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“Great food as usual”
Review of No.4

No.4
Ranked #78 of 1,193 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$24
Cuisines: Cafe, Gastropub, New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, 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 27 December 2017 via mobile

Is a stunning day in Christchurch, the garden bar is packed, but luckily there is seating inside, the menu here is really good and has a slight change every time I visit, so you could never get bored.
Service was a little slow but to be expected on a day like today.
Always a stop I have to make when I’m down here and you won’t go wrong with the food and beverages!

Thank Paul A
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Shaun H, Manager at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Hi Paul A,

Thank you for the review, hope you had a great Christmas and thank you for coming back to No.4 for a visit. Definitely a busy day for us, is always a lot of fun this time of the year, we look forward to seeing you again and we will make sure we have some more tasty dishes for you next time, see you soon.

Cheers,

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Went to No., 4 for Lunch Monday 18th Dec
with my 2 teens and one of their friends
- got there around 12.45pm ... didn't have a
booking ( not sure why we would need one on a Monday anyhow ! )
- manner of the hostess was rather condescending ...
she told us to just ' find a table ' without a ' reserved sign '
- when she came to take our lunch food order, her manner & tone
indicated she wasn't even sure we there to eat ???
- which was precisely the reason we went there

Have noticed over the years the service and ' feel good feeling '
at this venue has dropped to a very poor level
- not sure why we would go back again .. we used to eat / drink a lot
there over the past 15 years ...

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Thank paulmY1746CB
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Shaun H, Manager at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Hello PaulmY1746CB,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we have worked very hard to ensure all our guests leave having had a great experience and if you look at our past reviews you can see your experience is not a regular occurrence. We take all reviews seriously and use them to improve our standards.

December for us is a very busy month, especially this week being the final run to Christmas. Bookings are not essential, and the beauty of No.4 is that we have so many areas that you can eat, drink and relax in. At all times, we like to serve all guest at the table to save you coming to the bar to order, whether it be for glass of wine, coffee or food, we hold these standards very high.

We are concerned that you consider our standards have dropped, but please be reassured that we spend a lot of time and effort to ensure that these don’t. We have a great team and they all work very hard to uphold our standards. If you feel that you want to discuss further please email the owner shaun@no4bar.co.nz.

We hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

Made our way up to the bar after the fireworks in Hagley. They were still going, drinks still flowing, Jill was quick with full table service all night. We were even able to get some latenight snacks. Two thumbs up to the kumera fries!!

Thank RodS1176
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Reviewed 24 November 2017

Stopped by for Sunday brunch. Great patio to sit in the sun, and the belly buster was a delicious and filling way to start the day! Will be back again soon!

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Thank DevonB480
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Shaun H, Manager at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Devon,

Thank you for reviewing us, glad you enjoyed the 'Belly Buster' it's definitely a good start to the day if you can get it all down, the Chef's do a great poached egg!

Look forward to seeing you soon!

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

Rocked up on Tuesday after the races to find the place busy, but they still found a seat for us in the restaurant. The server - I think she was Canadian - was friendly and helpful, and very attentive even though they were all clearly busy!
We had a delicious meal and enjoyed our experience so much, we came back Saturday after another day at the races.
Wonderful place, and we'll definitely keep it in mind for our Cup and Show experience next year!

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1  Thank MichaelP11123
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Shaun H, Manager at No.4, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi Michael,

Glad you made it down on the Tuesday probably our favourite day of the year, we love to go all out on Cup Day and do lot's of packages with breakfast with Champagne and have a couple buses go down and return after the races to continue the fun (for next year;))

The Canadian would have been Gill who'll be stoked hear you enjoyed her service, she is a whirlwind of energy and loves to entertain and ensure your experience is memorable!

Thanks again,

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