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Cuisine: A La Carte, European
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+

Located in the Heartland Hotel Cotswold in Papanui, Tudors is anything but 'Tudor' in their approach to great food which delivers in modernity, taste and precision.

Sitting upstairs, it's easy to miss. The door takes some searching, but the adventure is far from over... catch the chair-lift monorail upstairs where you'll be greeted by suits of armour and other such relics. Then marvel at their themed dining room that's kitted out with extravagant chandeliers and a killer atmosphere.

Get into the banquet spirit with some starters to share, like their pea and feta croquettes, duck liver parfait and crab and corn empanadas; pairings made in heaven! Then move onto some big plates like their lamb kofta burger, the inventive ginger beer-battered fish and chips or the beef cheek tagliatelle.

It might look like a meat feast over here, but the leek and capsicum polenta cake and Thai red tofu curry beg to differ! Wine enthusiasts will be elated to read the wine menu which features chardonnay and sauvignon blanc as well as riesling and aromatics. So go on, release that inner Tudor!

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Tudors on Papanui
88-96 Papanui Road
Merivale 8014

Open Hours:
Everyday 6.30am - late

Phone: +64 3 355 3535

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Tudors on Papanui
Location: Merivale
Cuisine: A La Carte, European
Mains: $25 - $35+
Tudors on Papanui accepts American Express

Reviews

Linda Ellwood

Great evening out in a lovely setting. Very safe to dine here because we had plenty of room around the tables. This is a hidden gem - do hope others come to sample the great food, great staff and if concerned - we were only table in one area! Others spread out in larger dining area.

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George was very knowledgeable and made us feel right at ease the moment we entered the restaurant. Our scallops entree was beautiful and mains we had Duck breast *highly recommended*, Sirloin steak and chicken burger. All were done to perfection and my son had fish and chips kids meal. Wonderful and attentive service. Cant ask for more. Well done Tudors on Papanui!

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Ysrial Clunies-Ross

The hotel site & restaurant has an old English theme about it which creates a nice atmosphere to dine in.

All of our food was well presented and tasted great - with good sized portions. We had dumplings and croquettes (recommend) for starters, and Chicken burger and Duck for mains followed by cheese for one and Chocolate Tart for dessert - All dishes were tasty to the eyes and delicious to the tastebuds -

Friendly tentative staff - I would recommend.

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Greeted by a warm and friendly welcome the moment we walked through the door. George was super attentive, particularly with his recommendations on both food and wine selections.

Our meals were first rate and beautifully presented. I definitely recommend Tudors as a superb dining experience.

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Andrew Little

O.k. - let’s start with the famous ‘George’ (see other First Table reviews) … my Dear Wifey and I found him to be a hoot - and he’ll give you great advice as to what will best satisfy your taste buds, whether that be food or drink.
George should be on the menu – perhaps as a Sorbet – in a very refreshing and interesting way he adds positively to your dining experience!
Speaking of which - his suggestion to start with the bread and scallops was a real winner – what an absolutely delicious way to start the meal.
For the main course we both had beef fillet – WOW! –cooked to perfection… just melted in the mouth.
To finish with we had the cake drizzled with lemon and the cheese board – what a super way to end the meal.
One tip – don’t leave the Nasturtiums on your plate… George won’t be pleased… but they taste great so why wouldn’t you eat them, and they’re grown on site, so go on - give them a try.
In summary - if you don’t leave Tudors on Papanui as a very happy diner… Bah Humbug!

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A hidden gem in the center of Christchurch. The infamous George gave us an impeccable survey of the menu and was spot on with his suggestions. Excellent food and service.

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Very pleasantly surprised with Tudors. Attentive staff, nice ambience, and high quality food, well presented. A great experience. Recommend.

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Graham Tate

Warm, friendly attentive service from knowledgeable staff, a good choice of food and drinks at a reasonable price and an impressive atmosphere reminiscent of an old English pub made this a very pleasant evening. All four in our party rated the dinner highly in terms of both quality and quantity.

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Bill & Wendy Hoeta-Stokes

Absolutely amazing dining experience ! The food spoke for itself and was cooked to perfection . Highly recommend the scallops in lobster sauce and the steak - but everything was delicious . The highlight of the evening was George -the restaurant supervisor who caters to all your needs and his recommendations from the menu are superb . Never in all our dinning ( which is practically a weekly event for us ) have we ever met anyone like George and his expertise in the dinning and personal attention to his customers was A ++++++++++++ needless to say we will be back to dine at the Tudors :-)

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We really enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent.The atmosphere was tranquil ( not noisy) like so many Christchurch restaurants are so that was a
pleasant change. We will definitely return to Tudors.

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Debbie Luke

Everything was brilliant.The food,the service,the setting.Highly reccomend

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Darren Beatty

A lovely dining experience with great staff and service and good food

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We had a most enjoyable evening - lovely and quiet - background music not too loud! The food and service was very good - we would return and recommend Tudors for a fine dining experience.

