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The Pedal Pusher

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
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284-286 Lincoln Road | Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
+64 3-335 0095
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The night of our dining experience did not start well, no reservation (booked online), very busy but luckily a table outside came available. It was the night of a concert so very busy and noisy. Too few waitress staff for the amount of people in the restaurant but did get served and the food was not too far behind. Food... More 

Thank Jay R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pedal Pusher provides an amazing selection of food and a good price. The service we had here recently was excellent, from the person we made the booking with to all the staff we interacted with. It was an extremely busy night we visited but this had no effect on the excellent service and attention we received. Would highly recommend for... More 

Thank Alsipan
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We hadnt booked anywhere for dinner after a movie and it was a hot Canterbury evening. We drove to Addington and knew we would find somewhere there. There was a lovely mix of laughter and glasses clinking coming from Pedal Pusher. We read the menu and it sounded right up our alley. We started with pate and pepper calamari as... More 

Thank Delwyn L
ThePedalPusher, Owner at The Pedal Pusher, responded to this review

Delwyn, Thank you so much for your kind words...reviews like yours make it all worth is. We work so hard and pride ourself in service and quality of our products and reading your words just put a smile on my face. I will pass it on to my staff. Thank you Madlen More 

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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Meal was very good. Service was very slow - a pity the chairs were hard! We ordered meals which were not complicated. Popular on a Sunday evening but perhaps needed more waiters. The fish and chip meal came on a board. We wonder how hygienic this is. We didn't realise when ordering the chips were home-cut which meant very large.... More 

Thank bill e
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Have never had a poor experience here, and have been quite a few times, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Have been when its quiet, and when its extremely busy, and every time the meals and service are faultless. Funky restaurant, with a varied menu and reasonable prices. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Hollie S
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

It was my birthday treat for 3 January 2017 from my sons. There where 5 of us and only 2 meals where of value. 1. The Ribs - uncooked and yes the waitress admitted that the NEW CHEF had made a mistake (only cooked once) but this surely is a rookie mistake, 2. Vietnamese salad advertised as beef with capsicum... More 

Thank wendywayne2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

This is a quaint restaurant just out of the city center. The food was beautiful and well presented. The service was very friendly and prompt. Good ambiance and very good value for money. you have really got it right guys and i will be back with more friends. Thank you.

Thank Fiona T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Having just slated 1 restaurant I thought I'd say something nice about somewhere else I'd been. The Pedal Pusher does a sort of upmarket pub cuisine and they do it very well. Been here a couple of times and it's been consistently good. Good value, well presented and tasty food, friendly staff, nice atmosphere, interesting decor. Great place to come... More 

Thank chrisandtom98
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I've been before for a drink but tonight we headed in for a meal. The drinks list was boring and the menu was nothing special so we left.

Thank AussieGirlinNZ
Newcastle, Australia
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78 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Went for dinner midvweek. Really noisy could not hear the waitress. Looked at menu quite pricey very small range of choices particularly for vegetarians. Ended up leaving and going next door.

Thank millsy123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$27
Bar, Gastropub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284-286 Lincoln Road | Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-335 0095
Everyone needs a place to escape. Somewhere to pull up, unwind and let the world roll on by. And we say there's no better spot than The Pedal Pusher. So get on your bike, come on in and let us treat you to a fine beverage, tasty fare and the friendliest welcome in town. See you soon.

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