Cuisine: Bistro, Gastro Pub Food
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35

Boasting a Gold Plate in the NZ Beef & Lamb Excellence Awards for 2017, Bishop Brothers Public House take gastropub dining to new heights.

Rifting on the 1950s rustic cool of Bishopdale’s famous orchards and the three brothers the suburb is named after, Bishop Brothers is passionate about offering exceptional food and drinks in their neighbourhood gastro tavern. The décor blends the rustic charms of an apple pack-house aesthetic with 50s diner chic, funky seating and retro flourishes.

Relax with a drink in the sunny courtyard, and enjoy one of Bishop Brother’s award-winning lamb or beef dishes. Pizzas, pastas, salads and burgers also feature on BB’s well-rounded menu.

From the grill menu, desserts and great options for kids, there’s something to suit everyone at Bishop Brothers. Stick around after your meal and enjoy quiz nights and more at this friendly local tavern – check the ‘what’s on’ section on BB’s website for this week’s events.

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Bishop Brothers Public House
119 Farrington Avenue
Christchurch 8053

Open Hours:
Everyday 9am - 11pm

Phone: 03 359 2930
Website: www.bishopbrothers.co.nz

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Bishop Brothers Public House
Location: Bishopdale
Cuisine: Bistro, Gastro Pub Food
Mains: $25 - $35

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Best food I have ever eaten. Best service I have ever had. Nothing else to say. Perfection

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Alex Dixon

We live on the other side of town and don’t usually eat out around Bishopdale, but we thought we try something different. When we pulled up outside we were greeted with a dilapidated exterior and upon entering the restaurant there was an army of pokey machines.
We were immediately welcomed though and were taken to our table. From there on things just got better and better. The satay chicken skewers and dumplings were perfectly cooked and delicious. For mains I had steak which was cooked to perfection, my partner had salmon which he said was amazing.
What made our meal really special though was our waitress, Wai. She was so polite and friendly and gave us just the right amount of attention without being overbearing. I have no doubt that with her attitude she will go far in life and if Bishop Brothers wants to keep her she should get a pay rise pronto! I’ve had much worse food and service in some of the top restaurants in town! Give Bishop Brothers a go!

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Took my 80year old neighbour out for tea for all she does for me over the year, first time she had been out for dinner since losing her husband and she fully loved it, meal was a bit too big for her so she quite happily asked the waitress if she could take the left over garlic bread and half her meal home wish she had the next day, the waitress couldn't have been more helpful and kept checking on us for drinks and to see if meal was good, the cook that cooked the steak did the perfect job of it cooked rare and so tender

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Hayley Amtman

Superb staff! Really warm & knowledgeable with their menus.
Atmosphere was great for a pub and the food was amazing. My hubby had the ribs and rates them as one of the best but his highlight was the cheesecake - he'll be back just for that cheesecake!
My Angus rump steak was cooked to perfection.
Perfect meal and perfect staff. We'll definitely be back

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Jill Craw

Perfect experience. Our waitress was 10/10 - food was awesome. Thanks :)

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The empty plates at the end of the meal was testament to the great food we devoured on the night. Excellent service - will definitely go again.

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Linda Robinson

Ordered monkfish wrapped in bacon. My sister-in-law would always use the phrase "to die for" In other words it's delicious! I have the pork belly and it just melt in your mouth. A toast to the chef!

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Lauren Tulitt

Wonderful dinner and very accommodating of children!

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Fantastic food and incredible service. A great dining experience. Would recommend Bishop Brothers to everyone.

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Food was delicious, huge portions as well. We had the pork belly and the carbonara and both were so delicious and full of flavour. Also had the lemon tart for dessert which was super tasty!

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Cathy Johnston

Great service and amazing food - would highly recommend

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Emma Smith

Warm & friendly welcome from Wai, we ordered a beef burger & crumbed gurnard in a caper sauce. Meals were delivered quicker than expected & were delicious. For Dessert we had a lemon tart & mixed berry cheesecake. Highly recommended & we have already planned what to eat next time we visit.

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Robbie Manett

Went here with my partner for dinner last night. We had the seafood chowder and satay chicken skewers as a starter and both were tasty. We ordered the Ribeye Steak medium rare and BBQ pork ribs as our mains. The steak was cooked to perfection! All portions of food were generous and the service was EXCELLENT!

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Dale Hatzipanis

Good experience for pub food. In and out in 60 minutes.

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Jody Hadlee-Watts

The food was absolutely delicious and came out super fast. We couldn’t fault it. The waitress was impressive. She was very attentive and couldn’t have been more helpful. We will definitely be returning and will highly recommend it to others.

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It was a Pub quiz night so a bit noise, however the staff were quite nice . The food came out quickly. The pub quickly filled, but the staff remained courteous and friendly. The meals were well presented and cooked well.

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Rovena Jackson

Lovely server, very friendly and accomodating. Went out of her way to make sure the kids were happy.

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Tejas Sreedhar

Great food and service! Can't complain..

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Jo Twohig

BBQ ribs delicious and good variety of options

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Lovely staff, the atmosphere was really cool and relaxed. The food came out quickly and the woman servicing us was very helpful. The one issue was the steak that I had was quite under done. A part from that the food was great. Cob loaf was fresh and yummy, with the chips and the ribs being outstanding. Would recommend.

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Emma Campin

Had a great family dinner, wonderful staff and left full and happy. Will be back.

