Cuisine: American (Traditional), Barbeque, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #12 of 95 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: #12 of 95 restaurants in Christchurch 12
Orleans
Cuisine: American (Traditional), Barbeque, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $25

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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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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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Danni Morgan

Great service, food was nice. Enjoyable atmosphere. The potato skins were delicious!

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Always love the ambience great food and quality friendly service

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Rebecca Thompson

Amazing Good Food, mains on the small side though so you need an entree and dessert to feel full.

Service was Excellent, Waitress was friendly, attentive and helpful, which made the evening very relaxed enjoyable.

The atmosphere in Orleans is just like being in New Orleans, such a special experience would definitely highly recommend.

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Maureen Reyes

Nice place. Good food!

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My husband, daughter and I had lunch together. The staff was very kind and provided a good service. She also had a good knowledge of the bar which was reassuring for us. Food was very nice but unfortunately it took a bit long to serve even though it wasn’t busy while we were there...
over all, we had a lovely time there and would like to go back to the bar again.

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Tamar Hylands

The food we ordered lived up to their headliner descriptions. Pork ribs and chicken waffle stack. Big portions. Ideal for sharing. We were disappointed after placing orders to be told sometime later that there was no steak available. Considering this is only one of their three headliner meals on offer were curious as to why they had none available? A little more lighting other than a tiny candle on table would improve the experience so we didn’t have to keep using our torch. Wait staff were helpful and really pleasant to deal with which was nice.

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Although it was a huge disappointment finding out they had no waffle mix, the service was outstanding and we were offered a free round of drinks to compensate. Overall a great lunch. We will definitely be returning to try out the waffle stack

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Precious Villaflor

Great food and staff. Highly recommended.

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Chantelle Nicole

Great atmosphere, great service, great food!

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Jeff Tattley

Just OK.....The good was great up beat service. Interesting decor and good music. Unfortunately the food was rather bland and did'nt wow the taste buds.
Baked Potato was OK, but just a garlic flavor. The Seafood chowder was ok squid and fish were well cooked and creamy, but i was hoping for some southern flavor and it wasn't. The Waffle stack was mainly luke warm to cool waffles with very little chicken and 2 small pieces of bacon and two small cubes of dry pork belly. What we did enjoy was the fried chicken, which with the tasty sauce was the highlight of the meal.

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Music and vibrant vibe& Staffs welcoming attitude is a plus but frankly the food was not matching to the expectations. The famous chicken waffle stack was okay but the pork ribs were not. Pork kind of smelled odd even. So we kind of stopped eating it. It was a bit of disappointing.

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Honestly it had some amazing food! Super delighted with the service as well, it has a great atmosphere and I’ll definitely be back again!!

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Heather Edwards

Such a great dinner. All the food was incredible! The service was amazing, we were well tended to and very entertained!! The staff were so accommodating, even with us asking to move tables and the restless toddler we brought. The lighting and the music created a great atmosphere for dining as well!
Definitely try the waffle stack!

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Had a lovely time and enjoyed the music. Good tasty food and lovely service with a smile.

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Olivia Baker

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Megan Van Druten

Great atmosphere and food.

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Great food with very friendly and knowledgeable service.

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Perfect dining experience. Staff were super friendly and helpful. The restuarant have a relaxed and warm vibe. Can't wait to dine here again

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