Cuisine: Buffet, International, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

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 $25
DINNER $38

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

Sample Menu *may not be current

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

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Stephanie Clarke

We had a lovely meal, the decor was great too, and the staff fantastic.

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Awesome food and service, will be back

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Very good service as usual. Food quality was good a little more variety would have made it better

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Plenty to choose from enjoyed the seafood the most

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Great food, awesome selection.

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Excellent, will be going back.

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Excellent service from go to, vast variety of food from the seafood chowder to cheese board.
Food was well presented, fresh, scrumptious and hit the spot.
Well done guys
Jill and Ken James

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Marilyn Mather

Tasty food, quite limited selection, desserts good. Service superb.

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Wendy Kimber

Amazing food as always

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Jenny Bloxham

Buffets are a rare thing today and I doubt The Grand Cafe would be beaten. The extensive food choices were very good with the prawns the most popular choice. The roast lamb was a bit chewy, but it would be picky to criticise other dishes.
I had noticed the extras in Surf & Turf which Abhi came to our table and explained well. The Blue Cod was well presented and delicious.

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I brought my 3 visitors from overseas and had a great time. The general set up of buffet was awesome with enough space to go around and not too crowded compared to other buffet that I've been. There are many food choices and they're yummy. Perfect place to enjoy chatting and eat continuously haha. Although there was a tiny glitch on the billing but was immediately addressed by the Manager.

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Firstly I was disappointed that it wasnt a buffet the advert led us to believe it was but apparently that is only dinner and breakfast not lunch --so that needs to be made clearer --- the service for drinks was so slow --- we had 1 tea 1 mock cocktail and a beer and it took about half an hour to get -- the food was tasty and the service was pretty good for food ..... but the drinks need some serious attention as it certainly wasn't busy .

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Came for lunch. Good value for 2 and 3 course options. Salmon main was delicious - cooked very well. Cheesecake for dessert was a bit too sweet, but the sorbet that came with it was very refreshing.

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All wright meal a bit dear

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Chris Crosbie

Good selection of food, recommend for breakfast

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Chris Crosbie

Good selection of food, recommend for breakfast

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Catherine Bellwood

This was a great experience from the moment we entered we were looked after. The food was really good the only thing that could improve is that the plates were cold and the deserts could have more choice. The buffet had plenty of choice and quality meats.

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Good service and food,

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The staff were amazing - helpful and friendly. The food was great and service couldn't be faulted. We will definitely go again but on a Saturday night they have the bigger Seafood selection.
Thank you.

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Our lunch here was great. Good service and lovely food.

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Rebecca Taylor

Do you want eggs, do you want cake, do you want pancakes, do you want coffee, juice... choices are endless! Quieter today with the marathon going on, pleasantly nice,
Staff were attentive and super friendly, always helpful and nothing issue.

Had copious amounts of coffee, love the noodle dish they have, and the great array of fresh fruits!!! Set out a little different, and a bit of clutter from nights buffet loaded round, but to be expected.

Always clean and tidy, and no wait and great ambience. Parking wasn’t a hassle, as car park down stairs $2 for duration and could get though, another great experience, and appreciate the staff this time round for going extra mile,

Thank you Casino :)

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Hayden Retallick

Best buffet ever.

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Very good lunchtime meal, daily special was great choice completed by good all round service.

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Diana Nguyen

Lovely fresh ingredients and great value for money with a first table booking. Highlights were the big juicy prawns, naan bread and pork crackling.

However the majority of the hot dishes were lacking in flavour. Also the cold/anti pasto dishes could use some signage as we saw servers having to explain to multiple people what the dishes were.

Service was a four because it was difficult getting a refill for our water jug.

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TONY FORSYTH

We felt that at $47.50 per head (Friday and Saturday) it was not good value for money.

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Jo Musson

Very lovely hard working staff and very nice food ,the restaurant lacks atmosphere.

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Helen Thurlow

We had never been here for a meal and to be honest we were pleasantly surprised on how good the food was and how well it was presented. The service was outstanding and the waitress was very helpful and informative. We will definitely go again and we will definitely recommend to all friends and family. We have already planned our next visit.

