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“Top Restaurant in Christchurch” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bloody Mary's

Bloody Mary's
30 Latimer Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+(64)39435937
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Ranked #15 of 583 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Bar, New Zealand, Grill
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Top Restaurant in Christchurch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

My husband and i dined here last night for our 2nd wedding anniversary. loved it! we had the cob loaf started, my husband had the steak - really enjoyed it. cooked perfectly. we had a booth and enjoyed the whole experience. Our waiter Harry was amazing, helpful, attentive but also in the background. does his job excellently. Dessert was good. Chocolate tort a bit rich for me, salted caramel icecream divine! the room is large, set out still feels intimate. Would we return? most definitely! disappointed it took us so long to try Bloody Mary's!!

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richard_Uttley, Manager at Bloody Mary's, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Hi Victora H

Congratulations on your second wedding anniversary, and thank you for choosing to celebrate it with us at Marys. Not that you've found us dont be strangers

regards

richard
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Huge disappointment”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Booked Bloody Mary's for our wedding anniversary after a few people recommended it as an alternative to Rotherham's (our usual special occasion restaurant). Would love to have given a review of the food but we never got as far as actually eating anything. Booked for 8pm and finally walked out at 8.35pm.
Waited to be greeted, waited to be served at the bar, waited for our table. There really is no excuse for poor service, especially when the restaurant wasn't even full. We asked a waiter to find out what was happening with our table at 8.25pm and he went straight away to ask and came back immediately to say we would be seated within the next 5 minutes. 10 minutes later still no-one came so we left.
If you know there is going to be a delay with the table, just let the customer know when they arrive and give them the choice whether to stick around or not. Ignoring them for the next 40 minutes is not good form.
The only good thing about it was we probably saved about $200 by going to Velvet Burger instead.....

  • Visited August 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Richard_Uttley, Manager at Bloody Mary's, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Hi grantjolo

Thank you for taking the time to review Bloody Marys. I believe that our restaurant manager has been in direct contact with you, and we look forward to seeing you at Marys soon.

regards

richard
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
“Excellent Steak, Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Thanks for the excellent meal and service at Bloody Marys. From the beginning to end the restaurant did not put a foot wrong with it's neatly orchestrated meal and superb service from Sam. We'll be back.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richard_Uttley, Manager at Bloody Mary's, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Hi Danno618

Thank you for the review and kind words. I will pass on your complements to Sam.

regards

richard
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent Food & service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been to Bloody Mary's several times and it has been consistently of a very good standard, both the quality of food & service. I don't eat meat but the rest of my family do and I just love their side dishes. I order 3 of the sides & it is more than enough food and the staff are fine with me ordering this instead of a main. All my family rate the steaks (all 3 are real meat lovers) as amongst the best they have eaten anywhere in NZ & overseas. The wines by the glass are expensive but this is probably one of the nicer venues in Christchurch with a great ambiance, even sitting in the bar before or after dinner is a pleasure. Only disappointed one night recently when ordering the seafood chowder (which is superb) as they were so busy they couldn't pour it the way they usually do. Even though the restaurant gets busy at times you are not aware of it as the tables are well spread out and they seem to put the big crowds into a partitioned off area. We are so pleased to have a really nice, international quality restaurant in Christchurch and hope they are able to maintain it to it's current level as it would be such a shame to not have the choice to dine there. Well done & thanks to Bloody Mary"s and their staff for such a great job.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richard_Uttley, Manager at Bloody Mary's, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Hi kiwi051

Thank you for the kind words. Its great to read that even those of the noncarnivourous persuation are enjoying marys. Our team are more than happy to hel;p with any dietry requiremnts you have.

regards


richard
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“Good service, great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Stayed at Rydges whilst on business on Christchurch. Had dinner in the restaurant on a Tuesday night. The service was great. Found the perfect seats for us and our four year old. Our daughters meal was bought out first, which kept her happy. We also ordered chicken and steak, which was wonderful. Good sized portions. The prices are expensive, but happy to pay for great meals & service. The alcohol menu was extensive too.

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Richard_Uttley, Manager at Bloody Mary's, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Hi Gerwyn

Thank you for choosing to dine in Marys during your recent business trip. While Marys is a hideout for the dapper, we do enjoy seeing young foodies in our restaurant. The beverage menu is rather extensive and will be getting an additional facelift with in the next month.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.

regards


richard
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