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

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

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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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Anvil Austing

Great food and atmosphere, my partner and I both had the ribs they are so so good

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Good food Great service fantastic start to a night out

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Zoe West

Loved the nice comfortable seating around the room The steak was cooked well with a real steak flavour Rest of the meal pretty basic

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As you walk through the doors it's like stepping into local pub in Edinburgh. The atmosphere is on point but the food is the real star. Best calamari I've ever had, literally melts in your mouth! Plenty of quality gluten free options too! The fries are not your ordinary either, fluffy and crunchy. The staff are welcoming and not overbearing. Will definitely be returning soon!!

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Max Westropp

Great food and portion size.

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First time we had dined at The Bog and we were not disappointed. At midday the place was quiet but there was a nice atmosphere and it felt friendly. The service and food was excellent. Looking forward to going back.

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First class evening. Staff were lovely and couldn't fault the food

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Paul Nanai

4 of us dined at The Bog. Good food and great service.

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Jan Fuller

Good service with friendly staff but food average

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Dian Smith

Beautiful place. Lovely friendly staff. Quick service and delicious food.

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Dee Morgan

The food is good. The chicken schnitzel could have been thinner, but tasted good. Guinness was the best!

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Amy Clark

What a fantastic pub, everything we needed and could want.. staff were friendly and helpful, food was delicious and prompt.. even had a baby change table and lovely loos with a hook on the door for handbags - ticks all the boxes - will be back - thank you!

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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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Cory Newman

Amazing service, Amazing food and Amazing atmosphere. What more could you want. Will definitely be going back again and I may even take the kids along next time as it’s super inclusive for them. Loved it

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Excellent food and excellent service.

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Alexandra Cope

First time dining at The Bog and it was great. The food was lovely, good portions at affordable prices and the service by the staff was excellent. Will definitely be going back.

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Food was fresh and delicious and service outstanding. A++++

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When staff make their customers feel completely relaxed and valued, they create a pretty special experience. The staff at The Bog do just that! Thank you for the great service and food!

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Kayla Jordan

The two gentlemen working were lovely very professional and good at their jobs the food was great as well

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Could not fault the service.
The food just above average though.

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Jo Musson

Always a great place.Hearty food and lovely staff.

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Carol Humphreys

Amazing food & great friendly service. What more can you want. Really recommend a trip here. Lovely waitresses with great sense of fun.

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Elizabeth Andrews

The Bog Irish Pub lives up to its name.
As you approach the Bog on Victoria Street you are greeted with hanging baskets and a traditional style frontage. The Irish music completes the scene when you walk through the door.
We were greeted by a true Irishman who offered a friendly greeting and shows us to out table.
The menu at the Bog is all pub meals should be from chips to roast meals.
I choose the Beef and Guinness Hot Pot and my girls had the Caesar Salad with a side of Wedges served with chilli sauce and sour cream. The meals came out in good time and the presentation and serving sizes were excellent along with the quality of the food. To finish we had the Irish Crème Brule, which came out in record time of 5minutes. I would highly recommend the Bog and we will definably be returning.

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Good food.Great music.

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Stacy Silich

I had to call with an extra request for my booking and from start to finish I cannot fault the service. They were so accommodating. I felt like the staff couldn't do enough to help make our night enjoyable. I had the steak and it was cooked perfect!
Plus the night we went there were some amazing Irish dancers performing. AWESOME!

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Kevin Crook

Had great meal at the Bog. Good food .

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We both had a lovely time. Nice pub food well cooked. Lovely irish music in the background. Staff were very friendly and overall a great meal out on a cold Christchurch evening. Will definitely go back.

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Great food! Loved my steak, it was perfectly cooked.

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Rayleen Hirini

Friendly attentive staff. Food was filling and tasty, presented well and came out quickly. Really liked the environment and our booth was cosy for a Friday night out as a couple.

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Joanna Du Toit

Another great evening at the Bog. Excellent food, prompt service with a friendly smile. Will definitely be back soon.

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Great food and service as always!

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Had a great time with my wife at the bog. The place is set up really well. Excellent service and lovely traditional Irish food. Would recommend this place to any one and will be back for sure.

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Food was great , service waa friendly . Over all was a good kid free night

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Tiffany Wong

Great atmosphere and friendly service! Would recommend :)

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Laura Officer

Great service, relaxed venue and very generous portions of delicious food. Good choice of beers as well. Great value for money.

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We thought we were in for a typical Irish pub meal out but The Bog exceeded all our expectations. The food was beautiful and staff very friendly and helpful. There was a band on from 7 and they were very good. We will return very soon. Cheers

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Great food, loved the entertainment - band and Irish dancers. They also bought round free nibbles to try. Good service

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Great service, great food.

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Amy Thomson

Service was good and the atmosphere was lively with an Irish band playing. Mains were spot on, great taste, cooked perfectly and good size. I had a Caesar salad which I highly recommend. Dessert was also very tasty but the ice cream was only the size of a golf ball. Would have been nice to get a normal size scoop with dessert.

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Yummy food and great service.

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Kym Scown

Lovely atmosphere. Relaxed and very enjoyable. Staff were exceptional. Thanks team!

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Joan Boyer

Great night, food and music, will be back and back and back!!

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Great food and lively band singing ; fantastic and homely ambience!

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Very friendly service, super accomodating. Food was delicious and portions were very generous. Nice cosy pub atmosphere.

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Andrew Erwin

I was very impressed by the food and service!

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Enjoyed chicken wings , pork ribs with 2 pints Kilkenny. I prefer pork falling off the ribs still worth a crack.

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