Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Discover the best flavours of Canterbury at this modern eatery…

Straits Cafe is a chic setting for casual wining and dining. Whatever the occasion, their friendly and professional team will ensure you have a fantastic dining experience.

On the menu, enjoy fresh New Zealand cuisine, with a twist of international influences. From grilled sirloin steak to Canterbury lamb, there’s something delicious for everyone to love.

Arrived early? Head to the stylish Junction Bar, and relax with a stunning local wine, or choose from their craft beers, spirits and coffees.

Located within the Rendezvous Hotel, this is central city dining at its best.

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Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel
166 Gloucester Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Breakfast
Monday to Friday: 6.30am - 10.00am
Weekeds & Public Holidays: 6.30am - 11.00am

Dinner
Open 7 Days: 5.30pm - 10.00pm

Phone: 03 943 3888
Website: www.tfehotels.com/en/hotels/rendezvous-hotels/christchurch/dining/?_ga=2.126586245.964984206.1544553061-208897907.1544553061

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Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Great meal and a great price

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Bobby Mulken

The staff were professional and attentive. The food was well presented and the ambience was calm and pleasant. Before we went into the dinning room we had a drink in the bar by the impressive fire place. The young woman behind the bar was friendly and efficient, after we were seated she brought over a glass of warm pretzels- there was a happy hour in so the fpdrinks were reasonably priced. Very nice place, bar and dinning I would definitely go again.

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Delicious food and excellent, friendly, fast service. Plenty of choices on the menu with a great range of prices. Very comfortable seating. Although it is at the back of a hotel lobby it doesn't seem like it, it seems quite separate once you are in there.

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Booked First Table before show at Theatre Royal.
Everything was absolutely first class. For anyone wanting to eat out before going to the theatre you couldn't do better.
Tony & Brenda

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Food was delicious, served quickly and service was good. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. Great for an early quick meal out (if that's what you looking for)

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Garry Thompson

The chicken dish was fantastic as was the cheese plate.

Great atmosphere, great service recommend to anyone.

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Bianca Long

Awesome yummy food, very friendly staff. Was even allowed to change my meal a little due to allergies

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Chanellechanelle Chanelle

I cant even describe how fantastic and mouth watering the beef checks were
The presentation was the best ive ever seen.
The dessert was amazing presentation on point chocolate brownie with chocolate moose delish!
Hubby had a bowl of noodles chicken shrimp mushrooms etc he said its the best meal hes ever eaten it had so many flavours
Thank you so much for a gorgeous night

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Carole Hudson

We really enjoyed our meal, great menu covering all bases. They were surprisingly busy so our server didn't get back to sell us a dessert.

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Karen Rae

Excellent food and service highly recommend

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Tom Johnston

Felt a bit fancy but still with reasonable prices. The food was really great!

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We have warmly welcomed by the waitress, enjoyed the nice food and beautiful presentation! Wish have a little more quantity in the plate.
Hope the music sound slightly lower, we could chat quietly.

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Delicious starter, and we had the steak for the main course. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Deserts were very tasty. All in all this was a great dining experience.

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It is good environment and good service. Suggest to hang coat when customers come for dinner.

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Our party of four ordered Salmon, lamb, pork belly and a steak. Each meal was well presented and very tasty. The brownie for dessert was perfect. A great evening.

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A really enjoyable dinning experience

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Darrel Weavers

Second visit to Straits Cafe, because the first time was absolutely top notch. This time however not as highly rated, but still an enjoyable evening.

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Graham Tate

From the welcome at reception to settling the bill this was a very enjoyable experience. The venue is much more snug than most hotel restaurants. The video beamed log fire on an end wall increased the feeling of snugness on a cold night. Noise levels made conversations a pleasure. Our waitress was very efficient, friendly and helpful. The Nugan South Australian shiraz was dark, full bodied, smooth served at just the right temperature and great value at $9 per glass.
One had beef cheeks, the other lamb rump. Both were excellently prepared with interesting sides of vegetables,- the slow roasted carrots being of particular excellence.
We look very much forward to our next meal here.

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Very friendly staff. Steak was yummy. Got brought out a wrong meal but only had to wait 8 minutes for it to be corrected. Nice place for intimate dining

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As always excellent cuisine well cooked and excellent service

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Kevin Crossen

Excellent meal

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Absolutely amazing restaurant! Outstanding food and incredible service.

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Excellent service, food well presented and tasty. Good sized portions too. Restaurant is quite intimate, clean and tidy. Very happy with the meal.

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Kayleigh Bruerton

The great food and friendly service made our night out great. We were in a hurry as we were watching a show at the court theatre near by after but this wasn’t a problem due to the prompt service we had enough time even for dessert after. Great place, highly recommend!

