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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0257
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good18%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was our 31st wedding anniversary and I had booked dinner for 2 and a romantic table at Pescatore. We arrived and were escorted to our table for 2 - tucked away nicely in a corner. Our waiter Calum was welcoming, very professional and friendly....More

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A small intimate restaurant that offers a 5, 7 degustation course as well as a la carte. Food is creative and delicious, and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!More

Thank HiddenWen
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear HiddenWen Thank you for your feedback following your recent dinner in Pescatore. We are delighted to hear your experience was an enjoyable one, made so by both the dishes you ordered and the service you received from our team. Thank you for your recommendation...More

Reviewed 22 December 2017

We did the degustation menu. After 7 courses of mostly seafood, only 3 of which I ate. I was looking for an uber eats app to get a plate of food delivered. We mentioned to the waiter that we were disappointed with the size of...More

Thank Garry B
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear Garry B While we are pleased you appreciated the service from our team during your recent dinner in Pescatore we are sorry to hear that your overall experience did not meet with your expectations and that you were disappointed with the size of the...More

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Pescatore offers a fine-dining experience at The George hotel. The wait staff were friendly & willing to find answers to questions they were unsure of. The entrees (eggplant terrine/smoked salmon) & mains (lamb loin) were satisfying, however some of the flavour combinations did not work...More

Thank atomicdon
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

The venue is immaculate - with a somewhat funky modern feel. The tables are nicely spaced and some have good views of the park. The waiters are top notch, they just started a new menu and would follow up any questions with the chef and...More

Thank neoporcupinex
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear neoporcupinex We are thrilled you chose to dine in Pescatore recently and that your entire experience was such a memorable one. It is especially pleasing to hear you appreciated the ambience of the restaurant, the helpful service you received from our team and most...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

We had a lovely meal at this restaurant in "The George" hotel. We opted for the A la Carte and could not fault any of the interesting dishes and flavours. I had some lovely Oysters , followed with Grouper and a nice desert. My wife...More

Thank George C
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Dear George C We are thrilled your recent dining experience in Pescatore was such a memorable one. It is wonderful to hear your appreciation of each of the dishes you enjoyed - from the oysters you started with to the dessert - together with the...More

Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this gem. Excellent dining. The chef use of ingredients is thoughtful and very interesting. I am a cook myself and when I dine out I want a meal that is more than I can create. Divine.More

Thank Joan H
TheGeorgeGM, Owner at Pescatore, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Dear Joan H We are so pleased to receive your feedback following your recent visit to Pescatore and to hear that your expectations of an enjoyable and memorable dining experience were met. We hope you might return in the future and thank you for taking...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017

My partner and I came here to celebrate our anniversary in early November. My partner had gone to Pescatore twice before with family and raved about it to me. As a student I typically don't go to fine-dining restaurants, so we planned this as a...More

Thank sp511
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were immediately impressed but the luxurious yet unstuffy atmosphere, welcoming host, contemporary decor and layout. The wine list was extensive and catered for our group's varied preferences with the hosts knowledgable and interactive in assisting our decision making. The food did not...More

Thank schcrr
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

So many restaurants over cook their fish. I ordered snapper and specifically asked for it to be lightly cooked so it was translucent in the very centre and flaked when cut. It came out crumbly white throughout with no prospect of flaking. I like hot...More

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Joe H
26 May 2016|
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Response from TheGeorgeGM | Property representative |
There is no set dress code, although shorts and flip-flops would not be appropriate. Smart casual is the norm. Jackets and ties are not required however would not be out of place either if that is what you prefer.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Valet Parking
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-371 0257
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Pescatore, translating from Italian to ‘fisherman’, in recognition of the restaurant’s name and legacy, the new menu is predominately focused towards a seafood. Pescatore continues to offer an exciting dining concept, enhanced by its stunning interior which is sure to turn heads and rejuvenate guests’ longstanding love affair with this iconic Christchurch restaurant.
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