Cuisine: International, New Zealand, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Enjoy a warm welcome and al fresco dining at Jimmy’s Restaurant & Bar, famous for one of the tastiest ribeye steaks in Canterbury!

Having just reinvigorated the entire menu, you can experience fresh, healthy and tasty dishes at Jimmy’s, as well as their hearty New Zealand favourites. Focusing on eating well and feeling good for everyone, Jimmy’s offers a range of light mains, as well as gluten free and vegetarian dishes, like their mouthwatering mushroom arancini, sweet pea risotto and fresh salads. For the carnivorous, prepare to have your taste buds overwhelmed with tender steaks and marinated meats! From wild venison striploin and pork belly, to an entire grill section firing up some of the best steaks in town, you won’t be disappointed at this restaurant.

Located in the Pavilions Hotel, just five minutes’ drive from Christchurch’s central art galleries and museums, Jimmy’s is ideal for those wanting to unwind and enjoy a delicious meal at the end of the day.

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Jimmy's Restaurant & Bar
42 Papanui Road
Christchurch 8014

Open Hours:
Breakfast
Mon - Fri 6:30 am – 10:00 am
Sat - Sun 7:00 am – 10:00 am

Dinner
Everyday 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Phone: 0800 805 555
Website: www.jimmysrestaurantandbar.co.nz

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Jimmy's Restaurant & Bar
Cuisine: International, New Zealand, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Tried both First table and Jimmy’s Restaurant and Bar last night for a birthday celebration. Food was fantastic and the service exceptional. In the entrance there is an eclectic mix of historic pieces linked to the restaurants namesake Jimmy. A very nice and comfortable dining experience. Strongly recommend.

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Michelle Davis

WOW - the food was BEAUTIFUL and the service was great!!! We all can not wait to go back! YUM YUM

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Teri Shaw

Love the restaurant, it is like walking into a museum...heaps of memorabillia and is a feast for the eyes! The food is exceptionally good quality and the mushroom and blue cheese soup was devine, one of the best I've had!! Will definitely go back :)

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Fiona Kiwi

My husband was a butcher years ago so is quite the steak conisieur. Therefore when I told him that this place produced the best steaks in CH2, he rolled his eyes. After about his fourth bite, he was saying “yes, it’s pretty good” and by the time he finished he conceded that it was the best steak he had ever had!! You have got to go and experience this!! Thank you chefs!!

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Gina Coffey

Great menu selection. We enjoyed all our meals. Friendly and attentive staff.

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Debbie Wyatt

The 4 of us really enjoyed the food here. Mains and desserts were superb, I especially recommend the Creme Brulee

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Sharon Woolhouse

Absolutely delicious food, all meals were thoroughly enjoyed, would definitely recommend dining here and we certainly will be back. Thank you

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We expected 6pm on Friday evening, the restaurant was busy and noisy. Instead it was quite! I suppose it would have been what the first table aimed at, to let the customers enjoying the food in a less busy environment. We enjoyed the food, and the friendly services. Paying the bills with the coupon was easy, and no questions were asked. In the future we will using the the first table offers to explore more restaurants in Christchurch.

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Tried both First table and Jimmy’s Restaurant and Bar last night for a birthday celebration. Food was fantastic and the service exceptional. In the entrance there is an eclectic mix of historic pieces linked to the restaurants namesake Jimmy. A very nice and comfortable dining experience. Strongly recommend.

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Denise Frayle

Fabulous as usual! Always awesome.

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Michelle Davis

WOW - the food was BEAUTIFUL and the service was great!!! We all can not wait to go back! YUM YUM

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Nice environment in restaurant, look forward to dining in bar next time with all memorabilia. Food good, service by pleasant young staff member lacked great service. Needs to be improved for great dining.

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Very yummy food. Service was excellent. Very interesting place to dine with a lot to look at and read about the family history. Would definitely go back AAA+++

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Linda Ellwood

Great atmosphere in amongst the memorabilia.
Great food, and friendly helpful staff.

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Mandy Bainbridge

Fantastic food, there is no denying that. If I was being picky the service is ok and I say that because we only had one drinks order and weren’t asked again.
Driven past plenty of time and a very eclectic entrance with cars and manakins.

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Debbie Meechin

Food was tasty, highly recommend the pork duo meal & the ribeye steak!! Waiting time from food ordered until it arrived at our table was 40 minutes. The staff were friendly & the didn’t hover, which was good.

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Teri Shaw

Love the restaurant, it is like walking into a museum...heaps of memorabillia and is a feast for the eyes! The food is exceptionally good quality and the mushroom and blue cheese soup was devine, one of the best I've had!! Will definitely go back :)

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We enjoyed and had fun with our dinner. Great staff, great location and great food. Worth to try.

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Justin Boshoff

Really nice place..

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Ordered steak medium with a side of appleslaw and chips separate in a bowl.
Meal came and steak was cremated and an xtra bowl of chips instead of appleslaw a salad came took that back but appleslaw came after I had finished my meal. I ate mine as we had waited over 35mins for it and I was starving. Denise sent hers back as it was tougher than mine and hard to cut even with a steak knives. When it eventually came it was fine. The boss was working that night and I found him to be arrogant he didn't say much its like he didn't give a toss didn't even sorry about your experience how can I fix it. We have been to Jimmy's a lot and usually have a nice meal.

