Cuisine: Meat and Chop House, New Zealand, Steakhouse
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #1 of 94 restaurants in Christchurch

Bessie, on St. Asaph Street, Christchurch, is a new speciality restaurant that’s already creating a buzz. Offering a fine dining experience with a modern and vibrant atmosphere, expect world class New Zealand produce and fine regional and international wines.

Bessie specialises in dry aged meat that’s aged in house and then finished in a 450 degrees’ Celsius charcoal oven to create a unique flavour. Featuring a wide range of top grade cuts of meat, Bessie’s menu offers the best of Canterbury meat. With unusual dishes and cuts from nose to tail, try something a little different or stick with a classic, high-quality steak. It’s all beautifully presented and you can choose from a variety of traditional and more modern sauces to accompany your steak.

Tasty side dishes include seasonal vegetables, duck fat potatoes and potato skins. There’s also a variety of entrees and a tempting dessert menu.

A high-quality fine dining experience, ideal for a catch up with friends or a romantic evening out.

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Bessie
178 St Asaph Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Everyday: 5pm till late

Phone: 03 595 2799
Website: www.bessie.co.nz

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Ranked: #1 of 94 restaurants in Christchurch 1
Bessie
Cuisine: Meat and Chop House, New Zealand, Steakhouse
Mains: $25 - $35+

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Fionnuala Murphy

Had a great experience dining here. The food was beautiful and well presented. The service was great.

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FreeDom Tong

The "BEST 70 days dry age TOMAHAWK" I ever have in my life. If I have a chance I still go and take that again. <3 Bes(t)sie steakhouse <3

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Denvin Caramoan

Good food, great staff..

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Amanda Hou

Last Saturday I have a great birthday dinner with my girls in Bessie. My girl friend bring a birthday cake but forget the candle. But the waitress was so sweet to put the candle for me. The food and drinks always amazing . The service is great and sweet. I will never forget that night.

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Absolutely amazing dinner experience. Food was delicious and recommendations were give from the waitress. Would definitely dine again.

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Absolutely incredible. About the 6th time I've been both through First Table and on regular bookings. Never fails to exceed my expectations. Got the Tomahawk to share this time and won't go anywhere else now. This place is classy, exceptional staff and great food. Why change - will be back shortly!

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Great food! Excellent service!

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Arvind Masilamani

Excellent venue, great food and ambiance. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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A great dining experience, will definitely be back!

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Kate Kotchaporn

Great dinner

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Emily Cleland

Awesome feed thanks!

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Great food and great service. Had the pork jowl croquettes, duck fat potato croquettes, market fish, dry aged rib eye steak and chocolate marquise. Everything was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing!

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Great food + good company = excellent night out. Love the NY Vibe at Bessie's. Thank you

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Lynda Haynes

Bessie's is one of my favourite restaurants to dine at and never disappoints. The entree of the parfait was superb and both the steaks we enjoyed were cooked to perfection. Unfortunately no room for dessert on this occasion but there'll be another time....:) Ruby was a lovely, attentive waitress.

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Awesome!
Our meals were outstanding and our waitress was lovely.. friendly and great service.
Restaurant was buzzing and enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere.
Will definitely be returning!

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Had a fantastic visit to Bessie. Ambiance was amazing, food tasted superb and staff were very attentive. Excellent dealing with my Coeliac husband too. Will definitely be back on our next visit to Christchurch.

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Michael Zhang

Everything is sooooo good

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Another great night at Bessie! Fantastic food, and great service...thank you so much!

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Another great dining experience at Bessie's. Had friends up from Invercargill and they were very impressed.

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Really awesome experience!

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Excellent dining experience. Fantastic food and great service. Highly recommend.

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Great

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Will be back to dine again. Food and service was great.

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Adam Mottram

No miSTEAK about it, top restaurant in Christchurch

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Laura Le Comte

The food was delicious and service outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bessie - the best steak in Christchurch!

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Jake Page

Tremendous as alwys!

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Fantastic night at Bessie. Service and food both outstanding.

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Noelle Fox

Really nice

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Ryan Stirling

Best first table option hands down. Love this place!

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Jackie Daniel

Always such a wonderful and consistent experience at Bessie. The staff are fabulous and so is the food. I've never had a meal there that was not absolutely delicious. If you haven't dined here yet, you're missing out.

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Incredibly great dinner. The steak was perfectly cooked. Especially the dry aged one. Definitely would be back.

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An interesting experience once we found the entrance. Greeted warmly and coats taken.
Loved the food and sides. Service not as efficient as reviews suggested. A little dark inside for aging eyes.

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Mabel Ho

Always enjoy our dinning at Bessie. Excellent food and service!

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Di Walshe

Such a lux atmosphere, great service & amazing food. Don’t leave without trying to Chocolate Marquis dessert! Incredible..

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Exceptional food
Fantastic service
A real treat

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Kelvin Young

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our meal there last night . This is our favourite restaurant for steak . A++++++

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Lovely atmosphere, amazing food and friendly staff. We will definitely return!

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Amazing, amazing, amazing! Great food, great service.
Can highly recommend the beef ribs! Will be back!!!

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Meal was wonderful at Bessie. Place was extremely busy when we arrived early in the evening. Waitress Rebecca did an amazing Job. highly recommend to others. No wonder it is number one on the First Table places to dine.

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Lamb Shoulder was delicious, I can recommend to others. Service was outstanding

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Judyta Szczudło

Amazing experience! We have been impressed with stunning decor and great atmosphere. Team was friendly, our waiter helped us with our menu pick sharing his knowledge about prime cuts and dry aged steaks. Food was excellent, lot of flavours and perfect cooking temperatures of our steaks. Highly recommend !

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BJ Parry

Incredible, best steak EVER! I’ll
Be back

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Awesome venue, ambience perfect, meals outstanding. Thoroughly recommend this restaurant and first table made the experience even better very grateful. Thank you.

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Second time dining. Ordered freekah salad which didnt have the same lemon zing which was a shame. Wagu was very flavoursome and the whole evening lovely.

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Pretty impressed. Beautifully presented meals. Tasty entrees. Could do with more colourful cooked sides to go with the mains apart from the salad, the other 4 were all white - potatoes, polenta, wheat. Meat was tasty. The wide range of dessert options were delicious

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Couldn't fault. Excellent food and excellent night out.

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Toni Walker

Absolutely stunning, the food was an absolute experience, the environment was beautiful and relaxed, (loved being able to see the meat Hanging) the service was amazing. Would definitely recommend and we will be 100% be back.

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Brad Thomas

Absolutely amazing food, amazing service, atmosphere is always great! Would definitely recommend this place! Dat fat potatoes are the best!

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Katie Adams

By far, the best restaurant in Christchurch. Steak is very mouth watering, definitely will not be the last time dining there. Highly recommend, I rate the restaurant, food, staff and over experience an outstanding 11/10 can’t wait to go again.

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