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US$6 - US$22
International, New Zealand, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 13 December 2021 via mobile

Great coffee, eats were really good, toasted our scone when asked. Service was excellent and very obliging. Recommend for a morning tea if you are in Northwood.

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

Awesome meal and service. Pate was amazing as was the parmigiana chicken and beef bourguignon. Attentive service great knowledge of wines

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021

Coffee to take away. I have had really good coffee here previously worth 4 stars but today it was weak and just luke warm, barely worth 2 stars and it's not cheap. So 3 stars it is, split the difference and I'll go elsewhere for...my next coffee.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our wine tasting experience and the other couple we took loved it too. Sergio was great and started by asking us what type of wines we liked. He has a real passion for wine which showed as he explained each wine. We...sampled a great mix of international wines which were of a high standard. Serbina served us each delicious small food plates to match some of the wines. She too was passionate and told us exactly what she had prepared and why. We would thoroughly recommend this as it is so different to your normal wine tasting. Excellent, friendly service. We enjoyed every minute of it and will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 20 December 2020

Sabina and Sergio could not have done more to make my 65th birthday better. They accommodated every desire I had to celebrate the occasion. From serving drinks to cooking the food, all was done with courtesy and friendliness. My guests all enjoyed the chef's creations...and the personal service we received. I heartily recommend this restaurant for both a function like mine or just dining out.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 23 November 2020 via mobile

We didn’t think that 1pm was too late to call in for lunch and a drink, however the cabinet food was almost gone and the a la carte menu was overpriced. The bacon and egg savoury was served on a large plate and without any...garnish or scrap of salad. Croque Monsieur ( basically a cheese toasted sandwich with salad) was, in our opinion, very overpriced. Coffees were spilled into the saucers and no offer to obtain a serviette to stop it dripping everywhere. Not a great experience which was a shame as The Option was recommended.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 31 July 2020 via mobile

Excellent service and great wine knowledge and recommendations. The beef fillet was great but I think we enjoyed the entre fried chicken and pork belly even more.

Date of visit: July 2020
658sabinaa, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2020

Thank you for your kind words, guys! Looking forward to having you back!

Reviewed 7 July 2020 via mobile

Lunch on a Sunday and I had the meat platter. It sure is keto heaven, edge to edge meat, with some pickles and a few toast slices. Most of the meats were good, but the deep fried pork and sausages were not pleasant to eat...by themselves. Service was ok, purple decor was weird.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 7 June 2020

The food was average and the wine overpriced for the selection offered. The wine glasses were an old style and needed to be cleaned so they sparkled. Service very average and account was jumbled with nobody sure that they had paid the correct amount. Coffee...was good though.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

Great food coffee and service. Possibly the best Cheese scones in Christchurch with the coffee to match.In season the Bluff Oysters are to die for....done the way you like.Even if they were for morning coffee.lol

Date of visit: March 2020
658sabinaa, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2020

Thank you, Terry! It’s always a pleasure to have you as our guest!

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The Option Bistro and Wines is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4