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Bar, Pizza, European, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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2.7 km from Christchurch Botanic Gardens
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Reviewed 7 September 2023

Dropped in with colleague for a casual lunch. We shared a family Pizza half in half toppings. Pizza was great. Generous toppings especially the salmon. .We were sitting outside so wasn’t surprised to be asked to start a tab with a credit card. Staff were...pleasant and helpful . Will visit again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 29 March 2022 via mobile

No answer on the phone so after several tries went to cafe and ordered takeaways. Told it would be 20mins, ordered a beer and pointed out where i was sitting, next to bar, after 35mins queried progress, to find my order was sitting waiting. Apparently...only just arrived. I understand they may have been short staffed due to covid etc, but it wasn't busy, and if it was going to be longer than 20mins then say so. Disappointing service.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 11 February 2022 via mobile

We were excited to take our friends from Tauranga to our local restaurant. Three out of four of us ordered the fish of the day. Proportions were generous, but the terekehe was so overcooked and dry it was difficult to swallow. We weren’t asked if...we were enjoying our meals, and when we called the waitress over to advise her of the problem she asked us what she could “come back with”. We said some additional sauce might help. When we went to pay, there was no mention of the problem from same waitress. After we reiterated the issue all she could advise was that she had told the kitchen, and by the way the fish had sold out (not the point - others may have had theirs cooked properly) Overall we were left with a very bad taste in our mouths.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

Excellent breakfast and coffee. The service or reception started off a bit frosty but once we were seated we were underway. Pretty prompt service, very nice meals and the coffee was very good. They even have happy hour some evenings and 6 heinies for $35....We will come back.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2021

Since it used to be a favourite haunt, I tried again, as I was in the area. I was again disappointed. I had the eggs benny with salmon, my usual whenever I brunch out. All I can say that was good about it was that...the eggs were cooked to perfection, beyond that the proportions were all wrong. The thick slices of salmon, on the side were, while generous, too thick and chewy and the even thicker lump of rösti was tainted with something I could not determine. Also, the server was either having an off day or felt that serving my partner and I was beneath them. At least they've stopped asking for a credit card up front. My partner on the other hand did enjoy their flat-bread.More

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

Italian pizzeria, simple fare and unbeknownst to us happy hour what could go wrong? Steak! Overcooked, swimming in a pool of blandness which slowly stewed the life out of any resemblance or prospect of taste. “How was your meal” is only useful if you act...on it or intend to change. A response of “not good as the steak was over cooked and swimming in blandness and you never checked on us “ was met with “that’ll be $117”. Hence this review It was a generous steak that had promised great grilled flavours until it had its bath. A ladle more and it could’ve swum back to the kitchen. The salmon was actually quite good and it’s ironic because in it’s natural state it can swim but wasn’t given any opportunity so it’s not like they are having a competition. Disappointed is probably the right word. In what was promised, what was delivered and how what was slight disappointment was turned into substantial by poor service and outcome.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 27 February 2021

We have supported Misceos for more than twenty years, having enjoyed great meals and its lively atmosphere on many occasions. Our latest experience was very disappointing. My meal was very poor and when I pointed this out to the waiter it was acknowledged and supposedly...passed onto the chef. That was as far as it went, no follow up. Full price was paid for inedible pork belly. Along with this, we were very surprised to be asked to forfeit our credit card as soon as we were seated. This practice was explained as “for the tab” In today’s world of credit card fraud I believe this to be an unacceptable request. We have not come across this practice anywhere else in Christchurch and feel it is inappropriate for an institution that is supported by its neighbourhood.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 12 February 2021

Misceos used to be my go to eatery for nearly two decades, no longer. Besides the food having slipped into seriously average. I am now offended that they want to "hold my credit card" while I eat. When I asked about this, they first offered...that it was "For the tab." The only reason for this would be that a high percentage of customers "do a runner". Apparently this is not the case. It is also known that one way to commit credit card fraud is to obtain all ones credit card, and they would have ample time to obtain they, my details could then be used or sold on for illegal use - trust works both ways. Having failed in that reasoning they then suggested that it was for COVID track'n trace. I would suggest that politely asking me to sign to COVID register might have been a better way to go or pay attention to the fact that I scanned the Track'n trace QR code. I did notice a discreet sign on the till AFTER this exchange, telling me I was going to be asked and not to be offended, well I am very offended and the fact that you ask me not to be indicates you know it will cause offence but ask anyway for no good reason the staff can come up with.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 29 May 2020 via mobile

It's been a while since we have been here and so decided to drop-in for a drink. As always a very warm and inviting place to be. Great staff service and beer on tap always excellent. If it's your local go and support them after...the lock downMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 17 May 2020 via mobile

A regular for drinks on a Friday when it can get busy. Ordered early for some pizza on Mother’s Day during lockdown. Lovely food as normal, you get what you pay for. Local business owned by a local business man, not a corporate giant. Staff...were very friendly. Thanks.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 29 October 2019 via mobile

I was lunching with friends recently and they all ordered your WORLD FAMOUS IN FENDALTON sweet chili flatbread! It just never disappoints!!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 26 October 2019

Misceo is a fine pub / restaurant in suburban Fendalton. It offers a variety of cuisines and also local beers & wines, all tasty with good service. First night was booked by our landlady and the restaurant was quiet. We went back on spec two...evenings later and the place was heaving - so book ahead.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

Visited on Fathers Day and although we didn't have a booking we were given a table until the reservation time. Good service and food.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 31 May 2019

We popped in for our evening meal and decided to just do the main course as we are fighting our waist lines after travelling for five weeks. The service was friendly and attentive, the food was really lovely. One of us had the chicken burger...and the other the chicken breast served on risotto. Both dishes were fresh and tasty and well presented. The only disappointment was the Misceo Sauvignon Blanc which wasn't fruity or floral and we ended up leaving some of. The rest of the wine menu looked good though. We left saying we would be back.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 27 May 2019 via mobile

Cute little place with indoor/outdoor seating. Lovely friendly staff. Drinks and food arrived quickly, food was tasty and plentiful. I would happily return.

Date of visit: May 2019
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MISCEO CAFE & BAR, Christchurch - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Yes, Misceo Cafe & Bar offers takeaway services.

Misceo Cafe & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5