The restaurant is very trendy, very noisy, and very poor value for money. It is geared at extracting as much money as possible from your wallet as quickly as possible. Plates are whisked away before you have finished eating. Portion sizes vary from large (Nasi Goring) to insulting (2 tiny Chicken skewers for $18). There are some great restaurants in Christchurch, this is not one of them. I felt insulted by the management, very pretentious. I was left in no doubt that they are very successful so my complaint didn't matter. I will never, ever, go back to this restaurant. By the way the restaurant has moved into the city.
On the number of occasions now that we have dined there my wife and I have never been disappointed by either the menu or the service. We have tried a variety of mains including the Pork Belly, Whole gurnard (and it really is the whole gurnard!), Cocaine rice (to die for), Lik-er-ash chicken... can't wait to go there again! Haven't tried the desserts yet, but the mains are affordable, and we enjoy a stroll along the esplanade after dining. One of our favourite places to dine with friends, can't rate it highly enough.