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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.

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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

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Cook 'N' With Gas
Cuisine: Bistro
Mains: Above $35

Reviews

Kathryn Wigley

We had a fantastic meal at “Cook N on Gas”. The steak was perfectly cooked, the sauce was delicious with beetroot and the potato gratin was the best I have tasted. My partner had the Market Fish and pawns and loved it. Needless to say the plates returned to the kitchen empty. We both enjoyed the experience and the staff were so friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend Cook N Gas and look forward to coming back again. The city is recovering and is a eclectic mix of old and the new. Cook N Gas is a lovely reminder of the history of Christchurch. Thank you

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Everything was perfect from the food to the service. My wife was pregnant and they were especially careful to run all our concerns by the chef to make sure it was fine for her. They even looked up the dessert and told us what she could or couldn't eat before we ordered it! It was nothing short of excellence.

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Maisey Smaling

I would highly recommend this restaurant to others the food was delicious and the customer service was exceptional they catered to our every need I will be definitely going back....

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My husband and I decided to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary at cooking with gas as I had eaten there before and really enjoyed the food and the service.As before I wasnt disappointed. We were met at the door and welcomed in, we could choose where to sit which was very pleasant.We chose to mix up our starter with a snack and starter,the garlic cheese flat bread snack and smoked salmon starter were devine .We then moved onto mains.I had the sirloin steak -melt in the mouth and my husband had the pork belly -also wonderful and very nice flavours.Desert for me chocolate brownie -hard base and soft chewy chocolate deliciousness,my husband had the ice cream sundae not as good as my brownie,but Im good at sharing.The service at cooking with gas is exceptional and we both enjoyed our night would really recommend this restaurant.

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We have not eaten here since the 2011 earthquake so we wondered how it would be.

It was a superb experience!

We chose Interesting, non-standard dishes combining quality ingredients to make delicious food. The mussels, Market Fish and Duck were all outstanding. Presentation complemented taste. We were impressed that this Christchurch Institution can still deliver consistently wonderful food!

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Nicole Irwin

We had a wonderful time. The staff were welcoming as soon as we walked in. They were attentive without being over-the-top, and showed that they were knowledgeable about their menu. Food was excellent, timing of dishes was spot-on. The dishes were exactly what was described on the menu, and we did our absolute best to try and finish our plates (but were so full by the end of it that we couldn't quite do it)! Overall, a great experience and we definitely will be returning!

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Suze Lamont

From the minute we arrived the level was service was exceptional! Made to feel very welcome. Food was very very good and would highly recommend. Helped they had my favourite wine.
We asked for a few changes and they were so accommodating with the menu! Highly recommend and great value
Cheers
Suze lamont

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We had a group of 4 and we had a wonderful meal. We all had different mains and deserts and we couldn't fault anything. Our lovely waitress was very helpful and just added to our enjoyment of the meal. She made a great job of flaming the pancakes. All round can't recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back. *****

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We had the pork belly, duck and fish. Big meals. All exquisite. Could not fault them . The service is so friendly and warm. Makes you feel very welcome and special. Cannot recommend highly enough. Will be back for sure. Thankyou

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We were warmly welcomed and well looked after. The food was tasty and ample portions. We particularly liked the baked avocado...yum!

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Debbie Houltham

Absolutely loved the place. The service was amazing as only one staff person on but he was efficient, friendly and professional. The food was tasty with great sized portions and very tasty. All meals ordered were awesome. Would 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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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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Christine Campfens

Very friendly waiter. Unfortunately my steak was tough and not cooked on one side

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Melanie Allen

The beef was cooked to perfection. A really tasty meal. Definitely worth a visit.

