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Gas Monkey

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Address

The Palms Shopping Centre
Marshland Rd
Shirley
Christchurch
Region: Canterbury
Licence: Fully Licensed
Cuisine: Bar & Grill

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Contact

Phone: 03 386 0556

Open

Mon - Thurs: 11:00–23:00
Fri - Sat: 11:00–02:00
Sun: 11:00–23:00

Overall DineOut Score based on 3 reviews

Total7.5
Food7.7
Dessert6.0
Presentation7.3
Service8.0
Environment7.7
ToiletsN/A
Child Friendly Yes
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Review by: kmsb (11) on

Total7.4
Food8
Dessert6
Presentation8
Service8
Environment7
ToiletsN/A
Child Friendly Yes

My husband and I visited the Gas Monkey restaurant at the Palms for the first time on Thursday night for our forth wedding anniversary. I’d made the booking about a week previously and found the woman I spoke to very friendly. There was a slight wait to be seated when we arrived Thursday evening and I felt like our table was somewhat pointed out to us rather than the wait staff actually walking us right over to the table. We were seated at a booth. At one point we both felt a draft that I could only assume came from the air conditioning as there were no doors or windows open and due to the position of the sun I was getting a lot of glare straight into my face.
Our waitress was very friendly, advising us quite quickly of an item that wasn’t available that night. Then the next time she came to our table we were advised of two other things that weren’t available (one thing not available, fair enough, three things isn’t a good look in my opinion). Our orders were taken in a good amount of time and the wait for our meals to come out was also reasonable. There were a number of people in the restaurant that night and a co-worker had told me dining there on a Sunday evening recently the place was packed so it must be quite popular.
We shared an entrée – popcorn chicken with ranch dressing. I had the pineapple pork for a main (minus the pork crisps as that was one of the things not available that evening) and my husband had the king kong burger with curly fries. This really is a large burger and he couldn’t quite finish it. My meal was supposed to come with coleslaw but I switched this to a salad without any issues. I had the apple pie tacos for dessert; my husband had the cheesecake of the day which was passionfruit and white chocolate. He said the cheesecake was very nice. I was a little let down with my dessert but I think it was because I had a perception of what it was going to taste like and it didn’t, but that’s my own fault and nothing to do with the restaurant. All of the items on the dessert menu looked delicious. Also while I mention the menu there was certainly a lot of variety for mains and starters as well and a good selection of drinks. I enjoyed a non-alcoholic pina colada milkshake with my dessert.
The food was presented well, the environment was a little different (a bit of an industrial theme with the lighting and lots of monkeys everywhere (somewhat creepy being watched over by all of these monkey figures but I get it, the place is called Gas Monkey). Music was good (from the 60s I think); I found myself singing along to many of the songs (or tapping my foot under the table).
We both left feeling very full, probably eating more than we should’ve but I guess that’s a better feeling than coming away still feeling hungry.
I have rated the restaurant child friendly as they have a separate kids menu.
I’m not sure I would go again (partially because I like to try new restaurants each time we dine) however I am pleased we went and wouldn’t discourage people from not going as the negatives were only minor.

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Review by: Clint T (20) on

Total7.0
Food7
DessertN/A
Presentation7
Service7
Environment7
ToiletsN/A

Wife and I thought we would try this place as she goes in here for work .Cool layout almost empty (after the rugby), Coffee fair to avenge to be fair, I just had fish and chips Ok, well presented but I have had better (small bits of fish) ($17) Wife had a steak sandwich Nice but lacking some good bread to make it a really good dish ($25)
Meal took over 30mins to arrive (in an almost empty restaurant Why?)
Might go again but think there better places out there.
Staff really nice but never got back to me when I asked why it took so long.

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