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Leinster Rd. Bistro

$$ - $$$European, ,
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (8 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing food an a restaurant that know how to cook steak properly! Try the lemon squid, if that's what it is called and is still on the menu. We've had it a few times and have found it fantastic!

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We had a lovely meal with our family. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We all had something different and the meals were all excellent. The staff were extremely patient as they helped our two grandchildren, who are both intolerant to various foods, choose...More

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We have been a few times now, and everytime we go we come out absolutely satisfied with the food and service. It is a nice quiet restaurant meaning you can talk, even if there are people around you and the food is to die for!...More

Thank hungryhippo93
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Went out for a meal on a friday night after work. Just bought the Entertainment Book and wanting to try it out for the first time-25% discount. Magic. I had the pork belly for my main and my wife had the poached chicken salad. Both...More

Thank DavidGA986
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Went to this Bistro for my birthday with my husband and two adult children and had the most enjoyable night with family. I total new experience for my son who is use to the overloaded plates of carbs at the Lone Star and he was...More

Thank 16Tania16
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Opposite St George's Hospital and adjacent to Merivale Mall this Bistro is easy to find for first time city visitors like us. The decor was pleasant and lovely bright paintings added to the bistro atmosphere as did the comfortable seating which encouraged you to linger....More

Thank patmary68
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Certainly pleasant but not a top spot or a surprise. Steak was over-cooked and fatty, venison was great as were chips. Wine was a bit over-priced for its quality.

Thank PeterNewfarm
Reviewed 15 April 2015

We came here because it was close to our hotel, and boy, what a treat. We all tried something different. Meals came in large bowls, and everyone was pleased. I see most other reviews were excellent, so just add my vote

Thank FloridaFelix
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I was looking forward to a celebratory lunch with friends, but came away feeling a little let down. It's a comfortable, attractive setting, especially if you like large, brilliantly painted pictures on the wall, and while the staff gave a warm welcome and the menu...More

Thank Murray L
Reviewed 29 March 2015 via mobile

We were staying in Merivale so decided to wander down to Leinster Rd Bistro. We had no expectations but were delightfully surprised. I had the duck parfait, then the venison and brulee to finish. Everything was absolutely delicious. The venison was so tender I just...More

Thank Nurse1955
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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