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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 371 0250
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Ranked #31 of 564 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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armagh northern ireland
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

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
29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
102 helpful votes 102 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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221 reviews 221 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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

Picton
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Loved everything about this restaurant for both dinner and breakfast. The service was swift and efficient.

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

Dear TheSoundsRetreat, Thank you for your positive comments regarding the food and service in our 50 Bistro Restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experiences. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Good quality food for a hotel dining facility but with a very limited list of dish options, surprisingly limited in a five-star hotel (The George)..

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

Dear MacArthur_42, Thank you for your kind comments regarding the quality of the food. We take on board your comments regarding the range of choice within the menu. We do feel however the choice compares favourably with our competitor restaurants of a similar quality around the country. When you take into account the fact that we have two restaurants and... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Wtih the family in town for a day of shopping we booked at Bistro 50 for a late lunch. Promptly seated - we reviewed the menu including the very cute children's edition - but then the wheels fell off - the waiter dutifully listened (or appeared to) as we each relayed our choice... He remembered the beverages - the beer... More

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

Dear plum_persey, Thank you for taking the time to post this review and for highlighting the issue you experienced with our waiter not remembering your full order. It is not our standard practise to take orders without writing them down and we have addressed this with the team member concerned and discussed the situation with our whole team. We are... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I dine here once every few weeks (sometimes more!) or so for lunch either with friends or workmates, the $30 lunch special for 2 courses is great value. 50 Bistro has an amazing cheeseboard and the service is perfect.

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

Dear nz_travellerz, Thank you so much for your regular custom. We are delighted you enjoy our restaurant enough to return so often. Our team love seeing our regulars returning as it reinforces that we are delivering a quality experience that people are happy to come back for over and over. Thank you for taking the time to post this review... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I didn't realise service at this standard was available in New Zealand. I organised a party for a group of senior academics (not the easiest of clients at times), and the Anita and Ankit managed it perfectly. Great set menu, v good wine selections, and details watched very well. Would recommend to anybody looking for a large table function.

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

Dear teataotu, We are delighted that you and your group enjoyed your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. Thank you for your kind comments on the menu, wine selection and attention from our team. We hope that we will be able to welcome you back to 50 Bistro in to not too distant future. Thank you for taking the time... 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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