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

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Adrian Ting

Good atmosphere, good service, good food!

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Jennifer Horsburgh

Nice welcome on arrival. Great advice on food and quantities needed. Food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. Restaurant was not too busy and had several groups coming and going over the time we were there. Everything felt clean and well maintained.
We have already decided what we will be having when we return to hit the starters and desserts! Thank you for a lovely evening celebrating my daughter's birthday.

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Jan Orme

Had a fantastic meal, great food and service. The dessert was the best I've had for a long time - chocolate mousse and coffee ice cream. The place has a really good vibe - busy but not crowded, classy but not overpriced. We'll definitely be back for more.

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This quiet neighbourhood wine bar & restaurant is well presented with its own unique charm. The small plates all comes in with delicate Presentation Skills (decorative) and all in all the food is 4 out of 5. It would have been better if the food (we ordered a lot of different varieties and all of them were honestly abit salty to the general taste) would have been cooked with less salt. This is my recommendation for the restaurant to fix. The dessert menus are fine with perfection. The severs are polite and attentive.

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Bob Miller

All good. The Beef hash especially so. Nice setting and great friendly service too.

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Jo Anne Thomson

Great food especially the squid, so delicious, really enjoyed the meal

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Jennie Evett

Staff were very attentive and friendly. Our waiter made some great suggestions for dishes. The quality of the food was excellent. We had tapas and although it didn't look like a lot of food it was surprisingly filling! Highly recommend the empanadas. And the churros, don't forget the churros. So good.

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Servers Patrick & Sophie were wonderful & made our dining experience very memorable
I urge anyone to have a cocktail as they are amazing
The food is delicious & presentation is excellent
We all finished with the fabulous desserts

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Good service and food. Thank you.

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Zoe West

2nd time dinning here and meal was just as good as last time We shared a meal and couldn’t quite eat it all . Would recommend the polo club to our friends

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Very tasty food, amazing service

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Great food one of my favorite places to eat

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Simon Mather

We ordered 4 Small Plates which were delicious & quite generous. Would ordered again Squid, Prawns & Chicken. Wine was pricey @ $20-$30 a 250ml glass, better value per bottle. Dessert OK. A lovely space with interesting & top quality furniture. The outdoor area looked very inviting on a nice day/evening. Will definitely go again

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An excellent venue, staff amazing and good well presented .

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Great atmosphere with fantastic staff and the food was delicious. Would recommend A++

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Rachel Watt

The Polo was fantastic! For two of us we didn't need 4 tapas as recommended- 3 would have been enough, but the food was nice. The pork sliders were especially amazing!

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It was a cold wet night but the fire and ambiance of The Polo Bar and Restaurant was warm and welcoming. The service and food were awesome. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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Excellent service and lovely food, good sized portions. Accurately described as Argentian inspired, rather than authentic. A hotel restaurant although different seating areas and fireplace create a nice environment.

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ALWAYS exceptional. Food is delicious. The atmosphere is calm, quiet and friendly. We appreciate efforts to move us in and out quickly as we requested.

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Mikayla Edwards

Great place, great food highly recommend

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Leonie Cowen-Willis

Wow Wow and Wow. I cannot believe we hadn't been here before, it is AMAZING. We were served by Alex who provided excellent service. We had the big platter which was exceptional. The meat on it was to die for and our friends had a selection of tapas which comes out on a long wooden board. Finished off with Churros. Would highly recommend this place. Will definitely go back soon

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Vincent Wang

This is my second time to have dinner at Polo Bar. The food is authentic Argentinian style and very tasty. The ambiance was so warm and cozy. I will definitely recommend friends to try this wonderful restaurant.

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We enjoyed the food and the service here. We went for the light Tapas menu-3 between my husband and I. They were tasty and a good light meal. Our daughter is dairy free and they were adaptable with food options for her dessert while also having DF and GF options on their menu.

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Joan Boyer

All excellent! Had assortment of tapas, top was the prawn choice, 8 fat, perfectly cooked prawns with slivers of fresh pineapple. Would return happily.

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Exceeded our expectations in every way. The food tasted amazing and there was plenty of it and the service was attentive without being claustrophobic.

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Fiorella Jáuregui

Excellent food! The lamb was delicious!
Totally recommended! Very professional staff.

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Kerry Wood

A fantastic experience, Alex, the restaurant manager was charming and very attentive, chef went over and above with the chilli squid, it was DELICIOUS! Very well presented and a fabulous ambience. Would definitely recommend

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Michelle Corkindale

Great atmosphere, very accommodating, great for Gluten Free food, good wine and spirit selection. Overall an excellent experience.

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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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