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Leinster Rd. Bistro

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

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  • 44
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  • 39
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  • 7
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Superb all around

Went here for an evening meal recently. Superb steak, desserts and service. Will defiantly return. Adequately priced, great value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
candhh
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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English first
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went at lunchtime from work and paid $5.40 for a regular takeaway mocha. I was thinking this was expensive but fair enough if the coffee was half decent. It was terrible, was like it had hardly any coffee in it, made better coffees at home in my perculator. Not good value for money

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Went here for an evening meal recently. Superb steak, desserts and service. Will defiantly return. Adequately priced, great value for money.

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74 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
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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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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Florida
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • 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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