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Boatshed Cafe

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2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 6768
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have walked passed the Boatshed several times and never stopped .This week we decided to try for Lunch. It was very relaxing sitting watching the Punts and the ducks on the Avon River. The food was all made in house and was very tasty just like home-made. The Coffee was also very good.

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Thank Shirley L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Always busy as it is near the hospital but well worth caching out as the food was very good and the coffee excellent. Haven't regretted coming here yet

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Thank Sebcat14
Kaikoura NZ
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After our punt ride we stopped in for lunch and a coffee and watch the other people drift past. nice variety of food on offer. Delicious coffee and helpful and friendly staff.

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Thank Louis201
Christchurch, New Zealand
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126 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice little cafe at the historic Antigua Boatsheds, serving up good food & drinks, where you can sit & watch people 'messing about in boats'

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We (work colleagues) regularly head down to the Boatshed for a coffee and something to eat (for those not on a diet). It's always busy due to being beside the Hospital. Cannot fault this place, the coffees (and chai's) and food are always spot on, everything comes out quickly. Great to see the walkers are able to bring their dogs... More 

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Thank muriel143
Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

One of the nicest spots in Christchurch for a coffee and meal. Plenty of light snacks such as sandwiches, muffins and LARGE sauage rolls. Beaut chai latte and great that it was hot! Pleasant service and great covered seating right on the banks of the Avon River. Plenty of things going on to watch which helps keep the kids entertained.... More 

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Thank karl p
Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location on the river to relax, have lunch and a coffee. Hard to believe you are in the middle of the city. We had booked a gondola ride so had a quick snack and coffee, the service was efficient, staff friendly and the food was very good. A must when visiting Christchurch.

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Thank Janine D
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Great place for a lunch time meal! Right next to the Avon, this cafe offered something unique... tranquility and quite scenic. I was even lucky enough to see an eel swimming in broad daylight, and it was huge haha. The meal itself was nice and the service was great, warm and friendly... would definitely eat here again and look forward... More 

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Eastcote, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

This is a busy and lovely quaint restaurant just by the River Avon in Christchurch. You have to do coffee and muffins or lunch and then take a Punt down the river from the Punting Boathouse next door. Very good range of cakes, sandwiches and hot food on offer. Extremely popular not only with humans but with our feathered friends!!... More 

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Thank Ken B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I'[ve been here a number of times and Im always severely underwhelmed. Soggy sausage rolls, insipid coffee, disorganised service. Seems to attract the luckless who have just visited hospital or the poor unsuspecting tourist. There are plenty of other places more deserving of your patronage that are in easy walking distance. Avoid.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, International, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 6768

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