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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!

Also : Be sure to join the Oxford Club which gets you a 50c discount on all beverages, and earns 5% credit back from every full price item purchased. The credit that can be redeemed on food and beverages at any of the following establishments: The Bog, Fat Eddie’s, Original Sin, Kong, Bealey's Ale House.

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The Bog
50 Victoria Street
Christchurch 8011

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

Phone: +6439290117

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

Reviews

Victoria Livingstone

My mother and I arrived early and The Bog staff was happy to seat us early which was greatly appreciated. They entree we ordered was the crispy chicken and it was amazing! The coating was crunchy and fresh and the chicken inside was incredibly soft. For our mains we had the Ribeye and the Roast Pork and both were some of the best meals we've had eating out in a long time. The staff was attentive and was always around to check that we were alright. The atmosphere was warm and cosy, and the live music playing was a very nice addition.

Overall, I would recommend The Bog to anyone wanting a comfy night out with some amazing food and a warm atmosphere. We will definite be going again:)

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Sharon Johns

Never been here before and I would call it a hidden gem. Very hard from the street to realise how busy this place is. The service is excellent, plenty of staff to offer plenty of help and came to the table several times to check everything was fine. Food is great too with a good selection, even without the first table the meals are inexpensive. Will be back again to check out other dishes on the menu. Thought also that the drinks were slightly cheaper than other restaurants in the area.

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Teri Shaw

The food and service is fantastic, and the seafood chowder is to die for! Would definitely recommend.

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Tania Kepa

Food was amazing!! Will definitely be going back. The waiter was welcoming and friendly! The chef special dessert was delicious double brownie

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Megan Ferguson

The atmosphere is just so inviting, the food delicious, and service friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back

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My friend and I were warmly welcomed, we were the only diners on a cold wet day, service was great and we both enjoyed our meals, well presented and as described on the menu. Thanks.

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I was greeted quickly on arrival and seated at a very good table. The menu is very extensive, the kids menu has a decent selection and was priced very well included drink and dessert. Ribeye steak was delicious and cooked to perfection and came with a great selection of veges. Towards the end of dinner, they had a live singer which rounded off a very enjoyable evening.

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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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Laura Lightfoot

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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Linda Ellwood

What a great surprise! We have passed the Bog many times, and didn’t know it was a great restaurant inside! Very unassuming, dark and easily missed. Once inside it was still quite dark, but welcoming staff and Irish music (for once not overwhelmingly loud) and the service was great. The meals were excellent and a good price. We will be back! We will let our friends know! If it wasn’t for first table we would never have tried it.

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Brendan Seyb

Great staff food was delicious

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mike connolly

Really nice meal. A great place to dine.

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Had a great time. We got the Bangers and Mash which was sizeable, with 3 Bangers and a heaping portion of mashed potatoes. The veggie burger was also quite good.

I definitely recommend this place for a good time, delicious food, nice beer selection, and fun design/atmosphere.

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Laura Lightfoot

Great food once again and beat Guinness in Christchurch!

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chrissie merritt

A great night. Food and service was really good

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Louise Barnett

Great atmosphere, lovely staff and good food, what more do you want?

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Brad Baine

Great pub grub, followed by great service. Only negative was the Seafood chowder, should be avoided if you are expecting seafood as it was only a creamy chowder with carrots and celery.

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Liked the ambience, staff friendly and engaging, and food servings good value and tasty - needed more croutons with the Ceaser Salad.

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Jo Sutcliffe

Great food and service - thanks!

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Lunch with the family in the friendly pub was super. The meals were delicious and portions very generous. Nothing was rushed and we were able to savour the company and fare. We plan to visit again for dinner, to experience the evening feast and shenanigans.

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We had a fantastic meal at The Bog, we all thoroughly enjoyed our food and drinks, and the service was friendly and efficient. We will definitely dine here again, and highly recommend it.

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Introduced friends to 1st table, they thought the fish was the best they’d had in Chch. Rest of the food was excellent and we were there on Robbie Burns day so got entertainment thrown in as well. Overall food and service excellent and we’ll be back.

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Great early dinner out! Will definitely return

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Nadene Winchester

Great food and awesome customer service

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Excellent service, very friendly. Food was superb and the Guinness was sensational.

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Joanne Lill

Great service, nice and quiet which was awesome as it’s easier when dining with the kids. Couldn’t fault.

