Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Pacific
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35
Ranked: #19 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch

With Barberra in its centre, Christchurch has never looked so chic. It's ultra-modern, cool and focussed around local ingredients.

To say its spacious would be an understatement. Its high ceilings, enormous windows (that are covered with uber stylish shutters) and hanging plants make it a wonderfully restorative spot. Its simple colour scheme of brown, black and white certainly proves that less is more.

Whatever you order, you can be sure it has been prepared with precision. Begin with some exquisite tapas or punchy starters, like tofu sticks or a sensational venison tataki; a small plate can really pack some flavour! Then it’s time to shine the spotlight on the mains that deliver on taste and presentation.

The duck breast comes with a coconut parsnip puree and the pomegranate chicken thigh with feta and cauliflower is zingy and fresh. If you want something light, look no further than their Ora King Salmon with watercress salad; it takes salad to another level with added beetroot puree and dill emulsion. How fancy!

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Barberra
151 Cambridge Terrace
Christchurch 8013

Open Hours:
Tuesday - Friday from 11.30am for lunch and dinner
Saturday from 5pm

Phone: 03 3652888
Website: www.barberra.co.nz

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Ranked: #19 of 98 restaurants in Christchurch 19
Barberra
Cuisine: A La Carte, Grill, Pacific
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Aqui Chèvre

This was amazing experience!
We ordered ceviche, leaves and bread as a starter. Ceviche I wish there was some tortilla chips aside or please serve it with a spoon! The sauce was so tasty and It’s shame if you can’t finish it!
Green leaves are simple yet refreshing.
As main we ordered chicken thigh and sirloin steak, and side we had duck fat potato and some vegetables. I had a chicken plate and I loved it, it was a best chicken plate in Christchurch and you must try. Chicken was tender and the I really enjoyed the crunchy rice on the top.
We were really full but we wanted to try some dessert and ordered panna cotta, I wish there was a big size of it, I didn’t want to finish it because it was so good!
Every plates we tried were delicious and full of taste and I’m glad I did try this place because now I find my favourite restaurant in Christchurch!

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ElleMay Sch

it was great food great environment great service. Definitely looking forward to come back.

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Very enjoyable dinner. We chose several share plates and found them interesting and delicious. Great wine list and excellent service. Will definitely dine here again.

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Lovely welcoming and friendly service. Nicely decorated. I had the duck salad which was excellent. Friend had the meatballs which he said were good. The duck fat roasted potatoes could have been a little crispier and seasoned more but otherwise also great side dish.

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Had a great night - the food was delicious, ambience was perfect and a very knowledgeable waitress explained the menu in depth. Will definitely return and highly recommend

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Had a great meal last night here. The restaurant has get decore service and the food was excellent. I had the duck and my partner the Venison with sides of duck fat potatoes and seasonal vegetables. The food was extremely well presented and very flavoursome. For desert we had a chocolate sphere filled with pineapple lump ice cream with a hot Carmel sauce. It was superb! Will be back again thanks for a lovely dining experience.

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Bob Miller

Nice mains, although a huge size difference between the Duck (small-ish) and the Steak (huge slab of meat). I tried the panacotta for desert and was seriously disappointed. Good service though and nice atmosphere.

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Lynda Haynes

Great dining experience for a new establishment! The starters we had were delicious as well as the mains. You could have a few sharing plates as a main if you didn’t want to have a large main. We didn’t have dessert cos the rugby was almost starting but will surely be back again :)

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First time we dined at Barberra. Great ambiance, wonderful food and great service. Thanks for a great dining experience!

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Ali Ross

We enjoyed a lovely lunch here, a bit different from the usual fare. We could see the chef doing the prep and cooking too, although he didn't interact with us. We will go back for dinner sometime too.

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William Mitchell

Great

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Anika Marsh

Great experience. The food was delicious with lots of different options to choose from highly recommend giving it a try!

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Food was delicious and service was great.
We loved it!

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Great atmosphere and the service was excellent

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Excellent service with great food. A great place that my wife and I were happy to spend our anniversary at.

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Deb Lew

We had just about everything on the menu between the four of us. We loved the flavours of the food. Service was good and overall had a great night. Many thanks.

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Gemma Phillips

Had a fantastic meal at Barberra. I have already booked to dine there again. Our favorite dishes were the fried chicken, the blue cheese cracker and the seasonal greens. Least favorite was the duck fried potato because they weren't Crisp like we had hoped. Overall all food we ate was great and the service couldn't be faulted. The drinks list was big too and all the drinks we had were Devine. Looking forward to eating there again soon.

