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The Bicycle Thief

136 Old Tai Tapu Road | Kennedys Bush, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
+64 21 240 9809
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“polenta fries” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (25 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
136 Old Tai Tapu Road | Kennedys Bush, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Every detail was wonderful. We had very accommodating service on the phone when booking the table. Mother’s Day was a really busy day for them, yet they made us feel valued and important. They included colouring pages for our three year old, and the service...More

1  Thank Greika
Reviewed 12 May 2018

We were expecting a pleasant evening but it's rather disappointing when your mains come out before you have finished your starters . Why the rush? Was the table booked again after us? It certainly didn't make us feel like we want to go back again.

Thank molly048
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Short Story: ================== Truly exemplar service matched with a well crafted and conceived menu delivered with passion and finesse. Would not hesitate to recommend and looking forward to a next visit to try other menus and options. The Longer Story: ================== On a rainy...More

1  Thank H_Wells
Reviewed 15 April 2018

We called in at 3.30pm, so too late for lunch, to early for dinner - on way back to Timaru. However that didn't matter as we had the best Pizza (Pulled Pork) that we can remember and the Hunky Dory Sav complemented it well. Also,...More

Thank timbC7611WO
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Eating out for breakfast is my thing and I’ve eaten at cafes all around the world. I came here at 9.45am on a Saturday morning for breakfast, found easy parking with plenty of space available. I was greeted promptly but two attentive staff as I...More

1  Thank Robbie P
Reviewed 30 March 2018

We have been there a few times, worth the drive out from town. Does not look much from the road however when you get inside it is beautifully done, and there is an intimate courtyard out the back, great on a sunny day and very...More

1  Thank Vaughan T
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Quite an intimate atmosphere, depends where you are sitting I suppose, great menu, simple and straight forward Italian Classic, fantastic food, the Pigs Cheeks were awesome, good wine list but let's face it they can always add more! Friendly staff, all in all a great...More

Thank Tim O
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Jan (hopefully i got her name right, blonde with glasses, very bubbly), served us today. We came here with a friend who recommended us to come here. The atmosphere was awesome as soon as we arrived, nice and tucked away just few minutes out of...More

Thank John H
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

It’s out of town a bit in a random location, a nice day for a drive we thought. Service was good, although, by our choice, we choose an outside table and were confronted with the mossies. Starter was a venison carpaccio, the meat was seared...More

Thank classicchch
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Dinner was superb and the service outstanding! Well done team we will be back for more! Sadly no room for dessert so next time will try not to overindulge.

Thank StanleyJMartin
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26 August 2017|
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Response from Ms B | Reviewed this property |
For lunch menu options please check their website Kind regards, Ms B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Old Tai Tapu Road | Kennedys Bush, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 21 240 9809
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