Cuisine: Grill, Public House, Share Plates
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Since it first threw open its doors in as the Carlton Hotel in 1863, Carlton Bar & Eatery has been treating their customers to fantastic Kiwi produce.

The interiors put a funky twist on a traditional hotel bar, interior themed back to the first original Carlton, there is a lot to see in the venue, together with sleek lighting and comfy booths.

Dishes are simple yet wholesome, with a focus on locally-sourced ingredients. Try their signature T-Bone steak dry aged on the bone, or enjoy Bourbon Glazed Chicken.

Feeling thirsty? Peruse their extensive beer and wine selection, or treat yourself to a cocktail from the thoughtfully created list that won’t disappoint. If you’re after a non-alcoholic, why not let the expert Barista whip you up a Good Patron coffee?

Become part of the history of this traditional restaurant, founded by the pioneer Mr Alfred Walter Money all those years ago. To quote the friendly staff, ‘Carlton for you and me, since 1863.'

Also : Be sure to download the 'Goldi' Loyalty App which you can also use the Goldi Card App in Casa Publica, Coasters Tavern and The Pig & Whistle in Queenstown. 

As a member, you will earn a discount immediately on selected items, and accrue points each item towards a bigger reward later on. Either way… you win!

It takes just seconds to download, so do it now to start earning points and rewards on your upcoming meal*.

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Carlton Bar & Eatery
1 Papanui Rd
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 11am - 12am
Thursday - Friday 11am - 2am
Saturday 10am - 2am
Sunday 10am - 12am

Phone: 03 355 9543
Website: carltonbar.co.nz/

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Carlton Bar & Eatery
Location: Merivale
Cuisine: Grill, Public House, Share Plates
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Carlton Bar & Eatery accepts American Express

Reviews

Daisy Higgins

The service was top notch as usual. Had the chefs special of a shared steak and beef cheek pie platter ... the jus and sauces were so tasty! Highly recommend! The strawberry beignet were also so much better than last time. Carlton have stepped up again.

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Kate MacRae

Why have I waited so long to go to Carlton - it was amazing. The juiciest, most delicious steak and the best duck fried potatoes in the world. Fabulous green veges complemented the meal. Anna-Lee, a lovely American girl served us. She was attentive and unobtrusive - perfect.

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First time eating here. The mains were presented quite differently with the combination of different foods on the plate. The pork belly was large and very very tasty. The desserts just delicious. Will have to go back to try the rest of the menu. Service first class .def not just ‘pub food’

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Absolutely brilliant.
The staff were friendly and most helpful. The meal (ribeye) was cooked to perfection and you just can’t go past the duck fat potatoes, they’re amazing.

When the chance allows I’ll definitely be back to dine here again one day.

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Tomica Reed

Amazing service (like always making sure our drinks were filled) and beautiful food. Only downside was that I was super keen to have the coleslaw with my beef cheek but it had coriander though it so I didn’t order it. I had the duck fat chips instead and they were amazing with my beef cheek(I think that’s what it was)
Great stuff guys! Will definitely return again soon

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Very great wait staff never let our glasses of water run low. We had the share board and wow the food was so tasty and there was so much we walked out with very full tummy’s! Will be visiting again soon

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Amanda Lindsay

Great place with fantastic food. Staff provided great service and the food is just glorious.

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The food was awesome , the service was great and the wine delicious. Thanks

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Nicky Eskau

A fabulous happy evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was perfect. Attentive friendly professional -great job. The food was scrumptious - eg warm olives with feta in oil -omg. Hubby's lamb perfect. Overall fabulous dinner at The Carlton

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A great night from the warm friendly welcome to the cheerful good night. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list offered a broad choice. The menu covers all the bases but it is a steakhouse so that's the best place to start. We opted for the eye fillet which was cooked exactly to our specifications and melted in the mouth while the duck fat potatoes were superb. No room for dessert. Will definitely be back.

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3 of us had a great night dining at the Carlton Bar & Eatery. 2 of us had steaks which were cooked to perfection and served with delicious sides. The mushroom and herb gratin was to die for. Our 3rd guest had the vegetarian option of gnocchi and said it was the nicest dish she’d ever eaten.
The staff were all very welcoming and efficient. We are looking forward to our next visit as there’s plenty of tantalising options to choose from.

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Nadia Coffey

Best meal we have had in a long time, we will be back

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Vanya Hetariki

Absolutely lovely. Exceptional hospitality from a lovely young lady that looked after us. Dinner was yummo. Excellent range of wines and dinner choices.
My partners steak was perfect and my salmon very delicious.

