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Leinster Rd. Bistro

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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
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17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:30
Mon - Fri 08:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We had a family dinner here - 17 of us ranging from 8 to 80. Everyone enjoyed their evening . The service was excellent, staff friendly & the food delicious. Definitely be back.

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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Lovely ambiance, could talk without lots of background noise and the food was delicious. Wine selection had one of my favourite wines (at a good price). The Groper was superb.

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Thank kerryh164
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Nice casual dining experience. Large sunny windows and lovely painted decor on the walls. I went for a light lunch of soup, coffee and dessert. All were very well prepared, especially the creme brulee'. The waitresses checked on me frequently and were prompt to attend to my requests. They also filled in for each other when one was busy. There... More 

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Thank Robin D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Were invited to lunch and found service and food wanting. I had the Bacon Bagel and it was tough like it was last weeks. The bacon was hard and over cooked and overall very disappointing. The meals only saving grace was the bowl of fries which were hot and well cooked. No more lunches for me there.

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Thank Steve M
Andover, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

The food was delicious but the portions were very small. My dad had a steak and it only cane with chips, no vegetables which was a bit disappointing. I had the fish if the day, very yummy but was still hungry afterwards.

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Thank KristinaI
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76 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Waited an hour for mains. Thank goodness we had some olives to nibble on. The restaurant was less than half full so not sure why it took so long. Vegetables didn't arrive with mains - we had just about finished. So we said not to bother. Even though we didn't get them they still charged us. The service was slow... More 

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Thank Caro8880
Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

Four of us very much enjoyed our meal last night at the Leinster Road Bistro. Menu well thought out and great choices. Meal cooked well, lovely flavours and well presented. Ambience pleasant, no loud music or rowdy patrons. All very pleasant.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

we went for dinner last week for our anniversary. The atmosphere wasn't too bad, although if the music was turned up a smidgen (not to make it hard to hear, but to not be overheard, ) would be good. the choice of music was gentle and easy. The food was very tasty, but the service was terrible. The staff were... More 

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Thank amanda c
Southbridge Town District, null, New Zealand
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Had a lovely meal for 4. We all had something different and all were beautifully presented and tasted even better. Not enormous meals but just right for us as we could then have dessert which was also great. Very good service and nice atmosphere, and nice and clean. All made for a very relaxing meal out and we weren't rushed... More 

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Thank Carmen W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Ambience warn welcoming with room to move and have a conversation while enjoying fantastic food. Can't speak highly enough of the quality of the food. Great night out as a couple or a group.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:30
Monday
08:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:30 - 22:00
Thursday
08:30 - 22:00
Friday
08:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 3055

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?