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Leinster Rd. Bistro

$$ - $$$, European,
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
+64 3-355 3055
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“risotto” (8 reviews)
“pork belly” (7 reviews)
“steak” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 am - 3:30 pmAll hours
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
158 Leinster Rd | Merivale, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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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 2 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 19 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
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We have been a few times now, and everytime we go we come out absolutely satisfied with the food and service. It is a nice quiet restaurant meaning you can talk, even if there are people around you and the food is to die for!...More

Thank hungryhippo93
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Went out for a meal on a friday night after work. Just bought the Entertainment Book and wanting to try it out for the first time-25% discount. Magic. I had the pork belly for my main and my wife had the poached chicken salad. Both...More

Thank DavidGA986
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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