Strange & Co

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Cuisine: A La Carte, Cocktail Bar, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $30

Come for the moonshine-inspired cocktails, stay for the classic flavours at this quirky local’s spot on Stranges Lane.

Named after the department store that was in the iconic Strange's Building at the turn of the century, it has an industrial workshop feel and a fabulous collection of bric a brac, as well as charismatic staff who see every customer as a potential friend.

The menu is small but perfectly formed. There’s a selection of high-quality meat, doused in jus and served with seasonal veg, gourmet salads and choice of mouth-watering sides. Don’t miss fries laden with smokey bacon mayo and parmesan!

When it comes to drinks, you’re spoilt for choice. Take your pick from an impressive selection of bottled beers, fine wines and signature cocktails.

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Strange & Co
89 Lichfield Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Everyday 12pm - 3am

Phone: 03 365 7018
Website: www.strangeand.co

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Mėgan Wing Siong

The service was excellent. Server was very friendly, polite and really smart too. downside was, she wasnt wearing any nameplate, could have been posted here. chicken wings with hokey pokey was kinda weird BUT in a brilliant way. It is a play on savory and sweet. Sirloin with arugula and mash was yummy. The beer we had was uuuuggghhh so yum, was it called the beer belly?? Billy Beer? Gosh I forgot. Strange and Co! you the bomb..

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Lovely, friendly staff, very attentive. I had the parisienne gnocchi, super tasty and vegeterian friendly. Will be back for sure!

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Good food with great service

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Nicola Baxter

Great place to go for nice and quick food!

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Tasty food. Service was good and enjoyed the candlelit ambience.

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Great night dining at Strange and Co. Being tucked away in a secluded alleyway was definitely a cool vibe, and made the experience nice and private. Was great being able to be seated outside with gas heaters next to every table, super appealing for those wanting to dine in winter. Food was great and came out super quickly, staff were polite, friendly and helpful! Would definitely recommend the fried chicken and beef burger!! Great meal for great value :)

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Two of us went for dinner and this place exceeded our expectations. The staff were wonderful and the food was really good. The squid was so tender and delicious and the steaks were cooked perfectly. Just couldn’t fault the place at all. Will certainly be back.

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Great food, great service. Really enjoyed our evening

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Sharon Johns

It is a small restaurant with shared courtyard, Strangers Lane. It is very dark in the restaurant which is fine if you dont care about what your food looks like and it is s bit of a struggle to read the menus without extra light from your phones

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lovely food and good service.
Would dine again

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Rose Craigie

Really yummy food, nothing too fancy

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Kate Peterssen

The food was delicious and the service was good :-)

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Desirae Beechey

Lovey food and service was excellent. Will definitely be back.

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Could have been a great time. Setting was nice, service wasn’t great, menus were thrown onto the table and specials were explained carelessly. Food came out relatively quick but was overdone.

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Had 2 courses very filling and tasty. Would recommend. Good drinks menu too.

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Andrew Woodhouse

All of the food we ordered was very good, especially the chicken burger with the chili jam. Excellent service and great location.

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Great food and service

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Harriet Scott

This was my third time dining at strange and co and the first time for 3 friends. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals and service was friendly and efficient. I must admit i preferred the summer menu to winter, and was surprised to see the chicken and waffles and mac cheese balls removed, given all seem like popular winter-filler options :) haloumi slaw and fried chicken were favourites from our visit

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10/10 recommend. Friendly bar staff, nice food and they had live acoustic music (and they were friendly too), which added to the nice evening.

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Bob Miller

Sadly, everything on sharing platter was very fatty and heavy. With a limited menu there wasn't much choice either... I think some more thought and planning needs to be given to the food here. Service was friendly and efficient, although they seemed to be smashed from bigger drinking groups and struggled a bit then.

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Gabrielle Kerdemelidis

Small menu to chose from- but nice food!

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There were 4 of us, and each of us thought the food was very poor. Only one finished their meal. I would not go again, and would not recommend to friends, at all.

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Lovely atmosphere and good food

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Lj Morena

Went there Last night. With my husband and Daughter. Great place, great food and great service.
Ordered the big Lane way Platter for my husband and butcher choice for me. Will definitely come for more. To bad we come in early didn't get the chance to see the comedy show.

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Alexandra Callaghan

Food was pleasant, but nothing too special. I would return for the service as the bar staff were knowledgeable and very helpful

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Sophie Petersen

Good time! New menu which was tasty! We all loved it. Fried chicken - DELICIOUS!

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Sarah Gabites

Great live music, food and service. Good selection of drinks. Had a great time!

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Beautiful meal and very friendly timely service. Will definitely visit again.

