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The Option Bistro and Wines

158 Hussey Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-323 5455
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“escargot” (2 reviews)
“affogato” (2 reviews)
“beef fillet” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
158 Hussey Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 87 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Started with the seafood chowder, which was excellent. Unfortunately, that was to be the last thing I could compliment. I had the pork belly for my main. It was by far the worst pork belly I have ever had. Terribly dry and totally tasteless. My...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikeyork55
SabinaA535, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi mikeyork55, again, I am really sorry about your terrible experience at our restaurant! As I replied on google, next time it would be a good idea to alert the staff and simply return a dish that is not on your liking rather than struggle...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

Used this one a few times, never been disappointed. Good knowledgeable and helpful staff, good coffee and good food in a modern dry and comfortable environment

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jim333
Reviewed 12 October 2018

It has been several years since we last enjoyed dining at The Option Bistro and Wines. We also enjoyed using First Table which is great for testing out new restaurant experiences. We both tried a main and a desert. For me, I really enjoyed the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank djmcc50177
Reviewed 8 September 2018

Impromptu Saturday lunch here. I had the pate and my partner the pan fried fish. Both were delicious and well worth going back for. However, we felt like an affogato each and waited over 25 minutes without our plates being cleared so that we could...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Inverness1966
SabinaA535, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi Inverness1966, thank you for your feedback! I do apologize for the lack of professional service during your time with us. It is obvious that our protocol was not followed properly. I hope you will come back. Kind regards, Sabina Toader

Reviewed 13 June 2018

Arrived late afternoon with a group of friends and the chef kindly stayed later to accommodate us! Food was great with lots of flavour - couldnt fault it! Would highly recommend the chicken salad along with the pate. Coffees were nice and hot. Service was...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank aotearoa50
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled you enjoyed you time at our place! Look forward to seeing you back! Kind regards, Sabina T

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

I can highly recommend this venue. The service and food was excellent with everyone going out of their way to ensure we had the best time. Nothing was a problem for this team. Thank you for making it easy to enjoy my celebration Jude Foster

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JudithF910
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you for chosing our venue for your special day, Jude! We look forward to having you back! Kind regards, Sabina

Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I don't have a strong coffee., the girl bought out extra milk just in case I needed it. My daughter in law said she had the best banana smoothie ever. Good food. Great service.Nice place away from traffic and noise.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank skyla62
SabinaA535, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2018

Hi Susan, thank you for your review! Looking forward to having you back. Kind regards, Sabina Toader

Reviewed 5 March 2018

This Bistro certainly is worth a visit wether it be for a quick coffee,brunch or dinner.It is a pleasure to see the attention to detail that is sometimes hard to find these days.......the atmosphere is just a delight .WELL DONE OPTION.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Terry T
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your words of appreciation, Terry! Kind regards, Sabina

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Food was tasty, service attentive and entertaining, ambiance lovely. The appetiser of bread and pate was perfect to start - we enjoyed our mains but couldn't fit dessert. The wine list is interesting and the reds in particular the Syrah, is a must. Overall a...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank mabeck2
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for coming over and enjoying your meal! We look forward to having you back! Regards, Sabina

Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Greeted with a smile, friendly staff and the eggs Bene was good Coffee was great and portion size was good, presentation of the eggs Bene was a little bland

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Rothville
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Thank you for your review and your feedback! We are constantly working on the food presentation. Kind regards, Sabina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Hussey Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand (Formerly Jagz of Styx Mill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-323 5455
  • E-mail
Description
The Option Bistro & Wines is an upmarket Cafe / Restaurant located in a great spot in Styx Mill area, Christchurch. They offer a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a whole range of cabinet food throughout the day. The Options' European owners have added some international tasting platters with famous European fare like snails, tzatziki, fish roe and anchovy tarts. The Option Bistro & Wines food is complemented by one of the best international wine lists in town with whites and reds from famous wineries in New Zealand, Italy, France, Lebanon, South Africa and Chile just to name a few.
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