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Robbies Bar & Bistro

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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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812 Main North Road, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
+64 3-323 6126
Today
09:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 09:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband wanted to go and have the spare ribs and off we go, The pork spare ribs were over priced under cooked tuff as (where are the ribs where the meat falls from the bones, and melts in your mouth) he could not eat them, but worse still the bbq sauce was strong, and the wedges were covered in... More 

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Thank Wendy B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Restaurant a bit dark could do with brightening up. Was lovely and warm though. Service was ok considering they seemed to be understaffed running between bar at other end of building as well. We weren't expecting great things but wanted a meal before heading off on journey. The kids ordered bangers n mash and pasta of day. The serving size... More 

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Thank Jaymie-Lee123
Christchurch, New Zealand
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

Used to love going to Robbies however the place is starting to look very dated and the menu has been the same for years. I had the fluffy omelet, fries and salad. The omelet was fluffy however the fries were undercooked. My husband had the mixed grill which was average, the steak looked more like a piece of schnitzel it... More 

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Thank DeeKennedyUk
Foxton, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal options and great service and must go in Ashburton nice staff. Warm bar loads of options on menu

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Thank tessap621
Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

The roast pork dinner was great but the other meals (Pork ribs and fish) were very average and I would not recommend them.

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Thank kiwichick2012
Tauranga, New Zealand
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We arrived late afternoon and asked if a meal was available. Yes, was the reply, what would you like? Hoki was one order and the other was a Filo pastry pork dish, really great taste both meals and with a beer or two and a nice glass of Sauv it was an excellent meal. Would recommend highly and the staff... More 

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Thank Leonard1000
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Have been to several Robbies around Canterbury over the years but this was the worst. Ordered a cheese bread but got bacon bread, that was 25 minutes. Waitress gladly swapped it for the right one, which took 15 minutes. Beef Schnitzel arrived 20 minutes later and it was awful. Parts of the crumb were burnt and the beef was completely... More 

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Thank Jamie M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2015

The waitress that served us was ok and we ordered a meal that was supposed to come with free tickets to the Highland games and it was advertised in the restaurant that you got the tickets during the month of October. The waitress knew that was why we had ordered the scotchman steak. When I went to pay I asked... More 

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Thank Mike C
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

This was very much pub food in a not hugely attractive dining room. The service was brilliant - very friendly and helpful. The wine that was recommended was awful - a bit disappointing. Our meals were presented fairly unattractively and as said, it was a good solid menu. I have been to Robbies in Timaru and had been expecting a... More 

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Thank Peter S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2015

Great location, just out of town. Nice menu selection and reasonably priced. Meal was delicious with excellent service from the friendly staff.

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Thank debbz33

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 812 Main North Road, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-323 6126

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?