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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

We enjoyed a lot our stay at the George! The staff is very thoughtful, the hotel is confortable, quiet with large and sunny bedrooms, large beds, nice bathrooms. Close to the park and to the center. Excellent breakfast

Exceptional, Such a lovely hotel. Staff were extremely helpful. Breakfast was excellent

Our three day stay at The George was a wonderful and relaxing experience. The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to downtown but a short walk to the Botanic Gardens and Avon River which provide outstanding opportunities for both city adventure and leisure exploration. The real highlight for us, after several days of travel was a complimentary laundry room on the second floor with washers, driers and laundry detergent.

The staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Our room was very modern, clean & comfortable. Breakfast was a standard buffet with a good menu of cooked choices (some of which are charged as extra). The hotel is right opposite the park with the botanical gardens and a 15 minute walk from the city centre.