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The Lakes Restaurant

Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-360 1002
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“chicken” (4 reviews)
“ice cream” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Well presented and very tasty mains, followed by attractive desserts. Staff, whilst busy, were friendly and welcoming. Only suggestion would be to turn down the ringer volume on the phone.

Thank Rog4NewZealand
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Outstanding Venue, Staff, Menu, you name it there was no complaint at all. Simply a stunning evening. Location was easy to get to and staff very attentive. Menu was good enough to give you several options at a reasonable price.

Thank peterfridd
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I was so impressed with this place for breakfast...the food was amazing, there was so much selection, and the lake view was beautiful. Staff were friendly and helpful. Went on a GrabOne voucher, but would definitely go back and pay full price!

Thank sarbear07
Reviewed 28 June 2017

I have dined at The Lakes restaurant several times and always had an enjoyable experience, last night (Tuesday) was no exception. The food was excellent and the service was pleasant and efficient. I had the aged Hereford beef fillet and the tenderness and presentation was...More

Thank SnoopyH
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We have dined at this restaurant a few times in the past - lunch and breakfast and have always left feeling it was worth it, well the dinner a la carte menu was no exception actually it was probably the best meals we have had...More

1  Thank dragondiva10
Reviewed 28 May 2017

an amazing venue and the meal was divine. fab service very friendly helpful as we had a baby, the lamb dish was top notch. thanks

Thank Vicki H
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Right from the start it was mediocre. No signage to even find the restaurant {in the Rain}. Upon entering reception there were leaves ,with one staff member just standing in front of fire. A two minute job to clean. First impressions can be lasting impression....More

Thank tony m
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Very pricey for lack of food on the main course. Atmosphere was average. No view of the lake at night time. No music playing. Cocktails are good tho and under $20

Thank tony M
Reviewed 6 April 2017

A repeat visit after a meal there a month or so back and We were not disappointed. On arrival, we were promptly welcomed and shown to our table, right close to the back of the back of the Restaurant with a lovely view looking out...More

Reviewed 20 February 2017

We have been here before for lunch and enjoyed, so came back for a special dinner. Very good service and the food was to a very high standard. Venison entree was the beautiful. Great view over looking the 18 hole and lake.

Thank Fordmk1
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Clearwater Ave, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-360 1002
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