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Lisa Stanley

It was our first time at Jimmy's, and it was lovely. It was nice to see such tentative wait staff, the atmosphere was great.
I would definitely go back and I recommend Jimmy's.

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Jimmys is an experience once you walk in the door with the museum type display pieces of early NZ.
We started with the calamari, crumbled fish and pumpkin soup which could not fault. The mains of pork duo and chicken was also tasty and good helpings.
Would return again

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Lovely food, great prices, excellent service

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Jess Hobby

We had a great dining experience at Jimmys restaurant and bar! The food was super tasty and all was cooked to perfection! The service was faultless too! Thanks heaps, we’ll be back!

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Food was very delicious, the steak with roasted potatoes and brandy peppercorn sauce was the bomb. Waitress very friendly. Would highly recommend!

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The food and service was exceptional at jimmys restaurant. Would highly recommend to everyone

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We had a great evening, lovely food, nice friendly staff we just would have like a bit of veg with our steak:) will be back

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Sarah Heath

Great staff. Looked after us well,especially as we arrived early. Loved the amount of the great jus with the steak. .

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Lee-Ann VanderLoo

Food was delicious, atmosphere amazing and very friendly staff, definitely recommend

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Denise Frayle

We eat here frequently as the food is always on point. Everything cooked so well and delicious. Love the atmosphere , food and staff are great!

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Dale Hatzipanis

Our first time with First Table and first time at Jimmy's. Food and service was excellent - left feeling very fulfilled!

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Wow, my husband and I loved our meal at Jimmy's, the staff are brilliant and the food is delicious! Highly recommend

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Was a bit disappointed in the service here on this occasion. The staff were lovely however it took nearly an hour to get our mains and we were starving. Then nearly 20min to get our deserts. There wasn't many people dining so thought that the timing of food was pretty less than ideal. Food was yummy though in the end.

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Great food
Great service
Unique setting
Highly recommend

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Kevin Berry

A pleasant themed indoor courtyard sports bar / restaurant with excellent food and service.

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Darrel Weavers

Celebrating being mortgage free, exceptional sevice and food, great atmosphere

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The food here was delicious! Service was very friendly, but a bit slow. Definitely recommend though

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Gay Taylor

Was AMAZING was visiting from the North would recommend to all A++++

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Joy Ponniah

Had a delicious meal. The pork was especially tender and service very attentive.

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Frances Hasson

Our helpful & friendly waitress had the menus out quickly to our reserved table in cosy dining room. Food choices excellent. Duck salad divine! Other meals delicious, generous portions & well presented. The decor is different & a talking point..

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First class food, surroundings and service.

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Great food and service.
The waitress was very accommodating to our requests.
The duck salad, salamon, and wakanui steak all cooked to perfection.
It was special to have been given an insight into the family history. Interesting and intriguing.
Would definitely go again.

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Suzanne McMillan

Good food, Good company, good service made for an excellent meal.

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Jill Craw

10/10 for the whole experience. Atmosphere, friendliness and food was unbeatable. Fillet steak cooked to perfection and great choice of sides. Love the memorabilia and layout of the restaurant. Just perfect!

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Wendy Watford

We had a fabulous mothers day dinner at jimmys restaurant so nice to go somewhere that the waitresses wait till everyone is finshed before clearing plates. I appreciated how well they accommodated my children quite unexpectedly as I couldn't find a kids menu online. The child's menu was well priced and fantastic offerings including spaghetti Bolognese, as well as sausage and mash with gravy not a chicken nugget in sight yay. My daughter was also offered a colouring in book and crayons though the wait time was extremely reasonable
This meal, atmosphere and service was of an extremely high standard absolutely perfect thank you for having us

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The staff were very attentive. Food was lovely, especially the delicious dessert. Loved the history displayed everywhere. A very enjoyable experience

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Alison MacDuff

Extremely good pleasant service. Delightfully young woman took care of us courteously and well .Food promptly served and very good in quality. Fascinated by the history as coincided with my own Family.

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From the outset the staff were very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the evening and anyone who has connections with the West coast or an interest in history or historical curios or vehicles will have an evening of enjoyment exploring the displays. Again thanks for great service.

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Great food and great service also. Would definitely go back again!

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Food was very good especially the squid. The service was okay bit slow and the wait for food was quite long especially for dessert.

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The food was high quality. They know how to cook steak. Will definitely be back.

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This was a great evening, loved the food & service.
The place was spotless.

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Linda Ellwood

Great place to eat at. Table in Conservatory area was such a great position - very private, no loud music, and the view around outside was very good. The old era decorations in the Cafe area well worth a visit, so interesting.
Service wonderful, food wonderful, so glad we found Jimmys on First Table. Recommend to all.

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Highly recommend, the food was absolutely delicious and the service was second to none. Definitely worth a visit

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