Cuisine: Buffet, International, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #4 of 89 restaurants in Christchurch

Welcome to The Grand Café in Christchurch.

After 9 years they have brought back the famous Grand Café Buffet (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner). Re-defining the Buffet Dining experience through interactive dining using fresh produce locally sourced from the market. Featuring a great variety of international culinary delights for every buffet lover in town.

Lunch – Includes Soup Station, La Boulangerie, Salad Station, Carvery and a wide selection of freshly prepared main Courses from all over the world plus a nice selection of sweet treats

Dinner includes - Mezze & Antipasto station, Seafood Station, La Boulangerie, Soup Station, Fresh Cheese Wheel Pasta Station, Traditional Carvery plus a wide selection of freshly prepared main courses from all over the world and delicious Dessert Bar to name a few stations within the buffet.

The experience doesn’t stop there. You can choose to upgrade your meal with the option of paying a little extra for premium produce cooked fresh to order from the kitchen.

The best steak, lamb & seafood money can buy is still available.

There is most definitely something for everyone.

LUNCH $26
DINNER $39.30

And being a buffet it does mean you can eat as much as you want but be warned you do only have 90 minutes to take advantage.

*Located in the Christchurch Casino
*Please note that this venue is R20, and a smart and neat standard of presentation is required at all times.

And that’s not all - The Casino runs the Players Club - that rewards you every time you go in for a meal or a drink. It's free to join, and you can use it straight away on your First Table booking to receive a 10% return on food & beverage cash purchases i.e. spend $100 earn $10, discounted taxis and other goodies.

It takes seconds to pre-join through the following link: (Remember to bring two forms of photo ID to complete your membership when you arrive)

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The Grand Café
Christchurch Casino
30 Victoria Street
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Breakfast: Saturday, Sunday 8am - 11:30am
Lunch: 7 days 11am - 3pm
High Tea: 7 days 11am - 5pm
Dinner: 7 days 5pm - late

Phone: 03 372 8892
Website: www.chchcasino.co.nz/restaurants-bars/the-grand-cafe

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The Grand Café
Cuisine: Buffet, International, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Nodyrb Aneres

Great to see the buffet back. Everything to be expected for a lunchtime all you can eat. Not too much or too little variety. Espresso martini needs a bit more practice (was okay, but not very strong in taste or volumn)

All in all 7 out of 10.

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Food was fantastic, delicious and the variety was just great. Service was A+++. We had an enjoyable time. Cheers

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TONY FORSYTH

thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the wait staff were very good

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Kelvin Young

As usual the standard and variety of food was great as well as the service . Will certainly return again .

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Despina Kerdemelidis

We had a lovely meal at the Grand Cafe , very good service. Highly recommended. Thank you.

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Marie Louise Noreen Pineda

I really have a great time during our lunch yesterday in Grand Cafe. The food quality and service is awesome! Good quality for the money. We will definitely be coming back and recommend this place!

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Excellent value buffet lunch via First table. Delectable selection of food..my quality picks were the tender Beef curry, Mushroom risotto and Potato gnocchi with Sundried toms and pesto..great combination of flavours in all of these. Most beautiful to the eye and palate was the multiple layered Berry Mousse cake...one of the most delicious desserts I have eaten..ever! Service was impeccable.
Thank-you to everyone.

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Dung Trần

The food is not varieties but quite good.

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Really enjoyed our meal at the Grand Cafe. Lots of variety and all the food was at a high standard. Would definitely recommend.

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Geeny Moon

Beautiful venue and excellent service- the waiters were quick to clear the tables and were incredibly polite and welcoming. The food was great, a bang for your buck. Great variety of foods for all people and felt a lot classier than your average buffet.

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Donna Wilson

Hi guys ten out of ten the food was amazing fresh clean surroundings great staff service loved it thank you for the opportunity to participate

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Rachel McClurg

Was a very inviting atmosphere on arrival we were greeted with warmth and when asked if we could sit at a different table to where we were taken it wasn’t a problem.
The food was of good variety and we were very happy.
We were able to eat our way through our own menu of entree mains and dessert and the desserts were beautifully presented in the cabinet.
We loved the coffee machine and were happy we could finish our meal off with a cappuccino. All part of the price. We walked away so full lol we could hardly walk so much food; the only thing was we felt given only an hour and a half we felt we rushed through our eating not by staff but by the fact we had been told on our reservation that it’s an hour and a half we probably would have liked to have been able to pace ourselves and wait between main pudding etc but due to time restraint we had to pretty much eat it all without spaces
We will definitely be returning.