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Fantastic food and service. The duck was beautiful and we will definitely return again.

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Great service from the moment we arrived. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Melissa Haskell

Lovely meal with great service. This is a hidden gem con Papanui Rd

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Heila Du Plessis

Wonderful experience and delicious food 10/10

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Sally Fuller

Very tasty food, the panko crumbed orange roughy and pulled lamb were superb. Attentive staff even though the restaurant was quiet. Will definitely eat there again.

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Ariana Pavelka

Welcomed by a friendly, professional waiter who regularly checked in to see how things were going. The menu had a good range of dishes and the food was delicious. They were accommodating when we asked to replace fries with a salad. Nice atmosphere and medieval decor. Cheers for a great experience.

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Linda Ellwood

Great meal in lovely surroundings, background music not at all intrusive! The staff were wonderful, and the idea of a lift/seat upstairs is great. So much better than missing out like many restaurants, because of disability. Come on folk, get along to Tudors - the hidden treasure!

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Gabby Stewart

We had a lovely evening at Tudors on Papanui with first table for four. The service was excellent as was the food a lovely evening. We had three courses and our mains were battered fish and the pan fried ling pictured below. Ending with a fragrant tea.

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Garry Thompson

Great Experience. Staff very welcoming. Good menu choice lovely surroundings.

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Linda Ellwood

Great evening out in a lovely setting. Very safe to dine here because we had plenty of room around the tables. This is a hidden gem - do hope others come to sample the great food, great staff and if concerned - we were only table in one area! Others spread out in larger dining area.

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George was very knowledgeable and made us feel right at ease the moment we entered the restaurant. Our scallops entree was beautiful and mains we had Duck breast *highly recommended*, Sirloin steak and chicken burger. All were done to perfection and my son had fish and chips kids meal. Wonderful and attentive service. Cant ask for more. Well done Tudors on Papanui!

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Not as good as our first visit but would still go again.

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Very enjoyable meal, prompt service & well presented. Totally recommend the green mussel soup & scallop entree. Definitely would dine at Tudor’s again.

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Steve Jelley

The mousse tasted too much like whipped cream. Otherwise the food was excellent.

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We were greeted very warmly. Our party of four could not fault the food. The waitress was rushed off her feet as she was the only staff member to welcome guests, take drink orders & take menu orders. Overall the experience was good & it was good value for money.

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Ysrial Clunies-Ross

The hotel site & restaurant has an old English theme about it which creates a nice atmosphere to dine in.

All of our food was well presented and tasted great - with good sized portions. We had dumplings and croquettes (recommend) for starters, and Chicken burger and Duck for mains followed by cheese for one and Chocolate Tart for dessert - All dishes were tasty to the eyes and delicious to the tastebuds -

Friendly tentative staff - I would recommend.

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Graham Tate

We have visited this restaurant previously and enjoyed it. Last night was no exception. The food was generous and full of flavour. My portion of salmon was large, but for me slightly overcooked. I liked the bed of red cabbage and found the salad exceptionally tasty with a variety of greens enhanced by titbits including mango slices.
Our main waitress, TJ, was a wonderful example of Kiwi friendliness. She would leave a warm if perhaps unsophisticated feeling for any overseas guests lucky enough to dine at Tudors.
The wine list was good value including a range of Villa Maria varietals available at under $10 per glass.
My wife could not finish all her pork ribs and a nice touch was a cardboard, not plastic, doggy bag for our daughters pooch.

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The food was delicious, I had the Beef Cheek Tagliatelle and the beef melted in your mouth! It was quite a private dinner date as we were one of 3 other sittings which was quite nice. Thanks for the great service too :)

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We arrived early but we were welcomed by friendly staff anyway as first patrons. We started with the pulled port croquettes that were delicious. Mains were a generous portion of the vegetable stack and the lamb filo which were both great although the vege stack was a bit too salty for my liking. All food was well presented. Restaurant is a comfortable space with a variety of areas to sit. Prices were fair. Overall an enjoyable evening. Note that the restaurant is part of Heartland Hotel so most other diners are guests of the Hotel.

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Julia Durie

We enjoyed our dining experience here, the food was very tasty (the pulled pork croquettes were delicious) and the service was fantastic. Cool looking restaurant to.

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Shaylyn Davis

Great customer service

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Nadia Coffey

Great food and excellent service

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Simone de Jong

Nice food and good service. Would recommend.

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Greeted by a warm and friendly welcome the moment we walked through the door. George was super attentive, particularly with his recommendations on both food and wine selections.

Our meals were first rate and beautifully presented. I definitely recommend Tudors as a superb dining experience.

