Market Place Restaurant

4.3
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107 reviews
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$31 to $50
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New Zealand
Market Place restaurant & bar has been designed to showcase the best that Canterbury and New Zealand has to offer in a modern, market setting. You will sample fresh fare from our handpicked local suppliers and enjoy it in an interactive environment with meals that are perfect to share with your friends and family.
What 107 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Leanda
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very pleasant experience at The Market Place Restaurant and would definitely return. The food, service, and overall environment was very pleasing and relaxing. A special place for a special occasion.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Very good food. Service a little slow considering not overly busy

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RachelH
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious food, good sized portions, staff went above to acknowledge my partners special birthday. Will be coming back when next in Christchurch!

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Julie
1 review
Dined on 30 May 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoy with friends, Trust the chef meals, the presentation was lovely and all the food served was delicious with good portions. Beautiful setting, well spaced out and service was very professional. We would definitely return and recommend.

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Nanny
1 review
Dined on 20 May 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always beautifully prepared food - a favourite place

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Staff were pleasant but definitely young & inexperienced, my partner did not enjoy being referred to within the collective "guys". Food was unremarkable, well presented but not of a quality we expected. They will need to up their game in a competitive Christchurch market.

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LeonHartJin
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was good and the service was fantastic. The place was amazing and great vibe!

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SumitC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great creative food, great staff, great ambiance. over all an experience to remember

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Kyle
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Very fancy place to eat. Was a great suprise for my girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Place was great service was still great and even tho we though the service was great one guy come and gave us a gift of chocolates to say sorry for not being able to serve us tonight as he would have liked and that was really appreciated. We didn’t even notice he didn’t have time that me and my girlfriend were having a great time and enjoying the food so thank you guys great job

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KenT
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Very tasty local food and superb service. Parking just across the road and a great central location.

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vipAddy
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Seafood chowder was delicious and filling!
Salmon croquettes tastes like black and gold fish fingers... I think the dipping sauce needed a pack a little more punch.. maybe some wasabi in it.
Steak was delicious and cooked exactly the way we wanted.
Drinks were very slow... I suggest ordering a bottle and keeping it at the table to avoid being stuck with an empty water and wine glass.
Amazing view to Victoria Park... definitely book a table and request a window seat.
Gorgeous interior too! Very nice fit out.

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DayleH
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

The food was lovely and the service pleasant and efficient. The restaurant was too cold for our comfort.

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SharonD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Great wait staff, nice ambiance. Food was good but dessert options a little disappointing being very similar - Brulee/ ice cream/ pannacotta. Ice cream dish needed a crunch element, Brulee wasn't really set. Salmon main course was very nice. Slightly disappointing to find that a dessert option, wine option and an element on the salmon dish were all not available. The wine options have a very high mark-up when you compare what they can be bought for retail at an outlet. Overall a 'good' experience.

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JackyC
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a lovely restaurant in a beautiful hotel. Very good service in the restaurant, we enjoyed the blue cod, nicely cooked and presented. The wait staff were very professional

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PeterO
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was amazing!!!!
Took a long time to get seated but worth the wait. The vegetarian food choices was the best I’ve seen in a chch restaurant. It’s really hard to good options that are appealing but what I ate was fantastic! Best meal in a long time

On another occasion I did have a high tea but it wasn’t very good, food was boring

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habbott13
London
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food. Service a bit slow, and a bit odd e.g. cleared plates before everyone had finished eating, brought dessert out well before drinks ordered with dessert

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pickles
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

excellent food with a great view and just busy enough to be interesting but not too noisy

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NicoleB
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic food and service. We're able to accommodate for my dietary requirements on request (Gluten free).

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2019
Overall3Food5Service1Ambience3

The food was excellent & the wine menu was good. The service was amateurish, with replacing cutlery & serving. We waited about 20 minutes for our appetizer. That was cleared, and then 30 minutes passed and we asked about our mains, and they said the chef was just starting them. It was another 30 minutes before they appeared and we were told the delay was in the kitchen. Odd as the restaurant was not busy at all!

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Food takes very very long time to come out so not recommended if you have to do anything after or you’re hungry

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FrancesH
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant evening pre-theatre meal .Good selectionof meals, beautifully presented & good flavours. Chef & wait staff to be commended!

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PennyG
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was faultless!! Will recommend to all

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JoPo
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food, beef cheeks were delicious. Service was great. Seated by window as indicated when booking we were on a date.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an early meal before going to the CSO concert - Town Hall. Super convenient location. Our meals were fantastic, and our server was very helpful. I particularly appreciated his knowledge of the wines available and general wine styles. Entire staff was very attentive. We would certainly dine there again.

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RaewynR
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been a couple of times now and always have had great service and good.

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AriP
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Beautiful restaurant and great service. Unfortunately the food we ordered was a massive let down. We both sent our meals back and weren’t completely satisfied with the second meal either; although this time it was cooked properly. I expected a better quality for the price. Staff handled it well and gave us a discount which we were grateful for. We left happy with the service but wouldn’t return based on the food we received.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Market Place Restaurant is a lovely dining experience with quality food and service. They provide an atmosphere to relax and indulge at the same time which is perfect for any occasion.

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AnnetteJ
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely atmosphere and we were given a table overlooking Victoria Square which was a bonus. The food is always good and I visit this restaurant several times a year with different friends. The service was very good and the noise level was fine and I’m very sensitive to noise. Another great evening at Market Place.

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JamesA
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service.
Perfectly cooked steak and tasty starters and dessert.

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MarianF
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We had the pre theatre meal - but the main course took too long to arrive and we had to eat it very quickly. But, the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were lovely and attentive. I had a small plate meal of beef cheek which was delicious and left me wanting more. My husband had ribeye which is his standard and hard to go wrong with. Thanks for the great service :)

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CaroleB
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would recommend Market Place Restaurant to anyone.

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JohnD
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

very good pre theatre meal. good value and good quality. Great to be allowed to share both starter and dessert, as 2 course set menu. Excellent service. the only let down was the distracting TV on the wall.

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WorkDinner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We happened to dine the same night that the Jaguares were staying for the Rugby. They were very energetic/loud.
We had to keep trying to get the attention of a server for drinks/ordering etc.
2 of our diners had the 'fish and chips' and the fish batter was overdone, very dark and quite oily. They both felt unwell during the night .
The desert was OK - the apple pies needed something more than the small amount of Creme Fraiche as it was quite dry. Maybe Yoghurt or something.
As for the tasting plate - The panna cotta was a joke. It did not wobble, it was very set and had a grainy taste/feel to it. Should be taken off the menu. The apple 'cake' was a mini muffin. The only saving grace was the teeny tiny creme brulee!
We wouldnt be in a hurry to be back.

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BarbaraB
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our meal immensely and will definitely return. The ambience was lovely and the service top notch. Would not hesitate recommending your establishment to friends. The perfect spot for a pre show dinner.

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SueY
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

excellent food and service plates were large and cooked to prefection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We celebrated a Wedding anniversary here and found the overall experience very pleasant. Our waiter was very helpful and the meal was upto expectation. Would recommend to friends

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CaroleB
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our table of four absolutely enjoyed our meal. The staff were lovely and helpful and the food was 5/5. We came for a 21st birthday (on the day) so our experience will be memorable. Thank you all.

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RaewynP
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great meal & service, main meals took quite some time to come out, entree was quicker, the restaurant was pretty quiet .
Food overall delicious .

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TeeB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic staff and service. Beautiful restaurant and lovely food.

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Market Place Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 107 OpenTable diners.

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