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No.4 Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3720
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 00:00
Thu - Fri 10:00 - 01:00
Sat 09:00 - 01:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to no. 4 several times now for both drinks and food. Every meal has been excellent, althugh their platters really do stand out and the staff have always been extremely friendly and helpful.

Thank Giles-ish
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few time just to drink and staff have always been super friendly. This evening I went there with my wife (and our dog) to eat, I had no idea their food was so amazing. We started with a cured salmon and I had the best pork belly I have ever had (and this is a pub!!!).... More 

Thank Greg M
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this review

Hi Greg M, Thank you for the fantastic review, we have worked very hard on the food side over the last 18 months and are delivering food we are proud of so your comments are great to read. Really pleased you gave the food a go and hope to see you both and the lovely Roxy again soon! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Recently called for a quick lunch after some Christmas shopping. Service was prompt & friendly and we enjoyed our fish & chip meals with a glass of wine. The Christmas Crackers on the tables and other decorations were more than we have seen in some other restaurants. Always worth a visit when in the Merivale area.

Thank retep42
Christchurch, New Zealand
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295 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Friends enjoyed a catch up here recently and we sat outside which was surprisingly warm for an average evening. 4 of us shared the platter which was delicious and different with calamari, dumplings, cold meats cheese and chicken nibbles. Great way to spend an evening. Staff were great too.

Thank NZSwanns
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this review

Hello NZSwanns, Thank you for the kind review, glad to hear you had a good time at No.4 the platter is great to share with friends and definitely one of my favorites! Have a Fantastic Christmas and hope to see you again soon! More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Lovely spot of lunch on my Monday off sat with some friends in a quiet corner. The waitress Kate was very accommodating and attentive! Such a relaxed vibe in the sun! Food is delicious as always! Beef cheek with a Mojito... Perfect!

Thank sead16
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this review

Hi Sead16, Sounds like a perfect lunch in my book, sipping on a Mojito while enjoying our Beef Cheek in the sun, two of my favorite things. Thank you for taking the time to review us, great to hear your thoughts and we hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, More 

Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, pleasant surroundings, but be sure not to over purchase the wine it's expensive and you can't take what's left in the bottle with you. But a great meal and we will come back, we will just be a little bit more careful when ordering the wine.

Thank sylviajamiesin
Shaun H, Manager at No.4, responded to this review

Hello Sylviajamiesin, Thank you for your review, great to have you here, apologies for the wine, unfortunately our license just doesn't allow us to let be taken off site. We spend a lot of time on the food and the Chefs will be very happy to hear you enjoyed their work and we look forward to seeing you again! Kind... More 

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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

No:4 is a great venue just off Papanui Road in Merivale - it has several sitting/dining areas inside and out, with fireplaces for the colder nights. I really like its interpretation of Kiwi/English pub style. It can get very busy and noisy in the evenings but I love it here as it has a great atmosphere rare in pubs these... More 

Thank DP2610
Shaun H, Manager at No.4, responded to this review

Hello DP2610, An amazing review, Thank you, we aim to cater for everyone and all are welcome, we have a fantastic team here who enjoy seeing our guests have a great time. We work hard to keep NO.4 appealing, we like to think we have the best of both worlds with our traditional interior and also our outside areas which... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Tucked away of Papanui Rd this is a delight to visit and either eat, socialise or have a meal. Its old age charm and friendly staff, plus good food make it a must visit place when in Christchurch

Thank Lord_Jones1
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this review

Hi Lord_Jones1, Great to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, our Chef's take huge pride in what they deliver to our guests and love to hear your thoughts. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Christchurch! Kind Regards, More 

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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Expensive for what you get. Lots of food on the platter was bordeline tasteless. Pate was good as was chicken. Cocktails not great. Could imagine having a beer outside in the summer.

Thank JoCorkery
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this review

Hello JoCorkery, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, glad you enjoyed the Pate' as it's made in house, we always endeavor to ensure all our produce is locally sourced and support the surrounding area. Sitting outside at No.4 having a beer listening to some live music on a sunny Sunday afternoon is bliss, be great... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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354 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Friday afternoon is a busy time, but we had made sure we had an area on the deck big enough to accommodate 15 or 16 people. A couple of "The Planks", extra bread, fries and the dumplings were ordered along with bottles of the Thatched Hut Sauvignon , a couple of bottles of Da Luca, and the ever popular Monteiths... More 

Thank Buckoinchch
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this review

Hi Buckoinchch, Glad your hear you and your team enjoyed your visit, the Planks are great for groups to pick at while catching up or talking shop. Look forward to seeing you all down here again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 3720

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?