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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
08:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Walked into a relaxing, quiet and spacious restaurant. Sat in a large and comfortable booth. We had an assortment of entrees to share and they were amazing. The croquettes were divine. There was also some delicious tarts and dumplings. The kumara chips were light, tasty and crunchy. For my main, I had the salmon with feta ravioli and beetroot. The... More 

Thank coopsyBarmera
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Would have to be one of the best restaurants I have been to in a while. Excellent service, quiet atmosphere and absolutely superb food. Do yourself a favour ( and your taste buds ) and go!

Thank Erica H
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A. Dry good night, the service, waitress from France was very good, she was there when required, helpful as well. The food was excellent, I had squid as entree, main was the fish of the day, so nice and prices were good.

Thank David Q
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner here - 17 of us ranging from 8 to 80. Everyone enjoyed their evening . The service was excellent, staff friendly & the food delicious. Definitely be back.

Thank Y2699AYjuliam
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovely ambiance, could talk without lots of background noise and the food was delicious. Wine selection had one of my favourite wines (at a good price). The Groper was superb.

Thank kerryh164
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice casual dining experience. Large sunny windows and lovely painted decor on the walls. I went for a light lunch of soup, coffee and dessert. All were very well prepared, especially the creme brulee'. The waitresses checked on me frequently and were prompt to attend to my requests. They also filled in for each other when one was busy. There... More 

Thank Robin D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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107 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Were invited to lunch and found service and food wanting. I had the Bacon Bagel and it was tough like it was last weeks. The bacon was hard and over cooked and overall very disappointing. The meals only saving grace was the bowl of fries which were hot and well cooked. No more lunches for me there.

Thank Steve M
Andover, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious but the portions were very small. My dad had a steak and it only cane with chips, no vegetables which was a bit disappointing. I had the fish if the day, very yummy but was still hungry afterwards.

Thank KristinaI
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Waited an hour for mains. Thank goodness we had some olives to nibble on. The restaurant was less than half full so not sure why it took so long. Vegetables didn't arrive with mains - we had just about finished. So we said not to bother. Even though we didn't get them they still charged us. The service was slow... More 

Thank Caro8880
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Four of us very much enjoyed our meal last night at the Leinster Road Bistro. Menu well thought out and great choices. Meal cooked well, lovely flavours and well presented. Ambience pleasant, no loud music or rowdy patrons. All very pleasant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:30
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
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?