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WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY LUNCH : 11:30 am – 2:00 pm (last booking at 1pm)
WEDNESDAY TO SUNDAY DINNER:
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm (last booking at 7 pm)
- Free Wi-Fi
About Garden Restaurant
The Garden Restaurant is a popular buffet restaurant in Christchurch. This extensive and affordable buffet restaurant is open 7 days offering buffet for lunch and dinner with exquisite International, Asian selections and local favourites. There’ll be something here to satisfy any taste and any family member. We’re also famous for our delicious desserts like our hot sticky date pudding served with custard sauce.
The Garden Restaurant Buffet is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
For reservations at the Garden Restaurant Buffet for up to 20 please use the booking calendar and receives an automatic confirmation. If the date and time is not available please call the restaurant on 03-3860088 as we might have availability.
If you are looking to book to make a group booking of 20 or more people please enquire.
Too many kids running around and not supervised at food counter especially by the ice-cream and hot food areas.
Easy to book online. Food was tasty with lots of choice. However, no-one explained to us about ordering drinks Or how the restaurant was run. As visitors this would have been useful to know.
My only disappointment is that I think the hot water under the food, should be a bit hotter. Often when I get the food on the plate and back to the table; it's almost cold(ish). Lukewarm. If the food was hotter, it would be perfect! Or if there was a microwave close by for customers to use to heat the meals properly. Everything else is spot on. Totally recommend it! Thanks.
I am never disappointed when I go to the Garden Restaurant.
Had all the basic food, but it seems all the nice stuff was missing ... too much of anything deep fried and not enough seafood, spare ribs, or desert selections. carvery meat was bland and some trays had been left out so long the vegetables had dried out.
Very lovely meal and staff
First visit & we will come again, soon.
Thank you to Garden City restaurant, we had a nice meal and good service.
The food was like warm , need to have it a lot warmer , didn't like the way people were putting the tongs on the deserts should of been a container
Pumpkin was only partially cooked and carrots also, veges were abit cool but hot gravey saved the plate. Nothing else, service was great and good friendly staff
My evening dinner with my special lady was everything I wanted it to be...she chose where she wanted to dine ..we both enjoyed our dining experience..thank you very much.. Eugene Uluave
all staff were very nice, unfortunately so many dishes were empty during the course of our meal which is frustrating, while some trays hardly touched seemed cold, one pork dish was tough as old boots and the dessert choice - christmas pudding... grose. The roast beef was amazing and the highlight for me, soft and juicy meat.
Food was amazing but really miss the sticky date pudding
Fablous service the staff were lovely the atmosphere we busy however still very enjoyable
Prawns could be bigger
Amazing service. Great food. Good variety.
I feel like it would have been value for money if the food was cooked properly and not hard/raw. Dessert was definitely the nicest part of the buffet.
We are regulars at your restaurant and generally enjoy it, but our one criticism and it is one that we share with other guests who we have spoken to, is the temperature of the food ...it is often only lukewarm. Now come on Garden Restaurant, get this right and we will give you an A plus !!
The range of food is great. Many different tasty dishes to choose from. Good value for money.
I feel there wasn't enough staff. Our used plates sat on our tables for about 20-30mins before they were taken away. The water did not taste good. We arrived at 12:30pm and there was already food running out and had to wait for refill, eg. Lasagne. There was roast chicken when there was already several different dishes with chicken. Roast beef would have been better. A big difference in variety of dishes available for lunch and dinner, yet the price difference is only a few dollars.
We Had a lovely time and the food was very lovely, good Choices, Service of taken plates away after meal was very good, Staff were lovely. We will come again. Many thanks Marie Elliott
Good choice of food but soup not hot
Great variety of food, although some dishes had run out and weren't replaced and desert cabinet was rather empty