Exciting New Concept Coming Soon

The owners of The George have made the decision to close Pescatore from 1 December 2019 to allow for the development and creation of a new concept. The new concept will be unveiled in 2020 with a likely opening of 2021. Christchurch's only 2 Hat Restaurant in the 2018 and 2019 Cuisine Good Food Awards, Pescatore earned its position as one of New Zealand's best contemporary dining experiences.

Update: 20 March 2020 Due to the COVID-19 situation the new concept development has been temporarily put on hold with a likely opening in 2021.

Update: 2 December 2019 Pescatore restaurant is now closed to allow for the development and creation of a new concept to be unveiled in 2020.

Update: 30 November 2019 Tonight is the last night of trading for Pescatore

Update: 25 November 2019 Pescatore has been awarded two hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2019.  What a great way to finish a proud history of 30+ years catering to the gastronomes of Christchurch.

Update: 11 November 2019 The owners of The George have made the decision that Pescatore will close on 1 December 2019 so that a new signature restaurant will be developed, scheduled to open around the second quarter of 2020.  Pescatore will continue to be the highly awarded and enjoyed fine dining restaurant until the last meal is served on the evening of 30 November.

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Cuisine Good Food Awards Logo - 2 Hats 2019

A collaboration between cuisine, art and science.

Pescatore, translating from Italian to ‘fisherman’ is an elegant, contemporary space with sweeping views over Hagley Park and the River Avon. In recognition of the restaurant’s name and legacy, the menu is predominately focused towards seafood. Pescatore continues to offer an exciting dining concept, enhanced by its stunning interior which is sure to turn heads and rejuvenate guests’ longstanding love affair with this iconic Christchurch restaurant.

Our team have created unique and contemporary dishes designed to satisfy the palate and all one’s senses. This passionate team, who have gained outstanding recognition; including being recognised in 2018 Cuisine Good Food Awards with 2 Hats, match a local, seasonally influenced and a sustainably sourced ingredient-driven menu with professional and friendly service. Pescatore, Christchurch’s original seafood dining experience is regarded as one of the best restaurants in Christchurch.

Pescatore does not offer a children’s menu.  Please consider 50 Bistro if you would like a family-friendly dining option.  

Please note all menus are indicative only, and some items may be subject to seasonal availability.

What our patrons say

This is the only place you want to stay when visiting Christchurch. Every single person who works here just wants to help you, just ask and it's done. The best staff I've ever come across. Thank you.

Beautiful place, excellent service, comfortable room, not far for the center and excellent assistance with the information. I will recommend all passenger to visit The George.

We stayed in one of the Park View suites. Amazing view though the autumnal willows to the Avon River. Truly wonderful colours as the sun set. The Park suites have to be one of the best hotel rooms in Christchurch.

A sincere thank you from our team to your team. You’ve provided us with a professional warm and welcoming venue for our guests. Special thank you to Daniel No.2 and our lovely lady (sorry I’ve forgotten her name, but not her friendly face). Front of house staff were especially welcoming and provided support promptly when needed. And last but not least you appeared throughout the two days poised, approachable and ready to assist.