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50 Bistro

₹₹₹₹European, ,
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0250
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful bread and dips to start, excellent steak cooked to perfection and delicious desert to finish. All washed down with a lovely bottle of pinot gris. All recommended by the lovely staff. Thank you Sarah and Trish for a great evening, can't wait to return...More

Thank JohnMen
Reviewed 10 April 2018

We ate here several times. The service was excellent and the food very enjoyable. The cocktails were very good as well.

Thank Mpollifax
Reviewed 13 March 2018

What a lovely spot to enjoy a special lunch. Nice and quite no over powering music blasting and coffee machine is very quiet. The menu had just changed to autumn choices and was just a treat. 3 of us had the scallops with pea raviolli...More

Thank Grandmaof6kids
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Grandmaof6kids Thank you for your kind words following your recent birthday lunch in 50 Bistro. We are delighted to hear your appreciation of the dishes your selected from our new autumn menu. It is also pleasing to hear you enjoyed the overall atmosphere in...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Our daughters Parents in Law shouted us a meal at 50 Bistro, they have been before. They told us it was a lovely place to dine and fantastic food. Which it was, lovely atmosphere, comfy seats, real cotton serviettes, friendly and helpful staff. We were...More

Thank Delightful2014
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Delightful2014 We are thrilled to hear you were not disappointed with the choice of 50 Bistro for your recent night out with friends and that the overall experience, from the ambience of the restaurant to the service you received from our team, was so...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Knowledgeable service staff and a very good kitchen. Pretty good wine list. I loved the tapenade and sun dried tomatoes spread. Amazing! The lamb and scallops were cooked just right.More

Thank Virginia Y
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Virginia Y We are delighted your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro was such a pleasant one and that the dishes you chose were so enjoyable. We hope we might welcome you back on a future occasion and thank you for taking the time...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

A group of 12 were here to celebrate a family member's special birthday. The set menu offered was excellent and everyone was pleased with the selections. The beef fillet was cooked to absolute perfection and the tomato entree was just delicious. Slick service. Perhaps a...More

Thank Rosebank430
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We ate here one evening when staying at the hotel, as we’d been travelling all day and didn’t wish to venture further afield. The service was warm and friendly, and good. The ambience was pleasant within the restaurant. The food was good and nicely cooked,...More

Thank Foxy-Froggy
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Foxy-Froggy While we are pleased that overall your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro was a pleasant one we are sorry to hear that it did not quite meet with your expectations. We have certainly taken your comments on board and shared them with...More

Reviewed 7 February 2018

We ate breakfast here twice and ate lunch here twice as it was included in our package for some reason. Breakfast was OK but the buffet certainly didn't have the variety that other buffets at previous hotels had. I had trouble finding something for lunch...More

Thank slwsweet
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Dear slwsweet We are very sorry to hear your recent visits to 50 Bistro did not meet with your expectations in terms of the offering available on our breakfast buffet and our lunch menu. We do appreciate your comments and will certainly discuss these internally...More

Reviewed 2 February 2018

The 50 Bistro doesn't disappoint - since six years. Whether for a business lunch, a date-night dinner or just ordering a cheese selection and enjoying a wine, the 50 Bistro never disappoints. All standards are at a very high level: the welcoming is always professional,...More

Thank EMandYEWSE
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This restaurant has never disappointed us. We have eaten there in the past and it continues to be our go to place for great food, wine selection and service. Attentive staff and when we requested specific dietary needs it was not a problem.More

Thank jg2freespirits
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Dear jg2freespirits We are always delighted to welcome back our valued regular guests and are so pleased to hear that your recent experience with us was consistent with your previous visits. Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Kind regards Bruce Garrett...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-371 0250
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Relaxed dining with inspired bistro fare 50 Bistro offers inspired bistro food with modern flavours, excellent wines and a great bar. The menu offers a large variety of dishes featuring classic’s twisted with our own 50 flair. Executive Chef, Darren Conole, leads the kitchen team designing seasonal menus using the best local produce. The stylish interior flows out to a generous outdoor area, complete with fire tables that reflect the warm hues of the orange onyx wall inside, making 50 Bistro the perfect place to meet any time of the day for coffee, cocktails and bar snacks or a meal. With windows overlooking Hagley Park, breakfast in 50 Bistro is the ideal spot to start any day. Lunchtime brings with it a buzzy vibe offering great versatility and value with a selection of light meals and salads in addition to entrées and grills and desserts. Evenings bring heartier comfort dishes and a warm ambience, perfect for relaxing with friends.
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