Open for Breakfast Saturday & Sunday from 8am - 11.30am.
Open Wednesday to Friday lunch 11.30 - 2.30pm, 12:00-2.30pm on weekend.
Dinner Wednesday to Sunday 5.30pm - late
We also offer an exquisite High Tea from midday - 4pm Wednesday to Sunday.
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Gluten Free
- Corporate Events
- Great Service
- Vegetarian choice
- Private Functions
- Group Bookings & Set Menus Available
About GRAND CAFE
An icon of the Christchurch Dining Scene for over 20 years.
Whether it's a sumptuous weekend breakfast, a lunch special during the day or a fusion buffet dinner, The Grand Café offers something for everyone.
R20 venue & bookings recommended.
Overall selection was limited, especially for seafood. For the price we paid, we would expect fresh prawns on the buffet menu (instead we've got tasteless cocktail shrimps). Service was great, especially the lady at the front reception/cashier.
Food was excellent! Two pancakes in the tray; they were a bit dry but with lots of maple syrup they were nice. Excellent choice on the orange juice. It is the only brand that I Simply purchase at the supermarket.
I will just copy and paste the email I sent to Management (edited); I am composing this email while in the restaurant. Out group of 3 arrived on time only to be informed that breakfast was being served until around 11am, and the lunch food to be brought out about 11:15am. The issue we have is that we made the booking on the premise that brunch was being served from 9am - 2pm, which it clearly stated in an email that I received from Christchurch Casino. However we were informed on arrival that breakfast was the only option until after 11am. After talking to the manager that was on duty, it was suggested that if we didn’t want to stay then we could leave. Not really an option for us as we made an effort to book, arrive on time and enjoy brunch - not breakfast. Which begs the question, for those who had a booking for 9am, their only option would be breakfast, would that be correct? And those who dine after 11pm - lunch? Brunch is a fusion of breakfast and lunch “a late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch.” If we knew the arrangement before making the booking then we wouldn’t have had this issue, as we wouldn’t have booked in the first place. The only reason we booked was on the premise that brunch was being served - indeed something we paid for. The “damage” is done. We now have a little over half an hour to get the “lunch” part of brunch as we where told on entry that we have to vacate the table by 12pm. I only gave one star for value for money because we didn’t get what we paid for. We paid for brunch, instead we got breakfast, followed by a half plus hour waits, then lunch. However having said all the above, the usual great quality food and excellent staff. Just wasn’t brunch.
A+++ I love this restaurant, my favourite n I often come here
Thoroughly all enjoyed our meal and night in the Grand Cafe. Was there in August and again on Thursday night and both nights the food was of a very good standard. We will be back...
Love visits for breakfast.
Fantastic food, great value for money!
To expensive for the food that was on offer was very boring food not good value for money
Amazing, love having meals here. Great to see a wider range of desserts in smaller portions than the last time we were in. The pasta was fantastic, had it with the mushroom sauce and went back for seconds! Teeny downside, the coffee wasn't very hot from your machine. Already looking forward to our next child free evening!
As usual everything in the Grand Café was spot on, excellent variety in food, atmosphere and most importantly the staff who are always cheerful, easy to talk to, and helpful when needed. The only problem is self inflicted - have to try a bit of everything! Cheers to you all, Helen
Really enjoyed my meal and the selection available. Service was fantastic and they even decorated our table for my birthday. Thank You Christchurch Casino for a great dinner and awesome service :)
Our waitress Ivy was so good she explained everything well. Was very lovely and helpful. We had a great experience and would definitely be back food was delicious.
Well Thank you Kylee. Love hearing good things about the team ad they love it too. Hope we see you again soon.
The young lady meeting and greeting us was fantastic. Superb manners and personality. A lovely asset. Wish you would bring omelets back on the menu.
Great idea about the omelettes. Lets see what we can do with that. Thank You
It has been over 5 years since we have visited the Grand Cafe. Our waitress was awesome and explained everything to us. Food was good and a good variety.
Hi Stephen, Great to know that you enjoyed everything and the waitress did her job very well. I will pass on your feedback to the team. Regards,
Lovely buffet, everything so fresh and a great lot of choices. We would highly recommend. Thank you.
Alan you are a Gentleman. To give us Perfect review is always something we love to see. Hope you join us again soon.
very nice indeed..staff were excellent and very welcoming..
Thank You so much tony. we always love seeing 25/15.
It was really good, food was a nice range and well cooked.. Service was slightly confusing when we entered because they were 'Changing the food' and we had to wait for 30 minutes.. We didn't know what she meant, but apparently it was moving from breakfast to brunch. No worries just could've been explained clearer.
Hi Oliver, Thanks so much for your reply. Glad that you enjoyed everything apart form the confusion. We usually tell people about it. But I think we can improve on it. Thanks for pointing it out. :) Regards,
A nice fresh buffet dinner.
Thanks for the feedback Hamiora
Yes the meal was nice
Thanks for the feedback Lorraine. We will keep striving to improve on all fronts. Service is generally very good bjut we obviously didn't hit the mark this time.
Always a great time at the Grand Cafe. The buffet is beautiful three course meal, plus teas and coffees at the end. Linen napkins make it a superb grand dining experience for a very reasonable price.
And we thoroughly enjoy looking after you Steve. Thank You
Thanks for the feedback Melanie. A bit of work to do n the Atmosphere but we will keep trying.
Just the right variety of different dishes available Did not just look good but were very full of flavour too. Nice surroundings also, and very helpful friendly staff. Excellent value for money.
Great feedback Marie. Thank You The team will be chuffed to read his.
Can't ask for any more than that Sharee. Thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with family celebrating my Dad's birthday. Had quite a few giggles with that staff they were absolutely delightful. As always delicious food great atmosphere and great service looking forward to next time 😊
Glad you had a great night Sonya. Thank You