Cuisine: A La Carte
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Great acoustics and soft jazz from a state-of-the-art sound system will be the soundtrack to your memorable dining experience at Leinster Bistro. Great for family dining, the cosy restaurant has a relaxed atmosphere with comfortable, luxurious leather booths and professional, friendly service. A regularly changing menu and fresh daily specials means there’s always something new and exciting on the menu to tempt you.

Marinated olives, Pan fried Squid and Beef Cheek Croquettes are just some of the highlights on the entrée menu. For your main course, tuck into delicious fish and chips, grilled rib eye beef or lamb shoulder. Ensure you leave room for Leinster Bistro’s mouth-watering dessert options; Apple Crumble Sundae, Chocolate Fondant and profiteroles are particular favourites.

Gluten free, vegetarian options and a special children’s menu are available too.

There’s a small house bar serving a range of beverages, including an excellent New Zealand wine list. With a great atmosphere and cosy, intimate seating, Leinster Bistro is ideal for get-togethers with family and friends.

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Leinster Rd Bistro
158 Leinster road
Christchurch 8014

Open Hours:
Monday to Friday 9am - late
Saturday and sunday 5:30pm - late

Phone: 03 355 3055
Website: www.leinsterbistro.com

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Leinster Rd Bistro
Location: Merivale
Cuisine: A La Carte
Mains: $15 - $35

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The dinner at Leinster Rd Bistro was a great experience. We had a seafood platter to share and it was divine ! It was filling enough for two and we still had some room for a dessert.
The atmosphere, with the private booths, is very cosy and the service professional and discrete.
I recommend!

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We loved our time at Leinster Rd Bistro. We both tried to avoid the cheesy garlic bread from the menu but are so pleased we succumbed to the temptation. It was beyond delicious. Chicken and pork mains were delectable. Perfectly cooked and stunningly presented. Can't tell you about the desserts but certainly hoping that we'll get back to try them one day because I can only imagine they will look exquisite and taste superb.

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Excellent food and service

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We have dined at this restaurant many times and cannot fault the food or the service.
The restaurant has a lovely atmosphere, pleasant background music, conducive to conversation.

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We all enjoyed our meal, rissotto, lambs fry, and beef salad. As always quiet surroundings and a good location for lunch.

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Ian Gibson

everything was wonderful, such a great atmosphere, really enjoy going their, very classy. Jenny & Ian Gibson

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Graham Tate

The food was excellently cooked and presented, service prompt and obliging and on a quiet evening the noise level for conversation was just how we like it.

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Paula Lloyd

Lovely food. Nice and quiet dining experience

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Jan Orme

Really good food, dishes you don't see on other menus.

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We had a really enjoyable evening last night. The atmosphere is just lovely, with the soft music playing and the space between tables meant you didn't feel cramped. The staff were excellent, very attentive and welcoming. We would definitely recommend this restaurant

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Scrumptious food. Very peaceful and cosy. Great service.

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Becs Carrie

The menu, food, atmosphere, restrooms, and staff were top rate. But service to the table was slow and as it got busier, worse.

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Kirsten Adams-Ford

Fabulous dinner out with two birthdays two days in a row being celebrated. The service was very pleasant. Food was really enjoyable - with ages in our group from 9 to 91 there was something for everybody including a kids menu, which was a nice surprise for a place like this. Ambience was great - you could actually hear yourself think and talk! Would definitely go back, and recommend to others.

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Linda Ellwood

Great place to dine at. No loud music to stop conversation!
Friendly helpful young lady!
Food was excellent, beautifully presented and we all enjoyed our choices. Great idea this first table, we eat out far more than we could normally afford to, and get to try so many restaurants.

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Lesley Finlay

We had a very enjoyable dinner Thursday night.Our waiter was very friendly and the food delicious. We will be back.

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David Barnett

Great place wine and dine.
We will go back.

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Tim le Cren

Food was delicious! Service was great also.

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Chris Fleetwood

Dined here last night

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Beautifully presented meals served by lovely friendly waitress

Couldnt fault it and will certainly be dining at Leinster Rd again ;

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The atmosphere was great and service was also. My parents had the beef wellington and only got a single portabello mushroom on their plate. The pork was really tasty and very good choice!