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Rachael Fone

Unfortunately not as good as other people's experiences it seems! The drinks list was good, and the menu sounded great, but dry meat and small portions didn't live up to expectations.

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My 3rd time at Barberra because I enjoyed it so much I am working my way through the menu.
We shared our starters which were a taste explosion. The mains of duck, beef, venison and fish curry were 5 stars all round. Couldn't make up my mind which dessert I wanted so made sure everyone at our table had a different one so I could have a bite of each...incredibly yummy

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Tracey Ormsby

Great wee restaurant discovery. We were very impressed by both the friendly service and delicious food. We had the squid entree to share and the lamb meatballs and gnocchi for main. It was perfect size for lunch

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Laima Romberga

It was a beautiful dinner. We loved the interior, the service, and the food. Especially, the dessert - matcha and pistachio cake, that was one of the best cakes we've had in New Zealand. I really hope this place will become popular and thrive!

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Our waitress was lovely and gave fantastic recommendations, and the food was delicious to top it off. We had a lovely time. Thanks again!

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Samo Kozlevčar

Everything was great, Good quality food and service! (I don't say this often)

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Nice experience. Very good service and atmosphere.

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Thank you so much ...a lovely meal ...beautiful cocktails a good wine list ..great coffee and best of all really good service ...faultless and loved the decor and heating on a cold wet horrible night !

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Cant fault it......... Beautiful food and great service. Good sized portions, and a great choice of menu. My fave was the chocolate sphere dessert. We will return.

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Lovely meal and great service. They have gone to a lot of effort to make almost every dish Gluten free so great for us as we have a Celiac in the group and she had lots of choice. Also lots of dairy free as well if needed

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Beautiful decor & ambient open dining space & bar area.
Good selection of wines & excellent peach Bellini.
We were meeting for a mid-week lunch & found easy parking available at the Art Gallery. only a very short walk away.
Very tasty tapas & generous, delicious main servings, with options for vegetarians.
We were too full to order dessert so our group of 4 shared a serve of lovely Petit Fours with good coffee.

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The whole restaurant smelt like fish due to it being an open kitchen but apart from that I did enjoy the food. Very tasty

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Tracy Colvin

Had a great night the mains were wonderful.

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Kate Hays

We had a fantastic meal and the staff were very polished. We absolutely loved it. We will definitely be going back

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jeannette jennings

We had fantastic food. The waitress was friendly and efficient and I would definitely return again.

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Elena Kutovaya

It was a really great experience! Thank you!

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Went our for a meal with friends. Loved it from the moment we walked in the door. A great atmosphere, lovely and warm on a chilly ChCh evening and a warm welcome from staff.

The food was beautifully presented, and delicious.
We will recommend it to friends and are keen to dine there again.

They have an attached cafe during the day- we will also try this out.

A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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A very pleasant dining experence, great atmosphere and generous helpings.

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Mary O'Leary

The food was superb, struggled to choose from the excellent choices. Loved the open kitchen and the place in general. We went on a very quiet night, I certainly hope everyone gives this place a go, it's top knotch. Definitely going back!

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Aqui Chèvre

This was amazing experience!
We ordered ceviche, leaves and bread as a starter. Ceviche I wish there was some tortilla chips aside or please serve it with a spoon! The sauce was so tasty and It’s shame if you can’t finish it!
Green leaves are simple yet refreshing.
As main we ordered chicken thigh and sirloin steak, and side we had duck fat potato and some vegetables. I had a chicken plate and I loved it, it was a best chicken plate in Christchurch and you must try. Chicken was tender and the I really enjoyed the crunchy rice on the top.
We were really full but we wanted to try some dessert and ordered panna cotta, I wish there was a big size of it, I didn’t want to finish it because it was so good!
Every plates we tried were delicious and full of taste and I’m glad I did try this place because now I find my favourite restaurant in Christchurch!

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Nice concept of a restaurant. but the meat cooked on open fire gets bitter taste.

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We had lunch on a Wednesday and the service was prompt. We ordered duck salad, lamb meatballs and ceviche (yummy!) and wasabi popcorn. The wasabi seaweed popcorn had a bitter twang to it which we didn't appreciate but the idea was interesting. Rest of food was delicious and good sized.
Overall good experience .

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Delicious and original food in a lovely relaxed setting.

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Allanah James

Great service and food. Would definitely go again

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Hannah Hoffmann

Fantastic food and very knowledgeable friendly staff, will definitely be back!

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A pleasant experience.

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