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Twenty Seven Steps

16 New Regent Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-366 2727
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (83 reviews)
“soup” (30 reviews)
“creme brûlée” (13 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
16 New Regent Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is all about the food. The decor is not much. It is upstairs on the second floor, and it is extremely busy so we recommend you book ahead. The food was excellent, and the hostess is great. We would definitely return here.

Thank LibbyH1
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our second time here, and met for an Irish n Kiwi get-together with extended family. The table was small in width for the 5 of us, but we did manage ok. Restaurant was full at the 6.30 seating, and there was a range of family,...More

Thank ptbabe
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We ate here recently, we managed to get the last available table upstairs. The food was really good, hubby loved his salmon and my fillet was delicious. They were very accommodating with me not liking celeriac and replaced it with parsnip rosti. The service was...More

Thank AnanB
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I had two evenings in Christchurch and after the first night eating here i had to come back on my return night. Lamb and cutlets was amazing and the vincent was delicious

Thank SeattleTraveler83
Reviewed 5 days ago

We enjoyed a wonderful dining experience at 27 Steps. The service was excellent (a nice touch to receive the bread to begin with) and the food beautifully presented and thoroughly enjoyed. The entree of kidneys was real 'melt-in-the-mouth'. The steak and venison were cooked to...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I came with my in-laws to celebrate both of our anniversaries. The bread first delivered was beautiful and fluffy and a great start. We followed it with a starter of duck parfait while the others had scallops. The parfait was silky smooth...More

Thank Nigel2312
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was outstanding, as was the service. We had the vegetable pate appetizer and I had the venison main course. Both were outrageous (as was the bread that came to the table at the beginning of the meal). The only word of advice...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it is 27 steps up to the restaurant but worth the walk! The food was incredible! The service was great. Everyone upstairs was on their game. We did have a delay in getting seated. We had an 8:30 reservation (which for a small restaurant...More

Thank joleec
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been traveling in NZ, mostly the South Island since February 2nd. We love to eat—we are from San Francisco—and eating in good restaurants is always a great part of our travel. The Twenty Seven Steps ranks right up there with some of the best food...More

Thank KenIreland8
Reviewed 1 week ago

We’d seen 27 steps in the Lonely Planet guide and I can see why. The restaurant is upstairs in the middle of a run of the mill street/arcade. It looks neat and attractive and was busy when I booked on the Saturday and when we...More

Thank Nigel D
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Lynn K
29 October 2017|
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Response from Lynne L | Reviewed this property |
Wouldn’t say a young family restaurant but good for groups. Older family would be fine
2 May 2017|
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Response from retep42 | Reviewed this property |
Did not count how many steps, but if it is less than 27 you will get to the best little restaurant in New Regent Street, Christchurch that little bit sooner :-) !!
29 December 2016|
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Response from Sn0dancer | Reviewed this property |
It wasn't super expensive but not budget either.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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5:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 New Regent Street, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 2727
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