The Polo Bar

The Polo Bar

The Polo Bar open 7 days for breakfast, lunch, coffee and dinner serving delicious Argentine sharing plates showcasing locally sourced produce, tailor made cocktails and award winning wines.

Polo Bar and Restaurant includes a cosy indoor fireplace and an outdoor courtyard, with a wood fire and Jamie Oliver pizza oven, perfect for year round socialising.  

The ideal venue for all occasions, be it for a special event, social get together, pre-theatre dining, a client lunch, function or simply a takeaway coffee.  Polo Bar and Restaurant has everything you need.

Located in plush Hotel Montreal, the restaurant offers an effortlessly elegant atmosphere, and a spacious al fresco dining area.  With an emphasis on shared plates and tapas, head chef, Flavien Bacheley's, signature dish is the Rotisserie Lechon de leche Empanandas.    

French-born Flavien creates each dish using fresh local product, combined with traditional techniques.  For an authentic Argentinian-style dining experience, the Parilla Argentina for two is beautifully presented with a choice of two meats from the grill, along with chicken winglets, lamb sausages, patatas bravas, garden salad, vegetables and four sauces.  

A must-try on the sweets menu is the Churros with Rum Dulce de Leche - Argentinan-style donuts with rum caramel sauce.Just a short stroll from North Hagley Park and Victoria Street, the central location also provides plenty of on-site parking, and is the perfect spot to meet with friends for breakfast, grab a coffee on the way into the CBD, or post-event hot chocolates and churros. 

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What our patrons say

This is a special spot to stay close in to what Christchurch has to offer as it re-emerges from the devastating earthquakes. Having stayed in Central Christchurch many times to attend functions or theatre, this is a haven that has re captured what has always been part of the Christchurch experience .....a bit of a class act with some Canterbury flair !!!!!

The location was perfect for walking around Christchurch. The rooms were light, airy and extremely comfortable. The staff were always exceedingly helpful. It was the best hotel I stayed at in New Zealand.

Fantastic service, food was amazing. Will be back for a tray of tapas again. We dined with 2 friends who had never been to polo club and they absolutely loved it also. Warm friendly and attentive service.

We had a fantastic stay, the staff were super friendly and accommodating, the family suite was perfect for our family of 4, food was lovely and location was great for exploring the CBD. Happy to recommend to anybody!