Cuisine: American (Traditional), Barbeque, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #9 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch

You can’t beat this bar, restaurant and live music venue for finger-lickin’ meats, strong liquor and swinging Southern soul.

In the midst of bustling Christchurch Central, its dark wooden panelling, easygoing staff and fabulous roster of blues musicians will whisk you away to the heart of Louisiana.

Roll up your sleeves and get stuck into a menu of small and big plates. Think comfort classics like sticky duck wings and crispy fried chicken with waffles, as well as stunning seafood dishes. The traditional gumbo, mopped up with buttermilk biscuits, is totally unmissable!

Gluten-free diners and vegetarians are well catered for, while the drinks selection will make any evening feel like a party.

Pimp your salted caramel milkshake with a shot of spiced rum, go full on cowboy with an enormous selection of American whiskies or opt for one the outrageously good cocktails.

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Orleans
89 Lichfield Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 11am - 11pm
Friday - Saturday 11am - 4am

Phone: 03 365 7312
Website: www.orleans.co.nz/christchurch

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Ranked: #9 of 91 restaurants in Christchurch 9
Orleans
Cuisine: American (Traditional), Barbeque, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $25

Reviews

Mandy Caldwell

I took my Dad to Orleans for dinner last Saturday night. I had the cajun chicken burger and he had the beef burger with a side of the potato skins. The food was soulful and satisfying, the atmosphere is fun and vibrant. I'd highly recommend you work up an appetite before you visit - we'll be back to try fit in dessert next time!

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Philip Kerrigan

Great Meal great atmosphere great service will be back

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We had a great time in the Orleans, we ordered waffle and fry chicken was crispy and sweet,Ice cream sundae was beautiful, we loved fry chicken, it was very yummy , highly recommended . Thank you for let us having great time over there .

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Enjoyed a good meal at Orleans. Had a tasty waffle stack and a cheese burger with a couple of yummy shakes. Top service from the nice young gentleman. Would definitely be going back. Thanks

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Alefa Seleni

Absolutely love this place. We had amazing service and the food was awesome.Looking forward to our next visit

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Brad Baine

Great food, lighting inside could be improved but adds to the atmosphere. Outdoor seating in a courtyard shared with Strange and Co (same owner) is a nice setting.

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Litia Maclean

Such a lovely location and restaurant. We really enjoyed our experience!
The food was consistent and so good. The hard milkshakes were well devoured!
Service was so friendly and helpful.
We’ll be back again!

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Pamela Liu

Friendly staff! Nice place for a drink.We ordered chicken waffle and rump steak, the portions are huge we were too full to finish all the food.

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Great food! Ate far too much but it was just so delicious. Will definitely be back.

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Kim Gordon

Our dining experience at Orleans was fabulous. The food is amazing, special mention of the shared plate 'waffle stack' - you are a better person than me and my friend if you can finish it!!! Also loved the buttermilk fried chicken, it's the best. Highly recommend, and we will be back!

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We were warmly welcomed into Orleans and seated by a friendly staff member. She then continued to look after to an exceptional standard throughout our meal. The food came out quick and was beautifully presented. It tasted delicious also!! A great evening out thanks to Orleans.

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It was a great dine for 2 hungry persons. We ordered their specialty, waffles with friend chicken and cheesecake for dessert. Receptionist Maddy is sooooo amazing. She is so lovely and very accommodating to us.

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Darrel Weavers

First time diner at Orleans, not a restaurant that I would usually consider, but keen to try a new food experience and was not disapointed

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Nathalie Spencer

Awesome atmosphere, amazing service, delicious pecan pie!!

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Liz van Berkel

We have a great time at Orleans, this is for you if you are keen for tasty American style food and dark romantic atmosphere (it’s very dark).
My favourite was the cheesecake at the end! Chicken waffles were a treat too.

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Great food and friendly staff

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Great staff. Knew the menu and were very helpful. Great dining experience

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Kim Gordon

Dinner at Orleans was a great experience, we couldn't finish the waffle stack shared dish between the two of us very hungry people. I was pleasantly surprised that a sweet waffle combined so well with chicken and all the other delicious ingredients. The buttermilk fried chicken 'support act' is divine and a must have.

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Marc Baxter

The atmosphere at Orleans is unique and inviting. My fiancee and I shared the waffle stack, cornbread, and a peanut butter shake. The waffles are really good, light and fluffy. The milkshake we shared was amazing and would definitely recommend both and Orleans to anyone interested.

