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The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant

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363 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 2727
07:30 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 07:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

l loved the general atmosphere and the wholesome food at the Lotus Heart during my time in Christchurch. The staff seemed a bit snowed under on busy days but overall they are pleasant enough. It is not clear as a diner what the general intention of the Lotus Heart is or philosophy - whether it is just healthy conscious vegetarian... More 

Thank ilovelife77
The-Lotus-Heart, Manager at The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and we are really happy you enjoyed the times you spent with us. To clarify: The Lotus-Heart is not affiliated with any religious tradition and is not a Hindu restaurant. The decorations are just what we enjoy. It is privately owned and operated by students of Sri Chinmoy – author, artist, musician, peace visionary and director... More 

Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so exciting to finally visit this famous restaurant but unfortunately the experience was not good. The waiter did not know anything about the choices they offered, we order two breakfasts. One came without coconut yoghurt and the waiter did not mention anything, so I asked if he could bring me a replacement as it was half of the... More 

Thank rambling z
The-Lotus-Heart, Manager at The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant, responded to this review

We definitely are sad to hear that your experience with The Lotus-Heart was not a good one. Based on your comments it appears you were served by our trainee barista, a new employee. This gentleman is a lovely person who is admittedly not familiar with the breakfast menu. We sincerely apologise that he was unable to guide you through your... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was excited to find Lotus-Heart all vegetarian restaurant when we were visiting Christchurch and thought it would make a great Valentines Day treat! I was disappointed to see they did not serve dinner on the 14th, but was able to book my reservation from their website while still in Colorado. Their new location is walking distance to the city... More 

Thank JB S
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

This is a regular spot for us and the food is excellent each and every time. I usually get the sun burger... it is seriously one of the best burgers I've ever had, but when I branch out and get something else I'm never disappointed. Most of my friends come here as well... it is a wee hidden gem but... More 

Thank Dionne B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Lotus Heart is a great place to eat. Favourite smoothies are the cookies and cream and goji berry - they are super filling and delicious. The Lotus Heart always has a peaceful atmosphere and staff are super friendly and kind.

Thank annieb107
Christchurch, New Zealand
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142 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went to Lotus Heart for lunch and despite neither of us being vegetarian, it was a really nice experience. We both had the nut burger which was lovely and fresh tasting and not at all greasy. We also had the tropical smoothies which were delicious - can't say I've ever had a drink with a glass straw either! The... More 

Thank Jo O
Lake Hawea, New Zealand
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I have eaten the most delicious dosa in my life. The cookies and cream superfood smoothie was incredible. With the stunning statues and decor, the peaceful music really finishes the scene. Lovely shop to look around too.

Thank Rainbowclaire
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

It was a hard day and i had been busy. I usually don't think or care about what I want to eat or drink I just fetch and swill when I'm busy. gulp it down. As I went past the Lotus Heart i smiled to myself. I'd visited regularly in Colombo Street before the quakes but hadn't been there for... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

this is a quiet, interesting place to eat with a good range of meals on offer. The food could be a bit more spicy, but that is true of a lot of NZ restaurants. The food was well presented and good value for money. The Desserts were rather sweet and heavy for my taste but the smoothies and fruit juices... More 

Thank billsellicks
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1 review
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and warm staff, delicious and well balanced cuisine. Bright and very clean. Pizza and Kombucha! Thank you for taking care of us.

Thank Katherine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 363 St Asaph Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 2727
The Lotus-Heart is dedicated to conscious living and healthy eating, striving to create a global cuisine naturally. We use the freshest ingredients, locally grown and organic where possible, pure vegetable oils and vegetarian cheese, and avoid the use of microwaves unless specifically requested due to time constraints. We respect and honour the choices and requirements of our customers and in addition to our pure vegetarian fare, we offer options for vegan, gluten-free, raw food diets, and are more than happy to cater for specific allergy needs. Children are most welcome and we have a children's menu and high chairs available.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?