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Had a lovely meal prompt and friendly service. Will definitely return.

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Julie Dawson

Awesome as always. Great food, great atmosphere and great service.

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Steve Wykes

Food was very good, lots of and tasty, very full afterwards.
Staff are great and helpful.
Great Irish bar close to the CBD.

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caught up with a friend for a "girls lunch and we had such a relaxed time. we took our time ordering, as it was quiet we were given all the time we needed. our meal was very tasty and big servings.
will definitely return

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Kimberley Raines

Seated fast, polite staff food was good and fast wee bit slow at drinks but was a positive experience and will come back.

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Mary-Ann McCrone-Peters

Great meal servings. Value for money. Just needs a bit more lighting in dinning area

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Robin Harris

prompt and friendly service food well cooked generous amounts

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Sunday lunch at the Bog Steak was fantastic
Lamb shanks not too good but overall experience was good

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Lindsay Robertson

This was an excellent experience .

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Real nice atmosphere. Good food and service. Friendly staff.

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Victoria Livingstone

My mother and I arrived early and The Bog staff was happy to seat us early which was greatly appreciated. They entree we ordered was the crispy chicken and it was amazing! The coating was crunchy and fresh and the chicken inside was incredibly soft. For our mains we had the Ribeye and the Roast Pork and both were some of the best meals we've had eating out in a long time. The staff was attentive and was always around to check that we were alright. The atmosphere was warm and cosy, and the live music playing was a very nice addition.

Overall, I would recommend The Bog to anyone wanting a comfy night out with some amazing food and a warm atmosphere. We will definite be going again:)

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Yee Wen Ong

Excellent food and pub ambience! Worth a visit!

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Chelsea Pakau

Lovely staff with personality and very attentive

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great as always

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Another great evening at the bog. Nice food & good atmosphere. We really enjoyed watching the Irish dance class perform.

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Kate Collins

Good pub grub at good prices. The interior is very like a proper Irish pub (in Ireland) with lovely snugs and nice dim lighting. Thank you for a lovely evening

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Jill Robinson

We had a lovely time at The Bog. Our ribeye steaks were cooked to perfection. Loved the meal and the atmosphere. Staff were friendly. A really great experience. We will certainly go there again.

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Gabriela Medeiros Nogueira

Great food, service, music .. We will be back

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Sharon Johns

Never been here before and I would call it a hidden gem. Very hard from the street to realise how busy this place is. The service is excellent, plenty of staff to offer plenty of help and came to the table several times to check everything was fine. Food is great too with a good selection, even without the first table the meals are inexpensive. Will be back again to check out other dishes on the menu. Thought also that the drinks were slightly cheaper than other restaurants in the area.

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Macushla Lunn

Great food.

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Zoe West

Great service and atmosphere but we both ordered a ribeye steak which both were very tough and we had to leave the bits we couldn’t chew on our plates but other than that the rest of the food was very good.

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Laura Officer

Great atmosphere, excellent food and good service. Good selection of beers. Well worth a visit!

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Claire McIntyre

What a Sunday roast that was! Amazing staff, food and atmosphere for the Rugby World Cup!

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Teri Shaw

The food and service is fantastic, and the seafood chowder is to die for! Would definitely recommend.

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Great service & food was nice but could have been a bit more variety with the Vegetables. Didn't think two different ways of potatoes was that good.

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Lisa Hamilton

We thoroughly enjoyed the cosy, warm setting with plenty of atmosphere. Lots of friendly staff, and the desserts (sticky date pudd, brownie and Baileys Irish creme brulee were standouts. We will be back to the Bog for sure!

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Fantastic food and great service - loved it!

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Tania Kepa

Food was amazing!! Will definitely be going back. The waiter was welcoming and friendly! The chef special dessert was delicious double brownie

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Louise Devereux

Excellent service from all staff we encountered, and the meals came out quickly. Steak cooked exactly as requested, blue. The beef hotpot was good, though the champ tasted no different to normal mashed potatoes. Cool Irish pub atmosphere. We will be back.

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Jade Whirley

A nice meal with a good beer! Our server was great!!!

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Great as usual

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Amy Clark

Love this place, great food, cosy atmosphere, awesome staff.. thank you!

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Megan Ferguson

The atmosphere is just so inviting, the food delicious, and service friendly and efficient. We will definitely be back

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Charlie Muriwai

Very friendly service, lovely tasty food

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