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“Great Food, lousy parking” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Leinster Rd. Bistro

Leinster Rd. Bistro
Ranked #220 of 952 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Food, lousy parking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

On a very rainy Tuesday night, hard to park and not really easy to find the place, but very warm, welcoming and the food is great. I had the salmon which was really nice, and the tarte tartin which was OK but was only a circle of pastry with some slices of pear on top and a dab of cream. Service is fast and beautifully presented. Next time I'll have the sticky date pudding as my companion could not finish his, he was very full after the steak! Quiet too, so great for conversations.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Super Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

The staff are friendly and attentive.

Food was nicely presented. I had the duck schnitzel and although the accompany sauce and vegetables were delicious the duck lacked punch. My husband's chicken was tasty as was our son's pasta.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Jjott
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Second time at Leinster Rd Bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2012

This is an outstanding restaurant for it's food & service. Very competitive price wise with whats available in Christchurch just now. I will go back again & again as I am local. I will take anyone visiting Christchurch for this fabulous menu.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Annette T
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level Contributor
56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

This restaurant is really nice and has a great selection of dishes but in the end it is nothing to write home about. The quality is very reasonable but there is nothing mind blowing

Visited August 2012
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Thank SG4FC
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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Great fish and chips, great lamb, great wine. Absolutely packed on the Saturday night we went in, but the service was excellent and the food first class. The staff were all very pleasant. If we lived locally, this would be a regular haunt for us!

Visited August 2012
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Thank Lucy E
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