Cuisine: Artisan, British, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #11 of 93 restaurants in Christchurch

The Camden might be one of Christchurch’s newest culinary kids on the block, but they’ve already been making waves in the city’s dining scene.

Newly renovated, with soft lighting, open brick walls and a loft-like feel, this chic bar and eatery offers a medley of mouth-watering dishes. Specialising in classic British cuisine with a Kiwi twist, their menu showcases the finest artisan ingredients from local farmers and growers.

Start the day with a buttery eggs benedict, or choose from a selection of morning bites, like their French toast, smoked salmon bagel, or full Kiwi breakfast will all the trimmings. For dinner, enjoy juicy steaks, slow-cooked meats, fresh fish and super salads, or try the popular Sunday Roast (served no matter what day of the week!). With plenty of vegetarian and gluten-free options available, plus a decadent desserts menu, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The Camden also has a well-stocked bar of hand-picked beers, craft ales, fine wines and creative cocktails to choose from, as well as expertly-made coffee throughout the day. Sit back and relax at this sophisticated new restaurant in Christchurch, located in Riccarton.

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The Camden
Level 1 235 Riccarton Road
Christchurch

Open Hours:
Monday Closed
Tuesday - Sunday 7am - 11pm

Phone: 03 341 5567
Website: the-camden-restaurant-bar.business.site

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Ranked: #11 of 93 restaurants in Christchurch 11
The Camden
Location: Riccarton
Cuisine: Artisan, British, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Karen Skelton

We were the only people there which I found surprising as the place and food was great. Good menu selection and happy hour helped with 2 for 1 beers.

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What a lovely experience for first time with first table. The staff were very welcoming and attentive...very friendly to boot. The food was absolutely divine. Could not fault anything. We will be back for sure.

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Wong Wiingg

The dishes are awesome. I had a great time with friends.

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We had a lovely evening- great service very friendly. The food was amazing - we ordered the lamb rack and pork belly. Will be back to try the roast and beef Wellington.

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Leanne Sun

We spent good time here! Fantistic and delicious food,professional service and friendly atmosphere!Will back again!

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A great dining experience.

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Had an excellent entrée, meal and dessert - plus the service was great. Would highly recommend The Camden!

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Delicious food, lovely staff and beautiful décor. Thanks heaps

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Very enjoyable experience. Very friendly staff and tasty meals. The garlic ciabatta was char grilled and delicious and my lamb was tender.

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Jay Raroa

Good Food, Great service.

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Cliff Fincham

This was our first visit to The Camden did not disappoint. We were greeted on arrival by very friendly staff and shown to our table. We ordered drinks and after the menu and specials were explained we discussed the menu and made our choices. The four of us decided to share two entrees of duck pate between us which we all enjoyed and agreed the flavours were great. I chose paella for my main, which I had never eaten before and thoroughly enjoyed, the seafood, chicken combination together with the flavour of the rice lovely. The lamb dish was cooked to perfection for another as was the pork belly dish. The salmon main was also cooked well and the combination with fondant potatoes and aubergine was enjoyed. To finish two of the party chose desserts which looked fantastic and were consumed with great delight. Overall a very enjoyable evening celebrating my wife's birthday with family. We will definitely return again soon. Many thanks for a wonderful dining experience.

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Cherie Pope

Our second time at this restaurant didn't disappoint. Stunning food, friendly staff. We will be back.

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Four of us had dinner at The Camden and everyone of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was delicious, beautifully presented, and the service was friendly and unobtrusive. I would thoroughly recommend The Camden for a special occasion dinner or a family get together. You will not be disappointed.

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We had a lovely meal at the Camden last night. We each had something different. We had the Lamb Rack, The Pork Belly, the Paella, and the Lamb Salad. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The were both delicious and were presented beautifully. We started with the crispy chicken entree and finished with the orange almond cake and the white chocolate mousse. We all very much enjoyed all the meal and look forward to returning again very soon! Many Thanks also for the great service!

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This was our first time at this restaurant, we thought the food and service was excellent we will certainly be returning in the near future

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Very pleasant evening all round - thanks

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Belinda Gough

Going for upper class, and nearly got it. Duck pate starter and mussels in curry sauce were amazing, the lamb salad was delicious, but the burger didn't match the rest of the fancy menu. Service was great and the atmosphere of the place is wonderful. Would recommend trying it out.

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Was such a lovely restaurant, great service, lovely atmosphere, top notch food. Cant fault it. We'll be back. Thank for a lovely evening.

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Yuan Li

It was great to be here on Saturday evening,both my paella and my girlfriend's salmon were impressive. Nice restaurants in terms of furnitures and location, excellent service also satisfies us. Highly recommended.

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Four diners all enjoyed our meals we discovered a restaurant we had not visited before and discovered a real gem. Food was excellent and service friendly would thoroughly recommend.

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We visited the Camden last night for a birthday celebration and were suitably impressed with the service, the food and the restaurant in general.
It is a spacious and well situated venue and one we will certainly visit again.

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Lulette De Jesus

Fantastic experience at The Camden. Love love the food,cozy setting & friendly staff.

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Great looking place and set up for a restaurant. Food was delish and service wonderful

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Great food, lovely staff, will definitely be going back

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nice food and service

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Jenny Muir

The waitress was attentive and friendly and the meal arrived promptly and was delicious. Restaurant was also happy to serve a half serve of garlic bread to us.

