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50 Bistro

$$$$European, ,
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0250
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
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6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

50 Bistro is a top quality restaurant located in The George in Christchurch The menu is not extensive at all which is unfortunate but what is on offer ( I ate there twice during my stay) was of excellent quality. I can see many love...More

Thank coll612
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 13, 2017

Dear coll612 We are thrilled you chose to dine in 50 Bistro on more than one occasion whilst staying with us recently. It is particularly pleasing to hear your appreciation for our offering – both at dinner and breakfast. Thank you for your recommendation to...More

Reviewed June 11, 2017

Have been here several times and went over the weekend to celebrate my wifes birthday. Not a big menu and prices are very expensive. The one issue I had was that we wanted to change a side order that came with one main for one...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

It has been years since I last visited 50 Bistro and then we went twice in 2 weeks. Once with family and then with friends. The menu is not large but the quality of the food is superb. The service is quite good too. I...More

Thank Channon R
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Dear Channon R We are delighted to hear you returned to experience 50 Bistro not once, but twice, in a matter of weeks. We are also very pleased to hear you particularly enjoyed the salmon & tuna tartar dish and the overall quality of your...More

Reviewed April 26, 2017

The food was very good, fresh and generous but we did not get to try the beer as they forgot our order. Service needs to improve a little.More

Thank bruceurban
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2017

Dear bruceurban While we are pleased you enjoyed the quality of your meal during your recent visit to 50 Bistro we are very sorry to hear of the service issue you experienced. We have since held internal discussions to address this and do apologise for...More

Reviewed April 12, 2017

we went here for dinner a few nights ago with my grandma and my granddad. we all shared the bread for a starter. then they gave me my tomato salad. that was nice and yummy. then I ordered a steak that was nice and it...More

Thank pool999
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Ventured for Sunday lunch arriving 12-30pm. I have eaten here several times before as I like the restaurant layout and the food has always been very good. We were promptly greeted and were seated and offered water. When it came to ordering the nice sounding...More

Thank TheSnakebite
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2017

Dear TheSnakebite It is always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests to 50 Bistro and while we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the soup from our menu and the service you received we are very sorry and disappointed that other aspects of your...More

Reviewed March 31, 2017 via mobile

There's the choice of ordering a main as well as the buffet part. The buffet section offers hot food, such as bacon, eggs, sausage and hash browns. There's also the standard breads and jams. The mains were served quickly and service was excellent.

Thank ChristchurchEats
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Have been here a few times and the food is always great and the service is fantastic. I can't fault it and would highly recommend it.More

Thank Jarradallen
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2017

Dear Jarradallen It is always a pleasure to welcome back guests returning to dine with us and we are thrilled to hear that once again your most recent experience was consistent with previous ones and met all your expectations. Thank you for your recommendation and...More

Reviewed February 13, 2017

It was the run-up to Christmas, but even so, for a hotel restaurant, it was very busy, so booking might be an idea. The dining room (Bistro 50) is very light and airy, although a lack of soft furnishings made it quite noisy. The food...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

The George considers itself a 5 star hotel and world class restaurant. Definately not! Some of the worst service I have had anywhere, arrive and had to wait 20 minutes in the hotel lobby because the tables weren't ready, the food was rubbish - tomato...More

Thank Clinton S
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2017

Dear Clinton S We are concerned to hear your recent visit to 50 Bistro did not meet your expectations in terms of the quality of your meal and the service you received and we are sorry you left feeling so disappointed. We appreciate your comments...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
6:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-371 0250
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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.
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