Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, International
Price Point: Mains from Above $35
Ranked: #15 of 93 restaurants in Christchurch

Where you succumb to every temptation, where every whim and fancy is catered for, Original Sin proves that there's a heaven for sinners, foodie heaven to be precise!

Staying true to its name, this restaurant is dark and moody, with black furnishings and velvety booths that are beautifully juxtaposed by twinkling chandeliers. Here is where heaven and hell meet and the food is just as devilishly delicious.

The menu is packed with forbidden fruit. Take your first bite into that crunchy apple with their apple candied lambs sweetbreads and smoked tofu with mushroom spring rolls. Then sign a pact with the devil by indulging in their mains; choose from a maple glazed duck breast, baked salmon, chicken breast in champignon crème. Even vegetarians can be tempted with the truffle-scented mushroom risotto with Boursin cheese.

Then totally give in to your dark side with their dark Belgium chocolate flan and ginger steamed pudding. Top it off with a beverage which can be lethal if consumed to excess.

Be sure to join the Oxford Club which gets you a 50c discount on all beverages, and earns 5% credit back from every full price item purchased. The credit that can be redeemed on food and beverages at any of the following establishments: Original Sin, Kong, Bealey's Ale House, The Bog, Fat Eddie’s.

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Original Sin
Cnr Hereford St & Oxford Tce
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - late

Phone: 03 595 5330
Website: www.originalsin.co.nz

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Ranked: #15 of 93 restaurants in Christchurch 15
Original Sin
Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, International
Mains: Above $35
Accepts:   Original Sin accepts American Express

Reviews

At 78 yrs old who would think one could enjoy a night at original sin and smile all evening while dining outside looking at a beautiful view, being looked after by attentive waitresses who were so pleasant all evening ( a credit to management for choosing the right staff for the job. Food was divine to say the least. Will go again for sure and many times i hope before i am 80. Go and enjoy

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Virginia Batelaan

My husband and I were very happy with our dining experience at original sin. The steak and sides were delicious as was the chicken. Wow the strudel was so delicious as was the chocolate flan. We loved the food and we will be back.

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Joyce Wong

Excellent service from the staff. We were lucky enough to be there to taste their summer menu, loved the groper steak with the sauce omg it was to die for. We also ordered the sinned fried chicken and it was good too. Thanks for the experience, would definitely come back again

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Mary Wood

Original Sin Restaurant was an original blessing for us! Wonderful setting, scrumptious food, special company. The staff were welcoming and Chris and Willow our table waiters were engaging and attentive. Thank you. We will be back!

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The food was delicious and portion sizes for both entree and dinner were excellent with bread and additional veges/salad supplied at no additional cost. Our waiter was very friendly and service excellent.

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Abhishek Ketkar

It was an awesome experience at The Original Sin. Loved the flavours chef had to offer and the combinations! Hats off! The service was great too. Special mention of Chris and Nerissa. They were professional but friendly as well. A great experience overall!

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Tori Taylor

An amazing restaurant, the food was superb and the service top notch! Would highly recommend Original Sin and will definitely be back!

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Tina Schäfer

The food was delightfully presented, creatively combined, and absolutely delicious. The atmosphere inviting and warm. The service was attentive and readily available, yet respectful. We had a fantastic evening and will definitely return. Thanks!

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Great night out at Original Sin, waiter and waitress were attentive and the food was really good. I had the steak which was a perfect melt in the mouth portion. We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and they gave us a complimentary portion of steamed vegs and salad which was a really nice thought. Shared the fruit platter with mango sorbet which was to die for!! I am a chocoholic and this proved its close contender, the fruit was so fresh and the mango sorbet felt like I was eating it fresh off the tree and been whipped up for my enjoyment immediately. Lovely night out and will be back soon!

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I was hosting German and Australian work colleagues who raved about the duck main - they were dining in Lygone St Melbourne the previous night but rated Original Sin as superior - well done!!

