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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
“whitebait” (5 reviews)
“steak” (13 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch 8146, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 199 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank NZFoodie02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank milliesmum2016
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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!

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

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

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

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

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We arrived for brunch not knowing what to expect as we're new to area. Already we can't wait to return. Everything was delicious, the breakfast bap and eggs benedict was delicious, I must say tho I feel $8 is expensive for an extra add on...More

Thank JohnMen
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi JohnMen Thanks for taking the time to review No.4. We love Sundays, always a great way to finish the week. Come later in the day and we have live music from mid arvo, always a relaxing atmosphere. See you again soon. Cheers Team 4

Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

No 4 has a great brunch and lunch menu. Lots of interesting choices. Food very nice. Great service, very pleasant staff. This is a dog friendly restaurant but you have to sit outside. While covered with heaters it’s still a bit cold on a cold...More

Thank Adriandcass
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2018

Hi Adrian Thanks for taking the time to review No.4. We love Sunday brunch's at No.4 especially on a nice sunny afternoon. We're please you enjoyed your food and the service was great. Yes we are definitely dog friendly, but you are 100% correct, no...More

Reviewed 21 May 2018

It was one of those evenings we were looking for a place to drink and have snacks - after having taken part in a couple of Anzac celebrations. After 9pm on a weekday, this is usually pretty difficult and this evening was no exception. We...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi Chiangmaicharlies Thanks for coming into No.4 late on ANZAC night. Unfortunately I feel your comments and star rating are not a reflection of No.4, but on your own overall thoughts and opinions on late night drinking in NZ. Also, I need to clearly point...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018

6 of us here for a few drinks before eating around the corner. Nice vibe, plenty of people but still able to converse. Good drinks list. Staff were friendly and efficient. It would make a good local if you were 'local'.

Thank WayneK160
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 21 May 2018

Hi Wayne K Thanks for taking the time to flick us a review. Appreciated. Hope to see you again soon Cheers S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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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