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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Peter Schroder

Fabulous! We were early for our booking, but were accommodated and made to feel welcome. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. We ordered crispy chicken and arancini mushrooms for entree. We were not disappointed, they were spectacular. We then had Lamb Rump and Grilled Rib eye (rare) with 12 hr slow roasted carrots as mains. These dishes were not only presented well, and were very good sized portions, they were cooked to perfection.
We were too full to enjoy the desserts on offer, but we will definitely be back and will indulge then. Thoroughly recommend Straits Cafe to all.

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Wow this is a hidden gem, I didnt even know it existed until First Table so didn't know what to expect but it was incredible. Its like fine dining that you can afford with great portion sizes. I had the pork belly and it was one of the best I've had. My partner had the steak and it was cooked to perfection and the smoked paprika aoli was something else.
Dessert didn't disappoint either, delicious cheesecake (which was disassembled but still amazing) and creme brulee which was equally delicious. We will defo be back for more!

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Jordz Eades

Wow! After all the restaurants we have been to overseas and New Zealand wide, it was this hidden gem that we least expected to provide us a dining experience that is the best one yet. We were greeted and cared for with service that was second to none. We begun our night with an entree each- The herb polenta fries and crispy chicken. Two dishes I have had many times elsewhere before but wow were they done with excellence here. Next were our mains, I ordered the pork belly and my partner the Ribeye. Our mains stole the show - they were seasoned perfectly and the flavours were sensational as they were brought together with jus. The meat in both dishes were cooked to perfection and this is often rare when we dine out. With two full bellies, but very satisfied with taste we treated ourselves to a dessert each. Both the berry cheesecake and chocolate delice were remarkable and concluded the dining experience with a bang of deliciousness. I cannot rate the Straits Cafe high enough, you really blew us away! We will be returning more often than not. Thank you for the best Dining experience, your food is sensational!

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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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Excellent quality service and food selection in opulent surroundings. Would dine again and definitely recommend for fine dining experience.

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Carol Randal

Lovely setting. Waitress was so professional and pleasant. My main was quite simply the best meal I've had for some time. I recommend the lamb. The rest of the party were similarly impressed.

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Dion Woodfield

Dined at Straits cafe as part of our stay at Rendezvous Hotel. The front of house staff were very friendly. Manager very professional and accommodating. Enjoyed the overall experience - tasty European style menu, food very nice in a warm environment.

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Katherine Kinsman

We had a good experience. Food was served in a timely manner, well presented and was very good, with a good selection on menu. Excellent wait staff. Second time dining here and would definitely go again.

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Peter Schroder

Fabulous! We were early for our booking, but were accommodated and made to feel welcome. The wait staff were very friendly and attentive. We ordered crispy chicken and arancini mushrooms for entree. We were not disappointed, they were spectacular. We then had Lamb Rump and Grilled Rib eye (rare) with 12 hr slow roasted carrots as mains. These dishes were not only presented well, and were very good sized portions, they were cooked to perfection.
We were too full to enjoy the desserts on offer, but we will definitely be back and will indulge then. Thoroughly recommend Straits Cafe to all.

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- dined at Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel on

Wow this is a hidden gem, I didnt even know it existed until First Table so didn't know what to expect but it was incredible. Its like fine dining that you can afford with great portion sizes. I had the pork belly and it was one of the best I've had. My partner had the steak and it was cooked to perfection and the smoked paprika aoli was something else.
Dessert didn't disappoint either, delicious cheesecake (which was disassembled but still amazing) and creme brulee which was equally delicious. We will defo be back for more!

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The service and food were excellent! We have been here before and can honesty say this is consistent with what we’ve experienced in the past! Keep up the good work! Well worth a visit Thank you! Garry

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Jordz Eades

Wow! After all the restaurants we have been to overseas and New Zealand wide, it was this hidden gem that we least expected to provide us a dining experience that is the best one yet. We were greeted and cared for with service that was second to none. We begun our night with an entree each- The herb polenta fries and crispy chicken. Two dishes I have had many times elsewhere before but wow were they done with excellence here. Next were our mains, I ordered the pork belly and my partner the Ribeye. Our mains stole the show - they were seasoned perfectly and the flavours were sensational as they were brought together with jus. The meat in both dishes were cooked to perfection and this is often rare when we dine out. With two full bellies, but very satisfied with taste we treated ourselves to a dessert each. Both the berry cheesecake and chocolate delice were remarkable and concluded the dining experience with a bang of deliciousness. I cannot rate the Straits Cafe high enough, you really blew us away! We will be returning more often than not. Thank you for the best Dining experience, your food is sensational!

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- dined at Straits Cafe at Rendezvous Hotel on

Delicious food and sophisticated relaxed atmosphere. The steak was cooked as requested and the lamb was tender and tasty. The wait staff were helpful and attentive. Definately an experience to repeat.

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Lovely meal and staff were friendly. First time users of first table, will use again.

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Very friendly service kept the glass of water full at all times. Very happy

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Barbara Halligan

Lovely small restaurant with attentive staff. Food and beverages were lovely.

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So delicious. Always exceptionally friendly, well timed, calm. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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Had a scrumptious meal, attentive staff - would definitely recommend a visit!

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Carol Randal

Calm and warm atmosphere. Excellent table service by most courteous young woman waitress. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. My friends and I had a thoroughly pleasant evening.

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Keziah Emily

Food was really good, service was spot on.

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Raewyn Brice

Really enjoyed our night out at Straits Restaurant. The food was excellent and the service as well. We could not fault it.

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Tasty meals. The udon noodles had great flavours. A good place to eat before a show across the road at the Theatre Royal. The creme brulee was different and delicious.

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Anne Siave

Great service and wonderful food

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The food was very yummy and the service was attentive! We had three steaks and one lamb, which were all delicious!

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Beautiful food and friendly service!

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Michael Mahon

great food, excellent service, really enjoyed the night out

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Sharon FultonBevers

It was a cold night and we were the only ones in for the night. I had the tacos and my guests had the sirloin steak. it was just what they wanted and the tacos were good, although there was a wee bit much chipotle concentration on the bottom.

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The staff were attentive and the food & wine excellent - would definitely go again

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Connie Trouten

Great food! Great service! Highly recommend!

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Fantastic evening at Straits Cafe, The food and service was excellent, a credit to the people that work there, well done to you all.

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Jeremy Ansell

Great meal and service was good

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Excellent courteous and prompt service had the premium rib eye with green salad well cooked and delicious.

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Good food, good service, good night out. Yum

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Karen Law

The food and service at Straits Cafe were both excellent. We had salmon and pork belly for mains and both were well presented and delicious. The wait staff were attentive and we had a very enjoyable meal.

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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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