Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, Rotisserie Chicken
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #19 of 94 restaurants in Christchurch

This airy, industrial-chic pub is situated in an emerging CBD neighbourhood. With fresh, modern vibes, Welles Street embraces good times and great dining.

From humble pub classics to souvlaki, market fish and grilled pork skewers, there’s plenty to tempt all tastes. Enjoy rotisserie free range chicken marinated with house-made Georgian salt rub and served with hand cut fries and slaw. Or, choose from a selection of mezze dishes like falafel, crispy squid and ouzo prawns. There’s a classic kids’ menu with fish and chips too.

Focusing on the foundations of a great inner city local, Welles Street has 18 beers on tap. Whether you're looking to catch the live game, a local band or to spend time with family and catch up with friends – Welles Street has it all covered.

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Welles Street
44 Welles Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Monday 11am - 11pm
Tuesday 11am - 11pm
Wednesday 11am - 12am
Thursday 11am - 12am
Friday 11am - 1am
Saturday 9am - 1am
Sunday 9am - 11pm

Phone: 03 366 0172
Website: www.wellesstreet.co.nz

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Ranked: #19 of 94 restaurants in Christchurch 19
Welles Street
Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, Rotisserie Chicken
Mains: $15 - $25

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Erin June VIII

Loved this place. Something a little different without freaking out the fussy eaters at the table. Wide range, and everything was bloody delicious. Will totally go back.

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Great place for casual dining.

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Melanie Smith

Nice restaurant, great food. I’ll definitely be coming back!

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Lauralee Mather

amazing as always. Loved everything we ordered :)

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Kate Preece

Great food, great atmosphere and great service. Platters were delicious! First visit and all four of us would gladly repeat it.

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Meal was ok. Prawn starter was lovely, meatball starter not so much. We had fish of the day and it was nice. Kids had a souvalaki which was enjoyed and a kids F & C, youngest child not keen on the batter but not their fault. Service was top notch, got busy/noisy as we were leaving.

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Great food, good service and great atmosphere!

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Kathryn Heffernan

Brilliant place for a small group of people to eat amazing food at a decent price! Love the vibes at this venue and the shared food is perfect!!

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Food was good and service was great! Definitely coming back again to try something else off the menu.

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Our lunch was most enjoyable. The souvlakis were delicious and filling. We tried the filo custard tart for dessert and it was light not overly sweet and beautifully presented.

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Shari Merritt

It is actually my second visit to Welles. Very nice. Nice relaxed environment. Perfect for a Sunday brunch

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Claudia Lee

Amazing food! Relaxed atmosphere

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Great place with scrumptious food and fast service!

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Claire McIntyre

Will deffos be back! Great food, service and cool place.

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Beautrice Low

Nice ambient and modernized interior. Good place for gathering.
Big portion of hand cut fries and it tastes so yum!
Ordered the frozen yogurt with baklava crumble. It's so good even though on the cold days.

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Great food and good service, meals were tasty and filling.

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Great service and quality food!

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Kristie Agnew

Loud music student type bar with no table service, which is fine. some dishes were excellent the prawns and beef skewers, others average to poor dry old lump of chicken schnitzel and fish that was rubbery and tasteless for kids battered with herbs that very few kids would enjoy. We were overcharged for lots of drinks and when I went to get money back I didn't get an apology just a lot of internal eye-rolling :) I don't reckon I would recommend this place I Love eating out and finding excellent places. This wasn't one of them

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Michael Zhang

good

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Cathie White

This is my second visit to Welles St and I will be back. The food is delicious and I like the casual industrial feel of the restaurant.

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Anna Brown

Great food and venue but we didn't realise that starters and mains all come out together if you order at the same time. Our main course was cold by the time we ate it. It would be helpful to tell people when they order.

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Ashley Ross

Delicious food and service with a smile! Being there at 5pm, it was a little quiet still but the atmosphere built as more people started arriving. Will be back for sure!

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Food was amazing, the staff were helpful. My husband & I had a very enjoyable lunch, we will definitely be back!

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Kate N Greg Westwood

Excellent, excellent, excellent. The food, definitely the service (thank you - you know who you are) and the location is pretty good too!
We will be back!

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Mark Seddon

I have eaten here before and been very impressed. Experience on Sunday was ok, but not as good as previous occasions. Menu was more limited, did was good enough, without being as impressive as before.