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Sam Jarden

Everything was great however it took awhile for the food to come out.

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diana johnston

Attractively laid out Buffet selection for $47.50 pp. Sat and Sun night with Seafood available. Love the little prawn cocktails. Prefer whole salmon to smashed pieces piled onto a platter. Delicious variety of hot dishes. Small dessert selection.. Cheesecake, hot pudding with Anglaise, choice of one ice-cream and one sorbet with sauces. Confectionary items..ie jellybeans, hundreds and thousands and marshmallows. Not a lot of choice for a dessert gourmet ..the usual creative pastry chef touch is missing. Spot on service overall.

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Nicola Rehutai

Had a wonderful 3 course lunch! Enjoyed our food and the service was excellent. Will visit again when I'm in Christchurch. Thanks so much!

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A great dinning experience, food was beautiful and service really friendly and helpful. Certainly would go again

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Remihana Emery

Great selection of seafood. The roast beef was cooked to perfection. Would have liked a few more dessert choices though. Overall a good meal.

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Wendy Kimber

Great service, we were seated and water was immediately brought to our table. Our group opted for the 3-course option. The portions were generous, the food arrived at a good pace with ample of time for chatting between courses and looked amazing when it arrived - tasted pretty amazing as well. If you're looking for a leisurely lunch with good friends and good wine, then this is definitely the place for you

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Again, a great experience!

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Marianne Hansen

We really enjoyed our lunch fab food and service definitely will go back

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Belinda Gough

Really good breakfast. Not quite the old giant buffet, but covers all of the obvious breakfast choices. At $25 a head with free coffee and tea refills and all the juice you can drink it's fantastic. Really recommend.

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Jenny Halligan

We had a great time at the Grand Cafe. The steak was perfectly cooked. The creme brûlée was beautiful and the panacotta was incredible. The service was attentive.

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Brooke Delaney

Great service. Had the cavery and the meat was lovely but the other food wasnt hot and very average.

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Amazing as usual

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Desirée Lennon

What a great place to have lunch. We hadn’t eaten at the casino before so we weren’t sure what to expect. We were greeted by very friendly waitstaff who continued their wonderful service throughout lunch. We have delicious parmas that were the best we had ever had - even better than ones I’ve had overseas. Great flavour and cooked to perfection. Thanks

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Deborah Davids

The Grand Cafe is our go to place for family celebration dinners. The wide variety of food on the menu, excellent friendly service and relaxed but peaceful and attractive surroundings, mean that all ages are able to enjoy the experience.
Our food was again tasty and plentiful. The presentation was above the price range and add to the pleasure of the occasion.

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Stacey McConnochie

Wonderful meal with great service

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Catherine Bellwood

Long wait for our mains when reminded them it was explained that it was because it was Belly pork and it takes longer to cook. It was worth waiting for but still think our order was missed as the rest of the restaurant had eaten and most of them gone.

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Judy van Dongen

Everything was faultless. Fast & friendly service, and food was amazing - can recommend the salmon & the lamb rack. Top notch!

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Alex Cochrane

Absolutely love this place. The food was delicious! Wait staff were lovely and friendly. Would recommend :)

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diana johnston

Excellent service from everyone who looked after us...created a pleasant and comfortable environment for an enjoyable evening. Really enjoyed the Roast choices last night.. succulent freshly carved Beef and Ham ....with Horseradish and Cranberry sauces..great gravy and little Yorkshire puds. Good mix of steamed and roast vegetables. We loved the pretty Summer Dome to follow..such a delectable dessert.

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Rebecca Nolan

Never disappointed when we dine here. Such a great variety of fresh breakfast food and excellent service.

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Eleanor Frances

The food was devine, the staff were very friendly and we had great service!!

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This was my first time dinning here& the food was amazing! We were very well pleased with what we ordered, the desserts were delish! And we topped it off with a Mocha! The service& atmosphere was just lovely,friendly& very welcoming! I have recommend this place to all family& friends. I'm definetly coming back soon!

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Amazing food and service!!

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