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Leinster Rd. Bistro

$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
Today
08:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

we went for dinner last week for our anniversary. The atmosphere wasn't too bad, although if the music was turned up a smidgen (not to make it hard to hear, but to not be overheard, ) would be good. the choice of music was gentle and easy. The food was very tasty, but the service was terrible. The staff were... More 

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Thank amanda c
Southbridge Town District, null, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Had a lovely meal for 4. We all had something different and all were beautifully presented and tasted even better. Not enormous meals but just right for us as we could then have dessert which was also great. Very good service and nice atmosphere, and nice and clean. All made for a very relaxing meal out and we weren't rushed... More 

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Thank Carmen W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Ambience warn welcoming with room to move and have a conversation while enjoying fantastic food. Can't speak highly enough of the quality of the food. Great night out as a couple or a group.

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Thank shirleyannecotton
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Enjoyable meal but small portions and quite expensive. Nice atmosphere, friendly service but expensive wine list

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Thank Bob B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Our meals were faultless and the decor and atmosphere just beautiful but the clearly inexperienced waitstaff let down our experience at the Bistro. I had booked weeks in advance and requested a booth. We were given the one closest to the drafty door and as there were no other diners at that time, I asked if we could sit a... More 

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Thank Cherie M
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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315 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Good ribeye, great Caesar salad and the soup of the day was fab( mushroom) . But the place hasn't much to,offer. There are other places in town much better. Cozy booths that are fun with a large group. Just ok on everything....

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Thank Hafkiwi
Dunedin, New Zealand
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79 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Very nice place with a excellent menu, friendly staff and great atmosphere. The food was fantastic and could not be faulted, would recommend this place

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Thank by1969
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We were a big group. 20. We had to wait 2 hours for food. We arrived at 10.30 am for brunch and were never offered an explanation other than oh well your a big group. Oh well don't take us then. Very very disappointed. Will not be back and word of mouth works best in these situations.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

Great atmosphere. You can hold a conversation without telling at each other. Food average. We had the fish on bean puree quite bland, lacked substance and as I am vego asked for no chorizo but got it just the same.

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Thank shalimar397
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

Lovely menu with a good variety of food choices - attentive staff, continued our outdoor pre dinner drinks sitting outside for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 3055

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?