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Leinster Rd. Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹European, ,
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 129 reviews

Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A. Dry good night, the service, waitress from France was very good, she was there when required, helpful as well. The food was excellent, I had squid as entree, main was the fish of the day, so nice and prices were good.

Thank David Q
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.

Thank Y2699AYjuliam
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.

Thank kerryh164
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...More

Thank Robin D
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...More

Thank Steve M
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.

Thank KristinaI
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...More

Thank Caro8880
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.

1  Thank Ngaere C
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...More

Thank amanda c
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...More

Thank Carmen W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:30
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
08:30 - 22:00
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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