Cuisine: A La Carte, Cocktail Bar, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Join Christchurch’s cool crowd at this hip bar and eatery.

Whatever the weather, the sun trap courtyard and heated louvered area are always buzzing with people enjoying local craft-beers and creative cocktails. Inside, smart, modern interiors will ease you effortlessly from day to night.

The carefully curated menus focus on simple dishes cooked to perfection. Think stone-baked pizzas, locally-sourced meats, sharing platters, comforting pasta dishes and super fresh seafood.

Crowd pleasers include a juicy beef burger slathered in their signature chipotle mayonnaise and a flavour-filled mushroom bolognese, a vegetarian take on the classic. And of course, pork belly bites in sticky chilli glaze are an unmissable starter...

A well-stocked bar keeps the good times flowing. Wash down your meal with a top selection of Kiwi wines, tap and bottled beers and premium spirits.

From after work drinks to weekend hangs, Aikmans has you covered.

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Aikmans
154 Aikmans Road
Christchurch 8014

Open Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 11am - 11pm
Thursday 11am - 1am
Friday 11am - 2am
Saturday 9am - 2am
Sunday 9am - 10pm

Phone: +64 3 961 6545
Website: aikmans.nz

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Aikmans
Location: Merivale
Cuisine: A La Carte, Cocktail Bar, New Zealand
Mains: $20 - $35+

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This was our first time to Aikmans. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress who showed us to our table and made us feel welcome. The menu selection wasn’t big but we all found dishes that we liked. The food was very tasty. We would definitely dine here again.

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Great atmosphere, beautifully presented and tasty food, and wonderful service. If you haven't been to Aikmans you're missing out. JB

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Jo Musson

Nice guy served us very friendly but unobtrusive.Food delicious as was the sangria.

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Tejas Sreedhar

I'd recommend the fried chicken starter and the steak. The fish main was good but the quantity tiny compared to the steak which was a good sized meal. Good desserts but not much of a selection. Overall good but could be better, will be back,

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Great place for an early dinner with kids. No specific kids menu but they will down size anything on offer. Friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Pauline Berryman

Had a delicious meal, with brilliant service and attention. The fish of the day was a winner. Would return to try more of the menu at a heartbeat!

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This was our first time to Aikmans. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress who showed us to our table and made us feel welcome. The menu selection wasn’t big but we all found dishes that we liked. The food was very tasty. We would definitely dine here again.

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Angela Murdoch

Pork belly bites and fried chicken was amazing! Highly rate the apple crumble also!! Will definitely dine again.

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Very nice food with excellent service from staff, will definitely return.

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Julia Beijen

Awesome staff and service! Definitely recommend!

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Great atmosphere, beautifully presented and tasty food, and wonderful service. If you haven't been to Aikmans you're missing out. JB

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Antoinette Savill

A happy hour or two enjoying the late afternoon sunshine with a welcome drink and then a delicious and generous dinner. We flew with the duck which was perfectly cooked and presented!

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Michelle Ross Aikman

Food was beautiful and very attentive service!! No negatives

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food was very nice, and service was great!

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Not a huge selection on the menu but great food all the same, lovely atmosphere and impressive service. Would definitely recommend.

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Food was lovely, staff were very accommodating of our group's needs, and atmosphere was very nice.
We were charged full price however and I had to return the next day to sort this out.
This has happened before at other 'first table' bookings, so just be aware

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We ordered the lamb shoulder (for 2) which came with broccolini and added mashed potatoes and enjoyed it very much, would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

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Jo Musson

Nice guy served us very friendly but unobtrusive.Food delicious as was the sangria.

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Brydie Lee

Amazing food and service

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In the heart of Merivale trendy district, Aikmans is one of the hippest bar. However, the food taste is absolutely disappointing!! Compared to most of the bar& resturants in the same district, the food taste is not just adverage but somewhat hopelessly tasteless. The beef is too tough and tasteless and apitizers are also not so favorable. The staffs well attended service is excellent, but it seems to me that the food is a huge disappointment to the overall expectations when you come in to this place. Coming for a cup of drink might be okay but having food here, is not what I would do if I come here next time.

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Food and service good.

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Heather Wilson

Well cooked steak nicely presented
Our waitress was excellent

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Sophie McGrath

Absolutely lovely meal, the food was delicious and there is a huge range of drinks. I would definitely recommend

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Georgia Phibbs

The service was excellent! Very attentive and patient with a group of 4 who take longer to make decisions. Food was great especially the fried chicken and pork bites starter! Was very busy in there with great atmosphere!

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g bennett

Great service and atmosphere.

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Delicious food and excellent service. Great atmosphere and really comfortable seating and spacious tables. Good range of prices on the menu. Good range of food too, although a salad main option would be good. We will visit again.

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Top notch dining experience. 10/10. 400g steak was melt in the mouth - best steak ever. Waitress, Billie, professional yet friendly. Brilliant evening. Highly recommended.

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The food was stunning, atmosphere had a real vibe. The background music was subtle, did not overwhelm any conversation. Very impressed.

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Lucy Kitchin

Food was delicious

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