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Earl - Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury

Earl - Christchurch

4.7
4.7
1006 Reviews
$30 and under
Modern European
Striking the right cord with its food-centric wine bar, Earl is bringing the welcoming fine casual dining lifestyle to Christchurch.

A friendly all-day venue that’s laid back while still delivering an around-the-clock sense of occasion.

Serving as canvas for produce-driven dishes to offbeat diners geared towards great wine and conversation, synonymous with the flavour, energy and relaxed vibe inspired by the costal European culture, Earl truly captures the essence of the city lifestyle with its buzzy local vibe and being more concerned with doing simple things well than breaking new ground.

The light-filled restaurant with high ceilings and stone bar that wraps around the kitchen, makes it ideal for lingering over fresh seasonal salads, house made pastas & antipasti. With the ability to be both intimate and convivial, Earl is ideal for a group dinner or one-on-one encounters.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    03-365 1147

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    An elegant space that knows its way around a party, Earl offers great versatility for functions. whether you're having a sit-down meal or a casual get together, we can tailor something to suit your needs and budget. Email us direct to speak with our team.

  • Area

    Christchurch

  • Cross Street

    Manchester & High

  • Parking Details

    2 public parking lots on Lichfield Street

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. KA

    KenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very friendly and obliging staff. Having the open kitchen is interesting and the food is well presented and tasty. Only downside on latest visit is no roast potatoes as a side dish.
  2. EH

    EmmaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our family celebration for 4 was a great success - everyone loved the stunningly presented kai and our waiter was helpful and friendly. We could all hear each other without having to holler, which was a rare treat when eating out. The light above the table was slightly flickery, and I should have mentioned it to the waiter, as apparently it's easy to fix. I definitely will go again.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pasta Tuesday is a great idea and the waiter really knew his stuff.
  4. SW

    SamW

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We cam in for a dinner with work colleagues on Pasta and Wine night (Tuesday). We loved the food and the service but it was a bit too noisy for us to be able to chat to each other which was disappointing. We most likely wouldn't return for a Tuesday dinner.
  5. NS

    NinaS

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wait staff, and gourmet food. We really enjoyed the 'chefs choice's dinner and fab gin options.
  6. TO

    TonyaO

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the absolute pleasure of dining at Earl after purchasing a Grab One voucher online and it genuinely was one of the best online purchases this year to date. I cannot speak highly enough of the quality of food that was presented to us throughout the evening and the goblets of gin..just wow! The staff were super friendly and confident in their service which made dining at Earl throughly enjoyable,even the people at the table seated alongside us were bloody lovely..what a fab night,thanks Earl👍
  7. NM

    NeilM

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food and great atmosphere, attentive but not pushy staff.
  8. TM

    TashanaM

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food came out very quickly and was thoughtful and delicious!
  9. TS

    TanyaS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at earl and it was a delicious experience
  10. AL

    AmeliaL

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing - we tried the Chef's tasting menu and it was a great way to try all of the showstoppers. We will 100% be going back again
  11. DP

    DanielleP

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food is good in a nice inviting enviroment. Waiters were very cordial and attentive.
  12. VD

    ValeriiaD

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Cozy atmosphere, tasty food, outstanding service .
  13. CR

    CliveR

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tom was amazing and the food was stunning. Thank you for a brilliant evening
  14. MB

    MattB

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was superb, with matching wines recommended. Fantastic service throughout (that great balance of not hovering, but being present enough to bring more wine when necessary). Fantastic venue for a business dinner of 10.
  15. VF

    VictoriaF

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Tuesday Pasta and Wine night was highly recommended and lived up to the hype! Delicious pasta and wine all around
  16. M

    Monique

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good service and amazing wine. Would love to try the whole menu in the future. Recommend pasta and wine night
  17. NA

    NathanA

    New Zealand

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great Tuesday pasta night with friends, great causal feeling but still high quality food with a witty waiter. Very enjoyable evening out.
  18. RE

