A timeless paean to Southeast Asian sensuality. King of Snake titillates Christchurch’s Victoria Street precinct with Tony Astle’s elevation of the the region’s tastes, textures and visuals in a casual, sexy atmosphere.



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THE PRESS – 03/07/2013 While Christchurch is still recovering from the quakes, they have produced some very high standards and some wonderful restaurants.
King of Snake is Tony Astles new baby and it’s a great place. Cool, dark interior, interesting wallpaper, various seating options, great bar and terrific food, KoS is pumping most nights, so be sure to book a table.
Telegraph UK – 02/07/2013 Where to eat and drink in Christchurch The newcomer King of Snake puts an Asian spin on local produce. The dark wood and red paneling of the room provide a sensual backdrop for sharing plates of fried rice balls with lime cream sauce or grilled miso-marinated grouper. – 10/10/2012 Tucked away in Victoria St, King of Snake is a little difficult to find, but is it worth looking for?First impressions were positive. Through the window, King of Snake looked busy, shockingly so for a Tuesday night. Inside, the restaurant, which takes up most of the space, was full of uncommonly dapper people – polished young men in crisp shirts and pretty women in going-out dresses. On a Tuesday night! The bar itself is tucked back from the bustling restaurant. It’s small, but every centimetre is jammed with gaudy characters and, for what may be a first in my history of bar reviewing, I must mention the wallpaper. – 27/9/2012 Tony Astle has opened a new bar and its cocktails are deadly. Hiss and a roar With the name King of Snake, Tony Astle’s latest venture is something of a mystery. But, given the man is responsible for creating Indochine and Chinwag Eathai, our expectations are high.
Cityscape – Aug 2nd, 2012

Cityscape is super-excited to hear that King of Snake is just a week or two away! Brought to you by the creator of the much-loved Chinwag Eathai and the legendary Indochine, this is definitely one to slide yourself along to just as soon as you can! Expect a sexy, indulgent interior and incredible food – we love the fact that King of Snake will be serving coffee from 8am (we like the idea of a morning caffeine hit with a generous serve of style), plus breakfast, lunch and dinner. And, of course, the bar will be open until late. Sounds just perfect to us!

Neat Places With a bar named King of Snake you may think you are about to enter some seedy phallic-riddled dungeon on Old Manchester Street or appear in a scene in a straight-to-dvd film starring Samuel L. Jackson. But leave your preconceptions at the door here. This well designed restaurant is kindly brought to you by the owners of Indochine and Chinwag Eathai, two very popular pan-Asian and modern Thai restaurants, respectively. So expect good things.