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Kathryn Wigley

We had a fantastic meal at “Cook N on Gas”. The steak was perfectly cooked, the sauce was delicious with beetroot and the potato gratin was the best I have tasted. My partner had the Market Fish and pawns and loved it. Needless to say the plates returned to the kitchen empty. We both enjoyed the experience and the staff were so friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend Cook N Gas and look forward to coming back again. The city is recovering and is a eclectic mix of old and the new. Cook N Gas is a lovely reminder of the history of Christchurch. Thank you

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Debbie Billington

Wonderful food and the service was top notch. Dined there with a couple of friends and had a great night would definitely recommend

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Outrageously good food, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic service - this is our favourite restaurant in Christchurch. Highly recommend the prawns or mussels to start and the duck for mains. Servings are large.

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We had a beautiful valentines meal at Cook ‘N’ With Gas. Very impressive dishes, nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Thanks again.

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Caitlin Wright

We had a wonderful night. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable.
Highly recommend!

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Really enjoyed dining here. Service was great & food lovely.

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Yum!! Had a selection of starters and mains and the plates were all bit licked clean. We had to be out quickly which was easily accommodated

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Tanya Burnside

We had a fantastic evening at Cook n Gas, we were greeted by the door being opened for us, a truly lovely waiter and amazing food. Definitely recommend ✔️

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The service was excellent. Very friendly attentive staff. For our starters we had the bacon wrapped prawns which were delicious. Same with the desserts- I had the strawberry martini which was a perfect summer dessert. My partner had the brownie and again, enjoyed it immensely. Our mains (the duck confit & pork belly) were tasty but not as tender as we expected. Overall, an enjoyable evening.

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Great service.

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Everything was perfect from the food to the service. My wife was pregnant and they were especially careful to run all our concerns by the chef to make sure it was fine for her. They even looked up the dessert and told us what she could or couldn't eat before we ordered it! It was nothing short of excellence.

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Maisey Smaling

I would highly recommend this restaurant to others the food was delicious and the customer service was exceptional they catered to our every need I will be definitely going back....

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All very nice and enjoyed meal

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When we sat down we were told that we had to pay full price for the venison and lamb main dish and couldn't apply the 50% discount to it. We were pretty disappointed about this. The food was good although we had the duck and one of the breasts was chewy. When we paid, we pointed out that the desserts had been left off the bill and thought we were doing the right thing by pointing it out, only to get half way home and realise it hadn't been discounted at all and we paid full price for the desserts.

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Waiter was very friendly and attentive. Often with first table bookings you are encouraged to be in and out quickly. No feelings of that here at all. Very relaxing meal and the food was delicious and well presented. Would thoroughly recommend.

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My husband and I decided to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary at cooking with gas as I had eaten there before and really enjoyed the food and the service.As before I wasnt disappointed. We were met at the door and welcomed in, we could choose where to sit which was very pleasant.We chose to mix up our starter with a snack and starter,the garlic cheese flat bread snack and smoked salmon starter were devine .We then moved onto mains.I had the sirloin steak -melt in the mouth and my husband had the pork belly -also wonderful and very nice flavours.Desert for me chocolate brownie -hard base and soft chewy chocolate deliciousness,my husband had the ice cream sundae not as good as my brownie,but Im good at sharing.The service at cooking with gas is exceptional and we both enjoyed our night would really recommend this restaurant.

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We have not eaten here since the 2011 earthquake so we wondered how it would be.

It was a superb experience!

We chose Interesting, non-standard dishes combining quality ingredients to make delicious food. The mussels, Market Fish and Duck were all outstanding. Presentation complemented taste. We were impressed that this Christchurch Institution can still deliver consistently wonderful food!

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Jo Anne Thomson

Fabulous food and excellent service, a real gem

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The food and service at Cook 'N' with Gas was excellent! Would definitely go back again for the market fish and prawns and for the beef a la gas!

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We were warmly greeted and the food was superb . Loved the mussels and the squid was really good. Pork belly was delicious and the duck was perfectly cooked. Thanks so much .

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Nicole Irwin

We had a wonderful time. The staff were welcoming as soon as we walked in. They were attentive without being over-the-top, and showed that they were knowledgeable about their menu. Food was excellent, timing of dishes was spot-on. The dishes were exactly what was described on the menu, and we did our absolute best to try and finish our plates (but were so full by the end of it that we couldn't quite do it)! Overall, a great experience and we definitely will be returning!

