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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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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Sue Townsend

well looked after, excellent service and food, staff attentive and friendly

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Was great

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Steph Mcgrain

Awesome Service / Food will be back for sure ..

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Jess Foster

Great service

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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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Vincent Mah

Nice atmosphere and good food. Great place to take our 2yr old out for a meal. Staff were welcoming and friendly too.

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Fabulous food, warm setting and most friendly waitresses

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Suzzannah Andrew

My family and I really enjoyed our dining experience. The server was extremely kind and very prompt. I would give them a 100% on service! The food came out quickly and everything was delicious.

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Graham Robinson

Absolutely fabulous all round. We experienced a blowout of 1 of our tyres on the way, we rang to say we would be running late for our reservation. No problem, take your time and drive in safely, they told us and when we arrived quickly settled in , given our wine and told to just relax before they came back for our order, we felt so pampered and looked after, after our rush. Food was just melt in your mouth, hot and very warming. A delicious cheesecake to finish and home we went with a warm fuzzy and full tummies.

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I really enjoyed the food! great place to have dinner and catch up with friends

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The food and service were great & generous, a very quick turn around between courses - would have been nicer to have a little bit longer between, but other than that, a great evening!

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Judy Mah

We did enjoy the ribs and roast pork of the day altho it had no crackling. The dessert, sticky date pudding and apple strudel, was overall much nicer than some other places that we've been. Would definitely come back to try the other dishes in the menu.

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Richard Marshall

Great food and service

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Louise Kelly Luscombe

Friendly attentive staff, great food and the meals were brought to our table in great timing. Highly recommend will be back

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Friendly service. Food was pretty good.

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Alisi Moceiwai

Great service and really enjoyed our meals

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Natalie Winfield

It was a wonderful experience. Kids welcomed and loved their food. Our food was perfect, service was great. Will definitely be back!

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Food was good, not amazing, but good! Our waitress was very accommodating and friendly. Overall my husband and I were not disappointed and will probably return

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