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Papillon Chinese Restaurant

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40 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
+64 3-693 9722
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Great food even though it was very simple, we stopped by Geraldine at a very late timing and just before the restaurant was about to close we went in and the owners gladly cooked us a huge meal. I loved their kindness and the food reminded me how kind people can be. Love the couple who opened that shop :)

Thank Jeryl J
Geraldine, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Friendly staff. Lemon Fish is delicous. Always enjoy our meal from Papillons. On site parking for takeaways

Thank pipwill2012
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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142 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

The takeaway option for this place is tucked away behind the restaurant and you'd miss it if you didn't know it was there We experienced great friendly service and an owner that was willing to engage with his customers. The meals are relatively cheap and the options included you being able to have some of everything from a range of... More 

Thank ViralPoet
South Island, New Zealand
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272 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2015

What else can I say. Very disapointed with our takeout meal. From the Bain Maree it was only just warm. Poor selection and expensive. Thankfully there is now an alternative in Geraldine.

Timaru, New Zealand
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Good choices available in terms of vegetarian or not and Chinese or European food and in the end we decided to buy and take out both of us getting what we wanted. The owner was very pleasant and the value about normal for NZ. I would go back for a sit down Chinese meal if passing through again.

Thank heyrider
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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127 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

We ate there twice and enjoyed both the sit down and take away menus. Both the English and Chinese food was good and the location was great.

Thank rendomorph
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014 via mobile

We stopped here on returning to Twizel from taking our daughter to the airport In Christchurch. The guy behind the counter was pleasant enough. The overall impression of the takeaway establishment was that it was clean and tidy. We ordered a selection of dishes from the four or five choices offered in the cabinet. The food was cooked within 15... More 

Thank dicksav
New Zealand
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

We decided to takeaway and it was great Chinese food. esp the Sweet & Sour Pork, Wontons & Lemon fish. I can recommend it

1 Thank Dave S
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2014

it was alright have tasted better very clean the pork and fish was really hard to chew liked the look of place but wouldn't go again

Thank Shirley K
Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I know it is the cheapest place to eat in Geraldine, but after ordering the chicken, I was shocked this restaurant was still in business. The chicken was (no joke) like rubber. I was debating if it was even chicken. Luckily we made up for it by going to a cafe a few doors down. But I will never forget... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Fast food
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Talbot Street, Geraldine 7930, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Geraldine
  • Phone Number: +64 3-693 9722

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