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“Food always excellent, service usually pretty good and you definitely need a reservation”

Drexel's Restaurant
Ranked #56 of 1,074 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Consistently great food, North American style breakfast with many choices for everyone. Great pancakes and French toast, and Drexels special is a favourite. They don't carry sparkling water which is always a disappointment. You definitely need a reservation here.

Thank Adriandcass
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

On paper there is much to like about Drexel's. However, it didn't transfer to reality.

I really enjoy a good cooked breakfast and the Drexel menu ticks many of the boxes.

One this Sunday morning the manager was doing the "meet and greet". Sadly, he seemed to have forgotten the basic rules of "welcome". No greeting, no smile, just a gruff - sit over there comment, followed by the thrusting of menus into your hands in complete silence. Not a good start.

After having been seated I then watched him "meet and greet" in the hope that I had just caught him at a bad moment. Sadly, everyone received his same indifferent greeting.

The food I thought was expensive for what it was. The toast that was served had barely seen the toaster and arrived cold. The eggs were pleasant without any particular "wow". The sausages were coarse and largely inedible. My wife had far better luck with her meal - probably because it was fruit. The waitress service was a little patchy, however, the bottomless cup refiller was always there and always freshening up the cup. Perhaps Drexel's only redeeming feature.

Price value wise - rather ordinary. Service wise - "in need of significant improvement".

Would I return - probably not. A great concept poorly executed.

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Thank Geddes_7
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

That's regular drip coffee to us Americans. The only place we've found in Christchurch where you can get drip coffee and not pay for refills. The breakfast menu is excellent, Eggs Benedict with several options; breakfast crepes, and other choices. Definitely a potential regular stop for good coffee and breakfast.

Thank JayChandler
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Have eat here many times, is a mainstay when we are in christchurch. Pays to book in advance as can be very busy at times. Good service, yummy meals, and happy to accomodate our requests where possible. Drexel special is a family favourite, best of everything!!

Thank bigplans28
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Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our cooked breakfast, food was good, interesting menu, and we thought the prices were reasonable by NZ standards. We'd be happy to go there again based on this experience.

Thank Jackydu7
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