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50 Bistro

$$$$European, ,
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0250
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (18 reviews)
“macaroons” (5 reviews)
“tomato salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has never disappointed us. We have eaten there in the past and it continues to be our go to place for great food, wine selection and service. Attentive staff and when we requested specific dietary needs it was not a problem.More

Thank jg2freespirits
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jg2freespirits We are always delighted to welcome back our valued regular guests and are so pleased to hear that your recent experience with us was consistent with your previous visits. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to 50 bistro on a Wednesday night. A few other tables were there. To start of with, we can ordered the house baked bread which came with extra virgin olive oil, butter and dukkah. Dukkah is absolutely amazing. It’s a nice assortment of...More

Thank ChristchurchEats
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ChristchurchEats We are thrilled your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro was such an enjoyable one and really appreciate your descriptive review of each of the dishes you ordered. It is particularly pleasing to hear that the Wakanui fillet steak was one of the...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

We arrived in Christchurch later than we wanted to, and decided to dine in our hotel just to simplify matters. So glad we did. The filet was just incredible, as was the cauliflower soup, the fries (OMG) and salad. Service was efficient, not warm, but...More

Thank Janice B
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2017

Dear Janice B We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience in 50 Bistro during your recent stay with us. It is wonderful to hear your appreciation of the dishes you ordered and that you would gladly dine with us every night if you could!...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Very nice small restaurant with very good service and food. Waiters very attentive. Good meal well presented and delicious.

Thank Celia H
Reviewed 19 November 2017

A group of girls headed here for a baby shower and to enjoy a nice afternoon, with what we expected to be a delightful high tea. Unfortunately what we received was an over-priced serving of dry, flavourless club sandwiches, undercooked mini muffins and rubbery corn...More

Thank Ally K
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

The service was outstanding here and the food was wonderful too. The presentation of the food was exceptional and the taste was even better! The staff were very attentive and accommodating. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Helen P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice place great for a steak. We ordered through the hotel room so can't comment on service but the food we had was very good. Steak wasn't the best I've had but very good.

Thank MoabMic
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We were taking my mother who turns 91 out to lunch - needed to be easily accessible and special. 50 Bistro reviews plus the Entertainment Book voucher made this a great choice. 4 of us had the "Nifty 50" lunch - soup plus light main...More

Thank wellingt0nkirby
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear wellingt0nkirby We are delighted you chose to celebrate the special occasion of your mother’s birthday in 50 Bistro recently and that your entire experience was such a memorable one. It is particularly pleasing to hear your appreciation of each of the dishes you chose...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

We chose the set menu at $45.00 per head which included a bread selection, scallop entree and the chicken breast and Invercargill lamb for our mains and everything was prepared beautifully and the mains were just amazing and cooked to perfection.More

1  Thank margandbri
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Dear margandbri We are thrilled your recent dining experience from our Early Bird Menu was so enjoyable. It is especially pleasing to hear your appreciation of the quality and presentation of the dishes you chose. We hope you might return to 50 Bistro on a...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

50 Bistro is one of the best restaurants in NZ. The food quality is top notch and the service is outstanding. It is an excellent venue, warm and quiet. Try it, you won't regret it.

Thank Rhys C
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Rhys C Thank you for your kind words following your recent visit to 50 Bistro. We are thrilled you enjoyed your entire dining experience with us and thank you for your recommendation to others. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, 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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