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Awesome experience at the Camden!!!!! My bf and I had a very good time last night. The Beef Wellington was the best beef I have ever had! Also the atmosphere was great~ it’s a very good choice for dating. And worth for another visit.

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Sarah Fisher

Great food and service

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First time to this restaurant and will certainly be back. Soup was probably one of the best ever tasted. Mains fillet steak cooked perfectly. Large portions. Good Decor, and service very good.

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I think there's two ways that a restaurant can be excellent. The first is by delivering something new, and exciting, and unexpected. The second is by taking established recipes and combinations, and executing them perfectly. To my mind, The Camden is one of the latter. Everything our group ate was a pretty classic combination, but everything was extremely well done. Proteins were cooked to just the right level, seasoning was perfect, sauces were excellent, vegetables were cooked right. The chefs had a great level of attention to detail, which elevated what could be some standard pub fare to a level of excellence.

The service is also very good - friendly, efficient and helpful. The recommendations were appreciated.

I would happily recommend The Camden to anyone looking for a comfortable, delicious meal.

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Brigid McClelland

We had a great time! Highly recommend the Paela

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Kristine House

Nice interior - lots of windows and exposed brick. Menu was good, lots to choose from. Had the twice cooked pork belly and the lamb rack, along with bread starter and heirloom tomatoes. Too full to try dessert. Quite a large restaurant so would be a good place for group get togethers.

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Tralena Halbert-Pere

Wonderful food wonderful staff and excellent restaurant and excellent hospitality

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excellent, love it

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Freya Searle

Friendly and attentive staff, our water glasses were never empty. The food came out promptly and was delicious. I highly recommend there seafood dishes, especially the mussle entree, the sauce is divine. Desserts are both delicious and beautifully presented. The chairs are super comfortable and I especially like the cocktail menu; it has both the classics and some unusual but delicious options, I recommend the English garden for something a little different

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Mel Bird

Loved everything about The Camden - fantastic complex food that felt sophisticated while also filling. The location is super handy and actually really fun and the atmosphere is cozy and warm. Thanks heaps, guys!

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Morgan Henderson

Food was great. Solid menu but not overwhelming - highly recommend the lamb shanks. There were also some cheaper options (ranging $20-$40). Service was fantastic. Loved the decor of the restaurant and the view is the streets around it. Would highly recommend and we’re planning to go again soon.

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We absolutely loved our meal at The Camden Restaurant! It was fine dining at it's best! We all ordered something different: The Paella, The Pork Belly, The Lamb and The Fish of the day which was Salmon. The meals were all delicious and presented beautifully. The service was impeccable! We will definitely be returning to The Camden and also be recommending it to our friends and family.

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Jonathan Tan K L

Cosy but warm place to dine with superb service and the food came out promptly still steaming hot on the cold winter evening. I like my seafood paella although it was not the same taste like what I had in Barcelona. Overall, a good lovely place to dine if you want to escape from the hustle bustle of the city.

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Wow! What a hidden gem. I have driven past many times and have been curious about what The Camden was like. After having dinner here, I must say that my curiosity was as satisfied as my appetite. Although everything was tasty, the highlights were definitely our mains (Salmon and Paella). My tip... try some Soju along with your meal for something a little different.

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Warm, friendly and welcoming place. Excellent service and yummy food. Had its own parking and great views from the restaurant. Would go again.

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Nicki Beveridge

Had a really nice meal. The atmosphere is warm and inviting.
You can enter by either Riccarton road or the back of the building. There is also a lift :)

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Stephanie Rose Basinang

our experience was splendid. new zealand has lovely ombre sky at sunset and it was perfect how we can see right through where we are seated. the food was well presented, and very yum. we overall enjoyed it. it was a good choice to celebrate my birthday in camden. i was with my partner, the ambience is romantic too. only suggestion, they could work more on the playlist and choose better songs to play to make it fancier.

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Loved our time at The Camden. Food was tasty with a good selection and the environment was comfortable and relaxing. The staff were attentive, especially going that extra mile for one of our group that was on crutches. Will definitely be returning.

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Nutthorn Khamna

very yummy for food and best service

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It was very easy to use the First Table offer with The Camden. No problems at all.
The food was excellent! We will be back and recommend to all.

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Top notch experience from start to finish. Great presentation and wonderful dining, lovely combinations. Helpful staff, friendly and attentive. Will definitely return.

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What a great place! Loved the food and our waitress (Taylor) was exceptional she was informative, attentive and understanding. Definitely returning.

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Connianna Smith

Exceptional from the moment we walked in until the moment we left. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Camden and will be recommending to friends.

The dumplings were next level.

Thank you .

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Dianne Brown

This was our second visit to Camden. We took friends this time. From the minute we walked in to our departure several hours later our experience surpassed expectations. After our delicious starters of pate (which had a generous amount of breads - unlike a lot of other restaurants where you get only a couple pieces ) two decided on the salmon, which was voted as stunning (and I can agree as I helped myself to some off my husband's plate). I had the lamb - a breathtaking meal, well presented with delicious additions, and the lamb was so tender. One of our party had the pork done three ways and there was only accolades for this dish as well. Chocolate brownie with walnuts was the choice of three of us - one of our party said it was so good he wanted to lick the plate!!!! Again an enjoyable experience with top quality food and the best of service. Thanks, we will be back

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