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O.G.B

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European,
28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-377 4336
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (13 reviews)
“bread” (8 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 405 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Visiting from England and passed away a few hours sitting in the beautiful sunshine at this gorgeous place.Fantastic service ( staff actually have the time to spend a few minutes being friendly and chatting to you which is nice when you're a visitor from abroad...More

Thank ange55
Reviewed 4 days ago

My college roommate and I walked over to O.G.B. last night to grab a quick bite and a drink after a long South Island tour. Service was top notch. The wine and drinks are very good and not unreasonably priced. The food is a little...More

Thank Kevin T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying and the OGB hotel and needed a quick bite prior to departure. We were pleasantly surprised! Real tea with no bags here was a nice touch but the biggest surprise was the mixed berry rhubarb porridge- best I have ever had!! Others...More

Thank Bluepalau
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your awesome comments! We are happy to hear you were pleasantly surprised, we hope people leave happy. All the best with your travel.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're staying at the Heritage and went in for a drink before dinner. Nice atmosphere and decorations. Would come back and would like t try the bar snacks.

Thank Diannemh46
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time, we would love to host you for bar snacks!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hands down best bar in Christchurch Staff is great, especially French guy. We went on Friday and had some live music which was a big plus Food is bar food with some nice mains as well Go here on Friday afternoon and stay until the...More

Thank ReneM2134
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your awesome review. So glad that you enjoyed your experience. Have the best day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

A late lunch here last Sunday saw us enjoy great music, fabulous food, efficient service, and pleasant drinks. Blankets there when the knees got cold. I just love this place, and look forward to returning as the weather improves.

Thank ptbabe
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Whoopee! Great review. All the things we love about OGB. We look forward to hosting you on long summer days!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been a few times and we are local Good beer. We had a a platter for lunch delicious. Great outdoor area.

Thank Ann H
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ann, thanks so much! Thanks for supporting us, looking forward to hosting you again :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service is impeccable, decor amazing, drink selection huge, and food exciting! We loved sitting around the bar for a short time until a table was available. The food is tapas style and we tried the large platter - perfect. It’s a place to visit...More

Thank LTSydney
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

You are amazing!! Thank you for your very kind review, we are glad you captured all the character and love we have put in to OGB. Much love.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brought my sister here for a quiet drink and some dinner, we were not disappointed. The barman was informative, knew what the bar had in stock and made some great liquor suggestions. To drink we ordered the Planters Punch cocktail and neat tequila, as recommended...More

Thank Maria T
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Maria, thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed review, gutted we couldn't get you over the line for a 5 star experience. Glad to hear the service, food and beverage was top notch. Hope to host you again some time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best Espresso Martini I have ever had. I cant wait to visit again and sit back and enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of this place. A must for everyone to visit and have a drink.

Thank Michelle M
AshleighR233, Marketing at O.G.B, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Michelle you wonderful lady! Thanks a bunch for your lovely review. We are glad you love our Espresso Martini's as much as we do :P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 23
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Wine Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Cathedral Square, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-377 4336
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Description
Designed by Joseph Clarkson Maddison, the historic Old Government Building was built in 1913. Situated on the East end of Cathedral Square, central city, the O.G.B is the perfect stop to enjoy some inner city charm. Keeping with the heritage theme, the O.G.B offers an elegant, friendly, speak-easy vibe. The Bar & Cafe offers a comprehensive menu of platters, tasty nibbles and high quality bar food to be enjoyed with the extensive craft beer and wine list. . The bar also features live music on Friday, Saturday and night and a unique coffee bar window opening out to the courtyard. The newly opened restaurant features a beautiful menu showcasing locally sourced meats and seasonal produce and is sure to cater to everyone. Come and enjoy a bit of 'old' Christchurch city character.
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