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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Strange & Co
Cuisine: A La Carte, Cocktail Bar, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $30

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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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Tracy Gaudin-Brady

Ordered way too much food as spoiled for choice across 3 menus! The ribs and duck wings were a hit. Love sitting out in the lane with the fairy lights, creates good atmosphere. Will definitely be back!

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Reece Knight

We Walked into stranges lane to be greeted by a live musician belting out some classic tunes.
Found a nice spot in strange and co to watch the comings and goings of everyone and enjoyed a bottle of red.
We chose some starters and a main from the Orleans menu and we really enjoyed the food, the only part of the waffle stack that didnt impress was the pork belly, but otherwise really tasty and unique food, the broccoli and cauliflower starter was especially great.

The two guys behind the bar were attentive and full of friendly banter, and made it a fun experience.
Forgot our dessert menu, but made up for it with extra effort on making us a tasty cocktail each, and we were too full for dessert anyways!
Great date night.

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Nice relaxed atmosphere. Well looked after by our wait staff. Food was very rich but very tasty. Will be dining here again! Loved sitting outside.

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Great staff, nice food and interesting surroundings. We enjoyed it.

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Was a great experience and the food was definitely filling. Staff were very accommodating and really love their tequila! Would dine again for sure!

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Emily Brice

The 2 lads at Strange & Co were awesome. Friendly, great service. Very helpful. Loved the whole set up.

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Erin June VIII

Pretty average. Manager? Was wearing a very dirty arm band and an equally dirty bandage. Not super friendly. Was fine. Food was ok.

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Great food and service. Definitely dine here again.

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Ruby Allsop

We had an amazing experience here! There was love music even though it was a Sunday, the food was so so tasty and the service was amazing. Will definitely go back

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Had a catch up meal here with a couple of friends and was great to be able to order off any one of the four menus for the eateries surrounding the courtyard. A little disappointed that 3 of us couldnt get our first choices on menu as they were sold out despite being a "first table" but was a Saturday so perhaps it had been a busy day? No complaints about the food we got and the price was amazing. The live music which started about 8 I think was really good also but did get a bit loud so hard to hear what our friends were saying. However would thoroughly recommend and would love to go back and perhaps try what I really wanted off the menu.

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Chelsie Turner

Loved the atmosphere, service, and the food. The bar tenders recommendation of the BBC cocktail was perfect. We shared some fries that are probably the best in town, and I had a steak and my partner had the duck wings. My steak was slightly over cooked for my taste, and I still thought it was delicious and didn’t care a bit. Will definitely go back!

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Maxine Blackler

Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary here. We weren't too sure what to expect but were greeted like an old friend. Being able to choose from the multiple menus was great and allowed for a variety of food choices. Great service and atmosphere completed the night wonderfully. This just became our new favourite!

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Iain Godding

Second time ive been here, i dont like to leave a bad review unless i given it a couple of chances.
Food was very salty, startes where okay, dessert was awesome but mains let it down.

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Josh Minchington

Great vibes and great food! Service was super quick and super delicious! Waffle stack burger was insane! Will definitely be dining here again!

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David Lucas

Fantastic food.

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Efficient, friendly service and a great range of food and drinks to choose from. It was great being able to choose food from multiple restaurants and the food was delicious. Lots of choice and interesting options. Strange & Co, and the lane it is in, is really interesting and was humming with people, without being crowded. Interesting surroundings. Thank you for a great night out.

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Great service, had burgers, fries & shakes, all yum & the shakes exceptional

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Great food, great staff, great atmosphere.

Would highly recommend

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Rameka Pita

Outstanding food and service! Me and my partner really enjoyed the food and the service was awesome they really made us feel comfortable and gave us great suggestions. Would definetly go here again.

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Excellent food and service. We were able to choose from all 4 menus which was great! The jalapeño poppers were the best I’ve had! Will definitely go back

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William Jack-kino

I've been here before and came back for more.what an awesome place.you get the choice of 3 different venues on 1 menu.the food is amazing.the service and atmosphere is awesome.try it,you won't disappointed.will most definitely be back.

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Lovely food with great service

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Great night. Food and service was fantastic. You can choose from any menu from any of the other eateries within the complex. So much choice and so many great options. Too hard to choose.

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Good experience overall - appreciated being able to order from the other menus in the complex.

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Great food, service & atmosphere. Thoroughly recommended.

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Yum yum yum! Great that you can order food from any of the restaurants in Stranger's Lane. Great live music and service. Will definitely be back!

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Fantastic experience. Staff were excellent and the food comes from a collection of restaurants in the courtyard so the variety is great and so tasty! Will definitely go back there.

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Morgan Henderson

Delicious food. We were able to order off a set menu from Strange and Co, Orleans, and Lower 9th so there was a variety of food to choose from. Great service as well. Very attentive staff and food and drinks came out fast.

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Food was delicious and the atmosphere was great!

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The service was very quick and friendly. The food was amazing and there was a variety to choose from. Very pleased.

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Zoe West

Great meal and great service very generous helpings so couldn’t eat it all.

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Loved the range of food options - a combination of four small plates plenty for two. Fantastic service - the Canadian waitress was awesome. Will come back.

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Joseph Martin

G8 food & service. Cool laneway with heaters & good vibe. Best beignets ;)

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Jess Goodman

Great food, the service was excellent. The waiter convinced us to try things we normally wouldn’t go for (spinach and artichoke dip) but his recommendations where so delicious and we really appreciated it!

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The food was seriously delicious and the service super friendly. We will be back.

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Êårţħå Lëë

The atmosphere is great and staff were really helpful. You could also order Orleans and Lower 9th foods as it come out at one menu.

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