Cuisine: Bistro, Gastro Pub Food, Irish
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

The Bog began its legendary history as the home of the Irish in Christchurch in February 2000 at 82 Cashel Street on the site of the Fail Café; New Zealand’s oldest and much loved seafood restaurant. The Bog quickly became the place known for its live traditional Irish music, hearty food and the best Guinness and Kilkenny in town!

In February 2011 The Bog in Cashel Street shut its doors after a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake that hit the city. In March 2014 The Bog proudly reopened its doors again in Christchurch in its current location on Victoria Street where it quickly regained its title as the best Irish pub in Christchurch.

Get down to The Bog, the finest Irish Bar and Restaurant in Christchurch, famed for the Guinness, tasty meals and of course the good times!

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The Bog
50 Victoria Street
Christchurch 8011

Open Hours:
Mon-Sun: 11:30 am - 3:00 am

Phone: +6439290117
Website: www.thebog.co.nz/christchurch

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The Bog
Cuisine: Bistro, Gastro Pub Food, Irish
Mains: $15 - $35
Accepts:   The Bog accepts American Express

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Moon Ng

Good and nice

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Came for lunch with group of work mates (females) had a really good time, service was quick and very friendly and food was really nice. Great atmosphere.

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Wonderful evening

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Atmosphere was great. Service excellent. Was nice to hear lots of Irish voices. Had calamari for starter which could have done with more seasoning but otherwise nice. Hot pot and open steak sandwich for main. Brownie and Bailey’s Creme Brûlée for dessert. The Creme Brûlée was the stand out dish of the night. Traditional Irish fare.

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Beth Newbigging

The service was amazing and the atmosphere was so good in there. Everyone was having a great time

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Debbie Naus

Very enjoyable experience, the food was delicious.

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Sally Bruce

Great food and service, lovely and cosy as it was raining outside. Good distance from the Town Hall where we were going for the nights performance. Enjoyed our experience.

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Great pub food with great service

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Melissa Shepherd

Loved our meal! The chicken schnitzel was cooked to perfection. The wait staff were all so lovely and gave us many laughs. Was a lovely night had by us all :)

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Diego Sieg

Food and service were excellent. We had a spicy crispy chicken as an entree, and then my wife had a beef roast of the day and I had a lamb shank. Both dishes were delicious and very well served. :)

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Gabriela Medeiros Nogueira

Everything excellent!

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I asked for no spices but unfortunately the meal was so spicy I couldn't eat it. Plus the rugby was on so loud my husband and I couldn't talk to each other, we asked if the volume could please be turned down and the staff said they would but didnt. Unfortunately we won't be going back

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The general interiors of the Bog is industrial casual with all the features of the pub and even in the morning times I saw family's gathering in for a small break. The food was okay and the waitress was fairly good. It gives a family kindness type of vibe during the morning times and I guess when it gets darker the crowds who loves to chill out with a beer would be packing this place. The rustic blue outside interior shows its uniqueness. Also, what I noticed is that (considering that some of the bars do not have clean restrooms), this places restroom seemed to be clean and well maintained.

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All good. Nice food and convenient before town hall show

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Melissa Peters

We loved the bog our lunch was amazing and the service was fantastic

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We had a great time here. Great staff...nice to hear some Irish accents behind the bar. 10/10 for food and overall experience. We will be back:)

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Angela Williams

Very pleasant staff and a good meal.

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Michael Mahon

Great food and friendly service

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Darrel Weavers

Lovely setting and atmosphere. Service was good.

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Food and service great.

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Warm atmosphere, service was attentive, food arrived promptly and was of good quality. Irish band started while we were there - what more could you want!

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Jo Musson

Consistently great place,always warm and welcoming service.Delicious roast dinner and deserts.

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Debbie Naus

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food, will definitely eat out here again.

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Allana Atkins

Absolutely beautiful. Great atmosphere, excellent customer service and delicious food. Would definitely come back... A++++

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Amy Clark

Amazing staff, best food ever.. our host went above and beyond and created me a cocktail that wasn’t even on the menu - love this place - will be back!

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I took my parents who are over from England as they had heard from a friend back home about it- they loved it and the beef hot pot was delish!!!

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Had the biggest chicken Caesar salad in town had to take half home for lunch and was totally loaded with all the extras, other diner had chicken schnitzel with veges and was outstanding, the service was great staff excellent

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Had a great night.

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Jo Musson

Hearty pub food at it's best served with a smile.

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Naiomi Brydie

Fabulous atmosphere, very attentive waitress could not ask for any better service.
Delicious food and worth the value of it.

Thank you.

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Beef in the Guinness pie was not that tender, but lovely evening and fantastic staff

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Excellent meals service lovely all staff very pleasant. Music was nice

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Nadia Coffey

Great food, great service and atmosphere

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Melanie Smith

Great food, great service!

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Always amazing food and service!

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Jo Musson

Great service and the roast beef dinner was really yummy.

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Juliet Taylor

Fantastic meal and venue

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Friendly accommodating staff and great pub food :)

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Mike McKernan

Excellent restaurant with great food!

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Katrina Biddington

Very friendly staff, food was great.

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Claire McIntyre

Had an awesome yummy meal and great atmosphere! Deffos recommended the prawn twisters

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Rochelle Wilson

Love this Irish pub, great atmosphere.

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First time at the Bog was a pleasant experience. Interesting atmosphere. Food was good. Will be back.

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Fantastic evening, we went to watch the Irish Dancing which was amazing. Great place to take the family out for dinner on a Sunday night.

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Good middle of the road 'pub grub' - huge meals! Great atmosphere and staff were friendly and attentive.

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Linda Ellwood

Great food, helpful staff, and atmosphere with Irish Band was such a bonus. It was hard to leave!

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From outside The Bog looks a bit dark and I would say unfriendly place.( sorry, just a feeling)
But we wanted to having lunch on a Sunday morning, and they were the only available place to go with Firsttable at that time, so we gave it a go. Now, I just ask myself: why didn't we go there earlier? :)
Food was absolutely amazing, portions are huge. All the calamari, twisted prawn, Irish stew, nachos were perfect. Both lunch and dinner menus are same, so you dont need to choose from a reduced lunch menu which is awesome. ( and they have Guinness ;) )
We'll be back soon.

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Robert Cherry

My wife and I had dinner at the Bog for our wedding anniversary. The atmosphere was good with Irish music playing in the background. The garlic bread was the best I've had. Highly recommended.

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Their prawn twisties are the best and we had excellent service

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Emma Hodgkin

Great food and service, meals came out quickly and fresh and hot. Have only had great experiences here, made for a very affordable evening out

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