Cuisine: European, Share Plates, Wine Bar
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35
Ranked: #9 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch

A modern metropolitan restaurant with an all-day buzz and a local vibe, Earl has brought a unique brand of fine yet casual dining to Christchurch.

The light-filled dining room with high ceilings and a colour palette of soothing neutrals makes it ideal for lingering over seasonal salads, house-made pasta and antipasti.

The food is inspired by coastal European culture. Expect produce-driven dishes geared toward fabulous wine and flowing conversation. Enjoy mouthwatering meat dishes including crumbed pork cutlets, nibbles such as radicchio & blue cheese tartine and fish so fresh it tastes like a kiss from the sea.

A tight, well-considered list of beers, sodas and spirits allows the superb wine cellar to take centre stage. Expect a weekly changing rotation with a global focus.

With the ability to be both intimate and convivial, Earl works as well for dates as it does for big groups.

*Not valid with any other offer, does not include specials or items from the Hors D'oeurves section on the dinner menu
**Tables for evening reservations are reserved until 7:30pm at which time you are welcome to move to the bar area.

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Earl
128-130 Lichfield Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Tuesday 12pm - 10pm
Wednesday 12pm - 10pm
Thursday 12pm - 10pm
Friday 12pm - 10pm
Saturday 12pm - 10pm

Phone: 03 365 1147
Website: www.earl.co.nz

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Earl
Cuisine: European, Share Plates, Wine Bar
Mains: $25 - $35

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Great food in a cool place.

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Kay Liversidge

Earls was a great experience we were 3 friends catching up for lunch and it was our first visit to Earls when we first looked at the menu we were not sure if it was the place for us, however we decided to go with it and what amazing food. We all tried different dishes we wouldn't normally order and they were all equally delicious we had an amazing catch up in extremely comfortable. modern surroundings with excellent service

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Jane Gray

LOVED the food. We had the first four sharing plates and the chips. Couldn't leave anything, it was too good, but we were stuffed to the gunnels afterwards. Couldn't manage dessert - next time. I would say, get 2 fish skewers (there is one per plate) and drop one other choice.
We dealt with two wait staff and they were both fantastic. Their interactions with us enhanced our evening out - young enthusiastic New Zealanders with just the right amount of sass but not too familiar.
Only two days later, I've already recommended Earl to several friends and family and we've planned our next visit!

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Courtney Bennett

Great service from engaging and invested staff, and delicious interesting flavours on the plate. All in a beautifully styled setting. Highly recommend on all fronts

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If you hadn't been to EARL - do yourself a favour and go!
It is honestly now my favourite restaurant in Christchurch. I've been for lunch and dinner twice, and everytime has been superb.
The atmosphere is light, warm and fresh. The service is friendly and polished, they really take good care of you and its a very relaxing dining experience. The food is always just right - a perfect balance of flavours. Everything cooked perfectly, with lots of vibrant colours and lovely greens. Must haves are the Betty Riesling and the chips! Love it! So happy Earl is on the First Table <3

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Kiki Wells

Great service, delicious food and a chill vibe. Would definitely recommend.

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Andrée Callaghan

Wonderful lunch at Earl in the cosy booth. Food was delicious and service was great and not too over the top

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Antoinette Savill

We arrived expecting the restaurant to be empty and without atmosphere. So we were delighted that there were other people dining and the atmosphere was good with enjoyable music, a busy kitchen to watch and delicious smells wafting across to us of freshly baked breads and of garlic. This was the perfect start to a great evening out in Christchurch.

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Stephanie Stevens

My husband and I loved our experience at Earl! Superb food, service and atmosphere. Thanks team for a very enjoyable evening ♥️

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Amy Burgess

Excellent lunch at Earl. All the other positive reviews were bang on - the place looks great, the service was fantastic and the food was incredible. Can’t wait to come back very soon.

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Victoria Eaton

Earl has a fun setting with open views into the kitchen. Service was great food was delicious!!

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Kowhai Buchanan

Food was delicious

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Jill Yu

Very healthy food

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Stanley Chung

Delicious. Aim to over order as portions are on the smaller side but you will still be satisfied. Thought was given connecting the appetisers, mains and dessert. All was beautifully balanced and even matched to the drinks. Beautiful restaurant and food.

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Raewyn Van Den Akker

Our third time at Earl, our favourite restaurant, fabulous food, such beautiful combinations and flavours put together. Great staff also, Megan even had our bottle of wine out waiting for us, so it wasn't too chilled. Now there's service, and a great memory. Thanks Megan.

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Rachael Hutchinson

We had a great time at Earl - a lovely restaurant, with comfy seats and trendy décor. Service was very friendly but a little too slow at times - our desserts were quite a wait.

We loved the complimentary bread with delicious smoked butter, and the cocktails we tried were fresh and flavourful.

All of the food we tried was nice, and a couple of dishes stood out - the fish skewers and the fries. The pasta was fine but nothing out of the ordinary.

I will be back as I want to try the steak as it looked good!

