Cuisine: New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Enjoy local cuisine at its finest in the heart of Christchurch at Café & Bar 165. Within walking distance of the Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Container City and the Avon River, this is the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a day in the city.

With great quality food that suits everyone at the forefront of their menu, Café & Bar 165 offers a fantastic choice for diners. Whether you’re after a tasty lunch of homemade soup, salads and sandwiches, or an evening of casual dining, this restaurant specialises in modern, local and Western cuisine that keeps the whole table happy.

Located within the BreakFree on Cashel Hotel, you can enjoy a classic cocktail from the bar before dinner. If your favourite cocktail isn’t on the menu, the bartenders are more than happy to mix up whatever you fancy! When you’re ready for dinner, head into the urban-deco restaurant and feast your eyes on an extensive menu. There’s something for everyone, from healthy salads to hearty burgers, with vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free choices available.

Give yourself a break in Christchurch and discover Café & Bar 165, located within the BreakFree on Cashel on Cashel Street.

When finding us on a map - be sure to put in our address; 165 Cashel Street NOT search for Cafe' 165 as this will direct you to a Riccarton Address which is NOT our location!

* Please note this venue requires customers to order at the bar

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Café & Bar 165
165 Cashel Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Breakfast 6.30am - 10.30am
Lunch 11am - 2pm
Dinner 5pm - 10pm

Phone: +64 3 360 1064
Website: www.cafebar165.co.nz/

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Café & Bar 165
Cuisine: New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

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Emma Grigg

Could be better, could be worse

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A popular spot in central Christchurch with good beers on tap and tasty meals available.

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Lisa Shirtcliffe

Perfectly cooked steak and chips!

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We had a wonderful dining experience at Cafe and Bar 165, my guests together with my husband and myself thoroughly enjoyed the food. It was beautifully presented and all our meals tasted divine. We all said we will be going back to dine there in the future.

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Beks Browne

A very lovely meal well presented. Staff were very friendly and made us feel welcome. Good central location for those visiting Christchurch and staying in the Central City.

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Leonie Wright

Lovely meal in a busy hotel

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Debbie Browne

Dined at Cafe 165 and enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is part of what looks to be a funky hotel. You order everything at the bar and they bring it to you. One of has had the salmon fillet and the other the crispy chicken salad. Entree was the squid. All very testy and delicious with ample plate sizes. Dessert was the pavlova.... superb as well and the sorbet was divine. Coffees were okay with the cappucino's milk not so nice. Would definitely return as had great atomosphere and nice music

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Leon Van Der Plas

Nice food. Service was nice. Food came out nice and quick too.

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Dan Kelso

All good. Food was tasty and service was fine.

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This was a limited menu after the events of the previous day , but what was on offer was a good variety. well presented and nice and hot. Plenty of coming and goings being in entrance to a hotel so made it interesting and fun.. Plenty of people watching.

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Great for a quick meal out

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We chose to sat in a more quiet corner and enjoyed our food. Beautifully cooked salmon and lamb rack with yummy accompaniments. Nice evening!

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Fiona Gurnsey

There is no table service and it’s in the main access way to the hotel so very noisey and busy

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Food was great & service too. Would've been better if the restaurant location wasn't in the middle of tourists coming & going with check in & out otherwise a good night.

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Lovely meal, waitress was great!

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Rachel Collins

This was our first visit to 165. At first I wasn’t sure about this place but I soon got the hang of how things are. There is a lot of activity and it’s very easy to sit back and people watch. Not sure what the hotel is offering but there were a lot of guests checking in and passing by! Don’t come here for a quiet romantic meal but if you want to chill out, relax and have a laugh this is the place to come. The food was good and there is definitely something for everyone on the menu from smaller budget items to an excellent and perfectly cooked rack of Canterbury lamb. I’ve planned a repeat visit to sample this one again. Oh and then there’s a very reasonably priced old school ice cream. Great coffee finished the night. Special mention goes to Keith who was running the bar and restaurant almost single handed. What a treasure this man is. He is incredibly attentive and efficient but has a wicked sense of humour that really kept us on our toes. 165 you need to keep him! All in all a fun night out.

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Ellen Weston

Very nice food and excellent service. Great place to pop into for a meal before our movie. Would it have known about it were it not for first table. We will return!

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Jean Garland

Food tasted great. Didn't come out too fast or too slow. Service diminished a tad as the night got busier and we seemed to have been forgotten about but other than that, was a lovely atmosphere. I recommend the smoked salmon entre dish.

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helen vessey

A really cool place to dine. Being saturday night, it was very busy but the staff wete very pleasant and polite. Food was very nice but did take a long time to arrive.

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Had a nice dinner with friends. Staff were friendly, food was good and drinks great

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Great food in this order at bar restaurant.

Male bar tender very friendly/customer focused.
Point off for his female contemporary less friendly.

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Talei McKenzie

The food was fantastic beef cheeks just melted in your mouth and the sauce was divine.
Only downfall was the waitress no customer service skills, went onto tell us the specials the fish of the day is Takahi but then bluntly mentioned that it always is!
The other waiter much more pleasant

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We enjoyed our meal but thought the menu was limited would have liked more choice. So convenient in town close to Hoyts next we'll combine the two.

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Just great!

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Nickolas Hynes

Great tasting and awesomely presented food, very relaxed atmosphere thanks again!

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Maaka Kahukuranui

Delicious meals thanks

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Staff were friendly and went the extra mile ! Food was beautifully presented. Keep up the good work :-)

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Kellee Berry

Very good service and we all enjoyed our meals. Lots of options - there was something on the menu for everyone. Nice casual atmosphere.

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There is a bar and many people. You need to go to the bar table and order the food.

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Maureen McCallum

Enjoyed our meals, staff were pleasant, would recommend

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We enjoyed our dinning experience and had great customer service.

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Kevin Tootal

Quick pre-theatre dinner. Staff were awesome and friendly. Mains were good. Dessert was a bit average. Overall 4/5. Would recommend.

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Yes it is the lobby/large foyer of the motel, but yes the food is very good. The service is polite and adequate. A good place to take a friend for a meal rather than for a night out

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Renee Gardiner

Food was okay, the staff were lovely, atmosphere was great

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Lizzie Meates

Lovely night out with friends. This Cafe and bBar is part of the Breakfree Hotel so a little different to the normal cafe and bar. Service from the gentleman working there was first class.

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2nd time there. Food great. No problems

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Sally Fuller

Great food at very good prices. Friendly staff. We were very impressed.

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Food was good, excellent service.

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Noelle Fox

Staff were great.

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Although the place was busy, we got excellent service and I felt the staff went out of their way to make sure our 2 children were happy, offering kids menus, colouring in, and chatting to them directly. Really family friendly.

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Rebecca Hyde

The food snob in me was reluctant as it’s at a budget hotel but the tight ass in me couldn’t go past the 50%off!!! The food was AMAZING. We had 3 courses and they were all excellent. Friendly service and the food came out in a timely manner. Absolutely recommend this place!!

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Logan Klenner

Great dining experience. Below a relatively busy motel but still kept the ambiance of a restaurant/bar. Awesome food, will definitely be going back!

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Belinda Fisher

It’s was good first time doing it and will do again sometime

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A lovely meal. We had the beef cheek and the lamb rack and both were delicious.

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All good. Many thanks

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Ellis Van Der Fits

Really nice classic menu, food was good and service were both good- can't fault it!

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Had a great time. Food was brought out quickly and service was above and beyond.

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Very pleasant

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A great family venue. Food was plentiful and enjoyed by all. Staff were attentive and friendly. Well recommended.

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Angélica Marcolino

The food is very good

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