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Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #15 of 106 restaurants in Christchurch

Whether you’re a saint or a sinner, this buzzing spot is the perfect place to meet, greet and eat.

Textural interiors create a feeling of relaxed elegance, wooden panelling and plenty of marble.

Executive chef Tejas Nikam previously worked with Peter Gordon, the chef known in the industry as 'The King of Fusion', at The Sugar Club and the techniques he learned there still inform his menus today. He is a stickler for seasonality and uses the highest quality ingredients, such as burrata from Wairiri buffalo.

Expect locally-caught seafood, hand-rolled pasta, perfectly-cooked meat with local vegetables and exciting veggie options, such as battered cauliflower with pickled ginger and rhubarb yoghurt.

Cocktails are equally modern and well crafted - our pick is the greed, a heady blend of gin, watermelon, lime, basil, and salt.

For top drawer food at reasonable prices in a stylish setting, look no further!

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Vices and Virtues
47-49 Salisbury Street
Christchurch 8013

Open Hours:
Everyday 6am - 10pm

Phone: 03 930 7001

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Ranked: #15 of 106 restaurants in Christchurch 15
Vices and Virtues
Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Vices and Virtues accepts American Express

Reviews

Bridget Mackie

Had a delightful evening at Vices and Virtues. The staff were so friendly and attentive, and the food was fantastic! I had the roasted eggplant with curried cashew nut sauce and the flavours were amazing - we will be back!!!

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Jeff Roberts

The service was outstanding, the food was exceptional which made for a wonderful experience

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The food was sensational, excellent friendly service. Very impressed with the decore.The best restaurant we have been to for a long time.

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We had the best dining experience at this restaurant. Staff were absolutley lovely and helpful, we even had the chef come out and ask how the food was. The food was absolutely delicious and 5 star. One of the best mains I've had in Chch. The mushroom entree and peanut butter dessert are a must. We will definitely be dining here again.

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The whole of this dining experience was characterised by attention to detail in every aspect - the friendly and welcoming staff, the atmosphere and presentation of the food, all showing flair and sophistication. The carrot entree with unusual combinations was delicious. For mains I had the 3 way chicken which was succulent and tasty; my husband had the lamb and raved that it was the most delicious and tender lamb he had ever tasted.

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Fantastic flavours and textures. Unusual combinations surprisingly everything working so well together. Excellent presentation. I never imagined I would ever order carrots for entree.....glad I did though. The chicken popcorn was sensational. My favourite course was dessert. ...peanut semifreddo....sublime. Extensive drinks menu. Service 4.5 out of 5. Food 5 out of 5. Highly recommended. My only complaint.....the beautiful textured plates didn't allow me to clean the plate....I would have licked it if I could have! Thumbs up from all four of us. Thanks for a great night.

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Sally McRae

Amazing. The food and service were stunning. Food ...every mouthful was stunning with flavours that made your mouth sing and tingle. Mushroom entree my partner had was brilliant and I had the burrata from Wairiri buffalo. Stunning. Chicken dish was great and again each mouthful delightful partner had lamb was surprised to be asked if wanted it medium or weĺl done. Loved the look of each course. Drinks were great too. Only really minor thing was the texture on plates made them really loud and a bit awkward but also hard to get those last bits of sauce up....which you will definitely want to do stunning and now want to come back for dinner and breakfast and lunch......

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Rachael Hobbs

Absolutely stunning food! We were so impressed and it exceeded our expectations. The service was excellent too. We will definitely dine at Vices and Virtues again.

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Lisa Dudley

We had an absolute wonderful meal and experience at Vices & Virtues. From the minute we walked in we were greeted and sat very quickly. Our waitress went out of her way to accommodate my requirements for desert.

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Anna Brown

Lovely environment - smart but relaxed. The staff were very attentive and helpful but left us to it, which was good. The food is excellent - beautifully presented and wonderful flavours with some unusual things on the menu. There is also plenty of choice for vegetarians. We'll definitely go back.

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Vanessa Smith

This has to be the best restaurant in chch!!!
The dishes were so different to anything we've had before- liquorice puree with carrots... amazing!!
Everything tasted delicious and was beautifully presented.
Service was fast and friendly
I can't wait to work my way through the whole menu.

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Tony Stewart

We have an amazing meal at Vices and Virtues. Even more so, as we hadn't heard of it prior to looking on First Table. The food was exceptional, and I would rate it as one of the better places now to dine in CHCH. The food was tasty, well presented, and very well crafted. (Personally I rate it at a level equal to The George, Chillingworth Rd, 27 Steps...). This was by far the nicest dining experience we have had in quite a while. Would totally recommend.

