Cuisine: Argentinian, Tapas/Small Plates
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25

The Polo Bar & Restaurant is the perfect setting afternoon aperitifs and delicious shared plates.

Being a laid-back sanctuary, it is a great venue to relax or catch up with friends.

Sit by the fire, enjoy the sunny outdoor areas or partake in a game of croquet.

Inspired by Argentinian cuisine, The Polo offers a menu of various sharing plates of selected meats, smoked and chargrilled for a unique flavour.

Delicious vegetarian dishes are also on the menu.

Check in often as the menu changes regularly so we can use the freshest local ingredients to create our mouth-watering dishes.

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The Polo Bar & Restaurant
Hotel Montreal
363 Montreal St
Christchurch

Open Hours:
All day, everyday

Phone: 03 943 8547
Website: hotelmontreal.co.nz

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The Polo Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine: Argentinian, Tapas/Small Plates
Mains: $15 - $25

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Jessica Gale

Food was great, perhaps some more dessert options could be a good idea. Overall a pleasant experience.

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Bob Miller

This is a hidden gem - so I shouldn't be putting this out there as others will start to go as well.
Very cool tapas type food, served in the Argentinian tradition on a long wooden board. The pork sliders were popular and the braised beef croquettes were unusual and hit the spot. The roasted vege dish was great too.
But the real outstanding feature of the Polo bar is the service - attentive but not overbearing, polite and professional. The staff have limited technical skills (tray carrying and the like) but they have the attitude that makes the evening.
Oh and I loved the cloth napkins too :)

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Food was excellent and well presented, having the seating by the bar area is a bit of challenge

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The Polo Bar and Restaurant has a lovely, intimate atmosphere. We went with the Argentinian vibe and ordered steak which was cooked to perfection with delicious crispy potatoes and a side of tomato and capsicum salad. The dessert menu looked great but we didn't have any room after our mains, so opted for coffee. The service was faultless. Thanks to First Table for introducing us to this restaurant!

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Costa Kerdemelidis

Plenty of tasty well presented food. Highly recommended.

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Alister James

Our large plates as they were called were reasonably large portions, and very good. I enjoyed the aged beef which was medium rare as I requested, and the red wine jus was nice and syrupy as it should be. It came with my choice of roasted vegetables including roasted potato chunks, but there were other options. It did not come with the potatoes as listed in the menu. My companions enjoyed their lemony chicken breast and Ora king salmon choices. My dessert option was 5 star, and I recommend the passionfruit mousse which came with brandy snaps, salted caramel and mango sorbet.

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Excellent food and service. Staff attentive, friendly and welcoming. The presentation and the food itself was what you would expect from Michelin star restaurant. Seriously recommend , and will definitely be back.

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Phyllis Ng

Very nice food and environment to dine with

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We have been to the restaurant 4 times and it has been excellent service and food every time. A great place for tourists to eat and stay and will recommend it to other friends.

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Lovely food and great service. Would eat here again

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A nice quiet atmosphere. Great, friendly service. A good selection of tapas to choose from so everyone in the group is happy.

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Awesome experience, one of our favorite place to dine :0)

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This place is very cute with the polo club theme. Food was good quality, and staff were attentive.

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Nellie Sibaeva

It was our first time booking with first table and the booking system and cost of food were great.
The atmosphere was quiet, which is just how we liked it. However, it took a surprisingly long time for the food to come out, considering how empty the place was.
We were a little bit disappointed by the food, hoping for more flavour and a bit more seasoning, but it was not bad.
The service was friendly, but a little bit awkward.
It was also unpleasant that we could smell the smoke from smokers outside, but it only lasted for a short period. It would have been worse if the place was busy and more people were smoking.
Overall, it was an interesting outing, and with the first table, definitely worth a visit. However, I do not think we would come back.

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Friendly service, Great food. The chocolate mousse amazing. good experience

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Good location for dropping into after work.

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Lily Marr

Awesome night out loved the tapas

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Quiet, delicious, elegant, timely, friendly - really, really pleasant.

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John Drummond

Nice surroundings and good choice of food on menu. Some food on our platter could do with more seasoning and flavour but nicely presented

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Staff were respectful and attentive in a unobtrusive manner. The salmon was delicious and perfectly cooked. I’m looking forward to my next dining experience there

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David A Cohen

we liked the polobar. it was quiet (sunday 1st table, few customers), the staff was attentive, and the food good. we ate everything. we sat where for half of our party had paintings of 4 horses arses to stare at, but there were polo players saddled on them, so at least we could, um, see, well, something else. in the end , with first table, the price was good too. i'd go back. a pleasant table.