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A very classy and nice restaurant. A warm welcoming, followed by an excellent service, with a lot of attention to details on order to please you.
The beef was excellent.
The service always with a smile.
Conclusion, if you have the opportunity to go eat there, do not hesitate!

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What a wonderful night! The weather was so balmy and we had a perfect position, sitting outside, watching the world go by on the Terrace! We enjoyed entrees and mains and were all very happy with our food choices. We appreciated the platter of breads and oil/balsamic dip that arrived for free. Although you could order sides, we were impressed when a sharing platter of vegies, salad and duckfat spuds came out to supplement our mains. This was just part of the meal - we didn't order it. Loved the scallop entrēe and the diner who had the tofu, raved about it. Special mention has to be made of the wait staff. My party was taken aback when I ordered a glass of champagne, and the waitress offered to charge me less for it! That's the kind of thing that makes me want to go back! Staff had very positive interactions with us and had us all laughing more than once.

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The moment I walked through the door, the atmosphere promised an amazing experience! Sultry lighting complimented the stylish decor - a perfect start to the evening after a days work. Our service was second to none! - Our jovial attentive waiter Christopher, is a credit to your establishment - his recommendations were spot on - the beef and duck were superb and to finish with the plum crumble was the perfect recommendation. The Kumeu Chardonnay... mwah! I would highly recommend Original Sin to everyone and can't wait to go back. Thank you!

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Loved our dining experience at Original Sin. Took my daughter for an early dinner and we both thought the food was delish, shared the thai salad to start - it had authentic thai flavours very yum. She went on to have the salmon served with rice, which she enjoyed, I had the steak served with prawn and scallop - everything was fresh and lots of care was taken with plating. Servers were friendly and efficient. We would certainly return - yay First Table for the great discount. :)

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We had the pleasure of enjoying a meal at Original Sin on Saturday. The meal was almost faultless and the service was great! We would not hesitate to return and recommend to others.

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A superb location, great food and service. So awesome see the city buzzing again. Totally recommend this location, especially on a lovely spring evening to enjoy Alfresco dining or comfortable indoor option if you prefer.

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Sonya Harris

Had a wonderful night, the staff were so lovely and very attentive. The food was delicious, lovely restaurant with great atmosphere. We would not hesitate to visit again or recommend to anyone else.

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FANTASTIC DINNER!!! My mom said that was the best western dining she have got for her life. Amazing food, extremely fresh scollops and whitebait. Hight level dinning place. Impressive experience.

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It was the first time my friends and I have been to Original Sin, the food was delicious and the service excellent. We dine out every Wednesday, and it was the first restaurant we have been to, that had complimentary breads as a starter I think that was a awesome touch. I would recommend the salmon and my friends loved the steak. I also thought it was great that some of the dinner ware is made in NZ. Would definitely recommend to family and friends and will return real soon.

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We had a wonderful time, atmosphere was fabulous and the food was divine. Would highly recommend.

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Outstanding meal, the food was faultless. Our waiter Chris was knowledgeable friendly and attentive and he made the evening a lot of fun. We highly recommend Original Sin and will definitely be back.

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Charming restaurant with an air of luxury. Food and service were both excellent.

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MAXINE Garters

The staff of Original Sin were very welcoming and the service was excellent. Some unusual touches with the food, for example a poached egg with the steak, prawns and scallop dish. All the dishes were beautifully presented and we all enjoyed our meals. We look forward to returning.

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WOW, we can’t wait to go back! The Sinful Eggs were heavenly and the duck was cooked perfectly. It was a wonderful evening out for our 4 Year Wedding Anniversary. Hubby had the Scallops and the Beef, again both were cooked to perfection!! We shared the Flan for dessert and it was divine. First Table is great for us to be able to try new restaurants and food without the high price tag and the worry you may not enjoy it. Original Sin however is one restaurant I would happily pay full price for.

