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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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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It’s very unusual for our family to have a meal that everyone enjoyed. We have a picky ten year old and opinionated tweenager. The food and service were great, atmosphere and traditional music spot on for an Irish pub, will dine here again

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mike connolly

Nice food great service. Would go back

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Had a great meal at the bog for the second time food and service great very busy with the seniors games on and lots of big parties in made for a good atmosphere live band at 6 pm catered for all tastes well done

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Joanna Du Toit

Cosy table with prompt, attentive and friendly service. Great value for food. Will be back.

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Magriet van Niekerk

We went to eat out on the Sunday night. It was for my son's 9th birthday. Our hostess greeted us friendly and our table was reserved and waiting for us. The food was delicious and more than enough, we were only able to eat a main meal and did not have space for dessert! Although I am sure it would have been nice! I would really recommend the Bog, we enjoyed it a lot!

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Deana Pochin

Great atmosphere, love Irish music! Food was homely, yum

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Valerie Parrott

Arrived at The Bog to find our table set and ready for us. Our waitress was excellent, friendly and happy which pretty much set the tone for us. The Food was tasty and well presented for 'pub grub'. There's something about the dark interior and smiling faces of the staff in The Bog that makes you feel like you could be in a bar in Ireland. It was a great start to our First Table experience.

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A great evening by the fire on a cold night . Steak so tender , and the Irish stew was very tasty ..staff welcome you as a friend like a local .
Will definitely dine there again

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Rachel Pickering

Great atmosphere as it was the day before St Patrick’s day!

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Roisin Marcella

Visiting Christchurch and looking for somewhere with great food and beer but also good for a rowdy toddler? The Bog is your place! Beautiful wait staff and great pub grub. Loved it!

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Really enjoyed our meal great service and even had live band playing we will be back thanks

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Dawn Hopkins

Portion sizes were awesome, ribs stacked with meat and the chicken burger had so much chicken in it. Would recommend.

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Cherry van der Berg

We loved the live band and the Irish dancing. We really enjoyed our meal too.

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Christine Marks

Great Service.
Food portions were generous and tasty.
Great pub food we will return.

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Gemma Crawley

Lovely meal, great service and atmosphere. Fantastic value for money. Great night out.

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Rachelle Muir

Great pub food. Bonus of live music

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Great Food fantastic hosts can’t do anything more to help
Guaranteed a good night out

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Amazing food and great service for us and our 2 year old daughter :) road lamb was best I've ever had!

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Steve Cottrell

Like the Bog, been many times and will continue to do so! Service is always friendly and the food consistently good value.

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Great atmosphere with live music. Good sized portions. We especially liked the Apple tart tatin.

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christine Kelly

Nice pub atmosphere and friendly stuff, had a live bad which was nice, however they started early 6pm and it made it difficult to chat while eating

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