    RosieE

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Best service and value for food and dining experience in ChCh. Never disappoints
  19. MN

    MatthewN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Disappointing. We ordered the set menu, which said “trust our chefs”. They proceeded to betray our trust: an incoherent set menu, with some very poorly cooked dishes - culminating in two very small, overcooked, very tough and very cold pieces of lamb to share.
  20. ER

    EmmaR

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Your staff were the absolute bomb. 5 stars to them. Couldn't have been friendlier, more knowledgeable, or professional. Made the night
  21. FH

    FH2008

    Manchester

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    We had the 7 course tasting menu and it feel like a very long wait between courses and we had to ask for water to be refilled etc. Food was fine but not spectacular. It was fully booked so very noisy which made it hard to chat at a table of 4.
  22. CE

    CaitE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing, multi course dinner. Absolutely good value for money! GrabOne voucher. Date night made all that more special
  23. V

    Vivienne

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and location. Will return.
  24. L

    Lizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous service as always! Delicious food and the pasta night is such a great value! Will be booking again!
  25. BR

    BetsyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Earl was excellent. We ordered the tasting menu and the food was varied, delicious, and timed perfectly.
  26. NI

    NICO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service from entry to table. All staff were friendly and enthusiastic about the restaurant. Overall experience was fantastic. We had the ‘Eat like an Earl’ set menu and found it amazing. Highly recommend!
  27. AH

    AlexH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice food. Great service. Would recommend for a night out
  28. KM

    KerryM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had lunch with my sister at Earl. We both really enjoyed our visit. The stagg were lovely and friendly. The food was delicious. Everything we had was so fresh and full of flavour. We definitely will be back.
  29. AT

    AngeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved my dining experience at Earl, super friendly staff and the food was incredible.
  30. MF

    MichelleF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Every course we tried was so flavoursome and delicious Absolutely loved it
  31. CJ

    CharlieJ

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fan, especially of the iconic pasta night!
  32. AM

    AshM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 July 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A beautiful dinner with excellent service. The staff bent over backwards to accommodate our 4 year old. Thanks for a lovely evening out
  33. KW

    KarenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dining experience at the Earl. Food was exceptional and service excellent. My children gave me a voucher for Mothers Day for a taste experience. such an enjoyable evening thank you we look forward to coming back again.
  34. W

    Wendy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friend’s recommendation to eat there had a fabulous meal and the service was amazing as was the ambience
  35. A

    Anneliese

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As dining experiences go, Earl is absolute perfection. My partner and I dined on a Saturday night and had a vegan tasting menu for two with gin cocktails. Every dish was exquisite in presentation and taste. The service was a delight, the atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat and the music was fantastic.
  36. RL

    RichardL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Swapped out a wine that had aged well beyond its best without question or fuss -great staff/hard to fault any aspect of the evening
  37. S

    Sher

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food with interesting combination of flavours that worked well . Our waiter was personable and efficient.
  38. AV

    AshaVB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great service, great ambiance. Food was fantastic. Tasty and beautiful. We had a Grabone voucher which was very good value. It's a great way to discover new restaurants and find a new favorite!
  39. KP

    KarenP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal and wines. The waiter was exceptional. We will be back. Thank you.
  40. L

    Libby

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tuesday pasta & wine night is a classic. Always delicious options, affordable, fast and friendly service. 10/10

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Earl - Christchurch is rated 4.7 stars by 1006 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Earl - Christchurch

128 Lichfield Street, Christchurch, Canterbury 8011

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Manchester & High

  • Area

    Christchurch

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00–15:00 Dinner Tue–Sat 17:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    2 public parking lots on Lichfield Street

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    03-365 1147

  • Private party facilities

    An elegant space that knows its way around a party, Earl offers great versatility for functions. whether you're having a sit-down meal or a casual get together, we can tailor something to suit your needs and budget. Email us direct to speak with our team.

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