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“Just average”
Review of 50 Bistro

50 Bistro
Ranked #95 of 1,031 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $40
Cuisines: Contemporary, New Zealand
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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, Darren Conole, 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.
Reviewed March 31, 2012

I had a dinner in March at the 50 Bistro. In general it was ok. Had oysters on the shell, salmon belly tempura and prime aged beef fillet. The food was well prepared, but had no taste of its own. The beef, was as asked for, medium rare, the best medium rare I have had in New Zealand, exactly how it should be. But the meat in itself was tender but totally without any taste of its own. A better selected meat would have been a great main course when it was so nice prepared.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

Lovely food and reasonably priced. Good choice and value.

Thank Australia1959
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Reviewed February 10, 2012

I can't believe other reviews did not like the food at this restaurant. It is fabulous by all standards. Even the kids menu is great. The entrees are cuisine d'auteur. The grill is probably on of the best I have ever tasted. This is an award winning cuisine for the past ten years . The grilled lamb is unique, don't miss a chance to go to this restaurant.

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Reviewed December 17, 2011

Ate here for breakfast 2 days in a row as we were staying at the george- very, very tasty and great service. We had both the continental breakfast plus one hot item each morning. The full breakfast with eggs any style, sausage, hash browns, portobello was outstanding. We weren't familiar with griddle cakes (were thinking may be like pancakes, but were more like a cross between pancake, corn muffin & cake and quite dry), but ordered them anyways. The omelet was ok, but not the best I've had by any means. Would only highly recommend the full breakfast with eggs any style. Service was decent.

Thank Lindsay1210
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Reviewed December 14, 2011

Great food and service - no flaws, but very expensive if you just need to eat, as business travellers often do.

Thank Michael H
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