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Comfortable seating with pleasant “Renoir” decor. Attentive service without intrusion. House shiraz was rich and zesty and a good pour. Food presentation attractive. Unusual flair on a Thai salad but good. The creme brûlée was memorable.

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Nice place, good service and food

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Louise Newmarch

Lovely food really well presented. Lots of choice and great desserts. Excellent restaurant

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Garry Thompson

Excellent. Pork Belly dish was fantastic a must.

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Bevan Whitty

It was a quiet evening when we visited so staff had time to treat us personally. We found the decor pleasing. A big plus was ease of parking. All together a great evening.

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We had a lovely meal with some very good wines and helpful service.

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Scott Wasley

We both loved our meals!
Nice relaxed place too, will be back!

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Such relaxing atmosphere is rare to find. Leinster Rd Bistro has nice and quiet setting, wonderful music. It is interestingly decorated with giant copies of Henri Rousseau paintings. The place is perfectly clean and tidy. Everything we ordered was of high standard and nicely cooked. The staff was friendly. The only thing we did not like was one of our desserts. Plum tartin was rather simple piece of puff pastry topped with a spoon of mascarpone cheese, below excellence of all other food we had. The other dessert we ordered was creme brulee, and it was perfect.

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Ian Gibson

love the ambience of Leinster Bristro, food is always fresh and plentiful, a nice atmosphere

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Yukari Ozawa

It was cozy and tender

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Taine Lanyon

great service

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We enjoyed a superb fish meal, and fabulous desserts in quiet enjoyable surroundings. Service was prompt and friendly making for a very nice evening.

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Whilst the food was ok, the service was appalling!we arrived at 5.30 but it took a long time to receive water, drinks and to place our order, even longer to place our dessert order after mains, then we waited 45 minutes to receive our dessert in which time no one replaced our empty water bottle or even asked if we wanted another drink! Wouldn’t go back!

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Sally Fuller

Food was fantastic. Have been coming here for at least 4 years and the quality of food and atmosphere is great.

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Really lovely evening. It was a Wednesday evening and restaurant got very busy so the locals must know how good it is. Food was very good, with staff going out of their way to make sure we could have a starter that our Gluten Free member could eat.

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Linda Ellwood

Great food, very nice place to be, comfortable seats and no loud banging music! What a unique experience!

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Very pleasant all round

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Ann Osullivan

Lovely food and great service

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Kate MacRae

Great dining at Leinster Rod Bistro. Fabulous steak I had and my partner had the risotto which she said was fabulous also. I would like to say the waitress we had was super sweet - attentive without being obtrusive and very happy to make recommendations. We were very pleased.

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Kate N Greg Westwood

Wow what a little gem in the heart of Merivale, lucky locals.
Beautifully prepared food, there’s a lot of love there and really attentive service.
You were the only waiter on and you couldn’t tell -well done, you have the recipe right! Deserts were delicious.

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Ali Jones

Leinster Bistro is one of the jewels in the suburban restaurant crown in Christchurch. I can’t recall a bad or even “average” meal here. Can’t reccomend highly enough.

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Lana Bentley

Never been before. Food was amazing!!!! Lovely surroundings and will definitely be returning

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Diane Ammar

Great meal and excellent service.

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Michelle Feng

If you are after a quiet place where you could enjoy a pleasant meal as well as a relaxed conversation, Leinster Rd Bistro definitely is the one you shouldn't miss.

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Allanah James

Great food and great service. Definitely go again.

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Graham Tate

Excellent food, great service on an unusually quiet evening made this a very enjoyable meal.

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Alex Dixon

Excellent food & service!!! Great portion sizes not too big or small!!!!

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Philip Sapsford

It was good. Maybe a little could be done to make it brilliant... e.g. a little more lavish in the condiments on the desserts. I think we might return sometime

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Always a dining delight - peaceful, delicious, timely and sophisticated. This is one of my favourites for a guaranteed good meal and friendly service.

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Ian Gibson

great service, great food, value for money, I love the ambience

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