Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, Rotisserie Chicken
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $25
Ranked: #18 of 92 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:
7 days / 11 am till late

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

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Ranked: #18 of 92 restaurants in Christchurch 18
Welles Street
Cuisine: Bar Food, Gastro Pub Food, Rotisserie Chicken
Mains: $15 - $25

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Good size portions - the platter was great, and friendly staff. Will Return.

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Scott-Jess Caddy

Great vibes at welles street. Will definitely be back

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Nice vibe, lovely food and good range of beers on tap. Had a lovely evening and will definitely eat there again :)

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Tejas Sreedhar

Nice outdoor area, food was okay.. Service non existent

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Kate N Greg Westwood

The food was fantastic, definitely come back for the food. Service wasn’t great, not very friendly, distracted and felt we were a nuisance.

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Jess Goodman

Food was amazing! Love that you can take dogs there. Would go back

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Megan Gibbs

Nice industrial style building, unfortunately every dish we ordered turned out to be deep fried - including the breads. tasty but very oily

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Good food had to wait a while.

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Yummy food in a relaxed environment

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Alan Yeung

Nice food, relaxed atmosphere.

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Probably not my usual style of venue. A little to Public Bar open concept for me. Really enjoyed the prawns. Probably the best thing about the the whole experience really. Good as a local watering hole I should think when there's a rugby game on.

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Gary Barr

One of my favourite places to dine wether it is lunch or dinner.
Awesome atmosphere and food is amazing!
Will keep coming back definitely
Brilliant job team Welles St

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Great venue great staff just pretty plain food however kid friendly and lots of space

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Victoria Radcliffe

Welles street it’s a large place be great for kids
But don’t be confused the food is not for kids it’s fabulous ! Highly recommended for food. Romantic night maybe not but big gang foods is good no doubts about that.

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Franzisca Camille

Innnnncredible. Such great food and vibes!

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Camille Reculet

Arriving at Welles Street yesterday evening, we were taken by how open yet friendly the venue was. Modern, stylish and laid-back are words that come to mind. There is also a large bar for those who fancy a drink before or after their meal.

We ordered 2 mezzes and 2 sides from a wide selection of Mediterranean dishes, vegan and vegetarian options included.
We were not disappointed with our choice.

The dishes were prepared with attention and served up in great speed.
We ordered falafels, hummus and feta fries. Everything was perfectly cooked and very flavorful, but the highlight of the meal were definitely the haloumi fries !
They were juicy, crispy and served with fresh vegetables, with a lovely pomegranate sauce.

You can really tell these guys care about the taste as much as the presentation.
It is also worth noting that the staff are very pleasant people, who clearly want to work there. Who wouldn’t? Amazing atmosphere, amazing food. 10/10 for sure.

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The food was amazing! Flavoursome, they catered to our requests and although there were only a few 'main' dishes there were lots of 'mezze' and salad options. My roast lamb was incredible!! Beautiful flavours and combinations.

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I loved it! The beef skewers were fantastic and the tzatziki dip was great! Amazing value!! The staff were all friendly and efficient. I’ll be back!

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Brooke Jeffrey

Mocktails and food delicious! Relaxed atmosphere.

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Great setting, service and food. Would definitely dine again

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Peter Wilkie

We always enjoy going to wells street really nice food and good service

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Good food relaxed atmosphere

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Great food. Nice atmosphere.

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Dining at Welles Street was awesome! I took my partner on a wee date and were instantly welcomed when we entered. We had the option of sitting inside or out and we opted for outside in the sun. When I went to order the staff were incredible friendly, helpful and personable. They were excited to hear it was our first time and really catered for us to have a good night. The food was delicious. My boyfriend had the half chicken and I had the fish souvlaki. The flavours were perfect. My partner is Tongan and he said the chicken and mash potatoes with gravy were definitely better than KFC so props to you guys! We ended the night with one of the wait staff coming to clear our table and asking about our food and how we enjoyed it. The was all in all a great night! We also love the location and the building, it’s laid out really well, spacious, inviting and just generally cool with all the plants....definitely instagramable. Highly recommend!