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Great food and great service

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Great friendly pub. Glad it was a early dinner before the noisy rugby.

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Absolutely amazing service and food. Beautifully presented yummy food. Awesome quick service and our waitress, Wai, was wonderful, polite and friendly. Great family dining. Definitely be going there again.

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Megan Cornish

Very prompt in getting the food out and checking in to see how things were

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Hanisi Filipe

The food was good but the friendly service was even better! Would happily come back :-)

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Great food .... service was good too .... nice place to dine .... would go again

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Quintin Rolston

Great service and the food was really good!

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Steph Mcgrain

Great food awesome service!

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Sue Clark

We recently dined at Bishop Brothers Public House. The food was good but the service from our waitress, Wai, was outstanding.

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Jill Craw

Top Notch for a pub! Excellent all round food and service. A waitress with a memory like an elephant impresses me every time.

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Raw chicken burger.
Didn't get the choice whether we wanted another burger or not as there was no discussion at all. Second chicken burger was rubbery. Steak was good. Very disappointing.Pricing is very over the top for the state of the restaurant and in the suburbs.

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Nicola McGrath

Awesome service and timely. Food was fab

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Food was okay, service was great and environment was lively

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Nicole Hurd

This was one of the best places I've eaten! Their dumplings entree was absolutely amazing, and their steak was beautiful and cooked exactly how I asked, the service was absolutely fantastic, my fiance and I felt very welcomed as soon as we stepped foot through the door, they were always coming over to see how things were going and they were all super lovely, would've loved to try a dessert but was too full from the yummy entree and mains, next time I'll make room for it for sure as I'll be back with the rest of my family.

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Best food I have ever eaten. Best service I have ever had. Nothing else to say. Perfection

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Lovely meal. Great service

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As a group of four we were presented with lovely looking food, the steak, pasta and childrens meal was delicious but unfortunately the pork belly was tough which made it hard to get through.
The dining experience itself for a Sunday night unfortunately was too loud, there was a lovely man singing but we could hardly talk to each other and the noisy patrons from betting on the TAB made it a not so kid friendly atmosphere with some of the language used.
The staff were lovely and if there was a wall dividing the restaurant to the actual pub I think this would make a dining experience more pleasurable

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Tejas Sreedhar

Good service and food! Can't complain.

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Paula Bradshaw

As always great service and great food.

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Food was delicious, Fast service and very friendly. Would definitely recommend :)

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Gina Coffey

Great place for casual dining! Waitress Y was super friendly.

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Janice Kerr

This place is great...food fantastic and atmosphere great

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I like eating at Bishop Brothers Public House, nice food and friendly staff. We had a relaxed evening.

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Paul Murray

In call 4 meals it was excellent food. Very well cooked and a really great selection of different food types. Service was really excellent. My only gripe- one of our party was coeliac so had to have a gluten free diet. There was a choice of gluten free options and the food was really great but the sauces offered had gluten in them so options were very limited. For example, the steak had options of 4 different sauces to go with them - only 1 of which was gluten free and that was garlic butter. We've had gluten free peppercorn sauce before and really can't tell the difference. There were about 8 options provided for the food options that go with it but only a couple of options that were available that were gluten free. Not even chips. Same with desserts - of about 5 dessert option only one was GF and even then there was only 1 gf free flavour. There are a lot of GF people out there now and there's going to be more and more so more options would be great. But that's not to detract from what was a really awesome meal. Well done Bishop Brothers.

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Judy Mah

Our main of the pork ribs and salmon and sticky date pudding were great as usual but not the apple strudel. The pastry was soaked in custard and I was not able to cut through or eat it. However the staff was very kind and took it off our bill. She also accommodated our request for veges instead of chips in our main ☺

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What a great place. Quick service, assume food. Great environment. Staff so friendly and helpful. Our first table experience was well worth it. Thanks.

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Kiley Murphy

Awesome food great service we will definitely be back

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Had a lovely dinner there - portions were generous, meals were delicious. Food came out quick which makes life easier when you’re with a child. The service was prompt and staff were friendly. we turned up (unexpectedly) with a cake to celebrate my son’s birthday and they were so hospitable, offering to refrigerate it and bring it out for us, making a fuss over him. He had a great time!

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Our waitress was first class, very good. Our mains were especially nice also. We will definitely be back. Thank you Bishop Brothers

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Jessica Johnston

Unfortunately steak well under cooked and lamb overdone with a soggy crust, harsh review but we went to kfc afterwards

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On arrival we were greeted with smiles and enthusiasm. We were seated straight away and attended to quickly. The meals were outstanding, beautiful presented..well done chefs the food was lovely to look at and even better to eat. Thank you for a splendid night out. To the staff and chefs well done team effort by all.

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Peter Schroder

Steaks were cooked perfectly
Excellent friendly service

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Nice setting. Lasagne appeared pre cooked and microwaved. Steak was ok but slightly under-cooked to what was asked. Felt there was not enough time between courses. Overall nice to try somewhere different.

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Food was really nice. Sticky toffee pudding is really nice with the caramel sauce. The only thing that could of been better was more chips with the ribs.

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Paul Farrow

We were running late due to traffic and had to ring through (not a problem) Service was excellent and couldn't believe how quick the meals were served.

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Cordelia Holt

Eye Fillet steak cooked to perfection! Excellent service. We were pleasantly surprised after expecting more of a “pub” meal.

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