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No.4

4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3720
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“whitebait” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 203 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

I love the outdoor areas which when cold heating is turned up. The food is great and it makes a perfect setting to catch up with your friends.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Clair s
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I’m really not sure why this restaurant flies so far under the radar. Perhaps it’s because it’s best known as a suburban boozer for primarily male customers in an affluent suburb. But I can tell you the restaurant is a must for locals and visitors...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CantyTraveller
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

What a fab place. Lovely ambience and not too busy. We shared a platter which had great variety - meat, pate, fish, pickles, sauces and breads. Very filling and tasty.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EnglishHugh
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi EnglishHugh Thanks for taking the time to review No.4 and pop in and try our awesome Platter. It's one of our fav's with the locals. See you again soon. Regards S

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

We had a delicious meal with friends. Everyone’s dinner looked and tasted great. The service was amazing, our waitress was so lovely and did a fantastic job. Have already recommended to friends and family.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank klb70a
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Had a big lunch with friend and business acquaintance. Started with Penang flatbread and the squid. Good starters. I had to have the risotto as it’s perfect every time and Ross had the whitebait. Good Chardonnay and a few beers washed everything down. Three hour...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NZFoodie02
Reviewed 9 October 2018

No 4 has long been on the ChCh scene. It is a very ornate Merivale villa with a covered inside/outside add-on to increase dining space. We met for drinks in a smaller and more original space with ornate wood panelling behind the bar. The high...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank milliesmum2016
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2018

Hi Milliesmum2016 Thanks for taking the time to review No.4. Yes the Library Bar is a beautiful spot for a quiet drink and a catch up with friends. Its a very popular space and enjoyed by many. If the good old salty fries are not...More

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

My colleagues and I took our boss for dinner here on Thursday night. The food and service was excellent!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank O_Norton
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi O_Norton Thanks for bringing the boss in....I hope he paid! Glad you enjoyed the night and thanks for the 5 stars. Appreciated. See you again soon, with Boss or not. Cheers S

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The menu was big enough to find something just for you and every dish was a combination of interesting flavours. I surprised myself when the waitress (and they were great) convinced me to order the Turkey Schnitzel- instantly had buyer’s remorse - but it was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pukekawa
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Hi Pukekawa Thanks heaps for taking the time to review No.4. Appreciated. 1000's would agree with you on the Schnitzel, it's a sublime dish thats been on the menu for quite a while now and doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon. Hope to see...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic service, setting & food. I had the risotto, this was glorious!! I pride myself in my risotto, but we are miles apart. #asianinfused #risotto #yummy

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MargotKoko
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi MargotKoko We're glad you did a U turn as well! And yes that risotto dish is sublime, enjoyed by many customer and staff! Thanks for taking the time to let us know and hope to see you again soon. Cheers Team 4

Reviewed 13 July 2018

First visit for a number of years, and what an improvement. The service was fast and efficient in what was a extremely busy saturday night. Very noisy even in the restaurant but good vibe. We started with the Pate which was fresh and creamy and...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank StumpyNZ
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi StumpyNZ Glad we could welcome you back with open arms. Stoked you had a great experience, we are always endeavouring to up our game in everything we do. See you again soon. Thanks Team No.4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 3720
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Description
No.4 Bar & Restaurant is a premium establishment in the heart of Merivale, Christchurch. This friendly neighbourhood gastropub boasts a lively atmosphere throughout the week and into the weekend. We offer great indoor/outdoor areas for catching up with friends and family, or groups will enjoy one of our many function areas. A fantastic venue for both summer and winter, you can relax in a candlelit corner of the restaurant, pull up the couch in the snug library or celebrate with friends in one of our outdoor heated courtyards. And when you’re comfortable, make sure you check out the menu. Renowned for its generous and varied platters, No.4 has also gained a reputation for exceedingly good dining. For unassuming, friendly service in a welcoming neighbourhood environment, drop into No4 – exceptionally good beer, food and great stories.
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