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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
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (3 reviews)
“liver pate” (3 reviews)
“affogato” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
158 Hussey Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Inverness1966
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

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

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.

Thank susanbond
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.

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

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

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

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

It is a wonderful meal and staff were so attentive to all our needs. This is our third visit and it never disappoints.

Thank SharonE1743
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

Thank you, Sharon E, for your kind words!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Went here with a large group prior to Christmas. The food was five star, and the service was attentive and helpful. Shared entrees and had beef fillet for a main (which is unusual for me). Would have same again. Definitely recommend. (For those who like...More

Thank Robyn P
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back!

Reviewed 4 January 2018

As a good sized group we all enjoyed our lunch. It was nice to see a good range of menu items to choose from, several of them not your run of the mill items. There was an extenisive international wine list. However we were dissapointed...More

Thank Trish P
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2018

Thank you for your kind words! We apologise that your wine choice was not available, it is an unfortunate moment this time of the year when most of our providers don’t do deliveries or work for quite a long time. Hope you will come back...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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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