Cuisine: Bistro
Price Point: Mains from Above $35
Ranked: #20 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch

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.

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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

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Ranked: #20 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch 20
Cook 'N' With Gas
Cuisine: Bistro
Mains: Above $35
Accepts:   Cook 'N' With Gas accepts American Express

Reviews

Emma Maheno

My partner and I dined here and had an amazing time - the food was great but it was the service that we really loved. Our waiter was super attentive, really polite, and just overall did a great job. We felt we were really well looked after by both wait staff that night and it made our experience all that much better. If we weren't both poor students we definitely would have tipped! Highly recommend.

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The only thing to say is wow wow wow the food was outstanding the service was outstanding and the ambience of the restaurant is outstanding a credit to everyone that works there would be one of my best dining experiences ever can only but recommend and I will be back

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Maree Hansen

From start to finish the service was outstanding. On arrival the door to the restaurant was opened for us and throughout the evening we always had our water topped up and as soon as our drinks were empty we would be offered another. The food was delicious and atmosphere was great

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Had our regular ‘girls night’ here. The food and service were both outstanding . The meals were truely delicious , and we were able to get a park right outside..

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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!

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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!

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Katrina Biddington

Always an amazing experience, highly recommend

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Emma Maheno

My partner and I dined here and had an amazing time - the food was great but it was the service that we really loved. Our waiter was super attentive, really polite, and just overall did a great job. We felt we were really well looked after by both wait staff that night and it made our experience all that much better. If we weren't both poor students we definitely would have tipped! Highly recommend.

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Fantastic meal, amazing service, great location and excellent menu, including wine options. Our group could not fault this restaurant and we would certainly return

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Enjoyed the food and sat by the window so looking out to the Arts Centre.
Staring with squid and cheese breads which not too bad. The mains of mixed grill was the highlight of the night.

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Chris Fleetwood

Delicious

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Regan Breen

The team at cook n with gas really know how to treat guests. Happy and friendly service that feels personalised. The food is well priced and delicious.

Will definitely be back.

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Jacqui Bang

Faultless!!
Haven’t experienced service like that in s long time... well done.

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The only thing to say is wow wow wow the food was outstanding the service was outstanding and the ambience of the restaurant is outstanding a credit to everyone that works there would be one of my best dining experiences ever can only but recommend and I will be back

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Really lovely meal. Staff were really helpful as we needed GF options.

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Lillian Challies

I had a monthly dinner catch up with my besties so it was my turn to organise our get together. I wasn’t sure what to expect. The restaurant was cosy and the food was delicious. We felt very looked after by waiting staff they were very hospitable. We enjoyed our night out.

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We went for dinner before a show so we needed a quick meal. The waiter was very friendly and helpful, the food was beautiful and the service faultless.

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Jarren Nelson

My wife and I have been to Cook 'n' with Gas a few times. Think our first real date was here. Great food, great service. So we we're a bit devestated when we saw it close. Thrilled to see it come back on first table just around a birthday.

I had the mix grill, her the duck with starters of potato skins and mussels. Recommend getting bread if your getting mussels so much delicious juices missed out on. Mains we're excellent flavorful, however think one bit of duck was slightly over cooked.

Only part that was a miss was astrolounge is still down for renovations.

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We both chose Duck Comfit which was delicious & very generous. Our waiter was the perfect combination of knowledgeable, chatty & attentive. Wines were $10-$15 per glass and an interesting selection from various regions. We look forward to returning and checking out the bar area which offers a different menu although we could have chosen from that also

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Maree Hansen

From start to finish the service was outstanding. On arrival the door to the restaurant was opened for us and throughout the evening we always had our water topped up and as soon as our drinks were empty we would be offered another. The food was delicious and atmosphere was great

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Good food and service.

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The Baked Goat's Cheese was superb. Overall a very good dining experience.

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Glenda Payne

Hearty meals. Great service. Old fashioned decor but great for a classy date night.

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Amazing service and beautiful food. My partner and I both got the Potato Skins and Mixed Grill and they were absolutely delicious! Mixed Grill had soooo much jus, which was a real treat.
Thank you for such a lovely experience

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Can’t fault. Fantastic

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Helen Clarke

Wonderful meal in lovely surroundings

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Sophie Allen

Superb food. Gracious and vigilant service. Very endearing environment. We loved it.

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Wonderful evening the food was delicious they were very accomodating with food allergies and the wait staff amazing - attentive and fun
Highly recommend

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Had our regular ‘girls night’ here. The food and service were both outstanding . The meals were truely delicious , and we were able to get a park right outside..

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We had a fantastic meal, and each couple ordered 3 desserts as we had trouble deciding from the lovely choices. The staff were so friendly , we had some great laughs with them and we will definitely be back again. Thanks for a great night.

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Biggi Schuhmacher

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

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Eve Driver

Yummy food. Old fashioned fancy atmosphere. Nice music

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Francesca Barrett

Good food, would definitely go back :)

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Marianne Hansen

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

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Kristine Sullivan

Great food and service

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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.

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Karen Amyes

Delicious food and great service.

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Cheryl Green

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

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Eva Crossan

Great service and food would definitely recommend!

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Mike Rose

Lovely evening. Particularly enjoyed the avocado entree.

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Stacey Wilson

Dinner was bland duck felt over cooked.
Mixed plate of meat was left with gristle on the plate.
Desert was a fish and chip donut unable to cut delicately with a fork.

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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!

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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!

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

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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

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Very enjoyable evening great service and delicious food will definitely return

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Caine Spick-Walker

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

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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

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Mark Somers

Disappointing bar like meal.

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

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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.

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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.

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Liz Carey

We had a lovely evening

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Victoria Eaton

Amazing service

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Nikki Hawkey

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

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Cindy Chan Kelly

Awesome dinner out, staff was very attentive. Highly recommended

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