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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, 09 December 2018

Always a very relaxing experience in The Square. It's a sophisticated dining room with an excellent food and beverage menu. The service is outstanding - professional, efficient and welcoming.

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

My steak wasn't great. I asked for medium. In todays terms it was over cooked. No criss cross grill marks was disappointing. Appeared to be cooked for too long at not enough heat

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Lunch with great service in a pleasant atmosphere. The beautiful complimentary dessert for my friend’s special birthday topped off a superb lunch. Highly recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Food was over priced and very plain.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Staff are very welcoming and helpful. They acknowledged us on our second night dining which is good to be remembered.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 October 2018

The staff were exceptional. In particular Megan was friendly and very helpful. The only downside was no salmon as listed on the menu.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 September 2018

We had excellent service from the waiting staff. Very friendly and professional. Food was excellent and what we like about the atmosphere is you can have a conversation without yelling like in most restaurants. We are Christchurch locals and come here 3 to 4 times per year.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 September 2018

We were a little pushed for time but pleasantly surprised at the turn around time - 2 of the 5 eating were vegetarians and i am a meatetarian but we were all catered for with some lovely dishes not too big but just the right size to leave satisfied - we weren't drinking but we did view the wines on offer so maybe next time... and great service from the staff...

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Visited On Saturday, 01 September 2018

Wonderful service, great staff and beautiful food

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Visited On Friday, 17 August 2018

Excellent as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 12 August 2018

Quality dining. Meals not big but large enough. Well presented and prepared

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Visited On Friday, 06 July 2018

The food was very good, unfortunately my steak was more medium than medium rare, but my husband ordered rare and got the medium rare that he wanted. I had a dessert, the freddo I think which was yummy

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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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