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Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #18 of 106 restaurants in Christchurch

Enjoy an exquisite dining experience at this award-winning restaurant.

Light, modern and stylish, 50 Bistro provides an elegant setting for modern New Zealand cuisine. Led by Executive Chef Antony Page, and assisted by his talented team, the kitchen showcases the best local and artisanal produce of the South Island.

From tender Leelands roast lamb with beetroot hummus, to fresh fish served with saffron fennel puree and squid ink fries, discover the finest seasonal flavours at 50 Bistro. For the perfect pairing with your meal, choose from an exceptional wine list, or just ask one of the expert staff for a recommendation.

Located on the ground floor of the luxury boutique hotel The George, with spectacular views of Hagley Park, 50 Bistro is a stunning choice for fine dining in the city centre.

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50 Bistro
50 Park Terrace
Christchurch 8013

Open Hours:
Everyday 6:30am - 10pm

Phone: +64 3 371 0250

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Ranked: #18 of 106 restaurants in Christchurch 18
50 Bistro
Cuisine: A La Carte, Contemporary, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

Reviews

Derek Torkington

Great. Showed promptly to our table and quite happy to accommodate our changes to the menu. Restaurant was busy but did not make any difference to service. Impressed by the calm kitchen. Food as usual very good. Have been before and will go again. Our guests suitably impressed. Thank you

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Christine Smith

Food was amazing and nicely presented (scallops, steaks and dessert all cooked to perfection), decor was really nice and comfortable and added to our lunch experience. The wait staff, especially Stephanie, were very friendly and professional. We loved dining at 50 Bistro.

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I found the 50Bistro to be a very tranquil and romantic atmosphere. The service staff were polite, friendly and most attentive. The food was delicious and well presented. I would definitely dine or drop in for drinks here again, suggest even a nice place to dine after a wander in the botanic gardens over the road!

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Leonie Cowen-Willis

Lovely food, great attentative service by Trish. Steaks were devine as were the Duck fat potatoes that came with it. Would definately recommend fo a nice meal out

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Jess Louise

The service was impeccable! The wait staff are observant without being intrusive. The food was absolutely divine. We lived for those breads! The starter of breads were delicately put together, with the simplicity of butter, oil and vinegar, making the whole thing just moreish! The food arrived timely, with all mains being cooked to perfection, the flavours were to die for. Can't wait to head back in to 50 bistro again!

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What a hidden gem! We fell in love at first greeting. Staff were so friendly and helpful, was attentive to our dining speed offering next course just at the right time. We had the baked brie and famous prawns to start and they were absolutely delicious!! MUST order the prawns-there's a reason why it is the main picture on their website. For mains we had the waikunui fillet and the ribeye. Both just melted in our mouth and what ever puree that was on the plate(maybe yam?) complimented it pefectly. Pear, walnut and goegonzola salad was fantastic as well, delicious candied walnuts and sweet juicy pear. Match barvois would be perfect for those who want to be adventurous with their pallet but don't like too sweet. 50 Sweet also very nice- a great assortment of desserts. We would recommend this place to EVERYONE!! YUM!!

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Our family of four had a lovely meal at 50 Bistro last week. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was impeccable. Two of us had the lamb rump, which was beautifully cooked, as was the fillet of beef. My son had the chicken, which was also amazing. The presentation of all three courses was top-class. Overall, we truly enjoyed our food and appreciated the high level of service that received. I highly recommend a visit to 50 Bistro...you will not be disappointed!

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First time dining at 50 Bistro for lunch and will definitely be back. The food was great and the bistro had a nice atmosphere. Three of our party had the Wakanui steak as a main and it was melt in the mouth - best steak ever!

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Kate MacRae

Wow! 50 Bistro you are exceptional. Had the best night. Food was exceptional as was the service. We had a delightful young (Asian) lady waiting on our table. She was attentive yet unobtrusive - just perfect. Can't wait to return!

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Evy Morrow

Walking into 50 bistro we were warmly welcomed by the staff and the beautiful setting. As it was my dad's 60th we decided to go all out and had 3 courses. Our table of 4 all got very different meals and they were faultless. The flavours all worked so well together and it was one of the best meals I have had out in years. The wine list is extensive as well. Definitely will be back for my next special occasion.

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Des Robinson

We had an excellent meal at 50 Bistro. Really enjoyed ourselves and the waiting staff were very good. We would recommend this restaurant to all

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Waisze Lee

provide really taste good for people, will comeback again

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The service was amazing. The two young girls who served us an asian and blonde girl were very polite and professional, friendly but not forced. The right amount of interaction. We had started with the bread which was ok, but the butter and especially the balsamic dip were amazing! Next we had scallops and smoked venison these blew our mind! scallops perfectly cooked and the flavours were amazing! For the main we had the lamb shoulder which although very tender wasnt too nice and ended up tasting like a paste. The eggplant dish on

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My friend and I enjoyed our first experience at 50 Bistro last Saturday. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. The meals we ordered were delicious and we were both very happy with our choices. We'll definitely be back.

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Derek Torkington

Great. Showed promptly to our table and quite happy to accommodate our changes to the menu. Restaurant was busy but did not make any difference to service. Impressed by the calm kitchen. Food as usual very good. Have been before and will go again. Our guests suitably impressed. Thank you

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Judy McGirr

Beautiful food, lovely decor, great service. And not noisy!

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Alan Bishop

The food was absolutely amazing.

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Great food and good service

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Pauline Guthrie

Again wonderful well presented food with great friendly service. So fortunate to experience this dining experience again

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Great food (particularly the beef cheek, salmon, lamb and fish of the day)

Great service

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Great night out. Excellent food and service. Thank you to all staff involved.

