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4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3720
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“whitebait” (5 reviews)
“sirloin steak” (2 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4 Mansfield Avenue | Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

good time, lovely smoking area, hot staff! the waitress Wee Anne- Marie is a gem! :) Didn't try food but all looked good coming out of the kitchen!

Thank Miranda E
Reviewed 17 May 2013

It is a good place to catch up with friends and have a nice drink. I never went there for lunch or dinner so I am not sure how the food is like, but if you want to go out to see people and have...More

Thank kaari201226
Reviewed 9 May 2013

Amazing service at this trendy, relaxed and good food restaurant. The fish of the day (swordfish in my case) is also very well cooked - medium rare - as good as the lamb (Moroccan style at Number 4). The local beers on tap are also...More

Thank Coffeesip
Reviewed 16 March 2013

This is owned by the hospitality legend of Christchurch, Rob Mercer. It's located at the wannabe place of Merivale. People in this suburb in general is rather stuck-up. No. 4 is rather lovely to spend your whole afternoon in. It has an okay selections of...More

Thank wiredfrog
Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2013

Thank you for your review. Rob is very flattered to be called a legend. We find the comments about not letting Asians in very disturbing. We are and have always been open to all Ethnicities as customers and guest at No.4. Regards Owner No.4

Reviewed 1 January 2013

Nice place - nice atmosphere - good sitting out area - good food! Would recommend fish & chips & Caesar salads. Merivale is a really good area for bars & restaurants !!! Would go again!!!!

Thank Peekies
Reviewed 13 October 2012

We had dinner & drinks for 18 so they put us in the library bar. This was a great setting & the food was delicious. For the carnivores the steaks were impressive and the seasonal offering of whitebait patties was taken up by a few...More

Thank workineverywhere
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Arrived in Christchurch from Sydney and were looking for a nice sit down meal before retiring back at the hotel for the night. Came across this establishment and really enjoyed the service and food. Sat outside on the cold night, however the outdoor heaters worked...More

Thank Miles B
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Have been here a few times. It's a venue to be seen at, but lets itself down sometimes. Inconsistent food quality, maybe service gaps when it's packed. But to be seen is to be seen!

Thank ChChKiwi
Reviewed 26 June 2012

They have nicer staff than Aikmans and not as crowded, less of a queue and much better. May go back

Thank Reviewer154
Reviewed 28 May 2012 via mobile

I haven't had a meal here but I love the cocktails and tapas especially the arancini balls - perfect place to meet after work!

Thank nz_travellerz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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