Cuisine: Bistro
Price Point: Mains from Above $35

One of Christchurch’s most talked about restaurants, Cook ’N’ With Gas is a multi-award winning bistro that serves top quality modern New Zealand cuisine in an informal setting in a historic villa.

Reopened with new management but the same hard-working team in June 2019, Cook 'N' With Gas has created a favourite destination for locals over the last 19 years with an environment that boasts paper on the tables and cutting-edge cuisine on the plate.

From the moment you walk into the 1860’s villa you'll be greeted by friendly, knowledgeable staff, offered a drink from a list of over 200 national beers and wines. Look forward to sampling delicious local produce cooked with flair. Be prepared to relax with friends and enjoy the atmosphere which is “Cook ’N’ With Gas“.

It’s perfect when you want to show off Christchurch to your visitors or visiting clients. And when looking for a memorable restaurant experience in Christchurch, you will find it difficult to surpass the food, the drink and the service provided at Cook ’N’ With Gas.

Map

Map Loading...

Cook 'N' With Gas
23 Worcester Boulevard
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Mon to Sat: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Phone: 03 377 9166
Website: cooknwithgas.co.nz

Sample Menu *may not be current

Click on menu to enlarge.

Book a First Table

Cook 'N' With Gas
Cuisine: Bistro
Mains: Above $35
Accepts:   Cook 'N' With Gas accepts American Express

Reviews

Ashlyn Oswalt

Cook 'N' With Gas went above and beyond expectations in terms of service and food. As a gluten free vegetarian I oftentimes find lackluster options on menus, but this menu was full of great options. My partner and I split the vegetable main, baked avocado, and potatoes, and were delighted by all. The service was friendly and prompt and the atmosphere was cosy. Would highly recommend and we can't wait to go back!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

We had an amazing time! We arrived to a warm and cozy restaurant and sat down wherever we liked. The staff member who greeted us was wonderful and he explained the menu (either formal dining or informal bar snacks too!) and offered us water. We chatted and decided what to order and there was never any rush to order or to hurry up and move along like you get in other places. So so so glad that these guys are back in business! Amazing food! My partner had the trio of meats and I had the duck - perfection! We also had S&P squid for a starter which was perfection and the desserts were lovely too! The service was fantastic and we left very full and having had an amazing time. Can't recommend these guys enough!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Biggi Schuhmacher

The food was delicious and the service was very good! Highly recommended!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Eve Driver

Yummy food. Old fashioned fancy atmosphere. Nice music

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Francesca Barrett

Good food, would definitely go back :)

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Marianne Hansen

Absolutely beautiful meal, fantastic service. Our waiter was amazing great knowledge of menu. Great atmosphere really enjoyed our night out.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Kristine Sullivan

Great food and service

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

So Happy this iconic restaurant has reopened. Food was fresh, tasty and beautifully seasoned, and low salt!! Surprised to see separate 50% menu - but interesting to see whether the meals are the same size as the full prize menu.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Karen Amyes

Delicious food and great service.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Cheryl Green

Beautiful food, very friendly and helpful service, the service was quick too!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Eva Crossan

Great service and food would definitely recommend!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Mike Rose

Lovely evening. Particularly enjoyed the avocado entree.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

David Kolodziej

Amazing expirience! Started with bread and the jalapeno poppers! Followed by the mixed meat platter and the duck - every one needs to try the duck, simply amazing! Followed by the crepes - worth mentioning it was my birthday so i got a birth day plate and candle plus they flambe the crepes in front of you....that's a pretty awesome way to finish the evening! I did not mention my birthday but our waiter picked it up I guess :) very attentive service and brilliant food! Thank you for this great experience!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Ashlyn Oswalt

Cook 'N' With Gas went above and beyond expectations in terms of service and food. As a gluten free vegetarian I oftentimes find lackluster options on menus, but this menu was full of great options. My partner and I split the vegetable main, baked avocado, and potatoes, and were delighted by all. The service was friendly and prompt and the atmosphere was cosy. Would highly recommend and we can't wait to go back!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Such great service. The mussels were absolutely amazing! Thank you.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Reubin Caldwell

Food was really delicious, exceeded my expectations. The jalapeño poppers were divine , the terrine was delicious too. Service was outstanding, the two gentlemen were very attentive and welcoming. Thanks so much

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Very enjoyable evening great service and delicious food will definitely return

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Caine Spick-Walker

Great service. Poor waiter seemed rushed off her feet. Good food.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Donna Koot

Booking with First table was so easy, dining at Cook N with Gas was another great experience, always a pleasure to go there. Thank You

