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50 Bistro

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$$$
French, 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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Special Night Made More Special

We were attending a friends birthday dinner. We were made very welcome by the staff who were unobtrusive yet vivacious and fun. Our every need was met almost before we knew we needed it and the overall ambience was just incredible. All this is before I mention the food which was more work of art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Merci3
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have always had a nice meal here but it wasn't up to standard this time. We both ordered the fish with a crayfish emulsion, carrots, parsnips and brussel sprouts. I have never experienced tough fish in a restaurant before this. No hint of crayfish came through. The service was appalling with us constantly having to ask for our bottle... More 

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Melbourne
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

There menu offered a good variety of food & the drinks menu was good. The staff tried hard, but it was a bit hit & miss. The food was very tasty. Feel the staff need to improve.

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

Dear Vernon J Thank you for taking the time to post this review. We are sorry to hear you encountered some service issues during your dining experience and we can assure you we have certainly discussed these with our team. We are glad however that you appreciated the variety of our menu and enjoyed the food. Thank you again for... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We were attending a friends birthday dinner. We were made very welcome by the staff who were unobtrusive yet vivacious and fun. Our every need was met almost before we knew we needed it and the overall ambience was just incredible. All this is before I mention the food which was more work of art than dinner. All 4 of... More 

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

Dear Merci3 Thank you for your positive review of 50 Bistro. We are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed a special birthday dinner with us. We appreciate your kind comments on the ambience, the food and in particular, the service you received from our team and we hope we will be able to welcome you back to 50 Bistro... More 

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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came here last week for a nice dinner with my parter, I got the fillet steak and he got the duo of duck and we couldn't fault either of the dishes! Great wine and service. Will definitely be back.

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

Dear 387brittneyh Thank you for your positive review of 50 Bistro. We are delighted that you and your partner both enjoyed the food, wine and service. We look forward to welcoming you back to 50 Bistro in the future. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The food was great and we enjoyed friendly attentive service. The restaurant was quiet on a mid week night, but still had a nice atmosphere.

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

Dear Diane H Thank you for your kind comments following your dining experiences in 50 Bistro. We are delighted you enjoyed the experience both from a service and food perspective. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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40 reviews
21 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
Level Contributor
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 2 helpful votes
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 

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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: French, 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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