Highly recommend.

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Daisy Higgins

The service was top notch as usual. Had the chefs special of a shared steak and beef cheek pie platter ... the jus and sauces were so tasty! Highly recommend! The strawberry beignet were also so much better than last time. Carlton have stepped up again.

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Kate MacRae

Why have I waited so long to go to Carlton - it was amazing. The juiciest, most delicious steak and the best duck fried potatoes in the world. Fabulous green veges complemented the meal. Anna-Lee, a lovely American girl served us. She was attentive and unobtrusive - perfect.

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First time eating here. The mains were presented quite differently with the combination of different foods on the plate. The pork belly was large and very very tasty. The desserts just delicious. Will have to go back to try the rest of the menu. Service first class .def not just ‘pub food’

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The Beef Cheeks were outstanding but the steak was a bit tough, great duck fat potatoes and one of us had dessert I thought she was going to lick the plate she loved it

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The Carlton never disappoints. Great menu and atmosphere. We had a lovely lunch.

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Michael Brown

Only had the large carlton platter. The food was good and was enough to feed 3 of us while having a few drinks.

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Gina Coffey

Nice lunch meals

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We thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of dining at the Carlton.
From the moment we entered the Restaurant we were welcomed by the staff and looked after throughout in a helpful and professional manner.
The food was enjoyed by each and everyone of us.
Well done to the team at the Carlton :)

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Absolutely brilliant.
The staff were friendly and most helpful. The meal (ribeye) was cooked to perfection and you just can’t go past the duck fat potatoes, they’re amazing.

When the chance allows I’ll definitely be back to dine here again one day.

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This was an extremely enjoyable night. I can't fault the food it was delicious and the plates were super hot 10/10 just for that. As a pinot noir drinker the wine temperature was perfect and I thought reasonably priced.

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Raylene Priest

Everyone at the table really enjoyed their meal, service was excellent.

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Daisy Higgins

Staff are always great here ... really good service. The food was good but overall across 6 dishes ... not amazing.

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Tomica Reed

Amazing service (like always making sure our drinks were filled) and beautiful food. Only downside was that I was super keen to have the coleslaw with my beef cheek but it had coriander though it so I didn’t order it. I had the duck fat chips instead and they were amazing with my beef cheek(I think that’s what it was)
Great stuff guys! Will definitely return again soon

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Donna Burt

Lovely food and service

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Very great wait staff never let our glasses of water run low. We had the share board and wow the food was so tasty and there was so much we walked out with very full tummy’s! Will be visiting again soon

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Amazing service and delicious food. Definitely coming back again!

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Amazing food, Amazing everything. Thanks for a lovely time

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Christine Campfens

Beautiful meal with great friendly service

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Niki Henderson

Beautiful food and a lovely wee indoor setting.

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Great environment, Staff were inviting and attentive, we had the sharing plates food was excellent especially the duck fat potatoes.

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The Carlton, as the young waitress informed us,has set out to be known as a steakhouse so the menu is mainly about meat.Steak was well cooked and the duck fat potatoes were delicious!Very pleasant overall and we would dine there again.

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Really tasty food. Had a platter which had a good range of yummy food. Very friendly and helpful staff. Would recommend.

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Charlotte Bryden

Lovely food and presentation although steak ordered medium was quite rare!
Duck fat potatoes delicious!
Unfortunately cold sitting against the window.

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Shifan Zhou

The service was really good and attentive.The food was very delicious too. We ordered two mains and one of them were the rib-eye steak and it took a while to cook, and by the time they came to the table, the second main was a bit of lukewarm already. No damage done I guess, everything else was nice.

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Laura Officer

Lovely atmosphere, food was superb and great service. I would definitely go back!

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Our 2nd time here in 2 months. This time 4 diners - 3 entrees and 4 mains, all of them amazing. Fast becoming our favourite Christchurch restaurant. Amazing food and great, knowledgable staff. Definitely, recommend.

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Amanda Lindsay

Great place with fantastic food. Staff provided great service and the food is just glorious.

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The food was awesome , the service was great and the wine delicious. Thanks

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Gillian Churcher

Great food and service. Will definitely be back.

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Victoria McVicar

Friday date night.
We felt like trying few things. We started with the pork croquettes they were lovely. Also had fries and spicy chicken with delicious sauce. The service by all the staff was excellent. Comfort setting great way to relax into the weekend.

