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

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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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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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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Had a good time. Good service

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Service is normally terrible but the young English girl was marvelous.
As usual the food is delicious

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Ursula Jewell

very welcoming and lovely staff

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Sara Horrell

Lovely restaurant with a large menu to choose from. We had the lamb with a twist and the venison. Both were delicious, although slightly overcooked. We thoroughly enjoyed the meal and would recommend a visit

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Amazing food, lovely place. the bar staff service was amazing. Our waitress, needs basic customer service. We had to ask what the fish was, there were specials that we were never told about. She was disinterested, which is a shame as the place rating should be a 10!

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First time dining but won't be the last. Service was friendly and the food was tasty and nicely presented.

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Barry Tomkinson

Fantastic meal. Well done Jimmy’s. see you again soon

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Gillian Koster

Fantastic food all four of us and had no complaints. Ordered lamb,pork, chicken and salmon all were devoured. Apple coleslaw on the side was the best I have ever had. I don't like salmon but the crisp skin on that even had me thinking yum
Will be heading back again

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The food is okay but definitely not excellent or awesome. The service is so so.

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PETER ZANDBERGEN

Food is always the best and the prawns and the steak mmmmmmm

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Wonderful setting and meal. Enjoyed our meal and our stay.

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Jackie Sparrow

Quirky decor depicting the family's history, enjoyed reading the stories linked to the displays. Good food and friendly staff.

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chrissie merritt

What an interesting restaurant. The atmosphere with things of the past was a great conversation piece. The food was amazing and our steaks were cooked to perfection. We will return sooner than later

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