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My friends and I really enjoyed the food. The entrees were a decent size and everything was so beautifully presented! And the taste of it all was wonderful, especially the duck. It was also such a surprise to have complimentary breads AND salads with our orders! All round a great experience. The service from the staff was great as well - all were so friendly and helpful. Definitely will be coming back again! :)

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Audrey Godfrey

Wow what a truly wonderful dining experience we had at Original Sin last night with both the service and meals far exceeding our expectations. Well done to an awesome team!! We’ll definitely be back to devour the Seared Scallop entree again!!

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It was our first time at Original Sin, and we truly enjoyed our meal. The food was fabulous, and they were good sized portions. I started with the scallop entree which was amazing, and my husband had the pate, which he said was delicious. Then for mains we had the duck and the beef fillet. Would have loved to squeeze in dessert, but there was definitely no room left:) I have already told many friends how much we enjoyed our meal at Original Sin. We will definitely be returning! Thank you for a wonderful meal and evening!

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Helen Jackson

Wow - from start to finish this was the best first table dining experience we have had! The host who seated us was super attentive without being overbearing and suggested some excellent dishes. The food came out in a timely manner and the dishes were full of flavour and well balanced. We thoroughly enjoyed all three courses and will be back again!

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Cliff Fincham

We went to Original Sin for my birthday celebration and found the staff to be very friendly and welcoming. We were shown to our table and after being given our menus were then given some bread rolls with dip of oil and balsamic, which we did not expect, a lovely start to the meal. We ordered candied apple sweetbreads with kumara puree for entree to share which was very attractive to look at and very tasty to eat. For my main I ordered fillet steak, which had scallops and prawns with roast potatoes and veal madeira glaze, which also looked very nice and the steak was cooked to my taste of medium rare. My wife ordered salmon with whitebait and ricotta, wild rice and smoked salmon and pernod buerre blanc, which also look inviting and she said was very tasty. To top this off we were also served a dish of roast potatoes, salad and mixed vegetables, which we did not expect or order. Overall our meal was a very pleasant experience which was enhanced by the friendly staff. We will be sure to visit this restaurant again.

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Beautiful food and Excellent service

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At 78 yrs old who would think one could enjoy a night at original sin and smile all evening while dining outside looking at a beautiful view, being looked after by attentive waitresses who were so pleasant all evening ( a credit to management for choosing the right staff for the job. Food was divine to say the least. Will go again for sure and many times i hope before i am 80. Go and enjoy

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Virginia Batelaan

My husband and I were very happy with our dining experience at original sin. The steak and sides were delicious as was the chicken. Wow the strudel was so delicious as was the chocolate flan. We loved the food and we will be back.

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Ruby Tang

Overall a great experience, due to first table there wasn't much people there when we arrived and we were 2 of 4 people in the restuarant.
Food delivery was slower than expected initially considering the number of people dining however once we got our food it was all smiles. Food was fantastic, service was great and we had a wonderful night out!

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Christine Yip

Friendly staff and the food was great too. Will come back

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Joyce Wong

Excellent service from the staff. We were lucky enough to be there to taste their summer menu, loved the groper steak with the sauce omg it was to die for. We also ordered the sinned fried chicken and it was good too. Thanks for the experience, would definitely come back again

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Amazing new menu!

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Antoinette Savill

Heaven to sit outside by the river in the sunshine having just toured the shops. Buzzy atmosphere even at 5:30pm which was a welcome surprise. Friendly & smiling staff added to our relaxed dining experience.

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Mary Wood

Original Sin Restaurant was an original blessing for us! Wonderful setting, scrumptious food, special company. The staff were welcoming and Chris and Willow our table waiters were engaging and attentive. Thank you. We will be back!

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Chris Fleetwood

Fabulous

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Everything enjoyed

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Great food, Great atmosphere. Loved the experience

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The food was delicious and portion sizes for both entree and dinner were excellent with bread and additional veges/salad supplied at no additional cost. Our waiter was very friendly and service excellent.

