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Leinster Rd. Bistro

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158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fantastic food!

Amazing food an a restaurant that know how to cook steak properly! Try the lemon squid, if that's what it is called and is still on the menu. We've had it a few times and have found it fantastic!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
Sarah F
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Amazing food an a restaurant that know how to cook steak properly! Try the lemon squid, if that's what it is called and is still on the menu. We've had it a few times and have found it fantastic!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We had a lovely meal with our family. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We all had something different and the meals were all excellent. The staff were extremely patient as they helped our two grandchildren, who are both intolerant to various foods, choose something nice. If they didn't know what was in the dishes they went and asked... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We have been a few times now, and everytime we go we come out absolutely satisfied with the food and service. It is a nice quiet restaurant meaning you can talk, even if there are people around you and the food is to die for! Would definitely recommend.

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Amberley, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Went out for a meal on a friday night after work. Just bought the Entertainment Book and wanting to try it out for the first time-25% discount. Magic. I had the pork belly for my main and my wife had the poached chicken salad. Both were exquisite and the flavours to die for. Will definitely be going there again. Great... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Went to this Bistro for my birthday with my husband and two adult children and had the most enjoyable night with family. I total new experience for my son who is use to the overloaded plates of carbs at the Lone Star and he was a little frieghten that he was not going to be full after he saw his... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Opposite St George's Hospital and adjacent to Merivale Mall this Bistro is easy to find for first time city visitors like us. The decor was pleasant and lovely bright paintings added to the bistro atmosphere as did the comfortable seating which encouraged you to linger. Four of us ate a variety of food from the menu - entrees of oysters... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Certainly pleasant but not a top spot or a surprise. Steak was over-cooked and fatty, venison was great as were chips. Wine was a bit over-priced for its quality.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We came here because it was close to our hotel, and boy, what a treat. We all tried something different. Meals came in large bowls, and everyone was pleased. I see most other reviews were excellent, so just add my vote

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I was looking forward to a celebratory lunch with friends, but came away feeling a little let down. It's a comfortable, attractive setting, especially if you like large, brilliantly painted pictures on the wall, and while the staff gave a warm welcome and the menu looked interesting and comprehensive, the meal itself was a little disappointing. Several of us ordered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We were staying in Merivale so decided to wander down to Leinster Rd Bistro. We had no expectations but were delightfully surprised. I had the duck parfait, then the venison and brulee to finish. Everything was absolutely delicious. The venison was so tender I just about didn't have to chew. When next in Christchurch we will definitely be returning.

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Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Cuisine: Contemporary

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  • Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

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