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Annabel Catherine

Amazing menu. Food was so tasty & beautifully presented. Atmosphere was great & staff were friendly!

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Simon Chambers

Love the atmosphere and food at Welles. Our favourite place to dine and relax

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Always tasty food, great environment, and amazingly friendly staff!!!

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Enjoyed dining here, food the great and service was excellent.

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Booking through first table is absolutely brilliant. It’s easy to do, and well worth the money. We had a First Table booking at Welles Street. I was highly impressed with the food and service. Staff were efficient and friendly and the food was well presented and delicious.

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Lucy Jackson

Tasty, innovative food on a sunny evening in Christchurch. We particularly enjoyed the loaded hummus with flatbread and pickled vegetables. We will definitely be back

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Jo Clementson

Really great staff, delicious food and a great environment!

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Alisi Moceiwai

Excellent food.

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Cherry Stanger

Great food. Loved the venue. Fantastic staff. Will be going back. Also very dog friendly and ours got fussed over something chronic!

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Fantastic food and atmosphere. So many delicious things on the menu, definitely going back.

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Kerri White

We ordered four small plates and all were delicious. Good selection of drinks at the bar to match & friendly service.

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Yummy food but a little too much pickles/garnish on all the dishes.

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Tracey Dempsey

Delicious!

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Amazing food, great cocktails and super friendly staff. Thanks for a great night out team!

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Good Service, Food was ready quickly, Nice Atmosphere

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Delicious food at reasonable prices. Great casual dining for families. Will definitely be back to try something else on the menu.

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Melissa Ormsby

Great food, great service and very cool atmosphere on a hot summers night! Very good value for money. We will be back

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Zoe Alexander

The atmosphere at Welles Street is phenomenal! The seating is beautifully open so that you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about the weather, and the food was delectable. Generous portions, full of flavour with exciting twists. We’d defintely go back.

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Kate Hellings

My bestie and I decided to use First table before we went to see a Buskers show. Unfortunately for the restaurant, she's Greek! And therefore I've had the privilege of eating great Greek food. The food we had being a mixture of Turkish and Greek was far from great. We decided to get souvlakis. The pita, whilst looking grilled, was served cold (meaning it must have been done in the early afternoon rather than fresh) and the falafel was cold too. I'm not sure what they actually did to the souvlaki but it just did not taste good at all.

When paying for our meal, the drinks weren't added, so we reminded the person at the till to add it. And despite having previously being up at the till and making the bartender/waiter aware we were the booked first table; they tried to charge us full price. No one checked on us to see how our food was either.

All in all, had we payed full price, we would have left feeling ripped off; we couldn't really complain; but will not be going back.

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Britta Christensen

Awesome food, great place to shelter from the rain.

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Siani Wyatt

Arrived at 5.30 to a table inside set up for us. Menu is set up very clearly but putting more than one menu on the table would speed up the process of deciding what to eat. Order food and drinks at the bar then collect the food when the buzzer goes off. Service was friendly and quick. Lamb souvlaki was delish, I loved it and the feta on the fries was great. My friend enjoyed the falafel souvlaki. Overall very casual but a nice vibe and good food/drinks. I’ll be back for a busy weekend lunch some time

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Tejas Sreedhar

Good food but the staff were quite rude for some reason

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Great place! Lovely in the summertime. Great, friendly staff, yummy food.! Would definitely come back again!

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Bex Gordon

Always such a good experience dining at Welles Street! Friendly staff, good food & great cocktails!

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Jill Sanders

Great space, suitable for all ages children in prams, wheelchairs etc. Have been here numerous times as this is one of my favs. At a glance the menu looks small but upon studying it you soon realize that it has something for all. Each time I come I have a new dish but also I have to order my favs. Ouzo prawns is a must have and the lamb main is so so tender . I cannot leave without a yogurt freeze .

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Heather Andersen

Great food and atmosphere. Awsome selection of beers. We will definitely be back

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