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Beautiful restaurant. Complimentary bread was a treat. Main was delicious. Dessert took a little while to arrive at the table but was well worth the wait, that steamed pudding was absolutely fabulous.

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Karma Gilray

Wonderful food. Staff were really accommodating. Id go again!

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Abhishek Ketkar

It was an awesome experience at The Original Sin. Loved the flavours chef had to offer and the combinations! Hats off! The service was great too. Special mention of Chris and Nerissa. They were professional but friendly as well. A great experience overall!

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Tori Taylor

An amazing restaurant, the food was superb and the service top notch! Would highly recommend Original Sin and will definitely be back!

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Tina Schäfer

The food was delightfully presented, creatively combined, and absolutely delicious. The atmosphere inviting and warm. The service was attentive and readily available, yet respectful. We had a fantastic evening and will definitely return. Thanks!

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Martina Štrausová

The dinner was yummy, we enjoyed it a lot

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Great night out at Original Sin, waiter and waitress were attentive and the food was really good. I had the steak which was a perfect melt in the mouth portion. We were celebrating our 20th Wedding Anniversary and they gave us a complimentary portion of steamed vegs and salad which was a really nice thought. Shared the fruit platter with mango sorbet which was to die for!! I am a chocoholic and this proved its close contender, the fruit was so fresh and the mango sorbet felt like I was eating it fresh off the tree and been whipped up for my enjoyment immediately. Lovely night out and will be back soon!

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I was hosting German and Australian work colleagues who raved about the duck main - they were dining in Lygone St Melbourne the previous night but rated Original Sin as superior - well done!!

- dined at Original Sin on

A very classy and nice restaurant. A warm welcoming, followed by an excellent service, with a lot of attention to details on order to please you.
The beef was excellent.
The service always with a smile.
Conclusion, if you have the opportunity to go eat there, do not hesitate!

- dined at Original Sin on

What a wonderful night! The weather was so balmy and we had a perfect position, sitting outside, watching the world go by on the Terrace! We enjoyed entrees and mains and were all very happy with our food choices. We appreciated the platter of breads and oil/balsamic dip that arrived for free. Although you could order sides, we were impressed when a sharing platter of vegies, salad and duckfat spuds came out to supplement our mains. This was just part of the meal - we didn't order it. Loved the scallop entrēe and the diner who had the tofu, raved about it. Special mention has to be made of the wait staff. My party was taken aback when I ordered a glass of champagne, and the waitress offered to charge me less for it! That's the kind of thing that makes me want to go back! Staff had very positive interactions with us and had us all laughing more than once.

- dined at Original Sin on

The moment I walked through the door, the atmosphere promised an amazing experience! Sultry lighting complimented the stylish decor - a perfect start to the evening after a days work. Our service was second to none! - Our jovial attentive waiter Christopher, is a credit to your establishment - his recommendations were spot on - the beef and duck were superb and to finish with the plum crumble was the perfect recommendation. The Kumeu Chardonnay... mwah! I would highly recommend Original Sin to everyone and can't wait to go back. Thank you!

- dined at Original Sin on

Loved our dining experience at Original Sin. Took my daughter for an early dinner and we both thought the food was delish, shared the thai salad to start - it had authentic thai flavours very yum. She went on to have the salmon served with rice, which she enjoyed, I had the steak served with prawn and scallop - everything was fresh and lots of care was taken with plating. Servers were friendly and efficient. We would certainly return - yay First Table for the great discount. :)

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Scott Miller

The Food and service was excellent - highly recommend.

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We had the pleasure of enjoying a meal at Original Sin on Saturday. The meal was almost faultless and the service was great! We would not hesitate to return and recommend to others.

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A superb location, great food and service. So awesome see the city buzzing again. Totally recommend this location, especially on a lovely spring evening to enjoy Alfresco dining or comfortable indoor option if you prefer.

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Sonya Harris

Had a wonderful night, the staff were so lovely and very attentive. The food was delicious, lovely restaurant with great atmosphere. We would not hesitate to visit again or recommend to anyone else.

