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The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant

50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-929 0117
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“burger” (6 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 249 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After some confusion about seating caused a delay in service, I complained. The restaurant manager, John went out of his way to resolve my concerns. I discovered I had been mistakenly seated myself causing the delay. I also learned how much time and effort John...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kathmandu49
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really friendly and outstanding service. Reasonably priced and tasty food with excellent atmosphere. The staff are well trained and happy to help. I highly recommend this place.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank One-piece-zoro99
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Was recommended we try out the Bog Irish bar and restaurant whilst in Christchurch and found it the most friendly and enjoyable evening we've had whilst on tour. Every Tuesday night they have an Irish band that entertains and plays all the best irish, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Noel B
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

I was specifically looking for a lively place to watch the rugby, and this place was perfect. Tasty food and great atmosphere. A live band kicked on after the game. Enjoyed my night there as a solo traveller.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LeighK82
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We were walking through the neighborhood and came upon this gem on the way back to our hotel. The entertainment and drinks were outstanding !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank joesea
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

First night in Christchurch and feeling the cold. Irish pub looked inviting. First round of drinks, a Guinness and scotch & coke set us back $27. Swapped to 2 pinots, a little better at $21 Should have left then but ordered some food which took...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jane N
John M, Manager at The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi Jane N, In response to your review I really need to address this on many levels. Given the most recent spate of positive reviews we have had and the amount of training we put into our staff this shocks me as we expect only...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We went here twice in the 10 days we were in Chch. The first time was fantastic. Service was brilliant and we were all tempted to lick our plates clean it was that great. The second time wasn't as good, but the food was still...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ArmyAimz
John M, Manager at The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hi ArmyAimz, Thank you for such a wonderful review, We're sorry the service wasn't as high the second time around and we do apologize for this, we love to get feedback like this so we can work together to improve everyone's experience, we're delighted you...More

Reviewed 20 May 2018

All over the world they're pretty similar - and New Zealand is no exception. Spacious bar with plenty of functional chairs and tables. Average service and beers were OK. We visited on a quiz night which was full and very busy. We visited on another...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a must visit. Who doesnt love a low dimmed irish pub with booths to boot. My partner and I shared a ribs and a lamb shank. As well as two pints of Kilkenny ofcourse. Well priced and absolutely delish. The service was...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Pekie_16
John M, Manager at The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Pekie_16, Thank you for your recent visit to our bar and restaurant, We are absolutely delighted you enjoyed your experience and we would be delighted to have you visit us again! Take care and see you in the near future! Go raibh maith agat...More

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner here when in Christchurch was presently surprised to find an Irish band playing there. Dinner was very tasty. and when I realised I hadn't got a receipt for dinner they were very obliging to go back through the till to get receipt....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Dionoh
John M, Manager at The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Hi Dinonh, Thank you for your recent visit to The Bog, We're delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again in the near future! Go raibh maith agat agus slán go foill!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-929 0117
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