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Earl - Christchurch, Christchurch, Canterbury

Earl - Christchurch

4.7
4.7
918 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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Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Modern European

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    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

Menu

View menu on restaurant's website

What 918 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

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  1. C

    Chrissy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great vegan options accommodated in the chef's tasting menu

  2. NM

    NadiaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an amazing dinner at Earl. The Eat like Earl is worth every bite and the service was both friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back to dine again, even just for multiple portions of the prawns.

  3. JI

    JaredI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    New favourite restaurant. food and service are outstanding , Fantastic experience

  4. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We used the Grab One chef’s choice voucher which allowed us to try 5 courses. These meals were delicious and allowed us to have a great taste of the menu. Atmosphere was great. The experience was over 2hrs and started out quickly with the entrees coming out fast as we finished the previous but towards the end was waiting over 30min for the last course or two. Apart from that great night and awesome cocktails!

  5. DB

    DanielleB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our expectations were more than met at Earl! Wonderful wait staff, ambient lighting, the food was interesting and delightful. The space itself was comfortable and although almost a full restaurant, we could still have a quiet conversation and be heard. (A rare thing in Christchurch with most restaurants leaving you deafened with all the hard surfaces.) Food came out beautifully presented with a great array of flavours and variety. Well done to the whole team. A delightful night out.

  6. KM

    KarynM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We loved the complete experience. Only slight downer was facing a wall didn't seem comfortable with the couple seating. Will definitely be back

  7. PP

    PatrickP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Good food quick service plenty of people enjoying the restaurant

  8. AM

    AntonyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic experience on pasta night. The Ragu and jalapeño poppers are devine. Highly recommended

  9. C

    Cerys

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Super kind and helpful staff and flavorful food. I have been to quite a few of there $25 wine and pasta nights and they never disappoint :)

  10. JW

    JessW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible food, lovely and energetic wait staff that were very attentive. Will definitely be back to try other things on the menu.

  11. BO

    BruceO

    New Zealand

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    For an older couple we found the meal and the staff top notch and will be telling friends and family to visit and try the experience

  12. B

    Belinda

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The horsduerves were a delightful way to start our meal, even the focaccia bread was unusual but spectacular. I had the lamb ragu gnocchi and my husband had the market fish which was groper. Both meals were good but mine won. We had both desserts which were simple but well executed. This was a great dining experience with awesome service. It was pricey, but refreshing that attention was in the little details and care went into the food. No prefrozen chips in this restaurant, so worth the extra for quality. This is a great restaurant for special occasions or if you want to treat your self .

  13. MG

    MariaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Purchased Chefs tasting menu fron Grabone after being recommended to go here. It was the tastest most amazing food we have had in quite sometime! Service was great. Wine selection was fantastic too. Didn't see the same old stuff at most places. Will definitely be back when we get to ChCh again. Thank you 😊

  14. ID

    IanD

    New Zealand

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    Menu has been reduced from the last time so not quite as varied which was a little disappointing eg. limited vegetarian & main options. Service was attentive and excellent. A little more expensive than I was expecting as well.

    Earl - ChristchurchResponded on May 13, 2022

    Hi Ian, thanks for your feedback. As a small locally owned restaurant, we are aware how the current climate is impacting our industry and due to constraints around staffing shortages enforced by covid, at times, we are required to reduce the menu to ensure we can remain open and provide quality over quantity which has been the case this last week with a few members requiring to isolate. This is also printed on our menu. Appreciate your understanding & look forward to seeing you soon. Thanks, Tom

  15. J

    Johnny

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great night. Stools are too low for the bar, though

  16. AG

    AnneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Hi great service and delicious food loved our time there

  17. K

    Karen

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    We love coming here for pasta night although this was probably our lease favourite tasting pasta. The table before us ran late and we were left waiting standing for a good 5min while they took their time leaving. The server didn’t go through our wine options like usual. They also forgot to put our to share order in so our mains came first then we asked about our to share and it was said that it would be on the house as they forgot it but we still payed for it as it was on the receipt and didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. I would say we have had better experiences here but still love it there.

  18. A

    Angie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Highly recommend their Pasta Tuesday! Delicious food, great environment, friendly staff. Will definitely be going back.

  19. FS

    FraserS

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another fantastic meal , and the panna cotta with lemon curd was to die for

  20. VE

    VanessaE

    New Zealand

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful flavours, great food. Beautiful space to be in.

  21. VW

    VanessaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic service and good - great vibr and staff went above and beyond

  22. B

    Bronny397

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Consistently good, a conventional well executed menu.

  23. BB

    BonnieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great friendly service, delicious food and cocktails!

  24. W

    Wend

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thoroughly enjoy our Trust the Chef menu to celebrate a special day. Thank you

  25. CP

    ChrissyP

    New Zealand

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our third time at Earl, love the food and staff very knowledgeable with regards to wine. Chefs menu is the best!

  26. LJ

    LucyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely waiter. Kept us topped up all night. (Tell the owner he was great). We got the Eat like an earl - everything was delicious and it just kept coming. 10/10 would recommend.

  27. Y

    Yummy

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2

    Lovely meal and good service. The music was terribly loud though which made it difficult to concentrate over a catch up lunch out with friends.

  28. TS

    TeonaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The most amazing vibe and atmosphere. The food was spectacular and would definitely recommend.

  29. MB

    MattB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    great overall experience, food was delicious and ambience fantastic... we felt a wee bit pricey for lunch, but would go back for an evening dinner.

  30. J

    Jess

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the chefs tasting menu. It was delicious! The food was well paced, well explained and each course was delicious. Will be back!

  31. BO

    BruceO

    New Zealand

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food very tasty.excellent staff and atmosphere

  32. TT

    TheTarg

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pasta night ... wonderful value, great food and terrific staff.

  33. CM

    ClareM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, great service. Knowledgeable wait staff, great vibe

  34. LH

    LiarnnH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We thoroughly enjoyed the Chefs tasting meal and were totally full by the end. A journey for the taste buds!

  35. CE

    ChrisE

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pound for pound, the best meal in Christchurch. Great atmosphere & never fails to deliver!

  36. JT

    JonoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent tasting food (with very good vegetarian opitons!), very friendly and personable staff, great atmosphere. Would go again in a heartbeat!

  37. BF

    BrianF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably the best spot in christchurch and great value for the quality of food, especially if you get a voucher off GrabOne

  38. LM

    LisaM

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food flavoursome and tasty as usual. Thoroughly recommend

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful and delicious will definitely be back!

  40. SW

    ShelleyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tasty food, great veges. Ravioli delicious and delicate.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer 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

    • Waitstaff 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 918 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

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Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Earl - Christchurch

128 Lichfield Street Christchurch, Canterbury 8011

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Manchester & High

  • Neighborhood

    Christchurch

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • 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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