One Good Horse
Christchurch City 03 383 0417
- Mon – Thur from 5pm
- Fri from 4pm
- Sat & Sun from 12 noon
- Business Dining
- Children's Menu
- Conference Facilities
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Private Parties
- Romantic Dining
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, Diners
- Price Range: Moderate, $15 - $25
- Dress Code: Smart casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Cocktails
- Seating for: 180
- BYO/Corkage: No BYO
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takeaways: No
- Delivers: No
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
- Wi-Fi: None
Walking through the restaurant it’s obvious that this place is quite special. From the walls depicting shots of horses in their glory days, soda siphons lining the bars, vintage suitcases holding up the counters and bars, to a ceiling decorated in racebooks from as early as the 1920s.
It is this subtle yet stylish assortment of small things that has generated a unique vibe and made One Good Horse a destination in its own right.
Reminiscent of the jockey clubs of the 1930, One Good Horse is a place that reflects authenticity and familiarity.
The resulting ambiance is both warm and welcoming, with the Canterbury river stone fireplace, private plush red leather booths, both large & small tables and the private function rooms making the restaurant an ideal place to spend an evening out. Not only for a quick pub meal, but for a romantic dinner for two, a birthday bash, grandpa’s 90th or a family reunion. The restaurant can fit up to 140 – 160 patrons making it more than capable of dealing with anything you had in mind for that special occasion.
All food is served out of our new open style kitchen where guests can watch the kitchen staff in action.
Being in the spotlight certainly doesn’t stop the chef from putting on not just a great show, but fantastic meals to match.
22 Reviews for One Good Horse
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We arrived 20 minutes early and were asked to wait in the bar, 20 minutes after our booked time a waitress approached us and apologized for the delay and when we asked for complimentary drinks she was quite happy to supply them.
The service overall was great, the food was average-good but it was apparent that there were a lot of people in the restaurant.
Would recommend the prawn twisters but not the loaf bread which had possibly been microwaved and was stodgy and hard as it cooled. Other meals had were the fish and chips, Cajun burger, Boss burger and the Lamb salad.
Eaton mess was the only dessert ordered and was disappointing – crisp meringue- not much cream-lots of juice and berries – where was the chewy meringue??
Overall a pleasant night but would probably choose another night of the week to go other than a Saturday.
We will definately be back again. Only fault would say it was a little noisey but was very busy!.
Fantastic & interesting decor, friendly & knowledgeable, happy staff (from what I’ve seen) I’m yet to fault it. Meals are of a generous portion for the price, consistent in quality (hat tip to the chefs out the back, whom I might add, always have a smile for you and seem genuinely pleased when thanked for a good meal)
I had the Goat Curry special a few weeks back – divine!
Keep up the good work, One Good Horse, I’ll be there this Sunday for a feed
All family members enjoyed the experience and the food was exceptional.
I have health issues with gluten and my needs were met by the caring staff helping me make choices that my diet required.
The interaction, looking at the open grill was also a great talking point. Will be back!!!
(28/02/13) And I did come back. And really wish I hadn’t. The food and service was as good as the first time we had been but when we were leaving I was stopped at the door and informed I hadn’t paid the full bill. I asked what hadn’t been paid for and was told a dessert and the main special of $40. I said we certainly had paid as I remembered seeing the special on the bill, and we had a voucher for dessert. I was asked who had been at the till, I couldn’t say as I hadn’t physically paid, so I went back to the table and picked up the docket to prove what had been paid. I was the informed by the woman at the till that she “didn’t appreciate the sarcasm”. I’m not sure how showing that I had paid is sarcastic but apparently at this restaurant it is. This totally ruined my night, I will never come back.
The service was great and the staff were very pleasant. My partner had the steak with chips and salad, and he said that the steak was cooked perfectly and the chips with the gravy sauce was exceptional. I had the sicilian pizza, which I didn’t realise that it had more meat than expected and was quite spicy. But the base was very nice. If I knew it had that much meat I would’ve ordered a vegetarian or margarita pizza but nevertheless it was still an alright pizza if you like meat. We shared the creme brulee for dessert with poached fruit. The creme brulee was perfect and delicious while the poached fruit was apricot and had the essence of aniseed, which I didn’t like.
Overall it was a good place to dine especially since I have high expectation than usual for Valentine’s Day but One Good Horse was a fine choice and I will recommend and will be back. Worth the drive all the way to Parklands for this restaurant.
so I took my partner along and we entered into what it seemed like a dreamworld for jockeys and horse lovers. saddles on the wall, pictures of old school races and so much life to the restaurant.
I had the prawn cocktail for entree and was delicious. the only negative was that i felt guilty for treating myself. service was very good. The ribs for my main was perfect and i would get it again when i go back. really good to see what woodpeckers was. and how it has changed to One Good Horse and how it has improved with the quality of the food and service. Top marks. would recommend One Good Horse to everyone.
We had the Seafood Chowder and Prawn Twists (prawns wrapped in filo, with Asian dipping sauce) for entree. That was followed by fish of the day and carbonara, with afogato and creme brulee for desert. Service was excellent and so was the food. Will definitely be going back, sooner rather than later.
Visited November 2012