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50 Bistro

$$$$European, ,
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-371 0250
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (20 reviews)
“macaroons” (5 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the George on business it appeared that the kitchen was not working. My order took almost a hour to arrive an when I got it my medium rare steak was grey and closer to medium well than medium rare. While I was waiting...More

TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear CTREN Thank you for taking the time to post your review. We are very sorry that your dining experience in 50 Bistro whilst staying with us did not meet with your expectations, both in regards to the quality of your steak and the service...More

Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

Incredible food and fantastic cocktails! Best steak meals we have ever had!!!! We Highly recommend treating yourselves to some delectable food at this amazing Bistro!

Thank Natasha M
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Lovely relaxed and quiet lunchtime. Great menu, good service and beautiful food. Great with it being quiet when we visited so we could talk.

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 8 July 2018

After our Wedding Breakfast was held here 38 years ago we decided to have our Anniversary Meal here once again. The entire night from the initial greeting to the superb meal and complimentary "Happy Anniversary Plated Treats" exceeded our expectations.Warm,friendly &very knowledgeable staff made it...More

Thank 4ulolo
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We came in for dinner and weren’t greeted by any staff sitting at the front desk so we made our way round to corner to the restaurant where we were greeted and seated. The menu only had one vegetarian option for mains and the service...More

Thank JaneDoe1991
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Dear JaneDoe1991 We are very sorry to hear your recent experience at 50 Bistro did not meet with your expectations, both in terms of the quality of your meals and the service you received, and that you left us so disappointed. We certainly appreciate and...More

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful bread and dips to start, excellent steak cooked to perfection and delicious desert to finish. All washed down with a lovely bottle of pinot gris. All recommended by the lovely staff. Thank you Sarah and Trish for a great evening, can't wait to return...More

Thank JohnMen
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We ate here several times. The service was excellent and the food very enjoyable. The cocktails were very good as well.

Thank Mpollifax
Reviewed 13 March 2018

What a lovely spot to enjoy a special lunch. Nice and quite no over powering music blasting and coffee machine is very quiet. The menu had just changed to autumn choices and was just a treat. 3 of us had the scallops with pea raviolli...More

Thank Grandmaof6kids
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Grandmaof6kids Thank you for your kind words following your recent birthday lunch in 50 Bistro. We are delighted to hear your appreciation of the dishes your selected from our new autumn menu. It is also pleasing to hear you enjoyed the overall atmosphere in...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Our daughters Parents in Law shouted us a meal at 50 Bistro, they have been before. They told us it was a lovely place to dine and fantastic food. Which it was, lovely atmosphere, comfy seats, real cotton serviettes, friendly and helpful staff. We were...More

Thank Delightful2014
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Delightful2014 We are thrilled to hear you were not disappointed with the choice of 50 Bistro for your recent night out with friends and that the overall experience, from the ambience of the restaurant to the service you received from our team, was so...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

Knowledgeable service staff and a very good kitchen. Pretty good wine list. I loved the tapenade and sun dried tomatoes spread. Amazing! The lamb and scallops were cooked just right.More

Thank Virginia Y
TheGeorgeGM, General Manager at 50 Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Dear Virginia Y We are delighted your recent dining experience in 50 Bistro was such a pleasant one and that the dishes you chose were so enjoyable. We hope we might welcome you back on a future occasion and thank you for taking the time...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Park Terrace, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-371 0250
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Relaxed dining with inspired bistro fare 50 Bistro offers inspired bistro food with modern flavours, excellent wines and a great bar. The menu offers a large variety of dishes featuring classic’s twisted with our own 50 flair. Executive Chef, Darren Conole, leads the kitchen team designing seasonal menus using the best local produce. The stylish interior flows out to a generous outdoor area, complete with fire tables that reflect the warm hues of the orange onyx wall inside, making 50 Bistro the perfect place to meet any time of the day for coffee, cocktails and bar snacks or a meal. With windows overlooking Hagley Park, breakfast in 50 Bistro is the ideal spot to start any day. Lunchtime brings with it a buzzy vibe offering great versatility and value with a selection of light meals and salads in addition to entrées and grills and desserts. Evenings bring heartier comfort dishes and a warm ambience, perfect for relaxing with friends.
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