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The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant

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50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+6439290117
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9:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 26
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bit Disappointed

Staff were friendly enough but they had run out of nearly half the menu. I had the Irish Stew, it was OK but I wouldn't rush back.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Leisa K
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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Staff were friendly enough but they had run out of nearly half the menu. I had the Irish Stew, it was OK but I wouldn't rush back.

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

'The Bog' is a nice Irish restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The food was good but not great. There was some live music including a couple of guys on guitar, which was enjoyable. The food and drink prices are a bit expensive for an Irish Pub.

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Christchurch
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The bog is a pretty good spot for a pint. Its located next to the casino and close to Victoria street eateries. The pints are pretty expensive at $10. But the food is traditional Irish - solid pub grub, but not fine dining. It can get really really busy - so don't plan on a quiet meal on a thurs-... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals and drinks here but were disappointed when it came to the bill and we had been overcharged a bottle of wine and 3 beers. Thank goodness for an eagle eyed member of our party when $390 for the 4 of us seemed excessive. There was no hesitation from the wait staff in... More 

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Northern Ireland
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152 reviews 152 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We normally avoid Irish bars when on holiday, but found this place by accident as we walked around Chistchurch. New Zealand is not good at pubs. They are few and far between, expensive, and the local beer can only be described as dreadful ! The Bog is welcoming, atmospheric and comfortable, with GREAT stout. It could almost be in Ireland,... More 

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Scottish Borders
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Traditional Irsh pub, near to the centre of the city. Live music on, Irish songs, great atmosphere, fairly busy ! Good menu, lots of choice. I went for the Irish Stew, which in my humble opinion was as good as any in Belfast or Dublin and Guinness on draft ! Our waiter Arthur was guid crack and looked after us... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Came across this place by accident, as there are not many places open in the city anymore in the evening. Great food, service and guiness! great atmosphere, authentic Irish pub, big menu

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant has got a great bar scene at night and good food during the day/evening. The chicken wings are great! Plus everything else on the menu. Drinks are a little pricey but nothing out of the ordinary for a central city bar!

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Christchurch
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good centrally located Irish bar in Christchurch. Can get crowded but a good vibe, good food and live music. Parking nearby and very walkable to the casino, or into Cathedral Square or up towards the other bars on Victoria St. Your typical Irish pub crowd, always fun, if not a bit dark.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The food was great, value for money, staff couldn't do enough for you. The band on the night we went was great

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +6439290117
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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