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Aikmans Cafe & Bar

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European, Bar, New Zealand
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154 Aikmans Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
+64 3-961 6545
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Today we went to your bar to have some of your delicious thick cut crispy fries. There was a lot of potato in them and they were definitely an old family favourite. We've been going to Aikmans for a number of years now. Unfortunately today we were served fries that were like frozen ordinary standard fries. The one thing I... More 

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Thank Joy P
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186 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and welcoming service. They played George Michael's greatest hits in his memory. A great breakfast. Big Breakfast, eggs Benedict, breakfast burger, avocado smash and eggs Benedict with Akaroa Salmon. Superb.

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Thank Gavin H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Christmas dinner pre drinks.... I have never experienced such atrocious service. Outright rudeness from one young bar man who clearly thinks he is gods gift and had no idea how to serve people .... got the pip when I declined to accept two mismatched shoddy glasses for my Moët, rudely corrected my pronounciation of the label, then mistakenly poured different... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

What a great way to end our start of Christmas shopping by having a late lunch at Aikmans. Fabulous service, great food - awesome burgers & great wine list, especially the bubbles by the glass. Would heartedly recommend & will be back.

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1 Thank hullson
NZ
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I often pop into Aikman's when the sun is shining, I'm not a big fan of the 'mums lounge' over- styling inside, but you can't beat the courtyard on a sunny day. I was recently disappointed to see my favourite 'go to' Pate removed from the menu, so instead found myself ordering the newly added Chicken Burger - it was... More 

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1 Thank MillyNZ
Barcelona, Spain
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142 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I came here for a few drinks and some food. Nice setting Inside or outside. Live band at the weekend

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Sydney, Australia
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131 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere for a lunch/dinner/drink in good weather. Decidedly not just a pub, so only go if you are happy to pay for good wine, and pretty good food, if my "market fish" was anything to go by. That's really it - if you want a combo of trendy, friendly, quality, large and open air, with prices to match, I... More 

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Thank KiwiKev2013
Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Although there is a very limited menu (this may have been because it was a Monday night), the menu is more than plenty. The food serving was delicious and very generous, two of us took home doggy bags. The desserts were simply divine. The service was everything you want and need, friendly and attentive, but not hanging over us.

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Thank Anne0705
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our party of 6 needed a very quick bite to eat before a show. We ordered a selection from the snacks menu along with some drinks. The waitress knew we were pushed for time and got our order to us in super quick time even on a busy All Blacks v Springboks game.

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Thank Evets647
Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Was really looking forward to lunch with colleagues, about 10 of us. Meal was average which surprised me as I had been to Aikmans before and had a lovely meal.(mind you a couple of years ago now) The biggest disappointment was lack of service, we had to get up and go to the bar and get our own drinks, which... 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$ 12 - US$ 29
Cuisine
European, Bar, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 154 Aikmans Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-961 6545
Description
One of the hottest spots in Christchurch, Aikman’s is a local favourite and is the ideal venue for a stylish meal or relaxed catch up with friends at the bar. Seamless indoor outoor flow makes this a great year round venue, with cosy outdoor fire and courtyard seating to complement the plush interiors. Enjoy Sunday brunch or party until the wee hours, whatever your taste, Aikman’s has it covered.

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