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Kennie Charles

Fantastic service and great food. The chicken burger had a good subtle kick from the jalapenos but not over powering. The macaroni balls were light and crunchy. The southern chicken was to die for! And to top it off the homemade dipping sauces that came with the starters was plate licking good. Highly recommend for when you're craving good pub grub

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Harriet Scott

A friend and i dined at Strange & Co last night (my second time, her first time dining there). We were allowed to be seated early, and all staff were friendly and engaging, without being overbearing so that helped make the meal enjoyable. We shared the mac & cheese ball entree and both had the steak. Perfectly cooked with perfect sides for our liking (curly fries and coleslaw), can't fault it.

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Not our normal choice of restaurant, geared more for a younger clientele (18-35). We found the seating uncomfortable. Lighting limited. Service was wonderful, we were met at the door and felt very welcomed. Not a large menu choice, but were told that the menu is currently being updated. The Angus steak was tasty and curly fries perfect, meal was hot. The haloumi salad was average.
Once again service was great, but if it was not for first table we would probably would not have dined here.

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Pauline Varlet

I was really surprised... The food was amazing. between the 4 of us, we had everything except for 3 things on the menu... Macaroni Balls!! YUM :) Thanks Strange & Co, will come again !!

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The food came quickly and everything was very tasty, the chips have to rank right up there with the best in Christchurch. The surroundings are kind of dive bar-y which I like

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Great service, great food and great location. Small but yummy menu.

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Kaye Souter

Service was lovely. Good attentive staff. Food was of good quality and tasty enough but the menu was very limited and very basic. Need some veges or something.. Wouldn't rush back.

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Great food ,staff were friendly and helpful nice atmosphere.
We will return!!

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Nicki Rainey

We had a new item from a new chef I think they were tempura battered pork belly strips with Lime and cider sauce/jus - amazing!!!!! We could of had those, some curly fries and coleslaw and would have been set! But we also had the steak, also delicious, but would be nice if it was spelt out for the slower of us that there is no salad/vege with this dish. Yes, we should have asked, yes, the menu said steak and curly fries and made no mention of salad. So it was not the restaurants fault it was ours for assuming it wouldn't just be meat and chips. Amazing service and amazing food, top marks!

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Great atmosphere. Great brisket

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Glennis Kearns

We were First Table diners on Tuesday the 28th and we had a fabulous experience from the food and the service and then stayed for the Quiz night.The staff were very very friendly and helpful about the menu as one of us was gluten free and when the meal did come we were not disappointed every dish was presented well and tasted delicious.Have been to Strange & Co twice now and always recommend it when people ask where is a great place to dine.Will definitely be going back for 3rd visit.Thank you for a most enjoyable night .

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We really liked our dinner at Strange & Co. Friendly, happy staff. Pretty cool to have 4 menus combined to choose from no matter which of the places you choose to sit in Stranges Lane. We got drawn in to the sound of the huge waffle stack with chicken, pork etc., from Orleans, which we shared between us. We weren't disappointed! Very yummy and it made for a really unique and special dining experience. Highly recommend it. Optimisitically we also ordered a starter of Prawn Dawgs at the same time, thinking we might need extra food - we didn't - but we ate them anyway and they were also delicious. I enjoyed my wine and my partner's Lemon Lime and Bitters was well made.
We should also mention the live music which finished at 7pm... driving up to the building I worried it would be too loud, but I was really pleasantly surprised. The one man show laid down a beat, played keyboard and sang some really great covers while we were there. We could still chat comfortably and he really was very good - well done!

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Service was quick and friendly. Food was fine and portions larger than we expected.

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Craig Byrne

Dined there twice now and in both occasions the staff have been warm and friendly which instantly puts you at ease and then you experience the food which has always been tasty and filling, a lovely dining experience.

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Bill Hardie

Lovely sheltered outdoor environment. Very helpful and friendly wait-staff. Nice selection of food - not "fine dining" but tasty

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Ryan Newman

Good food and drinks in a casual cool setting

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Jo Sanders

Great night out and staff were great.

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Kathryn Brown

Great food and service. Appreciated the waiter's recommendation to swap the side we had selected based on the meals we'd ordered - worked much better than what we were going to order.
Fun selecting where in Stranger's Lane we wanted to seat - and being the first table had lots of choices. Would go again and would recommend to others.

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My partner and attended for a date had a relaxing meal, a drink and a nice time. Loved it.

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Harriet Scott

First time visiting Strange & Co certainly left a lasting impression. The bar is well stocked and eye-catchingly designed, the staff were welcoming and engaging and the food to dye for. If you are a fan of walking away with a doggie bag then the fried chicken/pork belly waffle stack is for you. My friend got the steak and roasties and it got the tick of approval too. We were there on a gorgeous sunny day, and with the doors open and live music in the laneway courtyard we couldnt have asked for more.

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Sarah Hix

The service was great. Water very attentive and offering suggestions for ordering

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There was a live band playing. Music was amazing, food was average. Ordered a fish meal and it was overcooked and bland. Chicken and waffles were delicious.
Some drinks available are only available in massive glasses, suggested for 2 people but if you're with someone who can't drink, sadly it's too big for 1 person

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