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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Waitress was lovely and gave good banter. Food was good and came out quickly. Atmosphere was buzzing and within a lovely environment. That's the three pillars of a good restaurant folks!

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A hidden secret, our meals were outstanding - roast pork ( such perfect vege hidden under plenty tender pork & gravy) beef cheeks, lamb shank ( took bit longer to cook but worth the wait- we were warned. Salmon on bed of asparagus, divine. We never knew this restaurant existed - this is what first table is about - new experiences.

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Portia King

Great fast service, really friendly staff. The food was great, mains were a good size and drinks good price too.

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Service was awesome. My partner loved the lamb shank which he described 'as big as a dinosaur leg'. We were there during happy hour so not only did we enjoy our discounted meals but also very cheap drinks. Lovely evening.

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Lovely meal and staff were very pleasant even when it got hectic for them due to extra guests because of canceled flights

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Great food!!! A little bit awkward ordering from the bar, but the staff were great. Definitely recommend :)

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Wanted to find A place in town that had a good roast....we were not disappointed....the pork roast lots of meat and great variety of vegetables both roast and fresh we will be back go early before 7 pm happy hour drinks

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Food and service was great plus happy hour for drinks! Perfect.

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Waitress was lovely and gave good banter. Food was good and came out quickly. Atmosphere was buzzing and within a lovely environment. That's the three pillars of a good restaurant folks!

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Staff are lovely here and the food is very good.

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David Baird

Hearty and nicely cooked food, some meals quite expensive for what they were, but others great value. Service was good.

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We had a lovely night. The restaurant was very busy but the staff were very attentive to us. The food was of high quality.

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Matt Allison

Good food and service, relaxed atmosphere. Provided a highchair and some toys for baby. No nappy change area tho. Good night.

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Jesse McLean

Food was flawless, service was great. Asked for some leftovers to be put in a container to be eaten at a later date, the lady come back and handed me the container to do it myself.. first time I've had to do that. We also didn't realise the order must be placed at the bar, a bit of time wasted there. But besides that, we could not fault the experience.

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Wonderful service and tasty roast dinners - thank you!

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Perfect as always!

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A hidden secret, our meals were outstanding - roast pork ( such perfect vege hidden under plenty tender pork & gravy) beef cheeks, lamb shank ( took bit longer to cook but worth the wait- we were warned. Salmon on bed of asparagus, divine. We never knew this restaurant existed - this is what first table is about - new experiences.

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Bobby Mulken

Excellent place for casual dining. Great staff and nice laid back feel to the place. Will be back again

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Darin Devanny

Great. Delicious food served nice and hot.

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It was unusual to experience very good food with reasonably expensive prices, in a small, casual environment which had the feel of a hotel vestibule. People were coming and going through the lobby which was interesting, and the large tv was showing sport so there was a feel of a sports bar too!
The standard of food was very good and well presented,and the staff were very friendly.
My friend and I both felt like the food and the environment were in opposition, not quite the ambience we expected.

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We were pleasantly surprised at the vast selection of meals at Cafe 165. The garlic bread was amazing and all four meals ordered were delicious. As an added bonus it was also happy hour during the First Table seating with an extensive selection of $6 drinks. Would like to mention the happy, cheeky waiter, offering friendly kiwi hospitality.

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Had a fantastic time. Staff were awesome and the meal was fabulous. Will definitely come again.

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Jessica Matheson

We had all the food arrive very promptly. The ladies serving where very polite and friendly. Would definitely go back. The portion size was very generous and was tasty food too.

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Mel Stent

Very warm welcome as we arrived at Cafe & Bar 165 and we were given a choice of our table. We were advised of all the specials and that it was also happy hour until 7pm (bonus!). Our order was taken and out food came out without any hassle and prompt. We gave the food a 3/5 because we found the battered Dory (part of the Fish n Chips of the day) and the Pizza of the Day (Salmon) overly oily but our friend who had the beef cheeks said it was very tender and delicious with asparagus.
The service for us was great. Super friendly, nothing was too much trouble and with only two staff members on the floor they both did really well.

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Dined on a Wed evening using first table. Prices were reasonable even without the discount. Happy hour was a bonus.
I had the fish and chips and my wife had the steak. The food was nicely cooked and well presented (cafe style).
The service was great despite there only being the two bar staff and them also having to manage room service for the hotel!
Our only negative comment would be we tried to order the 200g steak but were informed they had run out and only had 300g steaks. A nice gesture would have been for them to offer that at the 200g price, but apparently the head chef would not have that on. At bill time they did offer a peace gesture which was nice. We will eat there again.

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colin Fawdray

Great staff,lovelly smiles,food and service were excellent,handy spot will return

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Great food and friendly reception.

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Allanah James

Great food and great watching the Crusaders semi final there

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Bobby Mulken

Nice casual setting and nice and warm and welcoming on a cold winters night. The beer on tap was at happy hour prices of $6 a pint - fantastic for a Cassells & Co lovely hoppy number or two. The staff are welcoming and attentive.
My lady had the 200gm steak and I had the 300gm steak
(normal price is $39 so quite pricey if not first table). Both were cooked as we liked and we really enjoyed the meal.
Would definitely go again.

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The food was so good, thank you

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Arriving during happy hour was a bonus,the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was fine good place for a crowd to meet not so good for intimate dining

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Although we arrived earlier than our booking we were welcomed and taken to our table in a warm snug corner.
The menu covered a wide range of options. Service was prompt, and the food generous and delicious.

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Olivia Rogers

Lovely food although there were only two waiters and they looked so busy between bringing food and helping people at the bar. I think they needed more staff on hand to help.

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Good food. Friendly service

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Great meal. Thanks

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Kevin Crook

Was a very pleasant and enjoyable meal.

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Lawrence Hough

Great service, food was ok

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Enjoyed our evening.

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We had a great time and enjoyed delicious food at Cafe and Bar 165. We had booked late in the afternoon and once they realised we were coming as First Table guests they were super fantastic and the service and food was top notch. Because we arrived a few minutes before our 6pm time we were also able to enjoy their happy hour prices. We would thoroughly recommend this fun and lively place.

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Paul Goodman

Sadly they were under staffed but the food was great which made up for it.

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Very welcoming , friendly , respectful , great service and the food , salmon, was superb .
An enjoyable night .

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All five of us enjoyed our variety of meals. Tasty, fresh ingredients and piping hot.

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What a great place. Great location lovely meal and staff very pleasant. Will recommend and will definitely be back.

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Great place to dine, relaxing atmosphere, friendly staff and yum food. Will definitely dine there again.

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Kimberley McCall

Experience was ok, could have been better. There wasn't enough staff on, however staff were friendly. The meals were good apart from the Chicken in the salad wasn't the best. The staff advised they could not let us (table of three) pay for what we each got, instead we had to split three ways.

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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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