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/food-and-drink

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

Reviews

Nodyrb Aneres

What a pleasurable experience!

This was the most best outing ever. (Weve had alot lol!) From the second you walk in you feel comfortable and are seen to straight away.

The customer service, food and atmosphere are excellent! Nice and relaxed atmosphere and attended to perfectly.

Didnt wait too long for the food to be brought to us and it was delicious!

This is a definite 10 out of 10 and we will absolutely be back. Very highly recommended to all.

Their Espresso Martinis are the best (for my taste)

A definite yes from us!

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Lache Glintmeyer

We absolutely loved our dining experience the food was fantastic, waiters were very attentive, kind and funny. We will definitely be heading back to enjoy more of the delicious menu.
Matt and Lache

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We read the reviews about the meal and wasn't disappointed. It was fantastic and fully recommend it to anybody to try. Great service and great food, my family loved it!

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Food was brilliant. Definitely be back again

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Simeon Whyle

The food was INCREDIBLE! Super nice staff too . Will be back!

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Glenda Payne

Awesome food had the platter for 2 and lets just say you don't need an entrée or desert. Place is a wee bit fancy but good for a nice meal out!

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I arrived a few minutes before my companion, was shown to a table and served with sparkling waster to my taste. While I was consulting the menu my nephew arrived and we were treated to a wonderful meal, served with style. The eye fillet of beef was done to both our tastes, the vegetables were cooked to perfection and the side dishes were just the right choice. We opted for dessert and an Irish coffee to finish off. All in all a great experience and would go back again when able.

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Nicky Peterson

Went for a girls night out, the food is amazing and the staff are soo attentive and the atmosphere is lively. The menu has something for everyone will be bringing my partner back here as I know he too will love it. Thanks for a great night

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Suzie Power

Really enjoyed a Friday night catch up with friends and a first visit to The Polo Bar & Restaurant. Great idea to be able to go along through First Table. I'm keen to recommend your Bar & Restaurant to others.
A delightful time indeed! Suzie

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Zoe West

We were very surprised when our shared meal came out how big it was but because it was so nice we managed to eat everything on the tray

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Excellent Service from our waiter and food was delicious. Definitely be back.

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Great service and lovely atmosphere

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Amazing food. My wife and I had a great time and the waitress went the extra mile and made my wife a Mocktail instead of only the usual nonalcoholic drinks. Will definitely be back!!!

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Scott Buckler

A delicious evening out at the Polo Bar and Restaurant. All the food we had was excellent and cocktails good too. Will be back.

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The staff were attentive, hospitable and friendly. It was a relaxed atmosphere and the food was fantastic. Will dine there again.

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Carolyn Heyward-Judd

The staff were fabulous- friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and down to earth. The food was great and the desserts were AMAZING!

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Wow the whole experience from the minute we got there was amazing. The food was sooooo good and the staff are just so lovely. It’s my 3rd time here and it’s just the best. We sat outside and it’s loverly and shattered.
Make sure you go!

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Great welcoming service, delicious food

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Julie Hawley

We arrived to a very empty restaurant and did initially wonder whether there was going to be any atmosphere. We were shown to our table but as it was a nice afternoon we decided to sit outside and have a drink first. There was an adundance of choice of wines but unfortunately they only had one tap beer but it was a Spanish beer so hubby was happy. Anyway by the time we had finished our drink and had meandered to our table there were a few more people about and the atmosphere was very nice. Now to get on to the food, we decided to share some tapas plates, we had meatballs (al bondigas), potatoes (potatas bravas), prawns and pulled pork type gyoza. The food came out on one of the longest serving boards I’ve ever seen and it was beautifully presented. The food was absolutely delicious and the servings were very generous (soooooooo many potatoes). The accompanying sauces were devine too. All in all we had a wonderful time with great food and wine and very attentive staff. Highly recommend this place and going through first table and getting the discount made it even better. Give it a go while you’re in Christchurch, you won’t be disappointed

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Really great and freshly made food. We got a plate with several smaller plates on it and the food was amazing. We enjoyed our food outside on the terrace which was really good. The staff was very friendly and overall a very good experience. They are situated in a quit area just outside the busier streets, so nornally I probably would not have found if it weren’t for first table.

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Rebecca Au

Really good food. We love the oysters and scallops. Highly recommended

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Rosemary Collins

Wonderful dinner at the Polo Bar. Our party of three decided to go with the tapas and had 8 delicious plates, every one a winner. Such mouthwatering bites of deliciousness. The wait staff were very good and attentive. An interesting selection of drinks and we ended the evening with affogato. We will return for another taste of Argentina.

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We have two young children so a portable highchair was strapped to one of the chairs for our 14 month old & an inspired kids menu was presented to our 6 year old. The kids menu was 3 courses - vegetable skewer entree; a choice of 5 mains; a choice of 2 desserts - what a brilliant change from chicken nuggets etc that other restaurants offer! It was a lot of food for our 6 year old but highly recommend, loved it.
The staff were very attentive without being intrusive & seemed to genuinely enjoy talking to our kids, particularly the 14 month old who was enjoying the breadsticks more than a teething rusk, the staff told us they’re handmade by the Head Chef and a generous helping of them came with our sharing platter of Salamis & prosciutto. We had a lovely, relaxed dinner with excellent quality food and will definitely return.

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This is a great venue on a warm summer night - sun shining in,doors open and the option of dining outside.
The lamb dishes and the steak were cooked as requested. The vegetables and salads offered as sides were very tasty and the perfect match for the dishes concerned. Excellent service from Olivia from the time we arrived.
Recommended!

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Marc Baxter

The food was really good. We enjoyed the atmosphere, and the service from the staff was outstanding. They answered all of our questions and made light conversation. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience. We'd thoroughly recommend to anyone.

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Valerie Cassin

Exceptional service and lovely meals. Great surroundings and friendly staff everywhere.

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Kim Mclaughlin

Staff were very attentive, food was amazing and i will be recommending this restsurant to others. Overall we had a very enjoyable dining experience.

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Des Teahen

Good food and well presented. Would return

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Kelly Dorgan

Lovely relaxed atmosphere and really helpful staff. Very accommodating chef with no problems catering for our dairy-free vegetarian off-menu requirements. A lovely evening.

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Nichola Loose

Great setting, decor and feel to the place. Fabulous service and food. Just needed friends to help us eat it all!! Will definitely go back!! Highly recommend!!

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One of our favourite places to eat. Whether you want a full meal or tappas we find the food always of a high quality. The service is quick but still gives you time to talk. We like it so much we arranged for our staff Christmas dinner to be held there. Everyone throughly enjoyed the experience.

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Food arrived in a timely manner Did not disappoint

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Pamela Kittelty

Lovely dining experience as always

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Felicity Toumi

Beautiful setting and great attention to detail

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A great setting to dine I could not fault a thing from the service to the food and location was excellent. I would definitely dine here again. Really like the sharing plate idea an opportunity to sample the great food.

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Rosa Bellolio

Great food great location and sitting outside in the sun was beautiful and child friendly

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Kristeen Ellwood

Service was really great and the food and drinks were okay but did not live up to expectation.

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Pamela Kittelty

Our table enjoyed our very tasty meals that were well presented. We will be back

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This was a great place to eat at. While it was quite noisy the night we were there, the staff were really lovely, the place looked really nice and the food was super tasty! If I come back to Christchurch, I would definitely eat here again.

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Location and service very good.

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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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