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“Astounding experience”
Review of No.4

No.4
Ranked #80 of 1,152 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Cafe, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: No.4 Bar & Restaurant is a premium establishment in the heart of Merivale, Christchurch. This friendly neighbourhood gastropub boasts a lively atmosphere throughout the week and into the weekend. We offer great indoor/outdoor areas for catching up with friends and family, or groups will enjoy one of our many function areas. A fantastic venue for both summer and winter, you can relax in a candlelit corner of the restaurant, pull up the couch in the snug library or celebrate with friends in one of our outdoor heated courtyards. And when you’re comfortable, make sure you check out the menu. Renowned for its generous and varied platters, No.4 has also gained a reputation for exceedingly good dining. For unassuming, friendly service in a welcoming neighbourhood environment, drop into No4 – exceptionally good beer, food and great stories.
Reviewed 3 November 2017

No. 4 provided me with the best beer and best service I've had in Christchurch, plain and simple. The Canadian server, Gillian, was incredibly charming and knowledgeable. The Maximus beer was hoppy and delicious. The atmosphere was comfortable and had a real community feel to it. The live music was great and I strongly recommend this place to anyone.

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Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Hi scrimgers2017,

Thank you for reviewing No.4 Bar & Restaurant, really great comments, exactly the vibe we hope for, Gillian is great, she is full of energy and loves to give our guests a great experience.

Hope to see you over Cup Week, one of our favourite times of the year, always a fun week at No.4.

Kind Regards,

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It's years since my wife and I ate at No. 4, but judging by the service and the food we had the other night, it shouldn't be long before we're back again. Having just moved house, we weren't up to cooking a meal for ourselves, so out to dinner we went. The place was busy, but not so busy that they couldn't find us a nice little corner to dine in. The staff were friendly, helpful and attentive, while the food was exquisitely cooked and presented. Worth a repeat visit.

Thank Murray L
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Shaun H, Manager at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hello Murray,

So good to hear you have come back to the area and chose us on your day of moving, never my favourite thing to do and always a stressful exercise. The menu has just been updated so great to hear you enjoyed your meals and experience with us. Perfect time of the year to return as No.4 is an awesome place to be all year round but the sun definitely adds an extra shine to us!

Welcome back and hope to see you soon!

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Enjoyed a family lunch here in the small courtyard area on a lovely Sunday. We all agreed food and service was exceptional. Only criticism is that the weekend lunch is not as comprehensive as the weekday menu which is great.

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Thank NZFoodie02
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Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

HI NZFoodie02,

Thank you for coming down and bringing your family with you, we always want to make sure everyone that we have something for everyone to enjoy, Sundays have always been a favourite of mine to lunch, sit back and relax. We do tweak the menu on Saturday & Sunday morning/Afternoons to include Breakfast & Brunch options until 3pm then revert back to the full mains menu otherwise it gets a bit crazy for the Chefs but will have a look at our options to see what we can do.

Thanks again for reviewing us!

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Fantastic place to go to meet after shopping and grab a drink and some food. Love the outside fires as well.

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Thank Karen M
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Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Karen,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, these reviews mean a lot to us No.4 and the team here. Lot's of new dishes on the menu to try out that taste and look amazing.

Thanks again!

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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Went for drinks on Friday afternoon and enjoyed some of the sun on their beautiful patio. Ended up being able to get tickets for a Prosecco promo they are running. Didn't win, but we'll be back this week for another shot!
Enjoyed some nibbles while we were there. The plank was excellent for sharing!

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Thank GeorgiaOs
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Shaun H, Owner at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

Hi Georgia,

Great to receive your review, we always look forward to the coming out, No.4 really comes alive during Spring and Summer. We are having a lot of fun with the Prosecco promo on Fridays, we are running this to the end of November so lots of more chances to win a Magnum, just keep enjoying those bubbles!

Kind Regards,

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