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50 Bistro

50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 371 0250
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Ranked #28 of 544 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: 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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Picton
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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3 reviews 3 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

Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good quality of the food and service was good and although quite expensive it was was. Helper than the Hotels top restaurant.

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

Dear Phillip E, Thank you for your positive comments on the quality of food and service in 50 Bistro. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We had breakfast here on the morning of my birthday. The service is fantastic, almost like the staff can read your mind. They were attentive but not intrusive at all, and have my highest commendations. Everything was spotlessly clean, and the food was wonderful. Thank you!

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

Dear Karen, While we haven't employed mind readers we do try and train our staff to anticipate our guest's needs and I am glad that this was working well for you on the morning of your birthday. Thank you for your kind comments. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lunch to celebrate a birthday. Wanted something special and had been meaning to come here for awhile. Love the ambience, surroundings, comfortable cushy suits, service excellent but we got caught out by the small portions.. Presented reasonably nicely, but lukewarm scallop dish, and 3 scallops (tender as they were) just doesn't really cut it for $22.00. The others both had... More

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

Dear pauaprincess, Thank you for taking the time to post this review and for your kind comments about our coffee, side dishes, ambience, surroundings and service. We are very sorry that you did not feel your portion sizes represented value for money, we will certainly take your feedback into account when next changing our menu. It is always a difficult... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Ate at 50 Bistro on a Saturday night and were not disappointed. The service and food were really good. We both went for the Grill selection which we both thought was reasonable value for money. The quality of the produce used was great, particularly the steaks. Downside was the jus that came with both steaks although nice swamped the fantastically... More

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

Dear Snakebite, Thank you for your feedback following your recent dining experience with us. It's great that you enjoyed the quality of the produce, service, and value for money. We have passed on your comments regarding the jus to our chef for his consideration and will also look at our wine by-the-glass options. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

MAnchester
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

We decided to eat at this restaurant because we were staying at the hotel and were feeling too lazy to go out for dinner. The food was excellent, with a good choice for vegetarians, something that had been less than satisfactory in other restaurants in NZ. Good wine selection, and the cost was good value.

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

Dear LizShrewsbury, Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant, particularly our vegetarian selection, wine list and value for money. Thank you for taking the time to post this feedback. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

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