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Gem Carston

My friend and I went here for dinner and got the platter and it was amazing. It took up the whole table, beautifuly presented and had such a great selection. We loved the decor as we both ride and loved the horsey/polo vibe in there. Dessert was also amazing and tasted as good as it looked and we will definitely be back.

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Joanne Graham

Been to this restaurant several times and the food never disappoints. Beautiful food, flavour and presentation and loving the sharing idea. The only thing I think let's this restaurant down is their tables. They are so uncomfortable with a bar across the bottom you have to hook your feet over, so once dinner is finished always quick to leave rather than linger over drinks.

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Brad Baine

Best service we have come across for quite some time, great food to boost!

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Roy William de Hamel

The portioning was super generous and the food was great, along with the service too. We definitely had a great time :)

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Again a thoroughly enjoyable evening at the Polo Bar. The platters are terrific - beautifully presented with an excellent range of pickles, meats, seafood, cheese and bread. Very good for sharing with a group.
The staff are outstanding in their attention and pleasantness.

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Pamela Kittelty

We were greeted in a friendly and attentive manner. We were pleased with the waiting staff and meals that we ordered. We will revisit this restaurant in the near future.

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Anne Malcolm

We had a wonderful time with excellent food and exceptional service. Thank you
to all at our favourite restaurant. The Polo Room !!

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Very nice atmosphere!Great food and very good service!Will come back!

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The service was good and the food decent. I had a steak and my friend had fish of the day. We shared a chocolate tart for dessert, it tasted a bit like it had been picking up other flavours from the fridge it was stored in. The place could use a bit of a spruce up. Overall, it was ok but nothing to write home about.

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Peter Wilkie

Really good food and great service

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Good food and pleasant service.

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Susan Muller

Excellent lunch and a lot of food on the platter we shared between 3 of us. Also shared the prawn which were absolutely divine. Will definitely be back

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Elizabeth Richardson

Super yummy food, and a very cute setting! We had a great dinner

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Quiet, easy atmosphere. Lovely quick service and friendly wait staff. Enjoyable evening.

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Anne Chapman

We dined at the Polo Bar & Restaurant with friends on Thursday night. We ordered a platter to start and we’re certainly impressed - it was absolutely delicious. Then we ordered the tapas which were also very good. All in all we could not fault this restaurant. The staff were both very efficient and friendly. We will certainly be returning.

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Mikaela Islip

We had an amazing meal here last week. Had excellent service and great suggestions for tapas to share. We ordered 7 different tapas and all were amazing! Will definitely be going back in the summer to enjoy their outdoor area

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Andrew Little

Excellent... food and service can't fault... 'as usual'...

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Such a lovely place for dining. Quiet and set up so you don't feel surrounded by people although there were quite a number of diners.

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good food and service - will go again.

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Rachel Davis

Absolutely amazing food! Fresh, hot and delicious. The presentation on the big grazing boards was really cool. We will definitely be back.

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Had another memorable dining experience.

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Valerie Parrott

We keep coming back to The Polo Bar as the food and service is amazing. This time we shared 5 tapas plates between us. The food was beautifully presented and the chilli prawns were to die for! Probably could have had 4 or even 3 serves as they are very generous portions but we know for next time. Definitely worth a visit.

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Great food. Really good service and surroundings are luxurious. Thank you.

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Raewyn Van Den Akker

Lovely food and presentation, we ended up just having the tapas, as lots to share and enjoy. Attentive wait staff also.

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Caitlin Van Schalkwyk

Had a great time service was perfect! Food was good. Presentation was awesome

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The waitress who 'welcomed'' us said they didnt have us booked in as first table...not in her system. So i checked on my email and showed her my reservation. Only then she realised it was on the 'hotel" system and not on her system. Even though she apologised, the initial oversight made us feel not so welcomed! The subsequent experience was good and the food was spectacular; the prawn , scallop and king salmon tapas were awesome!
The entire time we were there, there was only one other table of customers.
We enjoyed the fire and quiet ambience. Nice night out at the Polo bar.

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Very welcoming staff. Tranquil venue in a great setting.Delicious food and easy parking.A very satisfying night out.

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Gael Edgeworth

Food & service excellent as usual - will definately be going back

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Roger King

We both ordered a seafood dish which was cooked to perfection. The Salmon was particularly nice. Service was just right as we don't like to be ignored or over fussed over.

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