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Moyra Newton-Green

Absolutely top Service, the staff were wonderful, they paid attention to detail tand were helpful, friendly and attentive. The breads were great and piping hot because of a hot stone wrapped in a bag. I loved The mushroom entree it is a must try. I will definitely be ordering that again. Mains were delicious I had The cauliflower Imari, as were the sides grilled greens and yummy crunchy hand cut chips and desserts. The green Apple and watermelon sorbet tasted so refreshing and like eating them fresh. Plenty of selection to cater for all dietary needs I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back and sharing with friends. I would rate this 10 out of 10. Thank you for a wonderful dinner

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We dined here this week and found it had a great atmosphere with friendly staff with excellent service. The food that we chose was delicious.We would highly recommend dinning here.

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We had a really lovely meal at Vices and Virtues on Wednesday night. The wait staff were attentive and helpful and the food was superb. The atmosphere felt relaxing and quiet. We had the lamb and the steak and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious flavours. The hand cut chips on the side were addictive. Desserts were really attractive and again a wonderful array of flavours and textures that worked well together. Thanks for a great eating experience- we hope to return.

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The service and ambience In this restaurant were top notch.

The food was divine, while small portions, the quality, preparation, and presentation was the best we have had in Christchurch/First table so far.

If you want a top notch meal and dining experience, this is the place for you.

The trio of mushrooms is worth a special mention.

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Despina Kerdemelidis

We went with our family for a special anniversary dinner and had a wonderful time. The food was superb, the service was fast , the staff was helpful . I highly recommend Vices and Virtues restaurant. We will be back.

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Joanne Graham

First time dining at Vices and Virtues and it won't be the last. The food and service were faultless. It was nice to go somewhere that had a slightly different menu to what else is out there and everything was totally delicious. Cocktails were also very good! This will definitely become a regular place for us to go back to.

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Liying Jin

Amazing food, top staff, nice cocktails. everything you need for a perfect evening.

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Fantastic meal and service. Between the four of us, we had quite a wide selection from the menu and we all loved it. Was the first time dining there and will definitely return and have already been recommending to others

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Megan Gibbs

This restaurant is beautiful! A new build with a lovely atmosphere and wonderful food and service. Our waiter was very attentive and could advise my coeliac friend on the composition of every dish. The carrot entrée was beautifully presented with a lovely mix of puree and spicy crunchy nuts to go with the carrots. I had the lamb as a main, it was truly melt in your mouth tender with lovely sprinkles of green veges and a side of asparagus and bok choy. My friend had the aged angus which was also cooked perfectly. A peanut semi freddo for desert, also looked amazing and was nice but the black sesame ice cream lacked flavour. Overall a fabulous experience, we'll be back!

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This was truly a fine dining experience. The starters were well presented and flavoursome. Main course was exceptional one of the best in Christchurch. Staff were pleasant and attentive. This was a pleasant dining experience, 5⭐️

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Warwick Wilson

Fantastic meal, the food was excellent especially the lamb main. We will return.

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Tracey MacLeod

Service was good. Menu is outstanding, interesting, different and enticing. From entree to dessert all four of us were completely satisfied. Have to go again to work our way through that menu. Thanks to a great team, front and back.

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We had a delicious meal with lovely friendly service in this beautiful restaurant

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Anneka Martin

Great venue and even better food! Will definitely be back!!

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Although I’d say I enjoy to have my animal protein choices on each course the fact this place does plant base for entree’s hasn’t disappointed yet and you can have your meat through the mains if you so choose. Extremely tasty and beautifully presented. The service is very attentive and didn’t need to ask for a thing. Highly recommend you go and experience Vices and Virtues.

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Liam Ambrose

We had the ribeye and the fish with the macadamia rice and it was delicious. Cool little setting, would definitely go back.

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Gayel Marquet

High quality dining here makes for a fabulous evening Well done team.Thank you

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Bridget Mackie

Had a delightful evening at Vices and Virtues. The staff were so friendly and attentive, and the food was fantastic! I had the roasted eggplant with curried cashew nut sauce and the flavours were amazing - we will be back!!!

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great food, great service

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Satoko Mori

Very good food and excellent service. Beef was melt in the mouth. We had tuna for entree and it could be the main as well. Dessert was also amazing. Peanut crumble & sesame ice cream is the best!! We will come back definitely.

