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The Bicycle Thief

136 Old Tai Tapu Road | Kennedys Bush, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
+64 3-322 4731
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“polenta fries” (11 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Italian, Pizza, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
136 Old Tai Tapu Road | Kennedys Bush, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 StanleyBarr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friends booked the Bicycle Thief for Sunday afternoon and we were very pleased they did. The staff were very friendly from start to finish and made the experience all the better. I started off with the pigs checks which were delicious followed by the salmon...More

Thank brownie198
Reviewed 17 January 2018

The outside area was great for a relaxed sunny afternoon lunch with good friends. Service was adequate although all were very busy. Our food was slow in coming due to large number of clientele, but was worth the wait. My wife and i shared the...More

Thank StumpyNZ
Reviewed 15 January 2018

Me and my partner visited here spontaneously for a very much needed date night last Sunday night. We were greeted by a very friendly waitress who gave us the option of inside or out. Both areas are a great setting, romantic and intimate inside, outside...More

Thank saz8929
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Exceptional service we dealt with 3 of the waitresses while we were there and everyone was just great. The food is completely next level presentation was on point and the flavours were amazing. Thanks for a great experience. You'll see ya again

1  Thank Sam W
Reviewed 20 December 2017

Dropped in with family for a late lunch. Not too busy so we sat outside in the cool shady courtyard area. Service was friendly and pretty quick. Coffee good as was the pizza and the polenta fries. Pity no smoothies on menu but all else...More

Thank Hartshay
Reviewed 17 December 2017

We had our work end of year dinner here and it was really good. Every one of us thoroughly enjoyed their meal. The wine was delicious and the Pimms jug was so tasty and refreshing. The service was top notch. I know I will be...More

1  Thank Janbru_2310
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Awesome beef. Probably one of the best I have ever eaten. Staff were friendly and helpful. Would have gone back again if I had one more night in Christchurch.

1  Thank suesoh
Reviewed 25 November 2017

We sat out in the sun here on a busy day and enjoyed a beautiful sharing lunch. There was a GF and DF menu and serving GF was no problem. Our waitress appeared knowledgeable regarding GF. There were umbrellas at the tables, sunblock available and...More

1  Thank TripMember051220151
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, 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 3-322 4731
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