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Under The Red Verandah

$$ - $$$
Cafe, New Zealand
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502 Worcester St | Corner of Worcester and Tancred Streets, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-381 1109
07:30 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:30 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:00
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My partner and I ate here while visiting CHCH and I ordered the kedgeree. She suffered severe food envy and I ended up giving over my plate of kedgeree in exchange for her lunch (which was equally amazing by the way) It has been a recurring topic of conversation since then (December) and is definitely worth a return visit!!

Thank Feesgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome place for a relaxing lunch. It was so nice to sit down and have our order taken rather than have to queue up at the counter. The service was very friendly and helpful and the lunch delicious. Lovely cottage setting.

Thank 591brigitteg
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice little eatery and cafe. Pleasant environment to take a lie surely brunch and sip coffee. Good service but it does get busy....

Thank Hartshay
Christchurch, New Zealand
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114 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I think there were 7 of us. We were seated in the wee cottage attached which was good as it meant it was quite quiet until another group arrived. The food was amazing- my friend raved about the Kedgeree. My Moroccan lamb salad was divine- fresh and tasty (although I did have to pick out the olives which I hadn't... More 

Thank MissTinkerbelle
Christchurch, New Zealand
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I stopped off on the way back from night shift for breakfast and coffee here as I was that side of town. Even at 830-9 am the place was getting quite busy so I was glad to get in early. The place is well laid out with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and the staff are great. Had the... More 

Thank Terran N
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Visiting Chch to see my boyfriend he just had to take me to this Café! The eggs benedict were the best I've had (despite my unusual "hard eggs" request) and the service was as good as you'd have anywhere! Next time I will visit I'm sure to be back... Here's to the 4.5/5 star rating!

Thank happytraveller1993
Southbridge Town District, null, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Went with a group and had a more private room which was great. They were really busy but the food didn't take long and was really good. Definitely going again.

Thank Carmen W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely, competent, friendly staff. Delicious food! Favourite breakfast place out. The vege breakfast is to die for. Lots of left overs to take home. Cute decor. Awesome space for outdoor eating/drinking in those warmer months. Nice selection of cabinet food, with a few vegan options even!

Thank Charlotte-Ann M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a sheltered table under the verandah. We wanted to talk & talk and the staff were very patient with us. I opted for a large (very hot by request) coffee and a savoury muffin The coffee was very good and the muffin was the best! It was filled with bacon and ontion and had an authentic 'home cooked'... More 

Thank SueBye
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Under the Red Verandah has long been an eclectic style of cafe, restaurant. Even after the earthquakes it seems to have rebound, retaining its original ambiance and delightful home baking. No matter what hour it seems to be bustling with locals who know the place well. Service is friendly and with the new premises retaining the old look it feels... More 

Thank Pauline B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cafe, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 16:00
08:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 502 Worcester St | Corner of Worcester and Tancred Streets, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-381 1109

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