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28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 4336
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 30 min
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM Hours
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 2 days ago via mobile

I was vacationing with the family as part of a multi-week motorcycle trip and decided to get a shave at Woodward’s Barber Shop, which just happened to be mere feet from O.G.B. inside a really nice hotel (The Heritage, I think). While waiting for my...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BrettR447
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a good place to go and have a few drinks before heading off elsewhere. The building is stunning and the place has a hipster vibe. Very noisy when busy. Breakfast was tasty.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WendyH1848
Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful location and views if you enjoy looking at such destruction - the OGB changes character during the day. for breakfast, it is a quiet and relaxing haven with wonderful music playing in the background. Had a wonderful chia and fruit to start and it...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank RonWamberal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Attractive shady terrace overlooking the cathedral in front of the very fine Old Government Building (OGB). We had a great breakfast - bacon and eggs and, a first, poached eggs, avocado and dukkah. Good espresso and cappuccino. Friendly, efficient service. We didn’t see anywhere else...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank higvin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for after work or any other type of drinks! Set very centrally behind the sad ruins of Christchurch Cathedral is this smart venue. The inside bar is on the small side, but the majority of customers choose to sit in the outdoor area, which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Oz-Amanda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for breakfast and was served pretty much Lunch time. we we were attracted by the good atmosphere and decor. Went here 10:30 am. I was dining with my family with a child. When we ordered, the staff said there is a delay of...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Moringring
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to OGB at 4.00pm for a couple of hours and stayed til 10pm. Service outstanding as well as very good snack food. Entertainment was excellent, helped set the atmosphere but didn't hinder conversation.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank jamiep118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first taste of Christchurch was a class of wine and a beer sitting outside in the sun listening to live music at OGB. Then we followed up by coming back for dinner on night two. The food was fresh and unique, the service was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RobandClaireR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning place to sit outside, have a fab glass of wine and listen to live cool tunes. P.S. fried chicken burger was pretty damn tasty too! 🍷🍔

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Happydaysandsundays
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good and they have a nice ambiance and location. They have propane heaters for the outdoor patio. They were very busy and the wait staff seemed run off their feet at times, as a result service suffered.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank JDA60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 24
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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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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