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Garry Thompson

Great in every way

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Beks Browne

A really lovely restaurant in the centre of town. Great service from lovely team of staff all of whom were welcoming friendly and very helpful. The meal itself was well presented and tasted delicious. I had the Salmon and my Partner had the Pork Belly. We shared the Chocolate Brownie for desert which was divine. We will most definitely be back and have already recommended to friends and family.

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Lisa Brown

Special occassion celebrating with dinner out. Very much enjoyed our experience, attentive staff, but not over the top, beautiful food, two of had the lamb which was beautifully cooked and and one had the pasta. All meals were beautifully presented. The deserts were MasterChef quality which we all ordered one and shared. Overall we felt very happy with our choice of restaurant and meals. Thank you for adding to our special evening.

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Have dined here several times and it is consistently friendly and the food is tasty. A great pre-theatre option.

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Garry Thompson

Our second visit as the first was so enjoyable. Again staff friendly and remembered us from our last visit. Food amazing.

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Very accommodating and we had an enjoyable evening and the food was top notch

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Excellent food perfectly cooked pork
Excellent service poured our drinks, popped our napkin on our laps loved the attention to detail.
It was a birthday dinner and birthday boy received a free desert which I must say was seriously delicious, we definitely would go back again!!

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Gina Coffey

Quick service and perfect place to dine if you’re off to Isaac Theatre Royal after.

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We had steaks and they were cooked perfectly.
Staffs are kind and helpful.
Only thing was a table that wobbled when we cut steaks. Otherwise perfect.

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Great food and service

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Pre-theatre dinner treat at Straits was fantastic. The service was charming and well paced. The polenta chips cooked to perfection. The beef cheek main on chive mash with slow roasted carrots was fabulous. The salmon with risotto and charred cauliflower plus pesto was delicious and very well presented. Thank you for our great evening.

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Food and service was great. Although the soup was a bit pricey! Only criticism would be that the restaurant had no ambience. Great for a quick meal before a show at Theatre Royal

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Malou Villegas-Bautista

My 1st time to use First Table and 1st also to dine at Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel will defenitely dine again and perhaps book a room with my husband. Highly recommend such excellent service and beautifully done steaks.

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Ana Faau

My husband and I had never been to an a la carte restaurant and we weren’t quite sure what to expect. So we were really relieved when the staff were so kind and professional; they made us feel so welcome. The staff continued to attend to our needs all night, without getting under our feet. I felt so relaxed and ready to check out the menu. Hubby is a huge pork belly fan, and I love mashed potatoes. So he ordered the pork belly and I got the beef cheeks with chive mash. In our whānau, we eat big; so we were skeptical when they brought out the small plates. Hubby and I shared a glance as if to say, ‘uh oh, we’re in the wrong place’ but it didn’t take long before we realised we’d be eating our meals and our words too. He reckons it’s the best pork belly he’s ever eaten, and he struggled to finish it. I like to savour the best part of my meal, leaving it til last. It was hard to know which bite to leave for my little ritual: the mash was so fluffy it was like a cloud; and the beef cheeks were so tender and soft they melted in my mouth! We hadn’t been on a date for some time and this dining experience was just what we needed to reconnect and make memories together. We definitely recommend Straits Café at Rendezvous Hotel and we’ll be back again for round two of our favourite meals.

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Steak was perfectly cooked and pasta / mushroom dish very tasty. Tomato starter good but more than both of us could manage.

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Pamela Kittelty

Food well cooked well and presented well.

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Garry Thompson

Excellent parking close by. Service was excellent as was the food. Would recommend to everyone.

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We were very impressed with our dining experience. Nice small restaurant, no loud music and lovely service. Food portions were great, esp the starters and we both had excellently cooked meat for mains- lamb rump and pork belly. A major plus was how comfortable the chairs were! So often the restaurant chairs these days are hard and uncomfortably shaped. These were perfect. Highly recommend a visit

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Celeste Fleming

Amazing only thing can say food was amazing the servive was great 4 of us dinned here saturday for a celebration dinner we enjoyed every moment. The steak was to die for, and those entrees were spot on.. there was basically no wait fast prompt and delicious we will be back

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Jeff Roberts

Great food, generous servings and excellent service :o)

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Paula Jackson

Dined here before going to the theatre. We chose the chose the Chicken and Prawn Latska, which we thought was very tasty and I liked the idea that the chillies came aa a small side dish to add as much or as little as you like. The staff were friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back again

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Enjoyed both food and service. Especially loved the aranci, and pork belly.

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Excellent location allowing early dinner prior to concert. Prompt attentive service. Good range of food choices and beverages. Food was well presented and tasty.

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The food had a good selection and well presented. The service was very attentive

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Excellent delicious menu selection with world class chefs.

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Great experience.Thank you very much

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