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50 Bistro

) #84 of 787 Restaurants in Christchurch ₹₹₹₹ European, ,
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0250
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“macaroons” (5 reviews)
“tomato salad” (2 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were taking my mother who turns 91 out to lunch - needed to be easily accessible and special. 50 Bistro reviews plus the Entertainment Book voucher made this a great choice. 4 of us had the "Nifty 50" lunch - soup plus light main...More

Thank wellingt0nkirby
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear wellingt0nkirby We are delighted you chose to celebrate the special occasion of your mother’s birthday in 50 Bistro recently and that your entire experience was such a memorable one. It is particularly pleasing to hear your appreciation of each of the dishes you chose...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose the set menu at $45.00 per head which included a bread selection, scallop entree and the chicken breast and Invercargill lamb for our mains and everything was prepared beautifully and the mains were just amazing and cooked to perfection.More

Thank margandbri
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear margandbri We are thrilled your recent dining experience from our Early Bird Menu was so enjoyable. It is especially pleasing to hear your appreciation of the quality and presentation of the dishes you chose. We hope you might return to 50 Bistro on a...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

50 Bistro is one of the best restaurants in NZ. The food quality is top notch and the service is outstanding. It is an excellent venue, warm and quiet. Try it, you won't regret it.

Thank Rhys C
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Rhys C Thank you for your kind words following your recent visit to 50 Bistro. We are thrilled you enjoyed your entire dining experience with us and thank you for your recommendation to others. Kind regards Bruce Garrett General Manager

Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

50 Bistro is a top quality restaurant located in The George in Christchurch The menu is not extensive at all which is unfortunate but what is on offer ( I ate there twice during my stay) was of excellent quality. I can see many love...More

Thank coll612
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear coll612 We are thrilled you chose to dine in 50 Bistro on more than one occasion whilst staying with us recently. It is particularly pleasing to hear your appreciation for our offering – both at dinner and breakfast. Thank you for your recommendation to...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Have been here several times and went over the weekend to celebrate my wifes birthday. Not a big menu and prices are very expensive. The one issue I had was that we wanted to change a side order that came with one main for one...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

It has been years since I last visited 50 Bistro and then we went twice in 2 weeks. Once with family and then with friends. The menu is not large but the quality of the food is superb. The service is quite good too. I...More

Thank Channon R
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear Channon R We are delighted to hear you returned to experience 50 Bistro not once, but twice, in a matter of weeks. We are also very pleased to hear you particularly enjoyed the salmon & tuna tartar dish and the overall quality of your...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

The food was very good, fresh and generous but we did not get to try the beer as they forgot our order. Service needs to improve a little.More

Thank bruceurban
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

Dear bruceurban While we are pleased you enjoyed the quality of your meal during your recent visit to 50 Bistro we are very sorry to hear of the service issue you experienced. We have since held internal discussions to address this and do apologise for...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

we went here for dinner a few nights ago with my grandma and my granddad. we all shared the bread for a starter. then they gave me my tomato salad. that was nice and yummy. then I ordered a steak that was nice and it...More

Thank pool999
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Ventured for Sunday lunch arriving 12-30pm. I have eaten here several times before as I like the restaurant layout and the food has always been very good. We were promptly greeted and were seated and offered water. When it came to ordering the nice sounding...More

Thank TheSnakebite
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2017

Dear TheSnakebite It is always a pleasure to welcome back returning guests to 50 Bistro and while we are pleased to hear you enjoyed the soup from our menu and the service you received we are very sorry and disappointed that other aspects of your...More

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

There's the choice of ordering a main as well as the buffet part. The buffet section offers hot food, such as bacon, eggs, sausage and hash browns. There's also the standard breads and jams. The mains were served quickly and service was excellent.

Thank IW98
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 16 - US$ 40
European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8140, 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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