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$10 - $35
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Bar, Pub, Wine Bar, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 22 February 2024 via mobile

Eight of us had lunch. We weren’t expecting so high a quality for what is really a pub lunch. The tariff was spot on, atmosphere great, and food delicious.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 February 2024 via mobile

Such a perfect spot for some cocktails in the sun. Staff are always so friendly and attentive, would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 November 2023

This bar offers an excellent variety of snacks and fabulous cocktails, making it an ideal spot to catch up with friends

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 November 2023

Very small cocktails! Seriously 2 sips and it was gone! It cost us $53 dollars for 2 tiny drinks. Would not recommend any of their bars for cocktails.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 November 2023

Rather small venue but lovely decor in the old government building. Beautiful entrance to Heritage hotel. Great food and excellent desserts. Vegan and vegetarian option. Vast spirit offerings - lots of gins. I had the gnocchi which was beautifully presented with edible flowers. Staff were...very friendly and knowledgeable. Busy eve so a great buzz.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 3 November 2023 via mobile

Service not particularly good, rather sullen from one member of staff. Gently baking the glasses down on the table. It could be that we are in another country different customs, but it was a pfaff to pay the bill through opening up a card tab....Food was good even though a small bite.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 25 June 2023 via mobile

The outside bar and seating here is amazing, we frequent O.G.B quite often. The atmosphere, staff, food and drinks are spot on. Although not on the menu we asked for a old fashioned and when they came out there were amazing. The live music on...the steps is great and even with cooler weather the staff have the heaters going and wind shelters in place. Great jobMore

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

I asked around for good steak recommendations, and was sent here. What a fantastic experience! The french(?) waitress was super friendly and saw to it that I was taken exceptional care of. I said I was there for steak, so she recommended the special 300g...ribeye, with accompanying red wine. SUPERB!!! Absolutely awesome food and service, I highly recommend them!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

Eleven were booked in for dinner at 6.30pm at an outside table. Table was fine, staff friendly and light dim. Drinks were ordered and delivered efficiently, apart from some wines being unavailable. Ordering food was made difficult by the combination of dim light and menus...with very small print. Waiter did not run through the menu and we were only told one dish was unavailable after some of us had ordered it. A number ordered sides of fries, not being aware that many dishes came with fries - could not read on menu and waiter did not tell us. So we ended up with six large baskets of (soggy) fries, most of which were uneaten. I ordered fish of the day, which I was told was gurnard, battered and deep fried. To my horror what arrived was four large fillets on a board with no accompaniments. The batter was overcooked and the fish undercooked. Over half was wasted. Other dishes ranged from mediocre to good - some burger buns were over-browned. Food was not value for money. We would all tell friends not to go there.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 8 April 2023

OGB was really cool. The drinks were exceptional - the classics were done perfect and their own twists were also exquisite. Their charcuterie board is also a must get!

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

Was really looking forward to visiting here, having been recommended it by a couple of people. Great atmosphere, and cozy at the same time. Ordered drinks, and food, which came really quickly - probably one of the best burgers and steak sandwiches I've had in...a long time! After that, the service went down hill dramatically- the numerous waiters went past us multiple times, despite us trying to get their attention. Finally, one comes over and we could order more drinks, plus puddings. Wish we had just stopped after the main course. Waited over half sn hour for cheesecake and a sundae......the cheesecake was dry and old, and the sundae was ice-cream and chocolate sauce.......the waiter did give us 10% off....the puddings (for the long wait), but seriously, don't know how they can charge for that. Such a shame, as everything else was great.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 February 2023

Great location in a historic building in the heart of Christchurch. Lots of staff. Lots of inattentive staff. And when our party of 8 did manage to attract one thwy could only take one drink order at a time.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Beautiful and delicious cocktails with an exciting cocktail menu and great decor. Was too loud for us but certainly a good vibe and popular location. Bar staff were friendly and accommodating, Christchurch certainly sets the bar for hospitality.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 January 2023 via mobile

My wife and I were staying in an apartment in the Old Government Building. The OGB Bar is part of the building and has a very nice outdoor seating area. They have a good selection of beer and other drinks as well as a good...selection of food. The French fries seem to be very popular here! The waitstaff is very friendly and efficient. This became our regular stop at the end of day of exploring the city. I recommend it.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 8 January 2023

Went with adult family as we were staying next door. The day was lovely and was such a nice spot to have a drink outside and enjoy the warm afternoon. The service was great and the food was nice enough pub grub. Lovely view of...the cathedral.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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