Louis Champagne & Oyster Bar

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Cuisine: A La Carte, Fine Dining, Oyster Bar
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Bringing new levels of elegance to Christchurch, Louis Champagne Bar is a classy place to wine and dine.

Serving the best wines, sparkling wines and champagnes from around the country and the world, you’re sure to find a tipple that will tickle your fancy. Pull up a beautifully upholstered stool to the bar, grab a glass of something cool and moreish and select a bite to eat from the seasonal menu.

Oysters served 12 different ways are available*, shareable meat boards, hand-cut duck fat potatoes are also available. Larger dishes including yellow fin tuna with avocado puree, pan roasted whole sole and premium beef fillet with spring vegetables are typical dishes, but their menu keeps evolving and rotating when fresher and newer ingredients come into season.

The bar is known for its gorgeous chandelier and elegant décor; it’s ideal for both a stylish evening out with your besties or a dinner for two to share something a little special.

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Louis Champagne & Oyster Bar
123 Victoria Street
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Tues: 4pm - 10pm
Wed: 4pm - 10pm
Thurs: 12pm - 11pm
Fri - Sat: 12pm - 12am

Phone: 03 377 3614

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Reviews

Ashley Marie

What an amazing experience. Food was absolutely incredible, and the service was even better. They really went out of their way to make it a memorable experience for us and can 100% say we will be back. 5 stars.

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Michelle Clark

I have to say, after eating out a lot in chch, this was some of the best food I have eaten. Everyone absolutely loved their meal. We had oysters (to die for) duck liver parfait (I could eat every day) the clams and mussels and the most amazing steak. Unfortunately there was no room for dessert. This will absolutely be my new ‘go to’ restaurant. I haven’t stopped talking about it.

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Matt Comber

It may look like your average middle class restaurant , but Louis Oyster Bar is anything but!

I wandered in with my partner on a Thursday night, and was immediately greeted by the friendly staff and incredible aroma of Fresh Fish. The restaurant was filling up quickly (it was almost 7:00 pm) but we managed to snag a table.

We were informed that the Market Fish was grouper, without looking at the menu and or hesitating we ordered it straight away. With a suggested cocktail, that only god would know the name of, within the first three sips I was ... let’s just say somewhere else, my partner even had to keep reminding me “ we are still in New Zealand not in France hun”. Back to the fish, in my best words I would probably describe the meal as “fit for a king” but probably two kings at that size.

Some say good food = good mood, all I can say is the word ‘good’ becomes an insult when talking about this restaurant whoever said this obviously hasn’t been to this palace. Safe to say even the great Gordon Ramsay would get through to his fifth course here.

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Linda O'Brien

I wanted to take my parents out for lunch for my Dads 87th birthday and this was the perfect place. First of all the décor is beautiful so you don't feel out of place if you dress up, which we all did as it was such a special occasion. The service was very attentive but not intrusive. The food was beautifully presented and very tasty. We were offered more bread with the platter when it became obvious that we were going to finish it all! The background music suited the ambience of the bar and was quiet enough so that we could have a good chat. We would all go back again, sometimes its hard to impress 87 year olds, but this restaurant did! Thank you.

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Emma Gibson

From the moment we entered Louis until we left, we felt cocooned in the lap of luxury. The restaurant is small and intimate and sumptuously decorated with gilt mirrors and white table clothes.
We started with a glass of Mumm champagne and a small selection of the oysters. The cucumber/ salmon caviar were my favourite but the wasabi/ginger combination was also delicious,
We then moved on to our substantial main meals. The Angus beef fillet was cooked to perfection and melt in the mouth tender, accompanied by a Deliverance pinot noir it was pronounced delicious. The butter poached lobster was rich and delectably cooked. It combined well with the savoury explosion of the tender pork cheek and combined well with another glass of bubbles.
Overall the service was swift, professional burt unobtrusive, the food sublime and the champagne chilled; what better way to have a romantic dinner for two?

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Masako Fisher

We had a wonderful time for my birthday at my favorite restaurant . Friends of mine have never been there before. They enjoyed very much.
Thank you very much.

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Nadia Maria

Beautiful setting. The waiter made a specialised cocktail which was delightful. We ordered a couple of oysters, duck parfait, beef and fish dish with duck fat potato’s. It was all extremely high quality and extremely tasty. The waiter was well presented and very polite. Great experience - I want to try the rest of the menu now.

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Louis was amazing. We tried a range of different oyster flavours, a couple of small plates and a couple of desserts. Everything was spectacular. Every mouthful was so decadent and delicious that we (my partner and I) have been raving about it from the moment we left. Lastly, I can't forget the lovely waitress who was so helpful and friendly. Cannot give enough praise to this place. Looking forward to taking visitors when they come from overseas.

