Chez Simo Cafe & Bistro, Christchurch


⏰ 07:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00

🌏 399 Ilam Road, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand (View map)

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Florence Y
πŸ‘† Web ⏳ 13-09-2019

When good food and great people make your day!

Our recent trip from Europe had us craving for pasta and meatballs. Usually I refrain from reviewing locally but this little cafe won my heart! The lady who served us was an absolute delight! Great sense of humour and very welcoming. The prawn dish was yummy and so was the arancini. To top it all, chef Simo popped outside at the counter to exchange pleasantries! When good food is matched with great service, the experience becomes memorable and squeezes out a review from a person who shies away from doing so at home ground.
πŸ‘† Web ⏳ 30-08-2019


What a lovely little cafe! Superb service from Ronan. Delicious food. The coffee is 5-star. The owners, Simo & Anthea, are often in the cafe and they make every visit special. Can't recommend this place enough!
πŸ‘† Web ⏳ 11-08-2019

Simo's takes Ilam!

Another Simo's! I was at a private training function today where we had lunch at Simo's in Ilam. I go fairly regularly to Simo's in Addington and always love it and this was just as good. The food was various, plentiful and utterly fresh and delicious. There was a delicious gingerly pumpkin soup with several different sorts of breads. Then there were enormous trays and salad, coucous, rice, kofta and chicken. I couldn't fault any of it and I don't think anyone else in our party could either. It was all rounded off with opulent platters of beautifully cut and presented fresh fruit. The dining room is light and bright and the furniture is an eclectic mix of retro, vintage and modern, with dΓ©cor to match. I would definitely be a more regular visitor if this cafΓ© was on my side of town.
πŸ‘† Web ⏳ 07-08-2019

Late Lunch

I had a samosa with homemade chutney and yogurt for $7.50. All the flavours on the plate combined to make a mouthwatering late lunch. Only small gripe is the price of a long black - $4.50 which is on the high side.
πŸ‘† Mobile ⏳ 10-05-2019

Fresh and Tasty

My first time to Simos Cafe . The cabinet food looked fresh and colourful. We ordered from the menu and found the food fresh and tasty. Loved all the flavours. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Looking forward to returning to try more incredible dishes
πŸ‘† Web ⏳ 02-04-2019

Great cafe

I love this cafe it’s nice and quiet which makes it perfect for a coffee catch up with friends .lovely. The staff are friendly and the food and coffee are superb.
Allan S
πŸ‘† Mobile ⏳ 08-03-2019

Superb lunch

This is a great place which we always go to when in chch. Today the beef Koftas were the best I have ever had. The seafood chowder was also outstanding. The fish broth was excellent as a base. Great menu
πŸ‘† Web ⏳ 08-03-2019

Delightful suburban lunch

Lunch for seven with a distinct hint of Moroccan.Had the pleasure of meeting the Head Chief Simo who has had huge experience satisfying the people of Canterbury over many years.We shared a number of entree dishes garnished with olives delightful salads and dipping sauces followed by a main of choice.I chose the paella garnished with prawns and it was spot on.Nice surroundings with excellent wait staff attention.I must say the cabinet food looked very inviting for the casual visitor. One suggestion that an ice bucket for the bottle of white wine we purchased would enhance.
πŸ‘† Mobile ⏳ 06-03-2019

Time out lunch

Just the best. Outstanding in every way. The food is made from fresh, local ingredients and is always both delicious and beautifully presented.

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