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Melissa Gatonyi

Absolutely fabulous. The food and atmosphere were authentic and the service was above and beyond. Really would recommend Orleans to all.

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Robin Gyton

Stunning, Menu was varied, and we tried 8 of their dishes, Every mouthful was a delight. We thoroughly recommend a visit and well done to the chef for imparting so much flavour into every dish. Lovely friendly waitress, welcoming cosy decor, and quick service.

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I really enjoyed the Orleans, fantastic atmosphere and amazing food. Will defiantly go back. The chowder was divine.

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Amazing night. Service 11/10 - our young chap looked after us wonderfully, was attentive and polite. Food 11/10 Everyone in our group loved their choices. Exceptional value and phenomenal taste.
If you’ve been waiting for Orleans to reopen after the renovations, wait no longer - it’s better than ever.

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Tyler Aroha Wilson

First time using first table and it was amazing Orleans is so great to food was so amazing customer service was fantastic and I even talked to the lady that served us about having my birthday dinner there
The butter milk chicken is a must
Definitely going back
And you should try it out for sure

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Service was fantastic. I didn't get our servers name but she was absolutely awesome. Best service I've had in ages. The food was delicious and the cocktails were perfect. We'll be back for sure.

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Chantelle Nicole

Great atmosphere, great service, great food!

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Hamish Strange

Orleans is a solid restaurant at an affordable price. Considering the portion sizes you can get a super affordable and yummy meal for under 35$ per person with mains and entrees. Chucking a first table discount is daylight robbery!!
I will be back to take friends!

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Mandy Caldwell

I took my Dad to Orleans for dinner last Saturday night. I had the cajun chicken burger and he had the beef burger with a side of the potato skins. The food was soulful and satisfying, the atmosphere is fun and vibrant. I'd highly recommend you work up an appetite before you visit - we'll be back to try fit in dessert next time!

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Kelly Tee

This was my 2nd visit to Orleans and it didnt disappoint! We got an assortment of dishes to share. They were all delicious! Especially the beef cheeks. Highly recommend!

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Philip Kerrigan

Great Meal great atmosphere great service will be back

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We had a great time in the Orleans, we ordered waffle and fry chicken was crispy and sweet,Ice cream sundae was beautiful, we loved fry chicken, it was very yummy , highly recommended . Thank you for let us having great time over there .

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Very enjoyable meal

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Enjoyed a good meal at Orleans. Had a tasty waffle stack and a cheese burger with a couple of yummy shakes. Top service from the nice young gentleman. Would definitely be going back. Thanks

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Cecilia Zhong

Very valuable price for the portion of the food, and very friendly service

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Alefa Seleni

Absolutely love this place. We had amazing service and the food was awesome.Looking forward to our next visit

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Brad Baine

Great food, lighting inside could be improved but adds to the atmosphere. Outdoor seating in a courtyard shared with Strange and Co (same owner) is a nice setting.

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Litia Maclean

Such a lovely location and restaurant. We really enjoyed our experience!
The food was consistent and so good. The hard milkshakes were well devoured!
Service was so friendly and helpful.
We’ll be back again!

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Pamela Liu

Friendly staff! Nice place for a drink.We ordered chicken waffle and rump steak, the portions are huge we were too full to finish all the food.

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Great food! Ate far too much but it was just so delicious. Will definitely be back.

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Kim Gordon

Our dining experience at Orleans was fabulous. The food is amazing, special mention of the shared plate 'waffle stack' - you are a better person than me and my friend if you can finish it!!! Also loved the buttermilk fried chicken, it's the best. Highly recommend, and we will be back!

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We were warmly welcomed into Orleans and seated by a friendly staff member. She then continued to look after to an exceptional standard throughout our meal. The food came out quick and was beautifully presented. It tasted delicious also!! A great evening out thanks to Orleans.

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It was a great dine for 2 hungry persons. We ordered their specialty, waffles with friend chicken and cheesecake for dessert. Receptionist Maddy is sooooo amazing. She is so lovely and very accommodating to us.

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Interesting food, good service neat atmosphere although the low level of lighting had lots of people using the torches on their phones to read the menu. We were unfortunate to be there on a night when they only had one chef and our food came out sparodically, but we were given free drinks and a further discount on the bill. Good night out thanks Orleans

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mike connolly

The kai was fantastic and the service was incredible. Was definitely worth a visit.

