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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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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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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Loved the food and atmosphere, nothing beats an Irish themed pub, totally recommend and will return

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Food was good for the price, restaurant is quite dark with very dim lighting but cosy booths. Unfortunately the service was very disappointing, no one came to take our orders-we had to go up to the bar with our menus to order our food then no one came to check if our meals were OK or to offer more drinks so again we had to go up to the bar to do this.Wont be back.

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Nice atmosphere and great service.

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I always enjoy dining at the Bog. Foods great and staff really friendly.

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Great service, pleasant surroundings, good food, reasonable price! What's not to like?

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Kylie Kissell

Excellent setting and service and authentic Irish food A+

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Bobby Mulken

Good service and good food, will be back

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Great food with great environment

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Great food and excellent service. The server was attentive, fast and very accommodating. Can not fault food, it was perfectly cooked, tasted amazing and well presented. Thank you.

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Suzanne McMillan

Great food - fabulous atmosphere and vibe - wonderful staff. Planning on a return visit next week. May need to Uber.

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Carol Humphreys

On a miserable wet Christchurch day what better place to share lunch with friends than The Bog. Very welcoming & warm We 4 enjoyed a great lunch. We sampled beautiful cooked Pub food ranging from Guinness & beef hotpot to a beef roast & Burger. Throughly enjoyed by all.

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Great night-really enjoyed going somewhere on a Sunday night that had a band.

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Awesome food and service

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Friendly staff as always, food was amazing too!

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Barbara Miln

Our first 'First Table' experience was excellent. Great food, great atmosphere and great entertainment in the form of an Irish Band. We would certainly dine here again and will definitely use First Table again.
Barbara Miln

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Cosy, friendly pub atmosphere. Food was lovely and good sized portions.

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Shirley Key

lovely fire going, perfectly cooked steak, great service

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Nice food and service, live band is fantastic!
Will come again

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Richard VanderPlas

Great food in a wonderful atmosphere

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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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