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

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

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The service was very friendly and attentive, definitely couldn't fault the staff. We were going to a show at the Isaac theatre and our meal was served in good time.
The wine list was not extensive and our first two choices were not available but the waitress let my husband taste a couple of the others before buying a bottle so that helped that choice. There was a good choice of food and we were all very happy with our meals and they were presented beautifully.
Not necessarily a place you would go for a night out but as part of a night out it's great, would definitely recommend.

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Superb food, wonderful personable service by two female staff who made an enjoyable dining experience.

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Enjoyed our evening . Will be back

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Tracy Richings

Lovely meal, service prompt and helpful. Very handy place for theatre goers

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Great service AAA+++

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Delwyn Lawless

Very friendly and attentive staff. Absolutely beautiful tasty and well presented foods. I will definitely be returning

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Darin Devanny

Fantastic in all respects. Highly tecomended

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We had an evening meal here last night
The resyltaurant is well ser out and nice decor
The food was excellent!
I had a chicken caesar salad. I consider myself an expert on these and this was one of the best! Crisp greens,very generous serve and the paoched egg....perfect!
My husband had the ribeye steak witj veg and fries.
Generous serving and the steak perfectly cooked
Thank you.
We would return and will recommend to others

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Jemma 'Briggs' Rangi

Great service. Tasty food, although dishes had many flavours on one plate. Lovely presented dishes.

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We had a great meal prior to walking across to the Isaac Theatre Royal for a show. The location is excellent for any night out like this. It is good to get in to town and get a park early and have a leisurely tea. The food was very tasty and the staff very attentive and lovely. We will certainly go back again and are very thankful for the opportunity to use table one. It is such a great idea and suits us immensely as we prefer to eat earlier rather than later anyway

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john yates

Could not fault the food and service once again. Impeccable presentation. Full of flavour. This restaurant is our favourite in Christchurch.

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We found everything to be as many other reviewers have before. Food was really good and our waitress was attentive, helpful and efficient. Will definitely return.

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Kaye Souter

Food was delicious. Service attentive but not over the top. Would dine there again

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From the moment we walked in staff were very attentive. The food...so declious. We will go back. Loved it.

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Delicious food and excellent service. We really enjoyed our dinner.

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Sharon Keane

Nice restaurant. Waitress was very friendly and helpful. Food was good, we had the salmon salad to start and then the prime rib eye steak which was very nice.

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Bill Hardie

Great service. Pleasant environment though lacks a bit of soul. Food was good but not outstanding. Steak was a bit dry and stringy (perhaps had been frozen??). Delicious soup.

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Leslie Longster

A wonderful place for a quiet dinner. Great atmosphere, food and staff.

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Nice food, peaceful atmosphere, helpful waitress!

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Friendly staff, good menu to choose from, beautifully cooked and presented

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We wouldn’t have even considered Straits Cafe if not for first table and I tell you what .. it was the best dining experience I’ve had in Christchurch. So many places have let us down in the city but Straits was 10/10. Beautiful food, amazing service, fantastic restaurant setting. Everything was amazing. Can’t speak highly enough of it!

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There was a function going on in the main restaurant so we were off in a side room. There wasn't a lot of ambiance as it was a small room and we were the only diners. But it was still a nice dining experience as we seemed to at times have three staff waiting on us! Food was tasty with nicely sized portions and beautifully presented. Wines were lovely.

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Wong Wiingg

This was the first meal for our trip in South Island. The dishes were well-cooked. They looked awesome and tasted delicious. We also had very nice desserts. Wonderful dinner.

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Great service.

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Kay Faulls

Straits cafe was a great place to celebrate a birthday.
All the food, salmon salad, pork belly & lamb were beautifully presented and delicious. Staff were attentive without being intrusive, will go again.

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Raylene Priest

We arrived early and was allowed to be seated which we really appreciated , service was great and we all enjoyed the meal , all would be happy to go back

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Jane Houghton

Staff attentive. Kept coming over to fill up water glasses. When having dessert they finally left the water bottle (after numerous trips). Food was nice. Had starter of crispy chicken between two of us. Then had the lamb dish which was nice. Husband had the pork which he said was gorgeous. Desserts: the rhubarb and custard dessert needed more custard to make it all match but still tasted nice, the meringue was very tasty and all went together. The food is better than your average grub but something is lacking to say it is spectacular - may have been the quantities to make it all match together. Would still recommend.

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We were impressed with the excellent service and great food. We will be dining there again.

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Valerie Parrott

Very attentive staff, starters of chicken and wontons would have been great if they hadn't been grossly overcooked but the Mains of Beef Cheeks and Lamb Rump made up for it.

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Wonderful menu, great service and the food was exceptional

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Jasmin Smith

Great food, atmosphere and wait staff were very friendly! I had not previously dined here, but am raving about it to many of my friends!
Music was maybe a little loud and didn't quite fit with the setting of the restaurant, but other than that a great place.
Thanks heaps :)

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Karen Chappell

What a great spot. I always think that hotel restaurants are going to be fairly uninteresting but this is definitely worth the visit. The food and flavours were outstanding and the the service was excellent. The restaurant was almost full but the meals still came out in good time. We'll be back again.

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Darrel Weavers

Great food.
Attentive staff.
Will be back.

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Dee Upham

wonderful food and service - can't wait to go back soon

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Absolutely wonderful food and attentive service. We will be back!

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Nadia Coffey

Amazing food and very attentive service

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We had a lovely meal at Streits Cafe, the steak was cook just right and presented beutifully . Although the restaurant was busy we had wonderful service, very attentive staff. Thank you for a nice evening .

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Great Food, Great Serivice and Great Price

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Arancini starter was lovely, and the serloin steak was cooked to perfection. Rib-eye steak just melts in your mouth. Service was okay.

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Chris Fleetwood

Mains were very good but dessert disappointing.

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A great meal at Straits Cafe, food cooked to request and lovely ambience.

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Very nice food. Good choices. Lovely staff.

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Had the prime rib eye steak was cooked to perfection with tast marinade chips and sald just scrumptious and service prompt and friendly. Thoroughly recomend

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Jayne Simo

Service was very prompt and staff lovely. The food was lovely. I would go back

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