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Kelsey Ella

I cannot fault my experience at Louis Champagne & Oyster Bar! The food was excellent, the best gnocchi I have ever had. Our waitress (Randy) was amazing, she knew the menu very well and made great recommendations! It was a really lovely quiet evening and if that, and amazing food, is what you are looking for then I highly recommend.

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Josie jackson

Took my parents here for a nice dinner on a cold night. We ordered all the starters (five different dishes) and the chef’s mixed dozen oysters. The food was faultless - the standout for me was the tuna and pork belly. A strange combination that really works! Above all though the service was amazing. Both the young man and the young lady serving us that cold Tuesday night were so attentive and friendly, without being even slightly intrusive. They made us feel so comfortable, were knowledgable about the menu and helped turn the evening into a really lovely one.

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Second time at Louis. Fabulous food - honestly couldn’t fault it. We ordered small plates so we could try more. The oysters - fab. The tuna with pork belly - fab. The sourdough bread with truffle butter - fab (seriously, I could eat that forever), The duck liver parfait - fab. The panna cotta dessert - fab (not too sweet). And great service too. All in all, v good. Will be back!

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Lynley Neutze Prestholdt

Wow! What a beautiful restaurant and dining experience. Our personable, knowledgeable server could not have been more obliging and my friend and I loved every minute of our leisurely meal and girls' catch-up. There was no pressure to leave as it wasn't yet overly busy on a Tuesday night. The parfait was fabulous, with plenty of accompanying crispy sourdough. My perfectly cooked scallops were simply divine, with the most beautiful flavours in the salty-sweet sauce beneath. Wine list extensive yet reasonably priced and the decor is gorgeous. Do try this restaurant - you won't be disappointed!

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Andrée Callaghan

We had an amazing lunch at Louis. It was warm and very comfortable in the restaurant, especially on a cold, wet day. We had the duck liver parfait, fillet beef and duck main. All were amazing. Cocktails were also great, with the favourite being the Beehive. Our server was very knowledgeable and professional, he really impressed us. We can't wait to go back! Thanks Louis

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This establishment was on my mother's restaurant bucket list and it was a pleasure of mine to be able to take her while on my vacation. We were charmed by both the decor and the lovely wait staff who were very gracious and patient with my mother's many questions. An order of brioche bread, few cheeky oysters, pork belly and fillet beef with a side of potatoes to share found us ohhing arring. Everything we ordered was presented beautifully and melted in our mouths. We completed the experience with a bottle of Perrier-Jouët. It was a perfect ladies lunch.

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AMAZING! Amazing! Amazing! From the minute we arrived with the beautiful decor to the extremely knowledgeable maitre d The food was sensational accompanied by a delicious glass of champagne! What more could a girl want :-) We will be back and definitely recommend.

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A relaxed vibe, with upmarket fine dining appeal. Extremely professional service, putting you at ease straight away and never wanting for anything. The food: prepared by pure talent, everything that came our way was delicately presented and utterly delicious. My new favourite place in Christchurch.

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Amazing food, brilliant atmosphere and we even received a complimentary venison tartare entree which was a pleasant surprise. Would definitely recommend to anyone for a casual dinner or your next special occasion.

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Rachel Hellesoe

Food was delicious, every plate came out was superb. the staff were lovely. Very nice atmosphere with a gorgeous chandelier lighting

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I was recommended this restaurant and it was more than expected!!
Food was delicious and staff was friendly. I liked the atmosphere.

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Sheryl Povey

Overall a lovely experience. Would highly recommend and wound take guests there.

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Great food, great service, and an overall great evening. Would highly recommend.

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Superior dining experience with the luxurious environment, classy and relaxed atmosphere, service and food. Thank you. We will be back!

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Ashley Marie

What an amazing experience. Food was absolutely incredible, and the service was even better. They really went out of their way to make it a memorable experience for us and can 100% say we will be back. 5 stars.

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Heather Wilson

Amazing food and service
Love the atmosphere as well.
Have dined here a number of times and has this restaurant is very consistent.

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TONY FORSYTH

A fabulous meal and our wait person was A+

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Kay McDonald

A lovely spot at the art gallery, all the food was delicious especially the calamari starter, I had the chefs special which was amazing, all that with friendly attentive staff made for a fabulous evening

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Kate MacRae

Louis is the best! The food is exquisite, waiting staff last night were superb. Simply amazing dining.

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Angélica Marcolino

Food was great!
We'll certainly be back!

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Danielle Thomson

Delicious food, wonderful atmosphere! We came to celebrate a friends engagement! It was perfect!

