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Antigua Boat Sheds

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 5885
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've had a bit of a hiatus to trip advisor, and it's a little disappointing that my first review back will be a negative one, however I feel that I need get this one off my chest. I recently had to spend 5 days at the hospital whilst awaiting my beautiful new child, and on day two of the induced... More 

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Plaka, Greece
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156 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Christchurch for one night so decided on the the Antigua Boat Sheds for Breakfast based on Trip Advisor reviews. The location was good but the standard of the food was not good and certainly not what we had expected. That applied to all 3 Breakfast's we ordered.

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Thank Lefkoseikos
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited the Antigua Boat Sheds for a late lunch. The place was very busy and had a great atmosphere. Ordering was very quick and the wait for the food was short and the service great. The food tasted great, the portion sizes were large. With great weather and a view of the Avon this is a great spot... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I took a couple of friends that were over from overseas,the food was very good and tasty but the reason that i didnt give it 5 stars is because it took them a long time to clear the table and it would of been nice they could serve you at your table when your sitting down instead of having to... More 

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Thank mannaborn
Christchurch, New Zealand
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128 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

A popular venue for tourists and locals. Great cafe here also boats for hire, or simply lie back in a punt & be taken for a cruise up the Avon.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Took a friend who was new to town for brunch and thought what better place than the iconic Antigua Boat Sheds. I've been plenty of times before albeit never for brunch. It took a while to get anyone's attention to order and pay at the counter even though there appeared to be half a dozen staff loitering behind the counter.... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have visited the Antigue Boat sheds a number of times and never have been disappointed despite having to queque most times. The staff are very quick, efficient and the food is always good and value for money too. It is very noticeable too , that the staff are watching out for clearing tables and checking to see if customers... More 

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Thank DONALDJOHN77
Christchurch, New Zealand
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Been for breakfast a few times and its always so tasty! Today I had the boatshed breakfast which was eggs, hash browns, bacon, lightly grilled tomato and toasted ciabatta. Plentiful and very nice! Friends both had the eggs benedict, one with grilled bacon and the other with a beautiful grilled ham. Cafe itself is very nice with a recently re-roofed... More 

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Thank Lee_A_B_1976
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We visited this morning for a coffee and slice whilst showing relatives around the city, and the coffee was beautiful and the chai tasted like chai!! the slices where amazing! Also the staff where very friendly will definitely return:)

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Santa Maria, California
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209 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

While waiting for our boat reservation time, we had lunch at the café. There was inside and outside dining and we ordered and went outside. We enjoyed the toasties and the homemade soup while we watched the others punting down the Avon. A delicious lunch after a morning of sightseeing.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 5885

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