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Leinster Rd. Bistro

$$ - $$$, European,
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (8 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend selected Leinster Rd Bistro for a group dinner. The bistro is nice and it wasn't so busy and loud. We had a nice meal. Everyone seemed to enjoy their choices.

Thank training1029
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A first time lunch and the experience was pretty good. We each enjoyed a main, desert and a coffee. For me, I enjoyed the Crumbed Pork topped with tomato sauce and mozzarella, served with apple ​slaw, enjoyable without being outstanding. I felt it needed something...More

Thank Don M
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited recently and enjoyed our meals however we felt the food was over priced. Atmosphere is peaceful allowing for conversation by not being too noisy. Bistro is spacious and not overcrowded. Staff were attentive and pleasant. Wine and beer list was...More

Thank Richard56578588
Reviewed 15 December 2017

First time visit for lunch with a guest for her Christmas treat. Great service, good food, decor and comfort. Guest had a chicken salad that was too big for her to finish. S had spiced lamb and I had lamb's fry (liver on the menu)....More

Thank Kiwi_rua
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Looking for a restaurant to take our visitors for dinner we were very happy with our choice. The restaurant was not full and we appreciated the quiet, relaxed atmosphere in their pleasant surroundings. Great to be able to talk without having to raise your voice...More

Thank Barry5252
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Every time I fly to Christchurch I catch up with a very dear friend of mine. She always ensures that we visit a different restaurant. This month was the Leinster Rd Bistro. What lovely ambience and the staff are very receptive to you arriving early....More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed 3 November 2017

I had a nice lunch here with friends, it wasn't busy and the atmosphere was pleasant. The food was good, but not exceptional. Average prices for ChCh. I would visit again.

Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Came here or a family dinner too celebrate a Birthday. First impressions are excellent. Quietly understated setting and somewhere you can have a conversation and the background noise is subdued and unobtrusive. I was very happy with my meal - pork belly and dessert. My...More

Thank chchgecko
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

4 sisters & partners attended dinner here and have to say it was pretty ordinary. The pork belly was fatty to extreme and whilst tender was not tasty. The winter salad looked colourful and reported tasty. The steaks looked good although it was clear that...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a restaurant with a more mature clientele, in our twenties and thirties we were the youngest there by quiet a stretch. Started with the olives, which were very bizarre, some were hot and some cold, like they had been badly microwaved. I...More

Thank e_maccars
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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