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FANTASTIC DINNER!!! My mom said that was the best western dining she have got for her life. Amazing food, extremely fresh scollops and whitebait. Hight level dinning place. Impressive experience.

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Sandi Burrows-Loader

The meal, atmosphere and service was all outstanding.

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It was the first time my friends and I have been to Original Sin, the food was delicious and the service excellent. We dine out every Wednesday, and it was the first restaurant we have been to, that had complimentary breads as a starter I think that was a awesome touch. I would recommend the salmon and my friends loved the steak. I also thought it was great that some of the dinner ware is made in NZ. Would definitely recommend to family and friends and will return real soon.

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We had a wonderful time, atmosphere was fabulous and the food was divine. Would highly recommend.

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Jane Houghton

The starters are $22 each and the mains are $42. Very expensive but also very nice. Had scallops for starters. First bite was an "is ok" but each mouthful gets better and better with the different flavors and textures. Left a nice taste in the mouth. Would recommend. Husband had the eggs and croissant which he enjoyed and i had a mouthful so can confirm it's nice. I had duck breast for my mains. Had a few elements from the starter which was nice. Son had the steak which he loved, husband had the salmon which soon disappeared. Youngest, 9, had a children's meal at $13 which included ice cream. He had a burger and chips which he enjoyed. Most of the kids meals try to hide veggies into them which is an excellent idea and to be commended however this great idea lost on my son as he likes a plain burger. Sweets were nice. Definitely recommend the starters and mains. Expensive and couldn't afford normal prices for our family of four however with First Table it is nice to treat ourselves.

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Absolutely delicious highly recommend

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Absolutely delicious meals and innovative menu. Great service which was efficient and friendly.

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Tracey MacLeod

Excellent food and service. Thoroughly enjoyable. Unfortunately they charged us full rate - my father paid while I was in the bathroom. Will go back to seek refund

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Outstanding meal, the food was faultless. Our waiter Chris was knowledgeable friendly and attentive and he made the evening a lot of fun. We highly recommend Original Sin and will definitely be back.

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Charming restaurant with an air of luxury. Food and service were both excellent.

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MAXINE Garters

The staff of Original Sin were very welcoming and the service was excellent. Some unusual touches with the food, for example a poached egg with the steak, prawns and scallop dish. All the dishes were beautifully presented and we all enjoyed our meals. We look forward to returning.

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Amazing food. Risotto was so tasty! Service was fantastic too.

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Delicious food, great service, lovely decor. We noticed discount wasn’t applied but after a phone call this was rectified immediately and dealt with wonderfully. Thank you. Totally recommend

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WOW, we can’t wait to go back! The Sinful Eggs were heavenly and the duck was cooked perfectly. It was a wonderful evening out for our 4 Year Wedding Anniversary. Hubby had the Scallops and the Beef, again both were cooked to perfection!! We shared the Flan for dessert and it was divine. First Table is great for us to be able to try new restaurants and food without the high price tag and the worry you may not enjoy it. Original Sin however is one restaurant I would happily pay full price for.

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Sophie Petersen

Fab! Lots of yummy sides on the house. Duck was my fav

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Nice atmosphere. Well presented meal.

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Complementary bread, and vegatables with your dinner. Great service, food and decor.

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Louise Newmarch

The service is great friendly and quick. The food is ok.

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The service was great, the food superb and just love the decor. We will be back!

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My friends and I really enjoyed the food. The entrees were a decent size and everything was so beautifully presented! And the taste of it all was wonderful, especially the duck. It was also such a surprise to have complimentary breads AND salads with our orders! All round a great experience. The service from the staff was great as well - all were so friendly and helpful. Definitely will be coming back again! :)

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Trenia-Tony Johnson

Great dinner. Atmosphere is amazing and really classy.
Extras they give you are really good - the breads and dip were made favourite.
I had the lamb, it was ok. My partner had the steak which he said was great - loved it all.

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