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Leinster Rd. Bistro

158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #27 of 544 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I can understand why this restaurant rates so highly. Lunch with three others last week and all of us were very impressed with the food, reasonably priced as well. Good service with nice decor & atmosphere. Will definitely be back.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Had a fantastic dinner to celebrate my fathers birthday. I had the pork belly which was melt in your mouth amazing!! My father had the ribeye, best he's ever had! I've never tasted beef like it, divine. My mother had the duck, 3 ways. She also loved her dish. All in all a beautiful meal, the dishes not only tasted... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Delicious lunch, served promptly, Busy place with either tables and chairs or in quieter corner/bench seating

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This relatively small bistro is a gem - excellent food, good service and reasonable wine prices. There were six of us, and we shared a comfortable booth; the restaurant was less than half full, which I thought odd given the warm atmosphere, very good quality food and service. Highly recommended, especially on a cold Christchurch night!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I have visited this restaurant on a number of occasions, sometimes for dinner, sometimes for a glass of wine and sometimes just for a coffee. It is consistently excellent! The food, no matter what I order, is cooked and presented just perfectly, the atmosphere is wonderful - music volume conducive to diners wanting to have a conversation without shouting -... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a really lovely meal here in great surroundings and with good service. Lots to choose from and a good wine list. Took my student nephew who appreciates the fine things in life and is always hungry and he enjoyed it also, beautiful food and plenty of it. Will definitely return next time we are in Christchurch.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Went for Sunday Brunch/ Lunch with in-laws. 2 breakfasts, sausages looked anaemic, bacon ok. Pork sausages and mash, sausages were colourless, could have done with being browned off a little bit more. I had fish and chips, a small bit of fish that was dry, fries were ok. Dessert was awesome, highly recommend the dark chocolate one.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had dinner in this restraunt for the first time. We were greeting with a smile from the staff. We had our main with matching wine. The food and the service were fantastic .

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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I wanted to take our friends out somewhere nice to say thanks to them and neither of us had ever been here. It was beautiful. Great food and attentive service. We did not walk away hungry. Will be back for sure.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

We enjoyed a celebratory dinner here with good friends, The food and service were both excellent. As it was a special evening we took our own wine, which was not a problem, and we did appreciate the waitress advising us of the surcharge. The only downside would be that the bartender did not know how to make a frozen margarita,... More

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