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Despite the restaurant not having my first table booking in their book, there were plenty of tables available for a Mon night. Quiet & relaxing decor. Very prompt service with menus and water. Waiter was very polite and attentive, though could have checked on drinks more often. Food was exceptional with amazing taste combinations. Steak sous vide was beautiful and cooked medium rare as requested (first time having steak cooked this way). Mushroom & carrot entrees were delicious as were desserts of chocolate + peanut butter. Highly recommend.

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Jeff Roberts

The service was outstanding, the food was exceptional which made for a wonderful experience

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The food was sensational, excellent friendly service. Very impressed with the decore.The best restaurant we have been to for a long time.

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We had the best dining experience at this restaurant. Staff were absolutley lovely and helpful, we even had the chef come out and ask how the food was. The food was absolutely delicious and 5 star. One of the best mains I've had in Chch. The mushroom entree and peanut butter dessert are a must. We will definitely be dining here again.

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Pleayo Tov

The restaurant is part of Sudima Hotel. Public car park is on the opposite side of the one-way street. Waiting staff are polite, professional, and efficient. Food was prompt and delicious. We had seared bluefin tuna with edemame and burnt orange for entree -Delicious. I had blue cod with choy squid ink cream with pumpkin puree -Well presented, pleasing to the eyes, and tasteful. Portion is on a small side but there are side dishes you can order.

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Alex Meredith

Great food, Lovely understated setting friendly service. Would highly recommend

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Tasty food in a beautiful spot

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Stunning food, cooked exactly how we asked. Great service, thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

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The whole of this dining experience was characterised by attention to detail in every aspect - the friendly and welcoming staff, the atmosphere and presentation of the food, all showing flair and sophistication. The carrot entree with unusual combinations was delicious. For mains I had the 3 way chicken which was succulent and tasty; my husband had the lamb and raved that it was the most delicious and tender lamb he had ever tasted.

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Amazing food, fantastic service - will definitely be dining here again!

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really interesting and successful combination of flavours, great vegetarian options. Most enjoyable

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Rod Partington

Incredible menu and food to match. The chef has done this restaurant proud dish up some truly spectacular dishes. And wonderful wait staff too. Very attentive and happy to help with any request.

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Fantastic flavours and textures. Unusual combinations surprisingly everything working so well together. Excellent presentation. I never imagined I would ever order carrots for entree.....glad I did though. The chicken popcorn was sensational. My favourite course was dessert. ...peanut semifreddo....sublime. Extensive drinks menu. Service 4.5 out of 5. Food 5 out of 5. Highly recommended. My only complaint.....the beautiful textured plates didn't allow me to clean the plate....I would have licked it if I could have! Thumbs up from all four of us. Thanks for a great night.

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Sally McRae

Amazing. The food and service were stunning. Food ...every mouthful was stunning with flavours that made your mouth sing and tingle. Mushroom entree my partner had was brilliant and I had the burrata from Wairiri buffalo. Stunning. Chicken dish was great and again each mouthful delightful partner had lamb was surprised to be asked if wanted it medium or weĺl done. Loved the look of each course. Drinks were great too. Only really minor thing was the texture on plates made them really loud and a bit awkward but also hard to get those last bits of sauce up....which you will definitely want to do stunning and now want to come back for dinner and breakfast and lunch......

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Rachael Hobbs

Absolutely stunning food! We were so impressed and it exceeded our expectations. The service was excellent too. We will definitely dine at Vices and Virtues again.

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Lisa Dudley

We had an absolute wonderful meal and experience at Vices & Virtues. From the minute we walked in we were greeted and sat very quickly. Our waitress went out of her way to accommodate my requirements for desert.

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Beautiful food. The service was excellent and friendly.

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Anna Brown

Lovely environment - smart but relaxed. The staff were very attentive and helpful but left us to it, which was good. The food is excellent - beautifully presented and wonderful flavours with some unusual things on the menu. There is also plenty of choice for vegetarians. We'll definitely go back.

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Vanessa Smith

This has to be the best restaurant in chch!!!
The dishes were so different to anything we've had before- liquorice puree with carrots... amazing!!
Everything tasted delicious and was beautifully presented.
Service was fast and friendly
I can't wait to work my way through the whole menu.

