Cuisine: American (Traditional), Barbeque, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #4 of 94 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

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Ranked: #4 of 94 restaurants in Christchurch 4
Orleans
Cuisine: American (Traditional), Barbeque, Share Plates
Mains: $15 - $25

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had an amazing meal, food was incredible

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Thanks to advice from previous reviews (and the waitress) the four of us shared two waffle stacks and couldn't get through them! We also enjoyed the creamy flavoroursome shakes. It is a unique dining experience with cosy decor and friendly service. Thank you Orleans!

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Philip Kerrigan

Had an excellent meal on wednesday friendly staff have been before and will go again.

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We had not been here before and the waitress explained the menu. We asked lots of questions about different dishes when ordering and this wasn’t a problem. We didn’t feel like we were being rushed. We were not disappointed with our choices.
Also loved the decor of Orleans.
While sitting upstairs we noticed a few light bulbs needed changing haha. You’ll need a long ladder for that job.

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Awesome vibe in the restaurant. had me wanting to eat what everyone else around me was ordering

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Went to Orleans for our Wedding Anniversary and did not disappoint! We shared the Waffle Stack and wow we could not finish it (and we are both big eaters), I had the Jalapeno poppers for entree which were really good too. The waffle stack was a bit of a Carb overload and we felt that maybe you could lose a waffle or two and have more chicken and macaroni cheese balls with less curly fries, then it would be perfect!! Just an idea but we would definitely visit again. Great service and atmosphere - thanks

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janine manson

The food was delicious, huge portions and great service. Loved the jalapeno poppers especially.

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Bloody great food, one of my favorite places to go

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Excellent atmosphere, food was delish and the service was amazing, thank you!

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Yuan Li

Certainly an unforgettable dinner experience, both my girlfriend and I were satisfied by the decent dishes, considerate service, and the atmosphere.

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The staff were lovely and helpful. The food was really good for what it was. We really enjoyed the atmosphere. We'd recommend others to go and try the food! We'll be back sometime soon!

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Cute little back street eatery. We where greated upon arrival by smily polite and happy waitresses. The food was interesting, fun and a new experience. I irderes a stack to share with my son. This stack was huge and would be enough to feed 4. Who knew a stack meal could create so much to talk about and we had a fun night giggling and monovering the food from stack to plate.
Highly reccomend, great service and great food

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Maranatha Pizarras

It was such a great atmosphere and really lovely service! The serving was plentiful and we still had some food leftover, it was an all round great experience :-) would've appreciated some jazz music being played though

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Belinda Gough

Love Orleans, the hard shakes are delicious. Miss the spinach and artichoke dip, but nice small menu will delicious comfort food. If you order the waffle stack make sure everyone is hungry!

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Elise Welford

We had the waffle stack but found that it wasn’t that hot...probably lukewarm, which was ideal, but our waitress was very good and gave us good advice regarding the menu.

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Alice Forster

Good service. Didn’t particularly enjoy the food too much as it was very deep fried. However this is personal preference and no reflection on the restaurant. Really good service and the portions are huge. We had the waffle stack and duck wings which was too much for the 2 of us.

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Paige Ashby

Delicious food, great service!

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Amazing food and atmosphere

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Erin June VIII

We had the best time! And who knew that food could be entertainment too! My friend and I shared a giant waffle stack of deliciousness and had as much fun admiring it as we did eating it! Will totally go back!

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The guy that served us was awesome, down to earth and funny, added to the atmosphere of the night which was great. Food was delish! My partner and I shared the stack waffles which was yum!

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Great food, great staff, great environment. Thanks heaps for the very cool evening team Orleans

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Great food, good service and nice place

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Luke Koia

Had an awesome time with great service and the food portions were epic!

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Amanda Derry

The staff were very friendly and the food was fantastic.

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Rhonda Bennett

Had the most amazing meal, chicken and waffles were a hit with the kids and ribs were so tender and fullnof flavor, topped our perfect meal off with the most scrumptious pecan pie. The staff are very friendly, i would definitely recommend Orleans for a great dinning experience.

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Michael McStay

Staff were awesome!

For me the biggest let down was the Jerk Pulled Pork Po'Boy.

The highlight was the chicken and waffles, I would come back any day for this!

The shakes were also good, but there were no oreo left so couldn't try that one :(

Overall, good place though!

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Melanie Sherborne

My first time dining here. We were greeted by a very friendly chap, who was very helpful with my queries.
I have the waffles and chicken and OH my life they were sooo good. I was disappointed as I often am when I go out that no bars stock L&P. Its a NZ ICON and I love it with my gin.
Loved the trio of desserts but not so fussed on the other donut type things as the caramel sauce was too much. But that is a personal preference and not a fault of the preparation etc.
I will definitely be going back....please get bottles of L&P

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Kay Bayly

Great food and dining experience would highly recommend and service was fantastic

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Sam Carter

Excellent service excellent food couple of downsides cant really bring any kids that are under 2 no high chairs the tables are very high and small menu. But the food was very nice weird combos but lovely we had share platters and it was great we got to try all different foods the shakes we had were amazing will be back maybe just when our child is older thank you

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wow amazing place well worth the money the foods amazing i had the waffle stack with fried chicken bacon cheese pork belly fluffy waffles sauce cloeslaw wow it really was a dish to die fo chris had the ribs he said yummo and so much meat hes never had ribs with so much meat truly outstanding we will be back we posted on Facebook now all our friends want to come .
the girls serving were lovely very friendly and so accommodating they make you fell so welcome . also shout out to the chef well done great food it makes this restaurant what it is .
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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Ruth Miguel-Garcia

Yummy food! Chicken & Waffles+Ribs!!

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Great food, a little different from the usual city restaurant. Friendly, helpful service.

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It was our first time here and we were thinking we probably won't like it as the combinations we found a bit weird but it was salubrious we are going to come back thank u our night was great

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Service was great, they were very accommodating.

Food: must-try the ribs and waffle stack! really yummy and huge serving size.. pecan pie and sweet tea was great too! unfortunately, not happy with the beignets- nothing close to a choux pastry.

Overall, we had a lovely evening and a satisfying dinner!

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We enjoyed our food.

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everything was excellent, food, service and amazing cocktails. Thoroughly recommend

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Ann Bradley

Great

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Becky Carter

I love the atmosphere, and the food was delish. Didn’t have a chance to try any cocktails as I was driving but they looked so good. Definitely recommend the chicken and waffles. Service was excellent, nothing was an issue. Can’t wait to go back :)

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Great food and very attentive service, will definitely be going back

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Big meals, good service

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Staff were helpful. Food was tasty and plentiful all in all a nice experience.

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Great night with great food

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This wasn't my fist trip to Orleans, and again they didn't dissapoint. Went out on a limb this time and tried the Waffle Stack rather than my standard Chicken and Waffles (Really branched out I know!) Food was amazing as always, and the service was top notch!

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Matt Comins

Defo be back
We all loved it
Got chix waffles.
Mac and cheese fried balls
Pickled veg
Roast veg
Pork belly
All delish.
Yumbo

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