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European, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Reviewed 3 July 2021 via mobile

Outstanding Service & Great Food This is our 3rd visit to the restaurant with the new owners - awesome staff and GREAT FOOD Thank you

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 July 2021

Today I had lunch with a friend here. The food was very pleasant, the wine lovely, but the service was Exceptional. We were so well looked after it would certainly encourage me to go back. Thank you to a lovely lady who looked after us...- Thank you Donna we really appreciated your service.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 17 May 2021

No longer a place to go - nothing like the original restaurant and will not last 5 minutes for all the regular guests. Take the website down immediately as it is misleading. A dreadful experience and will never return. Terrible menu.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 13 May 2021

Really excited as we had heard it had been brought by new owners and was now a Spanish cuisine restaurant. Go in, exactly the same restaurant as it was previously, same seating and booths, same paintings, same bar. The waitress comes over with water and...menus. No Spanish meals on there at all, Dad asks her why there are no Spanish meals on the menu, she replies with, "we're doing really small changes with the whole restaurant????. I ordered the steak and it comes with one option, I asked her what they were and the waitress replies, "Broccoli and Chips", I said that's fine. Food comes out only with the Broccoli and no chips, I asked where they were and she replies with, "oh sorry I said Broccoli or chips", even though I had said to her when I ordered that I would like a Steak, Broccoli and Chips. Bearing in mind the presentation of the food was very small and very basic for what they are priced at, the steak was just sitting on the plate with some drizzle on the side, that's it! . Not good enough, staff are clueless and the owner was just walking around the restaurant staring at everyone and acting very weird, he clearly has no idea on how to run a restaurant. No cutlery at the table and no salt and pepper????. Finally, ordered the cheesecake and get given a spoon you would find on the side when getting a coffee cup and saucer?. Overall I recommend that people considering going should definitely stay well away and find another restaurant to go to. Very sad to see a very well-run Bistro with excellent food and staff go from so well and now have new owners and everything be terrible.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 November 2020

could feel the tension between the owner and the waiters working, witnessed the old owner man yell at a waitress for not asking a table if they wanted drinks, poor girl looked stressed already as was a busy night. also owner sat with two tables...as they ate they're meals and would not leave them alone forcing small talk and making a scene in small bistro. uncomfortable environment would not eat here if you wish to comfortably drink wine or eat dinnnerMore

Date of visit: November 2020
Harry K, General Manager at Leinster Rd. Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 February 2021

You might like to know that one of the tables that the owner was accused of forcing small talk with was most likely that of his wife and their good friend of 30 years. But you're right. It is quite possible that his wife is...More

Reviewed 15 August 2020

4 of had a lovely dinner, our waitress Donna, was totally awesome, what an asset she is to your business. Soup with the most delicious home made bread for one, 2 of us had the fish of the day, one lasagne and another the risotto...which was declared amazing. We shared a creme brûlée and a cheesecakes, with a lovely wine it was a perfect venue for a perfect night, prices were reasonable.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 August 2020

Spent a relaxing enjoyable evening with family friends. The service was attentive and efficient - and the extensive menu was well priced. The French Onion Soup was amazing but the Vietnamese Crab and Prawn did lack a little taste and substance - smaller rolls with...less noodles and more vegetables/meat would fix this. All in all the comfortable seating and very good service made for an enjoyable night.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 25 July 2020

Too many options on a menu can spell trouble, but not here. Between the four of us we had pork belly, steak, fish and chips and vegetarian lasagne. All meals were well presented and enjoyed. The side booths, where we sat are large and comfortable....We all commented that it was an easy dinner to talk over as the restaurant is not too loud. Add friendly service and it's a winner.More

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Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 14 July 2020

Again a lovely evening with great food, excellent service and a good friend. Cannot recommend this restaurant more

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Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 23 May 2020

Great dining, easy talking and delicious food was served. Service was good. Best meal we have had from a restaurant in a long time.

Review collected in partnership with www.restauranthub.co.nz
Date of visit: May 2020
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Just read what I have just written - a dreadful experience and will NEVER go back.
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Leinster Rd. Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5