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Sharon Powney

Been there several times and always great food and service.

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Diane Ladd

We both had steak - it was very tasty & cooked to perfection. Will go back

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Stanley Chung

Ordered the steak sandwich, pasta and salmon. All dishes arrived in a reasonable time. The food was really delicious and well balanced. The rustic fries were in huge chunks and could almost be a meal in their own. They are family friendly with a baby chair available. Recommend

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Lovely food and amazing desserts. Very attentive staff.

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Kate MacRae

50Bistro is exceptional. Such great food - best steak ever. There is so much attention to detail. Exceptional waiter, Emma, too. Well done, 50 Bistro.

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Food great but felt a little rushed even though the restaurant wasn't full. Would recommend and return.

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Chris Fleetwood

Fabulous and thank you to Trish for being so lovely and helpful

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Very friendly service, nice relaxing atmosphere, and food of great quality

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Jess Goodman

Food was delicious and well presented. The waitress who was still training (I wish I remembered her name) was fantastic

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Pauline Guthrie

Wonderful lunch at the George. Fresh food and beautifully presented.

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All very good

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Gayel Marquet

Long leisurely and lovely is how to do lunch at the George’s 50 Bistro. The food quality and atmosphere, reputation and longevity in industry is always exceptionally high and a treat to be savoured

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Good food and excellent environment.Highly recommended.

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The food and service was excellent and most enjoyable.

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Brian Bird

The venue was nice very good steak and service was good also
Pricing was on the topside

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Lulu Blu

yummy food. Especially lamb shoulder. Great environment and nice service.

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Bruce Jamieson

Always a great experience - great food and delightful staff.

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Fabulous cuisine in stylish surroundings. Highly recommend.

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This restaurant is a must! The atmosphere is amazing, food is excellent and the service was great. I will definitely be back.

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Erin Silvester

We had a really nice dinner here. The decor is very dated but the service was fantastic. Very attentive and friendly. Food was beautifully presented. We enjoyed our two starters and hubby enjoyed his main. Unfortunately my steak was overcooked. I asked for medium/rare and received medium/well. Very disappointing. There was absolutely no seasoning on any of the food. A pinch of salt would have made a huge difference in flavour especially for the steak. The dessert was definitely the highlight of the night. Chocolate chilli tart with tequila sorbet. Couldn't taste any chilli however it was perfect as it was. Loved it and would go back again just for the dessert.

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Great food and service

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Carolyn Fletcher

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Received a warm welcome and top class service. Meals were well presented and very tasty. Would recommend.

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Neville Watson

Excellent food, great environment, and very helpful staff. Would definitely love to come back!

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This restaurant is the place for a special accassion. The service is very good and attentive. The atmosphere is subdued but pleasant. The food sizes are ample but in our opinion the food had lost a little bit of its edge compared to previous times. The menu choice could be better for this class of restaurant.
Difficult to see which other restaurant can compete when you take into all the parameters like parking, ambience, service, food quality , food portions and noise from music.

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Christine Smith

Food was amazing and nicely presented (scallops, steaks and dessert all cooked to perfection), decor was really nice and comfortable and added to our lunch experience. The wait staff, especially Stephanie, were very friendly and professional. We loved dining at 50 Bistro.

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Darrel Weavers

Second time at 50 Bistro. Absolutely love the peace and quiet of being a first table diner here.
Food and service again top notch

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Delicious food definitely recommend for a celebration

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Judy Zhang

Was very nice to dine in, food was beautiful, service was great. we were celebrating birthday so restaurant provided special dessert. Excellent meal and will come again.

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Johnson Tang

Excellent service, the starters were questionable, the grilled squid looked very watery. The scollaps were lackluster, however the mains were delicious. The chicken was tender and packed alot of flavor and the rib eye was also well made.

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Chris Fleetwood

Delicious

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Ann Bradley

Excellent

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I found the 50Bistro to be a very tranquil and romantic atmosphere. The service staff were polite, friendly and most attentive. The food was delicious and well presented. I would definitely dine or drop in for drinks here again, suggest even a nice place to dine after a wander in the botanic gardens over the road!

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Edna Graham

Lovely environment . Meal was delicious.
Only comment would be that we ordered two starters to share between 4 . We questioned waitress as to number of pieces in starter and were told 3-4. We expected 4 but only three . Thought waitress could have suggested adding an extra, or told chef 4 people sharing.

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Glennis Kearns

Dined at First Tables with a friend and had a awesome meal and the staff were very friendly and attentive without being over bearing could not fault our experience will be dining again and with First Tables its even more appealing.

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Leonie Cowen-Willis

Lovely food, great attentative service by Trish. Steaks were devine as were the Duck fat potatoes that came with it. Would definately recommend fo a nice meal out

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Virginia Batelaan

My friend and I really enjoyed our delicious lunch at Bistro 50. The appetitisers and the mains were really tasty. Highly recommend this lovely restaurant for a special lunch.

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Jess Louise

The service was impeccable! The wait staff are observant without being intrusive. The food was absolutely divine. We lived for those breads! The starter of breads were delicately put together, with the simplicity of butter, oil and vinegar, making the whole thing just moreish! The food arrived timely, with all mains being cooked to perfection, the flavours were to die for. Can't wait to head back in to 50 bistro again!

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Kate MacRae

What a wonderful way to spend your birthday - lunch at 50 Bistro. Perfect. Food - perfect. Service, from a lovely Spanish waiter, perfect.

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Kate N Greg Westwood

This little hidden gem is a wonderful retreat. Beautifully presented and tasting food. Great wine selection and the service was excellent.
We were wowed, thank you!

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