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The Garden Hotel and Restaurant

110 Marshlands Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
+64 3-375 7050
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good30%
  • Average22%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
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Chinese, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
110 Marshlands Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staff was rude! Ask me to move to another table because he said the table was for someone to which I said you should have put "reserved" then or show me where I could be seated but he kept arguing. I lost my appetite and...More

Thank HonestJoe27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Seems to have gotten worse than last time we were here. Average food really for the price. Service is still good. Just nothing to get excited about.

Thank Wayne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Garden Hotel and Restaurant is about less than 15mins driving to Christchurch town center. the Palms shopping mall is near hotel walking 1KM. There are two pubs and one Chinese take-away next hotel. The buffet dinner is NZD38 per person if my memory is...More

1  Thank Gaga J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really beautiful buffet food at a great price. Just so much to choose from, all equally good and tasty. From soups to fish and chips to Chinese to roasts with all the veg and gravy plus many other dishes. Hot and cold puddings. All yummy....More

Thank toskaryan
Reviewed 22 January 2018

This is a well known hotel with lovely bar, cafe and restaurant. Food is buffet and very good price and quality. Many locals come here to eat or have a quiet drink. Music in the bar later in the week and weekend. Also, a nice...More

Thank nevslife
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This is getting to be a regular visit. Great array of dishes at an affordable price in pleasant surroundings. Staff are efficient in what they do, even if not over engaging with customers. Something for everyone and then some.

Thank Ezra710
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Party of 8. 1140am. Fish was so dry that it had hardened up and whole bits were unable to be eaten. The buffet : Soups- chicken corn very bland Fish& Chips Asian - small selection Cold meats and salads but small selection Seafood but mainly...More

Thank Abs-jayne
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Went to the Garden Hotel in Christchurch for lunch today... Wow. Impressed. An early Xmas dinner with family! The spread of food was amazing. Just a nice balance of freshly served yummies.. .. I would say enjoy 🍓🥗🍲🍗🥞

Thank Hectorgirl
Reviewed 14 November 2017

It is a typical help yourself meal. The food was warm and the plates were cold. A good selection. I order a bottle of beer - and they gave me a plastic glass, I should have asked for a glass one, next time I will...More

Thank Murray076
Reviewed 8 November 2017

My wedding reception 2016 was at the Garden Hotel Restaurant. They have a buffet menu at a very reasonable price which was 30 New Zealand dollars. I am a South African and have been back to restaurant 2 weeks ago. Great service.

Thank philashwell
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Lois N
6 June 2017|
Response from alzira33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lois, I suggest you contact them as soon as possible because to xmas time they are pretty busy. On xmas lunch last year they started to book in October/November.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Marshlands Rd | Shirley, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-375 7050
  • E-mail
Well-known to locals who love a hearty buffet, The Garden Restaurant is a popular dining option. This extensive and affordable buffet restaurant is open 7 days offering buffet for lunch and dinner with exquisite International, Asian selections and local favourites. There'll be something here to satisfy any taste and any family member. We're also famous for our delicious desserts like our hot sticky date pudding served with custard sauce. The Garden Restaurant Buffet is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Breakfast can be arranged on request through the Hotel's Reception.
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