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50 Bistro

50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 371 0250
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Ranked #24 of 519 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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English first
Whangarei, New Zealand
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
172 reviews 172 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
19 helpful votes 19 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

calgary
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This restaurant (hardly a Bistro) is in the George Hotel - that should be a sign. The second sign was that a day before we went to have dinner we could only get s for 6.p.m. for a birthday dinner - 4 people. The décor is superb and the staff was super considerate. The birthday person was specially greeted on... More

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

Dear PopsicleCalgary, Thank you for your positive review of 50 Bistro. We are delighted that you enjoyed the décor, the service, and of course the food. Thank you for choosing us to celebrate the special occasion. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

cornwall
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Located in the George Hotel this is more of a restaurant than a Bistro - surroundings and decor very attractive. The meal was a Valentine Night special and was brilliant. Service was friendly and very good. Food excellent. inclusive of a glass of champagne and wine for circa £50pp we considered it good value and fully recommend it. You would... More

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

Dear David, Thank you for this positive review following your Valentines day dinner. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience and found it to be good value, with friendly service and good food. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

Lawson, Australia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Service was good with friendly wait staff The food was beautiful with lots of flavour surprises Nice location right next to the river

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

Dear David, Thank you for your kind comments on our friendly wait staff, beautiful food and river-side location. We are very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

New Delhi, India
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

This was a truly amazing restaurant. The food was divine, the drinks were great and the service was excellent. We had the rabbit terrine and the scallops as a starter, the pork for our main (both), and the banana parfait and the raspberry/rhubarb desserts. The courses just got better and better, and they were excellent to start with. The flavours... More

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

Dear Mark and Heide, Thank you for your glowing review of our restaurant. We are delighted you enjoyed every aspect of your meal experience from the food to the service as well as the extra touches such as the congratulations plate. Thank you again for taking the time to post this review and for your recommendation to other diners. We... More

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Amazing food and wonderful service. The degustation menu was creative and modern. The best meal we've had in Christchurch.

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

Dear Chris, Thank you for your positive comments. There is a chance that you may be referring to our other restaurant, Pescatore, as 50 Bistro does not offer a degustation menu. Both restaurants offer excellent cuisine however and we appreciate you taking the time to post this review. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

Auckland
Top Contributor
169 reviews 169 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I don't usually eat in hotel restaurants, but thought I would try this restaurant based on the Tripadvisor reviews (plus the fact that all the central Christchurch restaurants have been destroyed). Anyway, it was a wonderful experience. First some great craft beers, then a good wine list. The presentation and flavours of the food were amazing. Rabbit farmhouse terrine is... More

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

Dear KiwiTraveller43, We are delighted you enjoyed the craft beers, wine list, food and service at 50 Bistro. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Christchurch. Kind regards, Bruce Garrett General Manager More

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