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The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant

50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-929 0117
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“irish stew” (6 reviews)
“hot pot” (6 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great bar but management stingyness is evident......they stop the live music at 2am so that they don't have to pay the band between 2 and 3 am.....management know that the customers won't leave because it's too late to enter other bars in the city....More

Thank PoppyOreilly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has a great vibe, yum beers on tap and our meal was grand!! The Jameson’s Irish Band were great. We loved it. Thanks to The Great Kiwi Pub Crawl for pointing us to this spot!!

Thank Ky83
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in Christchurch for two nights and ate in the bog both evenings. On the first evening, the local Irish band were playing their Christmas gig and it was great! The pub was full of great people, having a drink and several were eating...More

Thank Ukumay
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We dropped in mid afternoon after a day of walking and exploring Christchurch, and were greeted warmly by the Barman, who was able to advise us on good lunch choices and the wide range of beers and ciders on offer. Soup of the day was...More

Thank andrew55b
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

After a musical Irish experience in Christchurch, can’t pass this place! Great rustic Irish decor with food to match. Great local artists playing real Irish instruments and folk songs for the patrons... I really enjoyed the experience and will visit again. Must visit for every...More

Thank Arjunnatthan
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

It's been a while but went back tonight. Was well worth it service excellent food very good and the beer was cold What more could you ask for. Appears as though new staff who were great and very friendly. Also I am assuming the man...More

Thank JHH50
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Awesome place love the music. Meal& dessert great. Lovely company. Got birthday small choc cake surprise lovely

Thank W9812POjom
Reviewed 12 October 2017

On a recent visit to Christchurch my husband and I lunched here twice. Service excellent, food fresh, generous portions and delicious. Were we to reside in Christchurch we would be repeat visitors again and again.

Thank GinainBelgium
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Good hardy fresh food. Big serves, great service, live music, reasonable price. Definitely a place to return to.

Thank Melise S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

A great pub with a good range of simple, flavoursome food. Enjoyed fish and chips and a glass of wine.

Thank Denise H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-929 0117
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