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The Square Restaurant

52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8011
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Opening Information

06:00 till

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  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
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About The Square Restaurant

Serving fresh, local produce with a kiwiana flare, in a modern and charming atmosphere, the Square Restaurant with à la carte lounge offers semi-formal dining in contemporary surroundings.

Cuisine: International
Dress Code: Casual
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Availability

We are sorry but this restaurant is not currently accepting online reservations through ResDiary.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 May 2018

Limited menu. Food ordered was good. $28 for a burger and fries seems a little over priced.

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Visited On Sunday, 31 December 2017

We have been dinning here 2 to 3 times a year for the last 8 + years and on very special occasions have also stayed the night. Excellent food provided by excellent service staff who are very friendly. One of our favourite restaurants for a special occasion where its nice to talk without too much background noise.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 July 2017

Very nice meal.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 June 2017

Could do with the dining room being warmer as it was a cold night.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 May 2017

I don't think this restaurant is using their resdiary. We weren't on their booking list. Luckily they were not busy. We had seafood chowder for entree and it was really good. My partner had the sirloin steak, it was perfectly cooked but they should have more choices for the sauce. The one that came with it didn't really taste good, well we're more into mushroom sauce, gravy, peppercorn sauce, garlic butter. I had the chicken balontine, it was ok. For dessert we had the chocolate cake, was a bit dry but it's ok. Good service though.

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Visited On Friday, 24 March 2017

Great restaurant

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Visited On Sunday, 27 November 2016

Excellent service. Entrees and mains were very good and appealingly presented. The desserts were less impressive. Enjoyable dinner.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 October 2016

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Visited On Sunday, 02 October 2016

Really enjoyed our dining experience here. Food was delicious and well presented. We are Accor Plus members so we do get 50% off the food which does make a difference. It's probably on the higher side otherwise, but it is a quality place to eat. We went to breakfast here the next morning only to realise that it finishes an hour earlier than weekends. Special call out to Mai and everyone behind the scenes who prepared a special breakfast for us rather than turn us away. So much food, we didn't need to eat again until dinner. Definitely staying here again next time we're in Christchurch and would recommend to anyone.

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Visited On Friday, 30 September 2016

Yummy food, with good portion sizes - the only constructive criticism I'd have is that the beef was well done, when I would have liked medium-rare. Great service - very friendly staff, who responded well to my partner's banter.

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Visited On Friday, 30 September 2016

We did the meal and show deal it was fantastic the food was fantastic and all timed to meet the show starting will definitely do it again thanks

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Visited On Friday, 30 September 2016

Our waitress Ilya was friendly and professional. Thank you for the lovely customer service.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 September 2016

Very nice staff, a pleasant evening thankyou

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Visited On Sunday, 18 September 2016

The Square restaurant was excellent, the service was very good, fast and friendly. The food was some of the best we had in NZ. Well worth a visit no matter the occasion.

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Visited On Friday, 17 June 2016

Beautiful dinner. Look forward to eating at The Square again.

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Visited On Friday, 17 June 2016

Staff very helpful and friendly

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Visited On Thursday, 14 April 2016

Very welcoming staff and friendly.

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Visited On Thursday, 17 March 2016

I was concerned our online booking was not in your system yet I had it on my phone. Luckily there was a table available. Online menu was out of date as was one of the items in the hard copy. However the food was delicious.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 March 2016

After receiving a booking confirmation emailed to us, we arrived to celebrate our wedding anniversary and apparently no booking recorded. We showed the email confirmation and was told that she didn't check the emails that day. We asked to sit by a window and was told reserved, wonder if that was ours! Different servers to our table and it seemed that the other all thought the previous had spoken to us. No one told us about the menu or specials. We ordered and the starter was delicious. No water top ups and our sparkling wine served in the biggest wine glasses the could fine after the first person took them away, needless to say it wasn't sparkling for long. Asked after a while time frame for main as we had a show to go to. Meal came out 15 minutes before start of show and some of meal left. To top it off, went to pay, was over charged and overheard staff talking about sclater order for room service. A real disappointment that came from staff who are no doubt lovely but have had no training at all. Food was great. Nice surrounding and good location. Could be great with trained staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 30 January 2016

Very enjoyable meal, food great, good flavours, great service

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