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Leinster Rd. Bistro

158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #54 of 579 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
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

The seating restaurant is well spaced and the environment relaxed. It is not too noisy and so is a good place for an evening with friends to be able to talk. The service was excellent with attentive staff. The food was good and presented well. I will return.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You can always find a seat here & thought a perfect stop for a quick eat before attending a meeting. Wait staff very attentive. Ordered the bacon & corn soup - fast & light for a long evening ahead of tedium. The bacon was not cooked!! chopped up and was obviously cooked when the soup was heating. You had the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

One of the best meals I've had. Hidden gem in Merivale. Everything that was brought out to eat was great and being a BYO is a bonus

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

There is something lacking in the atmosphere of this place. Definitely more bistro than restaurant - trouble is they're charging restaurant prices. I had a beef salad which was tasty enough - consisted of thin slices of beef laid in a circle with a bundle of salad leaves dropped in the middle. At $18 I'd feel it was value. At... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Great service and great atmosphere, but this place is really let down by the food and their pricing. On first glance the menu sounds great. However, paying upwards of $35 was a bit of a sting for what was really a pretty plain meal. Don't get me wrong- the food is nice but for what I paid I expected more... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Cuisine: Contemporary

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