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Leinster Rd. Bistro

158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 491 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Perth, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We were very impressed with this place. The food and service were fabulous and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. We will definitely return.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We were on business and taken to this restaurant by friends - last minute booking which was fine - it was a Monday night so no problem. The food was divine and service very attentive and not intrusive. Would love to go back soon.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The restaurant is tucked off the main road a short walk from where we were staying and highly recommended and boy we wasnt disappointedfood and service was good even when we were served a corked wine that was in a screw top bottle the staff were very professional in dealing with it to their credit and didnt ruin our meal.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Decided to go on a Friday night and it was very busy service a little slow food good. Nice decor is around the corner from everything in Merivale but it is worth the little walk to it

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Worth the twenty steps from the other generic café on the corner- amazing food which was presented beautifully and staff who knew what customer service was meant to be-friendly chatty and informative.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was another culinary stop during our NZ trip earlier in 2013. I can't recommend this place enough. The food was superb, the wine was amazing, and the ambience was just right. The service was prompt without anyone hovering or rushing us. Photos of the meal with speak for themselves. Highly impressed with this restaurant, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend... More

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Bellingen, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Wait staff were very friendly and knowledgeable, food was delicious, although the whitebait was largely a batter experience. More whitebait is required!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant has a very accommodating staff and the food is pretty good as well. Compared with it's nearby Merivale competitors the Leinster Bistro represents reasonable value for money. If you get the choice a small recommendation would be to sit in a booth rather than at a table because the booths are much quieter and more intimate.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

the Leinster bistro is in a great location in the heart of the medical area of Merivale. The décor of the restaurant is stunning - huge murals which create a welcoming and totally different kind of environment to your predictable Chch café/restaurant. The mixture of booth and table seating is also appealing. Ive heard that the risotto is to die... More

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Renfrewshire
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My wife and I really enjoyed a lunch here - just a couple of points let it down a bit. My starter of warm olives and feta was quite boring without bread, but my wife's assortment of breads and dips was excellent. We chose a main from the 4 specials chalked on the board - price at the bottom of... More

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