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“Wow! Great feed for meat-a-tarians”

Bootleg BBQ Company
Ranked #175 of 1,051 Restaurants in Christchurch
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went there with family for a birthday dinner on a Tuesday night so there was a quiz happening on the night. We ordered bbq platter, Canterbury Lamb and the Pork Butt with sides of tater tots, spiced grits and three cheese mac. It was quite a busy night and were very impressed with the size of the meals and the promptness in which they were served. Value for money. The food was tasty, and the tater-tots were perfect crispy on the outside balls of fluffiness. The only down side was the waitress didn't refill our drinks as often as we would have liked. We had to get her attention to come and take our drink orders.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Aside from the massive array of beers on tap, the staff are pretty cool too! Had to come back for another meal with the teenagers, who along with their assortment of dishes ordered, was their favourites - 3 cheeses mac and the tator tots. Great to have a couple of platters to share and add a few salads too.

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

The idea of slow cooked american style BBQ sounded like a great idea. You expect some cheerful atmosphere, great service and great food.
The locale looked and felt like a thinly dressed up former workshop, seating arrangements were a bit crowded and awkward. The room was dominated by big tv screens. Acoustics were horrible, very noisy.
The service was sluggish and not well informed.
The food would have been very tasty. Unfortunately all the meat was undercooked. The meat of the spare ribs was still pretty much sticking to the bone and the bones were still bloody. Not a good sign for slow cooking.

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Friendly, cool venue, good pale ale been. Enough said really. Ribs are a little in the bare side but no doubt that'll improve.

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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We finally ate at Bootleg. Loved the atmosphere, delicious aromas and friendly staff. Cheers to the owners! Fun place!

We ordered the larger platter for two (pricey but we hardly get out on dates these days so we splurged). We were ready for a huge meal!

CONS: Straight away we were disappointed the platter wasn't as large as we hoped. It's a diverse platter which is so great, but portions felt like a rip off for the price. Pork ribs hardly had any meat on them but were flavoured well. The other meats were not as flavourful and a bit dry. Wings were small and could have been cooked longer and seasoned better. Really lacked a punch.

PROS: Most flavorful items were tator tots, sausage, the sauce for sausage, bread rolls and pork ribs. We appreciated that there were many gluten free items available! Thank you! We also appreciated that there were mocktails for the pregnant customers! ;)

Overall we enjoyed the evening and will return as it's such a fun place, but hopefully the meats get a little more flavourful and portions increase a bit! We were disappointed because we paid a hefty price for the meal and it didn't fully live up to expectations.

Thanks for a lovely night out! Glad you're in town!

Thank KaterinaLees
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