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50 Bistro

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$$$
French, Contemporary, New Zealand, Pacific Rim
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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
03 371 0250
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Special dinner

This a place to go to impress. The food is spectacular without being too over priced. This restaurant is one of the best in Christchurch. I recommend this for a couples night out Service is second to none.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
evman00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a place to go to impress. The food is spectacular without being too over priced. This restaurant is one of the best in Christchurch. I recommend this for a couples night out Service is second to none.

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State of Sao Paulo
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All about this place is worthy, not that expensive, great wine, great food and desert is just amazing

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

Dear cescagui We are delighted to receive your feedback following your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. We are very pleased to hear that your enjoyed your meal, especially the dessert, and our wine selection. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant (downstairs) consistently performs. I have been here a number of times and found there is always something that you can enjoy on the menu. The staff are always friendly and go out of their way to help you. My only gripe about here is sometimes they deconstruct desserts in such a way that something that should be delicious... More 

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Thank Chelchel1234
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Chelchel1234 We are always delighted to welcome returning guests to 50 Bistro and it very pleasing to hear your appreciation of our menu, the service you receive from our team and the consistency of your dining experiences. We look forward to welcoming you back to 50 Bistro on a future occasion. Thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Bruce... More 

Sydney
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whilst restaurant review sites are a good place to start there's something to be said for looking through a restaurant's menu and using your own gut feeling about where to eat. 50 Bistro doesn't rate as highly as a lot of restaurants in Christchurch but I've absolutely no doubt that it's better than most of them. We were looking for... More 

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

Dear marzup We are thrilled you chose to dine in 50 Bistro recently and to receive your glowing review of your dining experience. It is very pleasing to hear your appreciation of the food you enjoyed, with particular mention of our desserts, and the service you received from our team. Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback.... More 

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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in here for something different. Two of us sat outside and loved the setting with living wall and comfortable couches. We had the pavlova, which I guess you could say was deconstructed. Dessert was tasty but a bit on the high side in terms of price.

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

Dear JoCorkery We are thrilled to hear your positive review of your recent dining experience with us. It is particularly pleasing that you appreciated our Courtyard seating area and our own version on the classic Kiwi pavlova. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Sydney
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was so impressed with 50 bistro and the intimate setting they have. Not only is there a varied menu to cater for all tastes, the knowledgable staff informed us that food is locally sourced. The staff really could not do enough for you, even when busy, all our needs were attended too. We had a range of dishes and... More 

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

Dear nleathem We are delighted to receive your positive feedback following your recent visit to 50 Bistro. It is extremely pleasing to hear that your experience, both from a food and service perspective, met and hopefully surpassed your expectations. Thank you for your recommendation and for taking the post this review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot recommend 50 Bistro enough! The staff were extremely welcoming and attentive despite the restaurant being full. The standard of food was extremely high, the menu is varied - catering for all tastes- and excellent value for money. We all throughly enjoyed our meal and will definitely be back. If you're looking for delicious food, great atmosphere and a... More 

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Thank SRendall11
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear SRendall11 We are thrilled to hear that the food and beverages you enjoyed, the atmosphere of the restaurant, and the welcoming and attentive service you received during your recent visit to 50 Bistro all combined to ensure you had such a memorable dining experience. Thank you for your recommendation and for taking the time to post your review. Kind... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

50 Bistro is part of the George Hotel (a small luxury hotel of the world). However, it is more than your average hotel bistro. The menu is interesting with about 8 entrees and mains, plus a grill menu. We (three of us) had duck parfait, tomato salad and scallops for entrees - all terrific. Fresh, good size portions and interesting.... More 

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Thank heracles2015
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear heracles2015 Thank you for your kind comments and comprehensive review following your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted you appreciated and enjoyed our menu and the choices you made, our wine list and the friendly, helpful service you received from our team service. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Kind regards... More 

Brisbane
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We wanted to eat at Pescatore which was shut for the NY public holiday but the meal at 50 Bristro was delicious if overpriced. Good service.

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Thank Kevin-Koala
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Kevin-Koala We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro and that the food and service met with your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

New Zealand
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163 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

It's easy to write off hotel restaurants on the basis that they have captive audiences and often don't try too hard to attract non-house guests. That would be a mistake in the case of 50 Bistro. We returned last night for a family pre Christmas dinner and were all delighted with the experience. The service was excellent and the food... More 

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

DearCactusRose We are delighted you chose to dine with us and that you enjoyed the food, its presentation and the professional, friendly service from our wait staff. We are always thrilled to welcome back our locals and we are glad you appreciated all that we offer. Thank you for taking the time to post this review and we look forward... 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, 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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