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Becks Southern Alehouse

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155 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
03 337 2233
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We have had a meal here before and found it very good so this experience has only resulted in a Average experience, because if this had been my first time it would have got a terrible rating. The steak I ordered was full of grizzle and I couldn't cut it let alone chew it when I spoke to the lady... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mrbeans40
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have had a meal here before and found it very good so this experience has only resulted in a Average experience, because if this had been my first time it would have got a terrible rating. The steak I ordered was full of grizzle and I couldn't cut it let alone chew it when I spoke to the lady... More 

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Alexandra Headland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The restaurant at Becks was jam-packed, happy diners on a Sunday evening: there was a short wait for a table so we had a drink in the bar and perused the menu. Options included weekly specials, pastas, fish of the day, steaks, pork ribs and herb-crusted lamb rump, most meals priced from around $28.00: an extensive wine list offers New... More 

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Thank Ann C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We were the only ones dining this Saturday 26 September. We arrived @ 11.30am and were to dine at noon. The dining room was depressingly empty. I believe the reason this place is let down is absolute lack of service. The bar man showed us to our reserved table and then a Wait Person came over.....however...... We were not even... More 

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Thank Josenme
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Didn't have a great night- service poor & dis-interesting - wouldn't recommend. Shame as it's located well

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Thank vanguard512014
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The food is delicious, very very up-market pub grub. Only it was about $5 per course too expensive. I liked the cheery atmosphere (but not too cheery, it was easy to hold a conversation on a big table still. And they tried a little to hard to be nice to you. But I would go again for sure.

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Thank ProudKiwi
Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We were very surprised at the quality of our meal. Not sure if there's a new chef as the food was so much better than anytime before. Our daughter ordered had the roast which we'd had before and been really disappointed with but last night we were very impressed. A good sized meal with a good variety of vegetables and... More 

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Thank Restored1
Bristol, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had dinner here on a February evening and were sufficiently impressed that we returned for lunch a few days later. The menu offers a good choice for all tastes and the food is off good quality, well prepared and well presented. Service was excellent and friendly, although it did take a little longer than expected for the main course... More 

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Thank Brissle
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

Four of us went for dinner as we enjoy going to Becks. The service was great. My Husband and I got the roast but found it rather disappointing as it didn't have many veggies with a small amount of meat. We do enjoy eating here but will not get the roast again.

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Thank Restored1
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We entertained a relative here just before Christmas. It was a busy restaurant and our waitress, though cheerful, was rushed off her feet. It has a bistro atmosphere. My wife ordered roast beef, which arrived burnt with undercooked potatoes. It had to be sent back. Other meals were adequate. We found out from the waitress that one or more members... More 

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Thank CliffordAlls
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I was expecting the average pub grub type of food and was pleasantly surprised by this restraint the service was great and the food was delicious and not at all what I had expected there was plenty of choice and both our meals came out fast and we we very satisfied

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03 337 2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub

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