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Darrel Weavers

First time diner at Orleans, not a restaurant that I would usually consider, but keen to try a new food experience and was not disapointed

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Service was great!!! Unfortunately the ribs were cold and no bbq sauce available for them but that could just be my taste? Apart from that good times! Pecan pie was awesome!

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Recommended for a relaxing Sunday lunch

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Nathalie Spencer

Awesome atmosphere, amazing service, delicious pecan pie!!

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Liz van Berkel

We have a great time at Orleans, this is for you if you are keen for tasty American style food and dark romantic atmosphere (it’s very dark).
My favourite was the cheesecake at the end! Chicken waffles were a treat too.

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Great food and friendly staff

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Great staff. Knew the menu and were very helpful. Great dining experience

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Kim Gordon

Dinner at Orleans was a great experience, we couldn't finish the waffle stack shared dish between the two of us very hungry people. I was pleasantly surprised that a sweet waffle combined so well with chicken and all the other delicious ingredients. The buttermilk fried chicken 'support act' is divine and a must have.

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Marc Baxter

The atmosphere at Orleans is unique and inviting. My fiancee and I shared the waffle stack, cornbread, and a peanut butter shake. The waffles are really good, light and fluffy. The milkshake we shared was amazing and would definitely recommend both and Orleans to anyone interested.

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Melissa Gatonyi

Absolutely fabulous. The food and atmosphere were authentic and the service was above and beyond. Really would recommend Orleans to all.

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Beka Scott

Delicious!!! We shared a few plates between the 3 of us and enjoyed everything, great value for money too! Our waitress was lovely, patient and very helpful. Chicken waffles are an absolute must, and the potato skins were yum. Parents would have liked the option of coffee to order as a drink, but not a biggie - would definitely return!

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Hini Patel

Great dining experience

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Robin Gyton

Stunning, Menu was varied, and we tried 8 of their dishes, Every mouthful was a delight. We thoroughly recommend a visit and well done to the chef for imparting so much flavour into every dish. Lovely friendly waitress, welcoming cosy decor, and quick service.

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Emma Gordon

Great food, great service, will definitely go again.

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Nodyrb Aneres

Food was great but that was all. The restaurant itself was very cold, very dark and the music was very very loud for a lunchtime when there was only 4 people in there. We also had to wait awhile for some of our food because they had "A big order in another bar/restaurant" which they also cook/cater for???? Not sure if we would go back. Takeaways would be a certainty though.

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I really enjoyed the Orleans, fantastic atmosphere and amazing food. Will defiantly go back. The chowder was divine.

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Francesca Barrett

We got the waffle stack and it was huge! Although more waffle than chicken, definitely want to try other things on the menu so will be back.

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Amazing night. Service 11/10 - our young chap looked after us wonderfully, was attentive and polite. Food 11/10 Everyone in our group loved their choices. Exceptional value and phenomenal taste.
If you’ve been waiting for Orleans to reopen after the renovations, wait no longer - it’s better than ever.

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We had a great night at Orleans.
We enjoyed all food, especially Chicken waffle stuck and Beef cheek.
Waiter is nice and friendly, his cocktail was very yummy as well.
Will come back again!

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Tyler Aroha Wilson

First time using first table and it was amazing Orleans is so great to food was so amazing customer service was fantastic and I even talked to the lady that served us about having my birthday dinner there
The butter milk chicken is a must
Definitely going back
And you should try it out for sure

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The food was really yummy. Loved the ribs and the chicken waffle dish. Will come back for sure.

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Food was amazing! Chicken and waffles are a must- need an entree though as its a bit small.
Lighting was dark so it was a bit hard to read the menu and see your food but overall a really good experience

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Jess Parker

Atmosphere and food was second to none. While we enjoyed the chilled vibe, it was almost a shame this place wasn’t busier, because it ticked all the boxes and more people should be here enjoying it. We will absolutely be back!

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Jacinta-Rose Nelmes

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Phil Burgess

Food was great but service was a bit average. Didn't have enough staff on

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Great dining experience

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magi guinan

Great atmosphere and food

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Lai Nguyen

We ordered the waffle stack, it had a little bit of everything! Was very filling!

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Lovely atmosphere, great staff and the food was delicious. I recommend the chicken and waffles and the pecan pie

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Service was fantastic. I didn't get our servers name but she was absolutely awesome. Best service I've had in ages. The food was delicious and the cocktails were perfect. We'll be back for sure.

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Vaughan McGill

The lady working on Saturday night had such unbelievably good service

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