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Packingshed Cafe - CLOSED

161 Early Valley Road | Lansdowne Valley, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
+64 3-322 1770
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  • Excellent6%
  • Very good38%
  • Average0%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible31%
9 Jan 2015
22 May 2013
“Never again!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
161 Early Valley Road | Lansdowne Valley, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 January 2015

I think it is safe to assume this cafe has closed. Despite the reviews, I decided to give this cafe a try because it looked like a fun cycle ride away. Alarm bells rang when we stopped at the right the street number and there...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 22 May 2013

Was given a gift voucher for lunch, took our order and then no food for over an hour ...when it did arrive it was lukewarm and not particularly good. Couldn't recommend.

1  Thank techno69
Reviewed 21 April 2013

The Packingshed Cafe is not the easiest to find. Turn off the highway to Akaroa before TaiTapu where the sign says "Packingshed Cafe4km " but there is no sign at the Early Valley Road corner to direct you up there. Once we found the cafe...More

1  Thank Val063
Reviewed 24 January 2013

Food was average, so was the service- loved the gift shop though and the scenery- definitely won't be back.

1  Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 16 January 2013

we purchased a voucher on treat me for this cafe and we were really looking forward to going as we had never been before. I booked in on the morning and told the lady we would be using our voucher which entitled us to 2...More

2  Thank Jo R
Reviewed 12 December 2012 via mobile

Luv this place for their lovely organic food, mostly grown on the property or locally . Each time we have been we have enjoyed the food, the desserts (yumbo) the setting and the great friendly customer service. Prices are in the middle of good restaurant...More

Thank Elyarf
Reviewed 18 November 2012

I went with 5 friends for a brunch for one of the ladies birthdays and was so disappointed, especially as this place had been my suggestion. We all ordered the same, mushrooms , and while what we got was tasty and they were able to...More

Thank TripMember051220151
Reviewed 15 November 2012

The setting for this cafe is really very nice. The food is not however and the prices charged for very small meals are way over the top. Very disappointing and would not chose to visit again. The person in charge for the time we were...More

1  Thank Ruth33_12
Reviewed 9 May 2012

The waitress was diffident, the menu limited, the food was poor and the coffee - the coffee - not good.

1  Thank Philip H
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Very disappointed!!! We made a booking for Easter Sunday and was told all was fine, only to find the restaurant closed when we got there after having travelled for 45 mins to get there for a special extended family Easter lunch with the children...and it...More

2  Thank Natascha N
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  • Address: 161 Early Valley Road | Lansdowne Valley, Christchurch 7672, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-322 1770
  • E-mail
Review: We made our first and last visit to the Packingshed this weekend. On arrival one of the waitresses greeted us politely and was trying to find us a table when a young woman whom we assumed to be the duty manager, who had a most unfortunate attitude for someone in the hospitality trade, snapped “casuals outside”, speaking about us as though we weren’t there and making us feel most unwelcome and as though we were an inconvenience. We left immediately and won’t be back.
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