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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine Dining

We had excellent service from friendly, helpful staff. The food was lovely and beautifully presented. A warm, relaxing evening, great atmosphere. Plenty of great choices on all parts of the menu. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 9, 2015
Rhys C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We had excellent service from friendly, helpful staff. The food was lovely and beautifully presented. A warm, relaxing evening, great atmosphere. Plenty of great choices on all parts of the menu. Highly recommended.

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

Dear Rhys C Thank you for your positive comments regarding the food, atmosphere and service in 50 Bistro. We are delighted you enjoyed your dining experience and thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

The food was exceptionally - however the whole dining experience was over shadowed by crude, unprofessional service. The waitress offered one of our guest a wine top up = our guest politely accepted but then the waitress said "why don't I just leave you the bottle and a straw". To say that were horrible goes without saying. This is the... More 

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

Dear yumyum72 We are very sorry that the attempts of our waitress to engage with your group were not received as well as they were intended. We certainly acknowledge that such a comment, particularly when taken out of context, can be inappropriate but do note however that the person the comment was directed at did not appear to have an... More 

Honolulu
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We ate here with a group of eight, and er ordered a variety of main course choices. Every meal was great. The fish was the real winner, although the lamb filet and beef filet meals were also fantastic. The service was a bit strange. I got my salad after my main course was nearly finished, and another table mate got... More 

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

Dear Cris R Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are delighted your group all enjoyed your meals and were pleased with the ambience of 50 Bistro There does appear to have been a break-down in communication with the order in which a couple of the accompanying dishes were served with your main meals, which we... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Visited with friends for lunch. A wonderful experience. We were given a warm welcome on arrival. Our table was situated in a nice quiet area which suited us very well. We did not overhear anyone else's conversation and could hear each other very clearly. Background music at the correct noise level. The service we received was excellent - superb attention... More 

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

Dear Balchanica Thank you for your positive review of your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. We are glad you enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant, the quality and presentation of your meals, and the friendly service you received. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Wollongong, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

we stayed at the george and it was a really nice hotel. we had dinner and breakfast here and both were tasty!

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

Dear RobertL Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are delighted you enjoyed your breakfast and dinner experiences whilst staying with us and we appreciate the positive comments you have made. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Hong Kong, China
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560 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 437 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

One of the better meals I have had on the road. Excellent starters (the pate was very tasty) and they grill options were superb (as was the sauce!). Friendly efficient service and manages to avoid looking or feeling like a hotel restaurant.

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

Dear StuckinBangers Thank you for your positive review of 50 Bistro. We are delighted that your experience exceeded your expectations and that you particularly enjoyed our entrees and grill options and the friendly service from our team. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Sydney
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We decided to dine here as we were staying here and based on TA reviews thought it would be a safe bet. Very expensive wine list, however, food prices were reasonable. Service was prompt and friendly. Steak ordered medium arrived rare to blue in the middle and was not tender. Other meal was OK. Would I return, maybe?

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

Dear OceanAnt Thank you for choosing to dine in 50 Bistro while a guest at The George. We are pleased the service you received was prompt and friendly. We appreciate your feedback regarding the steak you ordered and will pass this on to our Kitchen team, so they can review this for future. We also take on board your comments... More 

Auckland New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stunning decor, lighting and location for this little haven of a restaurant away from the building reconstruction and demolition work in the wounded city. Simply beautiful and delicious food - better than any we've had in Auckland - so perfect in every way - a delight to the eyes as well as the tastebuds. Superlative service.

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

Dear MaryFar, We are delighted you enjoyed your recent experience in 50 Bistro and found the food to be beautiful and delicious, the service superlative, and the setting a haven away from the rest of the city. Thank you for taking the time to post this review and we hope to be able to welcome you back to 50 Bistro... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went at the right hour when the wasn't a large crowd. The food was good and we did not have to wait long. The menu has not changed much in years but the setting was good, quiet and the furniture was well spaced to avoid congestion.

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

Dear FoodNicety, Thank you for taking the time to post this review following your recent return visit. We are very pleased you once again enjoyed the experience. I am a little puzzled however regarding your comments about the menu not changing. While the general style of the menu is the same, and the grill section of the menu has not... More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Food exceptional - service exceptional - overall great experience. Highly recommend!!! You must try the scallops !!!

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

Dear SandyAndLeeH, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience - the food, the service and particularly our scallop dish. Hopefully your travels will bring you back to Christchurch in future and we will have an opportunity to welcome you back to 50 Bistro. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General... 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, Bistro, New Zealand, Pacific Rim

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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

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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