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The Option Bistro and Wines

158 Hussey Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-323 5455
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Overview
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“liver pate” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
International, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
158 Hussey Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely meal here. The steak was cooked perfect and the lamb shank looked fantastic. We were too full for dessert but the waiter gave us a small slice each too finish off. A great night

Thank tophat64
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We were a party of 18 - four teenagers and 14 adults. The occasion was a 60th birthday celebration. The birthday boy had traveled from Invercargill with his partner, two sons and sister-in-law to celebrate with his wider family for the evening. I recommended The...More

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Small local restaurant, we sampled three courses. The chicken liver pate was gorgeous, mains as per photos were rib eye steak and pork belly. Pork belly beautifully cooked. Desserts we had were the chocolate tart and the sticky date pudding. The sticky date pudding sponge...More

Thank Robert G
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thank you for your kind words, Robert G! Looking forward to having you back! Kind regards, Sabina Toader

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

I'm sad to say our recent lunch was very disappointing. Both of our meals were sub-standard in terms of taste and presentation. I would liken to a very poor pub meal.More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Dear anonymous tripadvisor user, Thank you for your review! We are ourselves disappointed that your experience at our restaurant was so disastrous. We would have appreciated more details about your meals and the experience as a whole, so we could use your feedback and improve...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017

Lovely meal with faultless friendly service. Recommended a great new beer which we will drink again. We had chicken liver pate for entree and they provided more crackers so none was wasted, followed by fish and steak, all beautifully cooked and presented. We were too...More

Thank Kiwi_SW
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for your nice review, we appreciate it! We look forward to having you back! Kind regards Sabina Toader

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Great friendly service and our lunch was awesome. We were treated very well and we will definitely be back.

Thank Paul G
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2017

Thank you for you kind words! We look forward to having you back! Sabina Toader, The Option Bistro&Wines Owner

Reviewed 9 May 2017

following as advertorial to try free tapas with wine purchases we booked a table for 5 and headed to see the changes from a previous haunt. Not disappointed with the new purple décor and friendly greeting from Sabine the owner. White tablecloths ( I do...More

Thank jaymaybee
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thank you for coming at our European platters night and for your nice words! We look forward to having you back! Kind regards, Sabina Toader

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Have been here many times under the old branding but the refresh has worked really well. The food was Devine. We started with the liver pate which was simply Devine. We shared with my wife having gluten-free bread and myself regular bread. The mains were...More

Thank Graeme M
Sabina A, Owner at The Option Bistro and Wines, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Graeme M, thank you for your nice words! Looking forward to having you back! Kind regards Sabina Antoniu, The Option Bistro & Wines Owner

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Once again a pleasure to dine here. Whether it's a drink in the sun or a meal out, you could not wish for better service, such an incredible selection of wines and delicious food. Today fresh oysters and a glass of Prosseco.. yum!! The pork...More

Thank michelle-i-t-sharp
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Rebranded and redecorated, The Option is the new face of the restaurant previously called Jagz. I maintain all my positive comments from the review I wrote on my first visit here. And I maintain my initial top rating. This is simply the best place to...More

Thank aplescan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 24
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 158 Hussey Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand (Formerly Jagz of Styx Mill)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-323 5455
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Description
The Option Bistro & Wines (formerly Jagz of Styx Mill) is an upmarket Bistro / Restaurant located in a great spot in Styx Mill area, Christchurch. They offer a la carte breakfast, lunch and dinner plus a whole range of cabinet food throughout the day. The Options' European owners have added some international tasting platters with famous European fare like snails, tzatziki, fish roe and anchovy tarts. The Option Bistro & Wines food is complemented by one of the best international wine lists in town with whites and reds from famous wineries in New Zealand, Italy, France, Lebanon, South Africa and Chile just to name a few.
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