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Mark Somers

Disappointing bar like meal.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Lovely atmosphere/experience. Great meals as usual! Will be back soon.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

We ordered the duck a la gas and mixed grill for dinner accompanied by the different roses (wine) available, we also had the salt & pepper squid for starters which was tasty. The staff were very attentive and provided recommendations on the cooking of the meat which was appreciated, they checked in regularly to see how we were and the meals arrived within a reasonable time. Reasonable sized meals, tasty food, great service. Will be going back.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Sue Mason-Adams

Had a lovely waiter. Very attentive. Food was lovely. Had the mussels which I loved. Mixed grill was great especially the pork belly. Very succulent. The brownie for dessert which was very indulgent. Even the coffee was nice. Very happy with the whole experience.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Liz Carey

We had a lovely evening

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Victoria Eaton

Amazing service

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Nikki Hawkey

Thanks to the great team at Cooking with Gas last night, food was diners, service was outstanding, highly recommend this place!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Cindy Chan Kelly

Awesome dinner out, staff was very attentive. Highly recommended

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Dining experience very good but will make sure we get a table in a different location next time. The wooden floor was very loose and noisy.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

christine Kelly

Grey good great night great waiter room temperature could have been a little warmer

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Lucy Beams

Very good food particularly the starter (goats cheese brule) and dessert (crepes ala Gas) which were delicious. I enjoyed the added entertainment of the crepes being flambè at the table. Great wine selection. They were happy to adapt the burger to suit a fussy 4 year old. Lovely setting by the Arts centre, well worth a visit, we'll be back in the future :-)

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Overall a pretty average dining experience. The decor is very outdated as suggested in other reviews and the vibe of the place is very airy - no customers and music was so quiet we barely spoke to each other as it felt like our conversations would be for all the staff to hear.

We got 2 different starters, salt and pepper squid and fried chicken - both were good. We also got a main of 'Mixed Grill' the meat itself was cooked well but the cuts were so fatty you only got a few bites out of each, there was also no crackling on the pork belly which was a disappointment. We then got 2 different desserts to share, the brownie and the doughnut. The brownie was good but no different to a brownie served at your local cafe and they werent lying when they described the doughnut as a refried doughnut.. it was literally a doughnut that you get from the fish and chip shop, refried and re coated..We also found the drinks super expensive, $5 for a glass of coke, the glass was small and half filled with ice that you got maybe 3 or 4 sips out of it..

Probably wouldnt go back any time soon, maybe if they lowered their drinks menu and added in a few more starter dishes

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

The service was fantastic, friendly and efficient.
I had a invented on the spot gin & port based cocktail, if you like sweet I highly recommend asking for something similar.
The lamb was the winner from the Mixed Grill, and the duck was also delicious.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Nick Rhodes

The food was delicious and the service was friendly, would highly recommend a visit! A real bargain with first table, so will definitely be back.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Samantha Gutschlag

Food was delicious and the service was the best I've had for a long time!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Tom Whitaker

Friendly front of house staff, food was excellent and tasty. Will be returning.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Katie Grant

Love this restaurant. Had the best meal on Friday, with the best service! Will be back for sure!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Andrew Woodhouse

Exceptional service and the food was excellent.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Mahina Kingi-Kaui

Great space with awesome service and nothing's a bother attitude. Yum food and perfect Duck... Yum!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Angela Paterson

fab food and great service

Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Tim Connolly

Great to have the place up and running again. fantastic service!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

We had an amazing time! We arrived to a warm and cozy restaurant and sat down wherever we liked. The staff member who greeted us was wonderful and he explained the menu (either formal dining or informal bar snacks too!) and offered us water. We chatted and decided what to order and there was never any rush to order or to hurry up and move along like you get in other places. So so so glad that these guys are back in business! Amazing food! My partner had the trio of meats and I had the duck - perfection! We also had S&P squid for a starter which was perfection and the desserts were lovely too! The service was fantastic and we left very full and having had an amazing time. Can't recommend these guys enough!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Had a pleasant experience dining here recently. Food is of good quality and service is attentive without being intrusive. Overall a good experience.

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

From our arrival the experience was spot on. Excellent food and friendly staff. Definitely returning

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Absolutely fantastic meal - we rate this as the best restaurant in Christchurch for the outstanding quality of food and excellent service! The portions are generous and every dish was perfect. We'll be coming back again and again and again. Thank you!

Food
Service

- dined at Cook 'N' With Gas on

Overview

42 reviews

Food
Service