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We had a wonderful experience at Louis Champagne last night.
- Elegant and stylish environment
- High Quality of the food, we can taste the passion of the Chef, how to present food on the table!
- Excellent Customer Service . Emily was looking after our table and her professional manner really outstanding.
This restaurant is highly recommended!!!!

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Melissa Sleeman

I have always wanted to try this place so was super pleased when we found it was available on first table. My husband walked in (I didn't tell him it was fine dining) he was so pleased to have dressed for the occasion, not his track pants.
The gentleman who served us was very welcoming and friendly. We ended up having the shared louis platter- which was cooked to perfection. The Beef Tarate was ok, salty and sickly for the full portion. However the fish was amazing! I wish I had ordered it too, My husband gave me a bite and quickly pulled the plate away as he knew he would have lost his plate. It was cooked perfectly- highly recommend.
We tried both desserts which were a lovely end to a great evening.
A place I would definitely recommend trying

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The oysters were delicious, the mussels and clams were succulent and the Ocean Tasting plate was divine. The aged beef was extremely tender and the duck fat potatoes and Brussel sprouts were a generous and tasty addition. Both the chocolate tasting plate and the rhubarb and vanilla cheesecake were yummy. A great night and we would highly recommend it.

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Kay Marshall

Excellent

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Excellent food, great service! We loved it and will definitely be coming back.

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Very good and interesting food (for a Christchurch restaurant). The service was quite good as well. We would definitely recommend it to others.

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Leonessa Arellano

Our experience is great! Love the ambience of the restaurant.very friendly staff.We really enjoy the food especially the bluff oysters.

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Stanley Chung

There is a genuine variety of food that is not just oysters. The service was superb and the food is well balanced and filling. The fries alone are worth going for. Order tap water not still because still ends up being an $11 bottle of antipodes spring water that tastes exactly like our excellent christchurch tap water.

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Rachel Kuah

The staff is tentative, knowledgable and polite. Bluff oysters are to die for! We also had the Louis ocean plate to share, market fish and beef as main. Everything is perfect.
Best place to celebrate my birthday :)

Thanks!
Rachel

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Pleased to have discovered this. Great place for a night out, felt really special. Excellent food and awesome staff.

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Warwick Wilson

An excellent venue. Loved the meal, enjoyed the staff. A good night out.

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Costa Kerdemelidis

A very enjoyable evening in beautiful surroundings with perfectly prepared and presented food. A must for that special night out.

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Had a great experience. Love going to Louis Champagne & Oyster Bar. Food is always amazing and service is top notch.

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Kate MacRae

Oh I love Louis! We took guests out who hadn't had the Louis experience. They were really impressed! Perfect Louis!

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Michelle Clark

I have to say, after eating out a lot in chch, this was some of the best food I have eaten. Everyone absolutely loved their meal. We had oysters (to die for) duck liver parfait (I could eat every day) the clams and mussels and the most amazing steak. Unfortunately there was no room for dessert. This will absolutely be my new ‘go to’ restaurant. I haven’t stopped talking about it.

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Chris Callaghan

Service was supurb. Staff were friendly,welcoming, and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was delicious. Louis's deserves its reputation as one of the best restaurants in Christchurch.

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Great food, service and atmosphere.

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Service was fantastic, our waitress top notch.
Food was well presented and tasted great.
Thank you will be back

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David Kermode

An amazing experience. Staff were friendly and personable. Food was just beautiful. We will be back

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Hannah-Rose Price

Had an amazing experience here, what a stunning place the service is on point and the food what impeccable! Definitely will go again

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Excellent night out. Service and food impeccable. Will definitely go again.

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Chu May Chan

We had a great meal. The service was good, and food excellent.
Thanks!

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Jennifer Teo

Always an excellent dining experience, can't fault it

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Excellent service and food. The oysters were delicious. Highly recommend.

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Such a beautiful restaurant. Amazing food and service. We will definitely go back.

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Jan Fuller

Exceptional food and service!! Second to none!!!

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Yukari Ozawa

The food was beautiful

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Robin Buan

One of the best restaurants in town. A must try!

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chrissie merritt

First table you did this restaurant proud. The atmosphere and deco is amazing. Food was so good . We also had the Allan Scott bubbles. Staff were there when required.

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This was my second visit here and the excellent standard has been maintained.
Tried both the tuna and the groper - balanced, fresh and well presented. Top quality ingredients well used. I will return in the next few weeks.

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Costa Kerdemelidis

Faultless food and service. Definitely be back.

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Fantastic dining experience. Great food & fantastic service.

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Bindy O'Callaghan

Great food and service. Lovely setting. Would definitely go back!

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Leah de Friez

OUTSTANDING

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Great night. Food was terrific and service was the perfect mix of friendly and professional.

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Daimen Holt

Loved everything, great food, great service. Would highly reccomend!

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