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Leinster Rd. Bistro

$$ - $$$, European,
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (8 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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41 - 50 of 137 reviews

Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

This is one of our regular haunts and never disappoints! Our girls night out needs to be somewhere we can talk easily, must have good food that represents value for money and have a comfortable ambience. We all agreed this scored highly on all three....More

Thank SallyandPeter
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Had family luncheon here on Sunday, as my mother and I have often lunched here in the past. The food, sadly, was very mediocre ie, overcooked steak, small portion of fish. Our waitress was foreign, and made absolutely no effort to help us in choosing...More

1  Thank Rowan R
Reviewed 15 October 2015

We had a delightful meal to celebrate our wedding anniversary and were treated to a splendid meal and fantastic service from a delightful Argentinian waitress. Can highly recommend this restaurant.

1  Thank L80n
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Service was good but the pea and bacon risotto was dry and not the texture it should be. Pork belly was great and good wine selection. Won't be in a hurry to go back.

Thank NZFoodie02
Reviewed 13 September 2015

We booked Leinster Road for my husband's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The restaurant doesn't look much from the outside but the inside is spacious, understated and well appointed. We had an excellent meal. My venison backstrap on a parsnip puree with beetroot was...More

Thank Gilian2014
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Met two friends here for lunch. The atmosphere and seating are very pleasant. However, the meals were very underwhelming. The risotto was like a stodgy pile of uninteresting rice. The fish and chips were very basic and the chicken salad had barely any chicken and...More

Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Went at lunchtime from work and paid $5.40 for a regular takeaway mocha. I was thinking this was expensive but fair enough if the coffee was half decent. It was terrible, was like it had hardly any coffee in it, made better coffees at home...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

Went here for an evening meal recently. Superb steak, desserts and service. Will defiantly return. Adequately priced, great value for money.

Thank Tightlines71
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing food an a restaurant that know how to cook steak properly! Try the lemon squid, if that's what it is called and is still on the menu. We've had it a few times and have found it fantastic!

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 11 July 2015

We had a lovely meal with our family. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We all had something different and the meals were all excellent. The staff were extremely patient as they helped our two grandchildren, who are both intolerant to various foods, choose...More

Thank Kate F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-355 3055
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