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Boatshed Cafe

) #139 of 777 Restaurants in Christchurch $$ - $$$ Cafe, , International
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-366 6768
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good55%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“sandwiches” (5 reviews)
“avon river” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to this place yesterday while visiting Christchurch. I really like the staff because they were genuinely nice, not 'false' nice or over the top. Nice and relaxed environment The guy serving behind the counter was really sweet and also had amazing eyebrows.

Thank annaleashirley999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

kitchen was closed when we came (i think they close at 2pm? or 3pm?) but it didnt matter cause were just there for a hot drink. staff was nice and friendly maybe we should come back and try their food. thanks so much

Thank HenryJr V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated on the banks of the Avon, the Boatshed Cafe is popular with staff, visitors and patients of the nearby Christchurch Hospital. Good range of food, great coffee, the staff were even able to accommodate a gf/df appetite. A more powerful heater would have made...More

Thank TinShed
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The rustic ambience of a boat shed beside a river where punts and rowboats are passing is a winner. The food and coffee are great and the cafe cat adds to the whole atmosphere.

Thank anneS4123UG
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Six of us dined here for brunch. Despite it being a cold wet day outside the area we sat in had a gas heater going and offered rugs. We all enjoyed our meals. The hot drinks got a bit mucked up but then they didn't...More

Thank harvarddriver2016
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The food, beverages and service at the Boatshed Cafe are quite good, but perhaps the most striking benefit is its location. The Boatshed Cafe, as it's name suggests, is located next to the historic boat sheds on the Avon River. You can hire paddle boats,...More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Well Known Brunch spot by the river Unique home feel w a shed type ambience Staff friendly and food excellent

Thank rukshanr
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The location can't be bettered, beside the Botanic Gardens and right alongside the Avon River. There is an excellent array of food displayed in the cabinet and on previous visits we have gone for coffee and something from the cabinet. Today we went for breakfast....More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Went in the morning and there was not a lot of seating space inside meant that we had to sit outside in the covered area. It was very cold as no heating was on. Staff were really friendly but food was over priced for what...More

Thank Josh C
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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...More

Thank Shirley L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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