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“Average fare”

Cassels & Sons Blue Smoke
Ranked #319 of 1,152 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$26
Description: At Blue Smoke, fresh ingredients infuse delicious flavours into your meal, taking the term comfort food to a whole new level. Be it a shared platter or a gourmet burger - together with Cassels & Sons craft beers, there is no better way to finish off your day. Adding some extra spice with regular ticketed & free gigs, Blue Smoke is the burger, beer & music joint in Christchurch.
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Description: At Blue Smoke, fresh ingredients infuse delicious flavours into your meal, taking the term comfort food to a whole new level. Be it a shared platter or a gourmet burger - together with Cassels & Sons craft beers, there is no better way to finish off your day. Adding some extra spice with regular ticketed & free gigs, Blue Smoke is the burger, beer & music joint in Christchurch.
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Booked in with friends for after movie dinner on Sunday. We were very surprised that they closed the kitchen at 8pm 15 minutes prior to our movie finishing, but circumvented this by ordering prior to movie. Two of our group had fish which was good and another had the Risotto which was tasty if a little sloppy. I unfortunately had the Ribeye which was over cooked (ordered med rare) thin, stringy, and covered with mustard. Overall not the best I have had, and a long way to go to get on the first rung.

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Thank StumpyNZ
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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

The food was lovely, kudos to the chef. Sadly the waitress was rather blunt and couldn't even crack a smile. I would visit again though, hopefully the service next time will be more friendly.

Thank Silk389
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Pros
Fantastic pizza
Food came out really fast
Seems to be very popular with families
Waiter service was good

Cons
Somewhat rude/sarcastic barman could brush up on service etiquette (young chap with braided hair). I know it is Christchurch, where service is often a bit casual, but service still matters. To his credit he was efficient.
Really packed, I think they need more seating! Kept getting shunted around because of booked tables.

Thank ZATrav
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Worth a trip here from the city (you can get the purple bus to just down the road), the beer is great and have a good choice of snacks and meals too.

Thank stravel250
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We dinned here last Friday (19th) night. Had a booking and when we arrived in the carpark could here loud music, we looked at each other and said hope thats not in Cassels. But yes it was, and we were booked at the table right next to the 2 singers, this was in the covered outside area. We said we could not sit there far too loud and asked if we could have on in the acutal restaurant. No, nothing available. We were then offered a seat outside in the smoking area (uncovered). We accepted but we were not happy, there were a few table in the outside area which was covered, without dinners on , we asked if we could have one of those , we had a booking for 8 people. NO nothing available. Reaslising that i was being a bit difficult I had to accept defeat and sit in the cold smoking area and hope that no one came along and lit up. It seemed daft that 1 person was sitting at a table to sit 10 and another one had 2 people on it. The 1 person got up and walked off so i grabbed the table and checked with the waitress she checked and said ok we can sit there. So we did. The rest of our party arrived and all commented on how loud the music was and we said you should have seen where we were supposed to sit. !!. Maitre D came along and was confused somewhat as to where we were sitting but we held our ground. The tables cleared quickly and it did seem as though no one else needed our table. Luckily the music stopped at about 915 and we could then have a decent chat with out friends whom we had not seen for 3 months. I would suggest that the music be more toned down. Its a very loud area no accoustics to assist the music and the amp was large and pointed into the outside area. The meal was ok and service good. However just one comment on the hummus it needed more oil, /tahine and the pita was very dry.

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Thank Grandmaof6kids
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