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Susan Lovelock

Great meal and wonderful service

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Chris Fleetwood

Dined here last night

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Great night all around. Food and service fantastic!

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Great food and great service.....very enjoyable experience and all of us were very impressed!

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Sheryl Godinet

The restaurant has a wonderful ambiance, was an excellent experience. Fast and friendly service, the best mojito I’ve ever had, and a delicious 3 course meal.

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Excellent from start to finish. Food was fantastic and great portion size too!!

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Suze Lamont

From the minute we arrived the level was service was exceptional! Made to feel very welcome. Food was very very good and would highly recommend. Helped they had my favourite wine.
We asked for a few changes and they were so accommodating with the menu! Highly recommend and great value
Cheers
Suze lamont

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Lindsay Fox

Great food & service

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Food was delicious loved the black hole dessert and great service

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Beautiful food, choice of wines, great service and atmosphere too (the jazz music was great). We'd definitely go back.

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The restaurant has a really great atmosphere and vibe. The waiting were friendly and welcoming. Food was great!

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We had a group of 4 and we had a wonderful meal. We all had different mains and deserts and we couldn't fault anything. Our lovely waitress was very helpful and just added to our enjoyment of the meal. She made a great job of flaming the pancakes. All round can't recommend it highly enough. We will definitely be back. *****

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From the walk up to the door being opened for you with a warm welcome, to the service at table and bar, Food superb. Will definitely be back

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Lovely ambiance, great food but we never like background music dominating the dining experience. Like all over the world, waiters talk too fast - so if waiting staff read this, remember not all your diners have English as their first language - so slow down!!! I would thoroughly recommend dining at Cook 'N' With gas, Christchurch

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We had the pork belly, duck and fish. Big meals. All exquisite. Could not fault them . The service is so friendly and warm. Makes you feel very welcome and special. Cannot recommend highly enough. Will be back for sure. Thankyou

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Excellent food. Friendly & attentive staff.
Would definitely recommend.

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We were warmly welcomed and well looked after. The food was tasty and ample portions. We particularly liked the baked avocado...yum!

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chrissie merritt

Very impressed with food and service. Lovely decor

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Jarren Nelson

We've been to Cook 'n' with Gas a few times and it's never failed to be less than steller. Attentive and flavorful food, and with a 50% off you can justify getting two! Amazing prompt service, even understanding with a screaming baby. Can't wait till Astro lounge is open again.

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Thought a first table booking might mean we'd have to rush our meal but we didn't. It was an hour and half after we arrived that the main was served. Enjoyed the Salmon entree and the fish main. Nice range of wines and beers to compliment the meal.

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Lj Morena

Great food, ambience, and music and the Service is exceptional

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Delicious from start to finish

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Our 2nd visit to Cook’n with Gas it’s ideal before a show and easy parking @ 5.30.. we shared a squid entre which was tasty & generous. He ordered steak which was a little more rare than the medium/rare requested and a huge serving (I wouldn’t have been able to eat it).Once again I had duck confit which was delicious & generous. I would have liked more vegetables & more variety. We also shared a brownie which was a bit too sweet. The staff are charming, they even remembered us. They seem to have some loyal regulars. The decor is a bit dated, dingey & eclectic but I think they may have inherited that. We were hoping their garden bar would be open but should be before Show Weekend. We will definitely return

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Rose Head

Exquisite food, excellent service! The nicest ambience in the restaurant. Love everything about it. Cant wait to bring friends back. Thank you!

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Debbie Houltham

Absolutely loved the place. The service was amazing as only one staff person on but he was efficient, friendly and professional. The food was tasty with great sized portions and very tasty. All meals ordered were awesome. Would highly recommend.

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The staff was very friendly and the ambiance was cozy.

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Katrina Biddington

Always an amazing experience, highly recommend

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