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Jo Cotton

Excellent place to dine. The service was outstanding and the wait staff were very attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

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Lena Tekii

Definitely 5 stars. Great friendly service. I noticed that all staff on the floor were smiling and very accommodating. Excellent food will definitely be making another trip in the near future

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Fantastic food we will be back

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Fiona Hofmann

Plenty of variety for everyone

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Great food and service!!!

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Great food and friendly staff.Lunch time treat
thankyou

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Keri Louie

Food was superb & staff very friendly (lunchtime dining). Wasn't a busy sitting so had the restaurant to ourselves. The food layout was a little confusing. I missed a dessert because it was over by the coffee, separate from the rest. And I missed the chicken as it was on its own away from other main dishes. I would dine there again.

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Staff were friendly and pleasant. There was a decent selection of food to choose from and was more than worth the value. First Table is fantastic, allows us to try out different restaurants at a great price and then helps us decide which are best to return to and make as our favourite places to haunt.

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EK Regan

My friends & family love The Grand Cafe.Wego regularly and are never disappointed.The staff remember who you are and treat you wih warm welcomes, the food menu's vary and are always scrumptous. Coffees re included in the price which is a bonus. Recommended to all:-)

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Received an excellent service from all the staff.Food choice was a bit limited.

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Had a lovely lunch, food was great. Not as much selection as the night time buffet, however what was there was very nice.

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Lee-Ann VanderLoo

Food was absolutely fabulous, both in variety and taste, especially liked seafood and desserts, very friendly staff
Highly recommended

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Fantastic

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Karen Law

Our Valentines Day lunch at The Grand Cafe was very enjoyable. The food was excellent and we particularly enjoyed the ham. The service was also very good. Would happily dine here again.

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We found the staff to be attentive and helpful. The meal itself was lovely, everything was very fresh and hot (it was a help yourself). We will return

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albert wong

We have a fabulous time at the restaurant for the good food and service.

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Rochelle Franicevic

Was great variety and hot and fresh, good value for money

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Tralena Halbert-Pere

Hi I enjoyed my meal and staff service. It was excellent set up and everything was well presented. The only negative was we had a time limit of an hour and a half to eat our meal and enjoy the short time we were there.

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EK Regan

What can I say. Another fabulous buffet lunch. A different menu but still delicious and delightful place to eat. Fantastic all you can eat buffet. I can recommend to all.

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EK Regan

Awesome buffet. Id say one of the best in Christchurch for the all round experience. Good food, service & affordability. The desserts are devine & so much to choose from. Highly recommended:-)

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great selection hot & fresh

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Great service and good selection > a must in Christchurch

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Hui Dewar

Good quality of food, particularly deserts. Friendly service. Excellent experience.

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We enjoyed the buffet lunch everything we had was tasty. Thanks

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JY Kim

Foods and services are Awesome

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Experience could not be faulted
Highly recommend.

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Plenty of different food. Amazing desserts.

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Steve Atwood

The buffet consisted of a beautiful variety of food fit for a King. There were three courses, soup; mains and dessert, concluding with coffee; tea etc. I dined on a first table deal, so was extremely happy with the price. The Grand Cafe is always a wonderful dining experience. It it spacious with great ambience. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy the finer things in life.

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Superb value for money. Excellent food and service. Lovely decor. Thank you!

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Scott Beecroft

Excellent all around!

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Nandika Jayamanna

Food was good value for money ! But I expected more verities of food .

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Great selection of food and plenty of staff around who were all very professional and attentive. Lovely meal and an enjoyable evening out thank you.

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Puna Teata

Great service, wonderful selection of food

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Excellent and attentive service and a good spread of quality food.
A memorable dining experience.

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Deborah Davids

We have eaten at the Casino many times and are always delighted with the experience. It nice to be able to take the different generations of the family and find it is welcoming for them all. The staff are courteous and thorough without being overbearing. The food is always delicious and with the return of the buffet it means that everyone can find something that they enjoy. Highly recommend.

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We had an enjoyable dinner with great service. Thank you.

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The customer service from the time we got there was exceptional, everyone was so friendly and attentive.
Food was delicious, will definitely be back

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Lunch at The Grand Café was excellent

Good choice of food and a nice change
being served by smiley efficient wait staff

We will certainly be happy to return and
will recommend to others

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