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Joe's Garage Riccarton

$$ - $$$, , Cafe
7 Leslie Street | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
+64 3-420 4420
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Leslie Street | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in a Joe's Garage and glad it was Riccarton. The breakfast was great and the ambience was really neat too. The music was a little loud and I should have said something but forgot to and got used to it. The service was...More

Thank Youie1966
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Limited beer and wine list and average food. Fried egg on a ceasar salad and tomato sauce and aoili in the same ramekin? A bit of a letdown. Great concept, just could be a lot better.

Thank maryrS7156BQ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a burger from here which was well below average.. the service was great but I'm afraid the kitchen let the front of house down badly.. the burger was over cooked bland and cold the beef patty was actually grey in colour... Sorry guys...More

Thank Tomzilla T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Joe's Garage has a lovely, easy, relaxing vibe which is bliss for after work drinks and casual get togethers. Nice beverages menu, friendly staff, fresh delicious food and easy to access. On the Yellow Metroline or there's plenty of off street parking in and around...More

Thank milliesmum2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for informal dining in an interesting suburban restaurant then head over to Joe's Garage. Reasonable menu and prices. Fun service.

Thank Brian/Cheryl P
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

A few of us had breakfast here recently there is a great selection and generous helpings of quality food.The service was quick & friendly

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

My partner and I come here regularly over the last few months. Such a chill environment with great food! Love the staff here super friendly and always up for a good yarn. Even though sometimes they are super busy they always do their best! Highly...More

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

I've been three times now to Joes Garage in Riccarton and on all three times the service was awful. The food is always good and fairly priced but the service sucks. Yesterday I had an informal meeting there. I had to leave the table to...More

Thank lou_ferigno
Reviewed 20 June 2017

Went to Joes Garage for my sons 2nd birthday. We ordered 2 drinks ($10 for a Heineken is pretty steep) we ordered the prawn entree which was our first mistake... They were rubbery, the sauce was yuck and the rice was dry and had hard...More

Thank DrEATS
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

What kind of cafe doesn't do poached eggs????!!!!!!! Waited ages for someone to take my order and when I ordered eggs on toast they asked- fried or scrambled? I said poached. They don't do poached!!!!!! Disappointed! So I ordered muesli. Slow service too.

Thank Herodeniro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, New Zealand, Cafe, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Leslie Street | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-420 4420
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