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50 Bistro

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 371 0250
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6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my partner on a surprise date for his birthday. Unfortunately we were running late after our massage. We were booked into cooking with gas for dinner and when I phoned to say we were running late and would be 20 minutes later than our reservation, I was told that they could not accommodate us!!!! I was appalled and... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the George and could not decide where to eat. We went for 50 Bistro and were not disappointed. Everything was top class. Great staff, delicious well cooked food, lovely wine and a nicely decorated, spotlessly clean restaurant. So glad we made the right choice and didn't miss out.

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Thank EricEssex2014
Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for breakfast. We had both a la carte food and from the buffet. Started with the groper mash, it was ok, nothing special. The hot buffet foods looked like they had been sitting around for hours, and tasted like it. The continental food selection was poorly presented and not attractive. Service was good. White leather chairs looked... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice dining area, with a pleasant outlook. We were there as a group for lunch. the service was good and the food very tasty. There was a special which included a soup and a choice from the light meals. I chose the lamb shank. Well presented and reasonable value.

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

Dear philippagoile We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. Our ‘Nifty 50’ menu is a particular favourite for our lunch guests and we are pleased to hear your appreciation of your meals, the service and value you received. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Waitress was shy and difficult to communicate with and didn't seem to understand simple requests which made it difficult to resolve things. None of our meals had sauce which was very strange and dry. Groper was as dry as a bone with a dry crumble, warm salad and caesar salad also almost no moisture at all. And the side of... More 

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Thank AngeO67
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Ange067 Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Although you found the environment pleasant we are very sorry to hear that your recent visit to 50 Bistro did not meet your expectations in terms of the quality of your meals and the service you received. We certainly appreciate and have taken your comments on board and... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Amazing food, and excellent service. Came out feeling entirely satisfied. The starters were amazing as were the desserts.

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

Dear Alsipan We are delighted your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro was an enjoyable one and that both the food and the service met with your satisfaction. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

chch
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Hubby thought he booked for Pescatore for my birthday but it was closed. The staff and in particular the waiter made up for the initial disappointment. The food was delicious and they provided some sorbet and petite dish to be a bit like the other restaurant. Many thanks to the staff again for the extra effort and at the end... More 

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

Dear michelleaChch We are very pleased to hear that despite Pescatore not being open on the day you wanted to dine, your dining experience in 50 Bistro to celebrate your birthday more than made up for your disappointment and was such a memorable one, hopefully exceeding all your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

50 Bistro makes food fun. Their creative take on dishes and genuinely warm, friendly staff makes for a thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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Thank Jess L
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Jess L We are thrilled you enjoyed such a pleasant dining experience with us recently and that you appreciated not only the dishes you ordered but the genuineness and warmth of the service from our team. We hope we might welcome you back on a future occasion. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This was our first visit to 50 Bistro. The food was excellent the wait staff were a delight they could not do enough for us. The wine matched our food perfectly. A great place to have a celebration.

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Thank Martin H
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Martin H We are delighted you chose to celebrate a special occasion in 50 Bistro and that your entire dining experience was such an enjoyable one. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

christchurch
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5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

I've been a number of times and the food/service are variable. Sometimes the food is excellent, which is why I return, but I've also had below average food. I'd not recommend any of the soups but the aged beef ($38)is usually great.

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

Dear quietisnice It is always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests to 50 Bistro and while we are pleased to hear you enjoy the aged beef from our grill menu we are sorry that on occasion your meals have not met with your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$16 - $40
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Contemporary, Pacific Rim
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?