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Tony Stewart

We have an amazing meal at Vices and Virtues. Even more so, as we hadn't heard of it prior to looking on First Table. The food was exceptional, and I would rate it as one of the better places now to dine in CHCH. The food was tasty, well presented, and very well crafted. (Personally I rate it at a level equal to The George, Chillingworth Rd, 27 Steps...). This was by far the nicest dining experience we have had in quite a while. Would totally recommend.

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Moyra Newton-Green

Absolutely top Service, the staff were wonderful, they paid attention to detail tand were helpful, friendly and attentive. The breads were great and piping hot because of a hot stone wrapped in a bag. I loved The mushroom entree it is a must try. I will definitely be ordering that again. Mains were delicious I had The cauliflower Imari, as were the sides grilled greens and yummy crunchy hand cut chips and desserts. The green Apple and watermelon sorbet tasted so refreshing and like eating them fresh. Plenty of selection to cater for all dietary needs I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will definitely be going back and sharing with friends. I would rate this 10 out of 10. Thank you for a wonderful dinner

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Caiã Pires

The food is absolutly delicious!

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We dined here this week and found it had a great atmosphere with friendly staff with excellent service. The food that we chose was delicious.We would highly recommend dinning here.

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We had a really lovely meal at Vices and Virtues on Wednesday night. The wait staff were attentive and helpful and the food was superb. The atmosphere felt relaxing and quiet. We had the lamb and the steak and thoroughly enjoyed the delicious flavours. The hand cut chips on the side were addictive. Desserts were really attractive and again a wonderful array of flavours and textures that worked well together. Thanks for a great eating experience- we hope to return.

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Delicious food again. Great staff. Fabulous experience.

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Jan Thompson

Great service, attentive but not intrusive
Lovely food, we shared 4 entrees.
Lovely atmosphere, looking forward to going back

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The service and ambience In this restaurant were top notch.

The food was divine, while small portions, the quality, preparation, and presentation was the best we have had in Christchurch/First table so far.

If you want a top notch meal and dining experience, this is the place for you.

The trio of mushrooms is worth a special mention.

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Despina Kerdemelidis

We went with our family for a special anniversary dinner and had a wonderful time. The food was superb, the service was fast , the staff was helpful . I highly recommend Vices and Virtues restaurant. We will be back.

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Nice atmosphere, good service & great food. Welcome addition to the ChCh dining scene.

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Food was delicious, had the fish as a main which was cooked perfectly.

Service was very professional and attentive.

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The staff were attentive, the food divine, the wine superb. Can't ask for better than that.

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Joanne Graham

First time dining at Vices and Virtues and it won't be the last. The food and service were faultless. It was nice to go somewhere that had a slightly different menu to what else is out there and everything was totally delicious. Cocktails were also very good! This will definitely become a regular place for us to go back to.

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Christine French

Food very good. Portions quite small but this left room for desert.

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Tara Jelyure

It was a pleasant experience. The food is very flavoursome and the restaurant itself is very stylish and modern.

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Chris Fleetwood

Disappointed

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Liying Jin

Amazing food, top staff, nice cocktails. everything you need for a perfect evening.

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Maree-Dave Crisp

Everything was excellent.
Friendly service and great food.

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chrissie merritt

What a great restaurant. Food was so delicious and service outstanding. We will be back

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Sally Couper

The food was really tasty and innovative. The service was attentive and anticipated our needs. Would definitely go to this restaurant again. Many thanks for a lovely time.

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Fantastic meal and service. Between the four of us, we had quite a wide selection from the menu and we all loved it. Was the first time dining there and will definitely return and have already been recommending to others

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Nice food, excellent service

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Megan Gibbs

This restaurant is beautiful! A new build with a lovely atmosphere and wonderful food and service. Our waiter was very attentive and could advise my coeliac friend on the composition of every dish. The carrot entrée was beautifully presented with a lovely mix of puree and spicy crunchy nuts to go with the carrots. I had the lamb as a main, it was truly melt in your mouth tender with lovely sprinkles of green veges and a side of asparagus and bok choy. My friend had the aged angus which was also cooked perfectly. A peanut semi freddo for desert, also looked amazing and was nice but the black sesame ice cream lacked flavour. Overall a fabulous experience, we'll be back!

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This was truly a fine dining experience. The starters were well presented and flavoursome. Main course was exceptional one of the best in Christchurch. Staff were pleasant and attentive. This was a pleasant dining experience, 5⭐️

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Warwick Wilson

Fantastic meal, the food was excellent especially the lamb main. We will return.

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Food was amazing, staff very helpful and friendly

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