Welles Street

4.4
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$30 and under
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Located in the back streets of South Town - an emerging new neighbourhood of the CBD, Welles Street, simply named after its location, casually celebrates and embraces drinking, eating, and general good times. Focusing on the foundations of a great inner city local, inspired by our favourite beer halls and pubs, Welles Street offers lunch, dinner and 18 beers on tap. Whether you're looking to catch the live game, a local band or to spend time with family and catch up with friends - come as you are. Welcome to Welles Street.
What 54 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.2
Value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Meredith
New Zealand
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Always great food and lots of healthy tasty options.

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Melie
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really yummy food, good service and nice atmosphere!

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SamP
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great ambience, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend to others

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CaseyM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great beer selection, great staff and great atmosphere. Always a pleasure.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great night - $1 chicken wings were EXCEPTIONAL!!
Lovely staff and great vibes
THANKS!

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PeterE
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The Welles is and excellent bar that provides good beer and food. Actually, with the restrictions is place and less people, it was easier to communicate with those at your own table. It is normally very loud and boisterous which isn't a bad thing, just noting the difference.

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Meredith
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Variety and quality of food is always outstanding. Lots of really nice healthy options too. It's always been a place I will keep going back to.

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CUSHLA
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Our meals were lovely, the service prompt and friendly.

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KatelynH
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yeah have been going to Welles Street for years and always love it! The service is great, food is consistently delicious and the vibe is so fun!

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phillippaL
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome evening, great service, food was delicious

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AlixN
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please do more quizzes, they’re awesome!
Our group has done tiki and hummus quiz and it’s a great time!

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SharronS
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very quiet weekday evening. Staff were very welcoming and friendly. Great service from attentive staff. Good choice of drinks and the prices were reasonable.

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CarolC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Maybe it's my age but I found it a bit stark. My companions thought the place was great.
Service was efficient.
Lamb was excellent. Very tasty as was the prawns.
The broccoli was a big disappointment. Overcooked and not that nice.
Great beer but certainly city prices!

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JackH
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Hoped to receive a warm welcome with extra attention as I asked them to "surprise us" as a special request for our stag do dinner. They did nothing of the sort so fairly disappointed overall. Drinks and food were ok

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NicciR
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! The food is amazing staff are great and the atmosphere is always good.

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JaneneH
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Chargrilled steak was disappointing. Could not eat half of it due to fat and sinew but accompanying salad, potatoes were very nice

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Chaz101
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great venue and food. Tap beer selection, whilst big, lacks a bit in quality.

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FabiolaG
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was absolutely fantastic, very good selection and good prices as well. Only thing is we found the place to a bit nosy, a bit hard to have conversation with music a bit too loud, but overall we had a great time, specially once the music volume went down. Highly recommend the souvlakis.

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Bess
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The waitress who brought our menus out was excellent, she was warm, friendly and came to check on us halfway through our meal. The staff behind the bar were a little indifferent. The food was excellent and our seat outside was cozy and sheltered from the cold weather, and much quieter than the inside seating. Wouldn't want to book a function here as they never seem to pick up the phone.

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Jokate
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The food is always delicious and the staff friendly.

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SamanthaM
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Good food. Just EXTREMELY noisy! Usually really great.

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Bizmo
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience2

Not impressed with food (Mediterranean Platter for 2 purchased on GrabOne deal) Service was good by the place is a bit of a barn. Tables could be arranged better re indoor and outdoor options

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RebeccaB
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a delicious meal with great friends and received fabulous service

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ToniH
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We stumbled across Welles Street and were stoked with our find. There was a cool vibe, the food was absolutely amazing and the cost very reasonable! Thank you!

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DaniG
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I had a really good experience at Welles St. The staff were very friendly and the 5-6pm happy hour deals are great. Some of the food was good and some was a bit bland but it was pretty good value for what you got!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We dined at Welles St last week and was a great experience. A number of our group are wheelchair users. There was plenty of room, the surplus dining chairs were easily moved out of the way and there were no access issues at all. Would highly recommend here as it is quite rare to find somewhere that is accessible for a large group.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

This was perfect for a general get together with food and drinks.

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MelE
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great night catching up with friends, good casual atmosphere and delicious food with a variety of price points. Friendly, welcoming service and great selection of drinks.

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Stuart
New Zealand
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic food and service top venue in Christchurch for casual dining!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

These guys certainly never disappoint with flavour.We had a combination of large meals and small plates and everything was delicious.Service was friendly and prompt.We enjoyed the adventurous combination of tastes and the freshness of the salads.Great for families as it is a relaxed space, but hip enough for younger customers as well.We have been there several times which has to be a good thing.

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Alison
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, good atmosphere. Really enjoyed it, will be back!

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criticalqueen
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The Middle Eastern brunch menu takeover was DELICIOUS!! Awesome idea and fab food. If you weren’t there, you really missed out!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and outstanding service. Always a pleasure to dine at Welles st. Of course the food was divine.

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Sooze
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Quiet meal on a Monday night with a friend. Made a booking due to being in the Entertainment book. We had a selection of 6 tapas style plates to share and everything was delicious and well presented. My only grumble was that we got a bit cold - possibly a problem in a warehouse style space.
Definitely somewhere I would come back to.

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sandyf
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Nice menu, the food was tasty and well priced, counter service only but this did mean the food was ready very quickly. We would definitely return for Sunday Brunch. The Souvlaki was great, generous chunks of meat.

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RobK
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Very tasty souvlaki! Great selection of bets. Xxxxxcxcccccccccccccccccccccccccccccccc

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Love2dine
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

It's a nice place. I liked that dogs are allowed inside with the diner's. The meats were overcooked and dry but the rest was nice enough.

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JayneB
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

The only negative is its just SO loud whilst dining, but that cant be helped when its such a large dining space with concrete floors.
Delish food as always :)

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Anonymous01
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Was greeted on arrival and had a lovely explanation of how to order. Having popular dishes and estimate portion sizes was a great help.
Luckily we booked a table otherwise we would have been awkwardly waiting for one to free up or sit outside in the cold.
Unfortunately a large group of guys waiting for their table right beside us. Very uncomfortable having a meal out and a group of guys standing over you talking loudly.
However, once the guys cleared off and the food arrived it was all worth it! The food was amazing and beautifully presented. We shared the broccoli salad (lovely fresh broccoli), the chop salad (Mums fav!), the cauliflower hummus (my fav, will be getting that again) and the meatballs (only 5, but well worth it for the flavours). The Riesling and Pinot Gris were both delicious.
Overall a lovely night out, beautiful food, nice vibe for the most part. Will be back very soon.

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FrederickV
New Zealand
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love eating at Welles Street for it's great chicken meals AND because our dog is welcome there!

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Welles Street is rated 4.4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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