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Judy Moorr

We dined at Earl for a surprise birthday for my son! The experience was 1st class! My 7 month old grandson would be the best judge of food as he tried everything on offer and loved it all!
Service was very relaxed and friendly!
Highly recommend!

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Was a lovely new modern restaurant. The food was really awesome and the service was of a very high standard.

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Steph Gaskell

Went back to Earl for dinner after an amazing lunch a couple of weeks ago. Food and service were excellent both times, will definitely be back

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Meredith Wain

Fantastic as usual

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It was a superb experience. The ambiance was great. Cosy, classy, perfect lighting and comfortable seats.
The staff were friendly and professional.
The food and wine were delicious.
A great night out with friends.
Highly recommended

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Rhian Caines

Faultless!

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Tania Anderson

Earl has a friendly but sophisticated ambience with excellent staff and a sumptuous menu. I particularly enjoyed the beans with pecarino and the pork cutlet main.

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The food was amazing so tasty and full of flavour.
I liked the atmosphere and the staff where super friendly and provided a great service. I will definitely go come back

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Great

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My new favorite restaurant in Christchurch. Have already been back again.... The bread to start melted in mouth, the Hors D'oeurves were amazing, exactly as explained bite sized but a good way to start the meal, I had the steak for main and i tried to savor every mouthful - So good. Great wine selection too! Loved it.

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Mary O'Leary

This was an outstanding experience from every aspect. The ambience was great, the service was second to none and the food was delicious. We had one each of the bite sized portions and could have easily gone back for a second round, they were just so good. The home made breads were divine and the excellent quality Spanish olive oil was a bonus. The food really was superb. But my mother and I both have to take our hats off to the staff, they really were next level. We forgot to leave a tip, but we will be back. Especially want to let the owner know that the young lady who also works at Welles Street is a real keeper! Thanks for a great dinner everybody at Earl.

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Mellora Ford

Thank you for a fantastic meal and experience Earl. We had a wonderful restaurant manager who was knowledgeable about the wine and menus. Delicious cocktails and meals! We will definitely be back again.

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Julie Walker

New restaurant. Great food, yummy food, would recommend.

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Excellent

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We had a wonderful time at Earl last night. The service was spot on and the staff were extremely knowledgable about their food and wines. The food itself was phenomenal - I highly recommend sharing the small plates so you can try a bit of everything!

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Lana Bentley

Fantastic meal and service was impeccable! Nice environment not too noisy just a very enjoyable experience

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Had great dinner with my friends, service was helpful and friendly and the food really yummy. We left with happy bellies!

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Rose Button

Delicious food with great flavours in a small bite.

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Lai Nguyen

The staff were so welcoming upon arrival. When ordering the food, our waiter was knowledgeable of both food and wine. My friend loved the discussion over the local wines which were provided on the day! Tino Pai on the enthusiasm! We ordered the platter, trust the chef salad, the ceviche like fish on a mini tortilla and the beetroot salad. Everything was divine. Great effort team

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Sarah Fisher

Great service, great staff, amazing food, good wine choices to see too, good ambience.
I would definitely recommend trying Earl.

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Bridget Jones

Great food and place, really enjoyed.

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David Pink

Atmosphere 10/10 food as well, service exceptional. Loved every minute and ever mouthful. Highly recommended.

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Eve Russell

Great service, great atmosphere. A nice place to try some of the best local ingredients served up in interesting and tasty ways. 5 stars for the little bites that set our meal off to a great start!

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Everything was great. Food, ambience and staff were lovely. Will surely be back :)

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Absolutely fabulous night out, thank you

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Dion Manson

We came to Earl serendipitously, we were going to book a different restaurant for lunch but accidentally booked Earl instead. It was a mistake that we were very grateful for as my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to going back. The menu was focused and simple but the flavor contained was very much like a firework going off all over your taste buds. The wine menu is ever changing and we enjoyed sharing and trying different wines under Megs passionate guidance.

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Amy Throsby

My friend and I dined at Earl for the first time last night. The service was absolutely fabulous, very friendly and informative regarding the wine and food menus. The quality of the food was a definite 10/10, a wee hint of affordable fine dining. We both agreed that we’d happily return and spread the good word. Thank you for the amazing experience :)

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Great food, great service!

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Excellent food, great service, nice local bistro feel, will definitely return and highly recommend to others.

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Delicious food and friendly, efficient service.

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Kerry Wood

Such a great experience. Wait staff are very attentive and pleasant. Food is bang on! Such great flavours. An open and light restaurant which has an awesome atmosphere. Definitely a returning spot!

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Raewyn Van Den Akker

Absolutely fabulous. Arrived to find staff polishing name on door, etc!! Loved the decor. And the food!! Such interesting combinations, and flavours, we wanted to pick the plates up to lick actually, well one did!! Loved everything about our experience and will DEFINITELY be back, and recommend to others.

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This was our first time at Earl. The food was amazing, the environment super chic and relaxed and we will definitely be back. Don’t walk past this front door - go on in!

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Julia Dawson

Amazing service and wonderful food. Best panna cotta I've ever eaten! Highly recommend.

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