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50 Bistro

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Contemporary, Bistro, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 371 0250
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Relaxed dining with inspired bistro fare 50 Bistro offers inspired bistro...
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Excellent start to the day

We went to breakfast at 50 Bistro at the George in Christchurch today 20th March 2015. We used a birthday gift of a voucher and were exceptionally pleased at the standard of service from an extremely efficient and professional young woman, Nikita, who had an enviable natural packed personality. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
ninskin
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Christchurch, New Zealand
via mobile
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

We went to breakfast at 50 Bistro at the George in Christchurch today 20th March 2015. We used a birthday gift of a voucher and were exceptionally pleased at the standard of service from an extremely efficient and professional young woman, Nikita, who had an enviable natural packed personality. We had the continental breakfast with a hot dish. I had... More 

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

Dear ninskin, We are delighted you enjoyed your celebratory breakfast with us recently. Nikita was thrilled to read your kind comments regarding the impression she gave and we know that she is a real asset to our team. Thank you for taking the time to post this review, Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

London, England
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We are staying at the George ( which we are very much enjoying) and have just had dinner in 50 Bistro. The food was very good but service, which was friendly, was extremely slow (as mentioned in another review). The bistro was busy with around 30-40 covers and 3 waitresses and a Maitre D' so they should have been able... More 

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

Dear ashnick, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are pleased you enjoyed the food and found our service friendly. I am very sorry however that we let ourselves down on the service side and the experience did not flow as well as it should have. We certainly appear to have had a few issues on... More 

Leicester
Top Contributor
203 reviews 203 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We were staying at the George and found the Hotel very good. The reviews of 50 Bistro seemed good and we thought we'd book for our last night in readiness for an early start. What a mistake. Like hockeydad600 indicated in his Review, service was slow and the comments made by the General Manager seem simply like hot air. If... More 

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

Dear MikeLeicester, Thank you for taking the time to write your detailed review. I am very sorry to read that your meal experience was not up to our usual standard. I am also sorry to read that you think I don't care about this. We take our customer service very seriously and have received numerous accolades over the years to... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We went here for my birthday last year and again this year. Lovely ambience,good service and divine food. My pea risotto was perfect. Just the right amount, creamy and beautifully presented. Desserts are always perfect too. I'll be back

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

Dear SadeWellington, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your birthday again with us this year. We are delighted you enjoyed the ambiance, food and service. Thank you also for taking the time to write this review. We look forward to welcoming you back to 50 Bistro at The George. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

La Canada Flintridge, California
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Located in the George Hotel. Food is exceptional, with unusual dishes. Service can be friendly but slow. Very good wine list.

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

Dear Hockeydad900, Thank you for choosing to dine with us in 50 Bistro while a guest at The George. We are delighted you enjoyed your meals and the friendly service. We will discuss your comments regarding the speed of service with our restaurant team and look to improve this. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Tuna tartare with an unusual presentation - delicious. Beetroot with goats cheese lovely flavour but beetroot neede more cooking. A very minor quibble. Lamb - best I've eaten. Salmon cooked to perfection. Waitress very attentive. Only problem, a very long wait in between entree and main, an oversight in the kitchen? Would happily return!

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

Dear Janelle and Graham, Thank you for your feedback following your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. We are very glad you enjoyed your meals and the service provided. I have passed your comments on to our restaurant team for review. We would be delighted to welcome you back the next time you are in Christchurch. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett... More 

Omaha, NE
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We attempted to get reservations on a Saturday night and the restaurant was booked. It's very popular. We were successful the following evening and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. My husband had the grilled salmon; I had the grilled prawns. The Chard Farm chardonnay is terrific. Our waitress was friendly and provided excellent service.

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

Dear Wimbledon47, Thank you for persevering and coming back on the Sunday. We are delighted that your experience lived up to your expectations and you enjoyed your meals, wine and service. Thank you also for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

London, UK
Top Contributor
163 reviews 163 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On the ground floor of the George Bistro 50 is bright and airy, there is a good choice of modern cuisine, all well preepared with lovely flavours and friendly service. On the more expensive side for a bistro though but you can eat just one course if you wish. Good wine list with some top end offerings.

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

Dear mfranks911, Thank you for your positive review of your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed the menu choice, flavours and friendly service. We also appreciate that in addition to staying in the hotel, you dined in both of our restaurants. Not only recently, but on an earlier trip 10 years ago. What fantastic loyal... More 

Sydney
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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
Contributor
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 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: 03 371 0250

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 40
  • Cuisine: Contemporary, Bistro, New Zealand, Pacific Rim

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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