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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 371 0250
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Ranked #49 of 597 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary, Pacific Rim, Bistro, New Zealand
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed dining with inspired bistro fare 50 Bistro offers inspired bistro food with modern flavours, excellent wines and a great bar. The menu offers a large variety of dishes featuring classic’s twisted with our own 50 flair. Executive Chef, Andrew Brown, leads the kitchen team designing seasonal menus using the best local produce. The stylish interior flows out to a generous outdoor area, complete with fire tables that reflect the warm hues of the orange onyx wall inside, making 50 Bistro the perfect place to meet any time of the day for coffee, cocktails and bar snacks or a meal. With windows overlooking Hagley Park, breakfast in 50 Bistro is the ideal spot to start any day. Lunchtime brings with it a buzzy vibe offering great versatility and value with a selection of light meals and salads in addition to entrées and grills and desserts. Evenings bring heartier comfort dishes and a warm ambience, perfect for relaxing with friends.
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Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Dined here 4 nights straight last week (I was staying in the hotel). Mostly had the early-bird dinner (5.30 - 7.00pm - choice of 2 entree and 2 mains - $45 for the 2 courses). Service is efficient and friendly. Most outstanding though is that the food is top notch fine-dining style for flavour and presentation.

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear JethroSydney, Thank you firstly for your outstanding support of our in-house restaurant. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the food so much you were happy to dine with us every night of your stay in Christchurch. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The ladies who served us were friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The plate of treats with the birthday greeting was a nice touch too. As for the food, it was a great showcase of New Zealand lamb and other produce. We shared a bread platter to start, which was much more than a basket of crusty cob. This plus... More 

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Graham, We are delighted you chose to celebrate your birthday with us and that you enjoyed the food and service. We are definitely aiming to offer better than the usual "pub grub" so we are glad you appreciated the extra quality on offer. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

It was more convenient for us to eat in the hotel but we were extremely pleased with the choice and quality of the food. The Canterbury lamb was superb. Service was excellent and choice of wine extensive. Highly recommend!

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear LClark2601, We are delighted you chose to stay in and dine with us in 50 Bistro and that you enjoyed the food, service and wine selection. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

I always enjoy eating at 50 Bistro. On this occasion my steak off the Grill menu wasn't up to the usual standard but was still tender. A few pieces of grizzle and over 'charred' to get the black lines on the steak. I am not sure how this can happen as I have never had this problem before. It was... More 

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Snakebite, Thank you for your repeat business and thank you for your positive comments regarding the beef terrine, burger and cheesecake. Thank you also for your feedback regarding the steak, we will pass this on to the kitchen so they can review this for future. We look forward to welcoming you back to 50 Bistro for your next visit.... More 

New Zealand
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Had a family lunch here the other day - three generations. Nice setting (semi formal), very good service, excellent food. Not particularly large sized portions - so take this into account and maybe order an entree or breads if you are really hungry. There was a wedding group who were having canapes in a room past the restaurant (which also... More 

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Cactus Rose, Thank you for taking the time to post this review following your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. We are pleased you enjoyed the both the presentation and taste of the food and found most of the service to be very good. We take on board your comments regarding the timing of the dessert service and the... More 

armagh northern ireland
Top Contributor
214 reviews 214 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Staying in the George so came here for convenience. So glad we did. The meal was excellent, probably one of the best we had on our 3 week tour. The Italian lady that served us was also very pleasant. Overall a really superb dining experience

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear armagh222, We are pleased you enjoyed your recent dinner in 50 Bistro and ranked it very highly against the other dinners on your three-week tour. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We did enjoy our steak dinners, I had the rib eye and my wife had the fillet, both were cooked to perfection. The highlight of the dish was the side I had, the macaroni cheese, it was made into a croquette, and had some tasty truffle oil added, very yummy. The wine list by the glass was lengthy and local,... More 

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Peter W, Thank you for your positive comments on your recent meal in 50 Bistro. We are very pleased you enjoyed the steaks and the wine list in particular. We will look into why the cheese was still at fridge temperature as this should not be the case. Thank you again for taking the time to post this review.... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had a nice meal - the food was good and reasonably priced. I do wonder why they kept us waiting for 45 mins to be seated when the dining room was basically empty. We were also, at 40, well below the average age. Not a 'lively' spot...

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are sorry we kept you waiting to be seated, there appears to have been a break-down in communication on the night which we have discussed with our team. We are very glad that you enjoyed the meal however and found the prices to be reasonable. Thank you... More 

Christchurch
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This was our first experience at 50 Bistro for a Birthday brunch in August 2014. The venue was a delight. A Great location with easy access. The service was exemplary and everything was done for us to experience a very happy event for a group of over 20 people. We were delighted with the Bistro's cooperation and assistance to make... More 

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Brian and Cheryl, Thank you for your review of 50 Bistro following your dining experience with us for a birthday celebration in August. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and that we were able to provide a suitable venue along with great food and service. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Bruce... More 

Canberra, Australia
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed at The George and were too tired to dine out after a long trip and decided to stay in at 50 Bistro. It was a beautifully decorated modern restaurant. Service was just wonderful and attentive. Although we didn't get a chance to dine at the Pascatore, we were still happy with 50 Bistro. Unlike the name suggested "Bistro",... More 

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TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear CanberraTourist, Thank you for your review from both dinner and breakfast in 50 Bistro. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience on each occasion both from a service and food perspective. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

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Additional Information about 50 Bistro

Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 371 0250
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
Average Prices: USD 16 - 40
Cuisine: Contemporary, Pacific Rim, Bistro, New Zealand

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