurant on a old government building (OGB). Very friendly, welcoming and attentive service.

Thank WBT
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing food. This was probably some of the best quality food I have eaten in Christchurch. The menu is short but boy was the food good. The monk-fish was cooked to perfection. The chef had seasoned the plate perfectly. The staff were amazing and I...More

Thank Chainbreaker72
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner on valentine’s here. We felt lucky to be able to get a table. We were greeted warmly and shown a waiting table. Our server Anushka was friendly and helpful. Everything we had was delicious. Highly recommend the beet and falafel...More

Thank AshishGuptasfo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here for a few drinks one afternoon. Good selection of beers and lagers and plenty of outside seating. A very pleasant place to while away a couple of hours

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is like your back in time! The eggs Benedict was delicous and the latte was splendid. The staff is super nice. Definetly check it out

Thank Goli P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous soundtrack in the bar, wonderfully informative, friendly and helpful bar staff, tasty food. After the sadness of seeing so much damage done to the city by the earthquake, this was such a cheerful place for an informal supper. Loved the selection of wine.

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff are amazing and the ambience is too but I was disappointed with the chicken I ate and the people sitting behind us kept bumping into my chair because of how small it is inside. Definitely a better spot in the sun outside

Thank Marzy_Jane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at this restaurant on a recommendation. We were not disappointed. We were found a table although we hadn't booked in advance & it was a Saturday night. The food was extremely good with much attention to detail & flavour. I would also highly...More

1  Thank Lexie2Hawick
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
Bar, European, Pub, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 4336
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Designed by Joseph Clarkson Maddison, the historic Old Government Building was built in 1913. Situated on the East end of Cathedral Square, central city, the O.G.B is the perfect stop to enjoy some inner city charm. Keeping with the heritage theme, the O.G.B offers an elegant, friendly, speak-easy vibe. The Bar & Cafe offers a comprehensive menu of platters, tasty nibbles and high quality bar food to be enjoyed with the extensive craft beer and wine list. . The bar also features live music on Friday, Saturday and night and a unique coffee bar window opening out to the courtyard. The newly opened restaurant features a beautiful menu showcasing locally sourced meats and seasonal produce and is sure to cater to everyone. Come and enjoy a bit of 'old' Christchurch city character.
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