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g bennett

Great service with great atmosphere Thanks a lot

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Nicky Eskau

A fabulous happy evening to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The service was perfect. Attentive friendly professional -great job. The food was scrumptious - eg warm olives with feta in oil -omg. Hubby's lamb perfect. Overall fabulous dinner at The Carlton

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Everytime we dine here, we can expect a warm welcoming by the restaurant servers and great food as usual. Ribeye was cooked to its perfection. Slight changes to the menu's were noticed this night. No chorizo mussel appetizers and no scallops for the top was a great miss for us. Hope the restaurant considers to bring them back.

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Sheralyn Coll

Excellent food, outstanding service - will certainly be back

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A great night from the warm friendly welcome to the cheerful good night. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The wine list offered a broad choice. The menu covers all the bases but it is a steakhouse so that's the best place to start. We opted for the eye fillet which was cooked exactly to our specifications and melted in the mouth while the duck fat potatoes were superb. No room for dessert. Will definitely be back.

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Absolutely delicious food. We couldn't fault it. We had the cauliflower butterfly wings, the beef cheeks and the chicken. The flavours and textures were superb. We also shared the key lime pie and it was amazing. Excellent service, especially the maitre d who seemed to materilaize every time we wanted to ask something. It exceeded our expectations and we will visit again. It would be good to have a lighter salad type main meal option on the menu, and/or a roast vege stack or similar. Gnocchi seemed to be the only vegetarian main. But to be fair it is a restaurant specialising in aged meat and it was great to see that they had many other options on the menu.

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Very tasty food. Lovely service. Steak was amazing

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Ange Fraser

Great atmosphere, the Carlton used to be my favourite steak house, so when i seen it in first table i was so excited.
We were seated the waitress was nice she answered questions we had as they just started using a new menu. We ordered the adult gnocchi in kids size as kids size was in tomato sauce and my daughter doesn't eat tomato sauce, and we ordered the share plate and char grilled prawns to come out all together.
The wrong gnocchi came out but we didnt say anything she just ended up eating our chips and our share plate the steak was cold and chewy and full of sinew and gristle.
The best thing about the meal was the chips and duckfat potatoes and the prawns were great aswell.
We complained and they took the price of out 2 drinks off so that was nice.
Was still a nice night out.

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Arrived promptly at 5 and the waitress was fantastic and got our drinks order and explained the menu. The meal was, as always lovely, although my steak was abit grisly they recognized my comments and gave me my entree off the bill and something else...exceptional customer service and apart from that always a great meal at the Carlton.

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Great

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Great service . We enjoyed our meal. Thanks

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Marilyn Hudson

From the moment we arrived till we left this venue provided a very good dining experience. The staff were friendly, professional and accommodating. Our needs changed during the evening and this was met with easy adaptability and a "..nothing is too much of a problem.." response. Drinks and food arrived promptly and were of a high standard. Thanks Carlton for an excellent pre-theatre dinner.

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Issy Redmond

Absolutely amazing, Carlton never disappoints. EVER the steak and service was fab xxxx

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3 of us had a great night dining at the Carlton Bar & Eatery. 2 of us had steaks which were cooked to perfection and served with delicious sides. The mushroom and herb gratin was to die for. Our 3rd guest had the vegetarian option of gnocchi and said it was the nicest dish she’d ever eaten.
The staff were all very welcoming and efficient. We are looking forward to our next visit as there’s plenty of tantalising options to choose from.

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Astra Oakenshield

First time dining here, the service was amazing, our waiter was so friendly and chatty and never left us waiting. The food was pretty good, the meal I had was absolutely delicious, I had potato gnocchi, loved it, and some sides which were great. But my partner unfortunately wasn’t that impressed with his meal, he had the steak which was undercooked for how he had requested and the steak meal was small for what they charge, if he was paying full price he would not have been happy at all. Overall I really enjoyed dinner and I would go back.

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Kristine Calma

Good food and awesome service! Kudos!

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We ordered 4 different dishes and honestly all of it was cooked to its Perfection. Beef, fish, and all small plates. While we were dining at the Carlton's we were thinking when to return back so the food was that delicious. And the rate of staff attendance was great as well. The staff were silently watching around us, so that we don't have to wait on our next meals nor another cup of water. So the staff was well educated and dedicated to fulfill customer satisfaction, as well. Well done Carlton's!!

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g bennett

Excellent.service and food. Thankyou!

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Brydie Lee

Great food and service

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Nadia Coffey

Best meal we have had in a long time, we will be back

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