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Andrew Little

O.k. - let’s start with the famous ‘George’ (see other First Table reviews) … my Dear Wifey and I found him to be a hoot - and he’ll give you great advice as to what will best satisfy your taste buds, whether that be food or drink.
George should be on the menu – perhaps as a Sorbet – in a very refreshing and interesting way he adds positively to your dining experience!
Speaking of which - his suggestion to start with the bread and scallops was a real winner – what an absolutely delicious way to start the meal.
For the main course we both had beef fillet – WOW! –cooked to perfection… just melted in the mouth.
To finish with we had the cake drizzled with lemon and the cheese board – what a super way to end the meal.
One tip – don’t leave the Nasturtiums on your plate… George won’t be pleased… but they taste great so why wouldn’t you eat them, and they’re grown on site, so go on - give them a try.
In summary - if you don’t leave Tudors on Papanui as a very happy diner… Bah Humbug!

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Sophia Ellaia

Love the scallops, wings, not so much. Kombucha could be better. Duck breast was amazing too. Thanks!

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A hidden gem in the center of Christchurch. The infamous George gave us an impeccable survey of the menu and was spot on with his suggestions. Excellent food and service.

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colin Fawdray

lovely entrée,nice steak in a great spot we really enjoyed our meals and service,will return

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Very pleasantly surprised with Tudors. Attentive staff, nice ambience, and high quality food, well presented. A great experience. Recommend.

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Tamara Meads

Really nice location. The food was amazing!

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Excellent service very friendly staff. Good food. Lots of stairs but my 92 yr old mother-in-law managed very well without the use of their chairlift. Quite dark in restaurant but we had a window table.

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Melissa Welsh

Very friendly waiters, and great food.

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Joe Doyle

The food was absolutely superb, fresh, eloquent and stunning! However the service was a bit slow at times!

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Gary Monk

We really enjoyed our visit to Tudor’s restaurant. The food was not fancy but very good quality and we had a great meal.

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Graham Tate

Warm, friendly attentive service from knowledgeable staff, a good choice of food and drinks at a reasonable price and an impressive atmosphere reminiscent of an old English pub made this a very pleasant evening. All four in our party rated the dinner highly in terms of both quality and quantity.

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Bill & Wendy Hoeta-Stokes

Absolutely amazing dining experience ! The food spoke for itself and was cooked to perfection . Highly recommend the scallops in lobster sauce and the steak - but everything was delicious . The highlight of the evening was George -the restaurant supervisor who caters to all your needs and his recommendations from the menu are superb . Never in all our dinning ( which is practically a weekly event for us ) have we ever met anyone like George and his expertise in the dinning and personal attention to his customers was A ++++++++++++ needless to say we will be back to dine at the Tudors :-)

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Nice environment, the presentation of food is great. Nice service.

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Kevin Berry

Great surroundings. The steaks were excellent.

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Charles Bensted

Being a first table customer, you always get there before everyone else does! I love it! In addition, we had a lot of interaction with the legendary George the waiter that I have read about in previous reviews. This added to our experience. The starters were great. I had mussels in a delicious apple cider mix. The other two had scallops with a delightful sauce. Lovely presentation. Yum! My wife had the duck main, our guest had the salmon dish and I had steak. Great food. My only comment was the steak was luke warm and a bit gristly. I made the mistake by not returning it. I should have. Overall, I would go back. We loved the food. Thanks Tudors on Papanui.

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Perfect evening with wonderful food. Thanks so much we will be back again.

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Eric Kan

Its a very decent meal surrounded by a comfortable environment.

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Teri Shaw

Fantastic Food and the best Bloody Mary's we've ever had!!

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Raewyn Brice

Great atmosphere, friendly staff and fantastic food. Will definitely return.

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We really enjoyed our meal and the service was excellent.The atmosphere was tranquil ( not noisy) like so many Christchurch restaurants are so that was a
pleasant change. We will definitely return to Tudors.

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We totally enjoyed our dinner at Tudors. Tasty food, friendly service and medieval interior.

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Sophia Ellaia

Pleasant

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Debbie Luke

Everything was brilliant.The food,the service,the setting.Highly reccomend

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Darren Beatty

A lovely dining experience with great staff and service and good food

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We had a most enjoyable evening - lovely and quiet - background music not too loud! The food and service was very good - we would return and recommend Tudors for a fine dining experience.

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Fantastic food and service. The duck was beautiful and we will definitely return again.

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The food was great! The ambience is romantic and service is excellent!

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Great service from the moment we arrived. The food was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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Chris Crosbie

Large size mains. Good choice. Highly recommend

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Kevin Crook

Had a Great Meal At The Tudors, Could not fault anything . Great food & Great staff in helping you to decide what to have. Will be back thats for sure.

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Gina Coffey

Yummy food. Recommend the lamb shoulder.

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First visit to this restaurant. Thoroughly enjoyed. Service attentive but not intrusive. Food delivered exactly as described on menu and was delicious. We will certainly be back.

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Melissa Haskell

Lovely meal with great service. This is a hidden gem con Papanui Rd

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Heila Du Plessis

Wonderful experience and delicious food 10/10

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