More than just good food, let us show you what a legacy of good hospitality offers at Patterson’s Restaurant.

Choose from our daily specials or a menu full of delicious modern takes on traditional favourites.

About Patterson's Restaurant

Patterson’s Restaurant offers casual dining for guests and locals from breakfast through dinner, 7 days a week, with a contemporary menu to suit all tastes.

Start the day with a full buffet breakfast (cooked/continental) or order à la carte. Our lunches are light and fresh. And come evening, the dinner menu is fuses European favourites with Asian inspired touches.

Enjoy your meal in our newly refurbished dining area or relax with garden views on the terrace, which is heated in winter.

About our chef

Head Chef Dean Ding is formally trained and qualified in professional cookery and has a wealth of experience creating delicious food within an accommodation setting. Passionate about what goes on anybody’s plate, including his own, Dean’s philosophy when it comes to our menu is ‘simple but fresh.'

Generations of good food

Generations of good food and good times run through our family, with a history of welcoming and hosting people that goes back to 1939. One side of the family ran quintessential Kiwi hotels for many a year; the other made their name serving good eats from a milk bar in Christchurch city. And in the 1970s, the two sides combined that experience and built the Commodore Hotel.

At the heart of our family tradition is a warm and welcoming experience. It’s how we were raised and how we’ve lived our entire lives. And now it’s in the hands of us three Patterson brothers to continue that custom, we invite you to enjoy what a legacy of good hospitality offers.

Michael, Ken and Thomas Patterson

Large group options

  • Light working lunches
  • Finger food
  • Full buffet options
  • Set menu or à la carte dining

We have private spaces available for groups when required; and we can also arrange themed gala dinners, private banquets or weddings for up to 150 people.

Marc Wojtas

Food & Beverage Service Manager


+64 3 358 8129


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Winter Conference Package

Are you looking for somewhere to hold your next conference?

We have a great winter promotion for you! Book your conference or event with us and we will give you 10% of your final event spend as a food and beverage credit.

Package includes:
- Daily room hire
- Data projector & other audio-visual equipment
- Full day catering
- Writing pads & pens
- Mints & water
- Dedicated support staff to assist during your event

Price per person $79. Quote: BEIA2023.

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