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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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  • 49
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 2
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  • 0
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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
good food

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Robert L
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
546 reviews 546 reviews
371 restaurant reviews
423 helpful votes 423 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
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 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 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My girlfriend and I went out to dinner at 50 bistro last night and were astounded by not only the incredible food but also the ease and efficiency of the service. The waldorf salad amuse was absolutely divine. My sirloin was cooked to perfection and the blue cheese slaw was to die for. My partners pea and truffle risotto was... More 

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

Dear BobFairs, We are delighted you enjoyed your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro and found the food delicious, the service welcoming and efficient, and that you appreciated the additional touches we provided for your partner's birthday. Thank you for taking the time to post this review and for your recommendation to other diners. We hope that we can welcome... More 

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
122 reviews 122 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
235 reviews 235 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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 

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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

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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