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Brooke Agnew Wilson

I have dined at Welles St a few times now, and the food is always fantastic! The service is great too

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Awesome awesome awesome experience. I can't believe I've never discovered this place before. Loved the food, the atmosphere, would definitely return !!

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definitely recommend

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Leah Woods

Really cool atmosphere and great food. Loved it!

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Always good and new options to try each time - delicious

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Delicious selection of shared plates and super friendly staff, awesome craft beer list and beautiful patio seating. You couldn't ask for more!

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As usual reliable food and service

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Great food amazing service and love the atmosphere. Will be back for sure!

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Great food, great staff! Will be back!

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Raven Addei

Absolutely stunning! The food was off the charts amazing ! Just incredible sitting out in the sun outside until the sun went down ! Staff were also fab and very accommodating! This will definitely be my new Chch go to !

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We made a booking through first table but arrive more than 30 minutes earlier. Nonetheless, the attendance was very helpful and flexible. The service was friendly and fast. The food was light and refreshing.

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Bryony Lowe

Food was awesome, delicious plates for sharing with friends! Even though there is no table service the staff were friendlier than places that have, genuine helpful staff

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Judy Moorr

Nice surroundings! Very casual and suited for families!

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We were warmly welcomed, given a run down on the menu and told about the process for ordering. A very pleasant experience

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First time here and we were both so impressed. Great atmosphere, great selection of tap beverages (apple and Rhubarb cider was amazing) and all our dishes were packed with flavour! Nothing disappointed and price was super reasonable! Definitely would come again to try more! Get the halloumi fries (quite soft and not like I've had before but so good!) and a chicken! We got a half!

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michael cull

Food was slightly under cooked, scrabbled eggs a bit watery and the toast was very oily .We were on the assumption that we were having lunch but only offered brunch. Waitress was very friendly and the place was pretty cool .
Half price on food but not if you got bacon as an extra .the extra was full price.

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Macushla Lunn

Brilliant as always!

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Julie Walker

Really tasty dishes, had a selection of Metz, the Patas Bravas always a favourite.

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Our first time here and definitely not disappointed. Food was lovely and place was fantastic. We will be back

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Susie Bell

This was our first visit to Welles street, and we were really impressed. The staff were friendly, the atmosphere nice and the food was amaaaazing, particularly the lamb hummus and the squid entrees. Coffee was also perfect. Well done!

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chrissie merritt

Great day with the sun shining. Food was amazing. Friends that hadn't been before were very impressed. When they are back in Chch this restaurant is going to be the first port of call

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Gill Scott-Douglas

Great venue for a catch up with good friends - food was awesome:)

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Lisa Rooney

Great food, exceptional service, great location - easy on street parking. We will be back to try the same and more food. Highly recommend

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Super friendly, attentive and polite service

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Kathleen Jackson

Had a great dining experience at Welles Street on a breakfast date with my sister! This was actually our second “date” at Welles Street and this visit was every bit as fantastic as the first. The sunny central-City atmosphere is lovely and it’s so nice to watch everything happening on the street outside as you eat your meal and sip coffee: runners, cars, dogs, buskers etc. Both times the staff have been absolutely wonderful: friendly, cheerful, helpful and engaging. I really love the pub-like but somehow Mediterranean feel of the place. Would like to thank the lovely girls that served us yesterday. The food was also amazing: One of the things my sister and I like most about the menu is the attempt to actually do different things. So aside from the usual Eggs Benedict there are some truly yummy and slightly different options such as Baghdad eggs with smoked yoghurt (a must try), beef kofta, hummus and pita bread, as well as delectable hot cakes and a big breakfast to die for: eggs (I had them poached and they were perfection) avocado, potatoes hasselbacks (so good!!) an aromatic lemony dressing on the side, creamy humus, feta and a choice of falafel and houlimi or sausage and bacon. The smoothie option I declined this time (a wise choice because of the sheer amount of food: the meals are ridiculously good value) but very much enjoyed the creamy banana date smoothie I had at my first visit. My sister very much enjoyed her avocado toast with spring onion salsa, dukkah and eggs and the option of adding as many things to it as you wanted :) The coffee on both trips was spot on. Will definitely be back: one of the best breakfast menus and locations in Christchurch!

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