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

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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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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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