Universo Brasserie & Bar

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  • 46 Worcester Blvd
    Christchurch Central, Christchurch

  • Dietary - Dairy Free Friendly Dietary - Vegetarian Friendly Seafood Dietary - Gluten Free Friendly
  • New Opening Family Friendly - Kids Menu Offers Early Bird Deals
  • 9:00am - 10:00pm More times
    • mon 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • tue 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • wed 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • thu 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • fri 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • sat 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • sun 9:00am - 10:00pm
    • $$$ - Avg Main $30+

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  • 03-379 5214
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Universo Brasserie & Bar

46 Worcester Blvd
Christchurch Central, Christchurch
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Restaurant review: Universo, Christchurch

4.0 Alastair Paulin for Stuff 30 January 2018

REVIEW: With a name that invokes the entire universe, it is little surprise that the city's newest destination restaurant offers something for everyone.

Universo means "universe" in Italian and Spanish, but Christchurch hospo king Tony Astle was clearly thinking bigger than just the Mediterranean when he oversaw the menu at the sleek all-day restaurant that now occupies the glamour space at the front of the art gallery. That most English of dishes, the Yorkshire pud, gets a star role among a galaxy of Spanish, Italian and Greek-inspired plates.

I had to order the Yorkshire pudding with lamb ends, gravy and parsnip, partly because it felt like the odd dish out on the menu and partly because one of my dining companions was English. He dropped his English reserve to rave about them, as we marvelled over how light and airy the "puddings" were and the lovely surprise of finding the lamb and gravy inside. A shaved parsnip crisp topped each pudding and the overall effect – the rich earthiness of the filling against its delicate envelope – was wonderful. Had it not been for the fact that it was one of our first dishes, it would have been a show-stopper.

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