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50 Bistro

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$$$$
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0250
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06:30 - 22:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been here a few times and the food is always great and the service is fantastic. I can't fault it and would highly recommend it.

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Thank Jarradallen
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Jarradallen It is always a pleasure to welcome back guests returning to dine with us and we are thrilled to hear that once again your most recent experience was consistent with previous ones and met all your expectations. Thank you for your recommendation and for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

London
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131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

It was the run-up to Christmas, but even so, for a hotel restaurant, it was very busy, so booking might be an idea. The dining room (Bistro 50) is very light and airy, although a lack of soft furnishings made it quite noisy. The food was very good, with an above average burger and chips very good value. The menu... More 

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Thank Neil C
Wellington
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

The George considers itself a 5 star hotel and world class restaurant. Definately not! Some of the worst service I have had anywhere, arrive and had to wait 20 minutes in the hotel lobby because the tables weren't ready, the food was rubbish - tomato soup entree was so watery I've had better from a can. The risotto was so... More 

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Thank Clinton S
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Clinton S We are concerned to hear your recent visit to 50 Bistro did not meet your expectations in terms of the quality of your meal and the service you received and we are sorry you left feeling so disappointed. We appreciate your comments and have discussed them with our team. Thank you for providing your feedback. Kind regards... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

An impromptu suggestion to visit Bistro 50 for lunch on Saturday proved to be a lovely distraction from the hurly burly of the weekend rush to 'get things done'. The atmosphere was as relaxed and professional as we've come to expect of the George Hotel staff. The wait staff performed to a high standard, matter of fact and not apologetic,... More 

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Thank plum_persey
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear plum_persey We are always delighted to welcome back returning guests to 50 Bistro. It is especially pleasing to hear that it was the service you received (and observed) together with the quality of the dishes you ordered on your most recent visit that stood out and made this experience so enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back on... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We have dined here several times before. This occasion was very much let down by the main course lamb being very very tough/some of it unchewable and inedible. The two people who had the main course groper found it unpleasantly salty.

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Thank 849rmg
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear 849rmg While we are pleased you chose to celebrate a special occasion with us, we are concerned to hear that on this occasion the quality of the lamb you chose for your main course was not to your satisfaction. We do apologise for your disappointment and do hope that based on your previous positive dining experiences with us you... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We've been to 50 Bistro before for dinner and had a lovely time and this time was no different. On arrival we were greeted by reception staff wishing us a happy New Year and as we walked through we received similar greetings from bar and wait staff. There is a nice atmosphere in this restaurant because service is their watch... More 

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Thank Merci3
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear Merci3 It is always a pleasure for us to welcome back returning guests and we are delighted to hear that your most recent experience was consistent with your previous ones. It is especially pleasing to receive your positive feedback about the service you receive from all our team. Thank you for taking the time to post your review and... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were there for lunch the week before Christmas. A busy time yet the service and food were excellent. Seven people rated their meal highly. Can't do better than that!

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Thank derekjames2016
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear derekjames2016 We are very pleased your group chose to lunch with us just prior to Christmas and that it was such an enjoyable experience for you all. Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback and we hope we might welcome you back on a future occasion. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Four female friends visited the George this afternoon for High Tea. We were disappointed with our experience. While the surroundings were pleasant the food was mediocre. The service was rather slow. Having enjoyed High Tea in other parts of the world we were surprised that The George was somewhat lacking. It was expensive too.

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Thank denmarg2015
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear denmarg2015 Although you found the ambience pleasant we are very sorry to hear that your recent visit to us for high tea did not meet your expectations in terms of both the quality of the food and the service you received. We certainly appreciate and have taken your feedback on board and it has been addressed with our team... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I never usually write reviews but my experience with this restaurant was absolutely sublime. We came in as a group of friends/coworkers and started with a few drinks at the bar. Sarah served us and was very friendly, smiling constantly and fast to get our drinks. We then got invited to our seats and things just got better from then... More 

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Thank MDawson111
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear MDawson111 We are thrilled to receive your praise following your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro and to hear your appreciation, and perfect descriptions, of the dishes you ordered from the menu and the service you received from our team. Sarah and Sandrine are delighted that they both contributed to ensuring you enjoyed a memorable experience. We look forward... More 

Fife, Scotland
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The food was delicious - well cooked and well presented. Definitely worth a visit - sit in the conservatory - it is comfortable and cooler in hot weather than the main restaurant.

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Thank ChrisA-S
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this review

Dear ChrisA-S Thank you for your feedback following your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro. We are delighted you appreciated the atmosphere in our Courtyard area and the dishes you ordered from our menu. Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-371 0250
Description
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, Andrew Brown, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?