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The Bog Irish Bar & Restaurant

50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-929 0117
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“irish stew” (6 reviews)
“hot pot” (6 reviews)
“pie” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
50 Victoria Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beer was fine staff very good food real joy we both had hot pot and enjoyed it the band that night was ordinary

Thank David A
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The noise level grew as the evening progressed but it seems all the guests were enjoying it. Good music and singer later.

Thank Pithypat
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Found The Bog close to our accommodation. Happened upon a Irish band keeping the patrons' toes tapping. Partner and I both ordered the roast dinner which then came as a share plate/serving dish. Beef beautifully cooked, abundance of baked veggies with Yorkshire pudding. Fantastic! Ashton...More

Thank JillyB5598
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This review is cumulative over about 6 months. Used to go regularly to the Thursday night quiz at this pub. Service was always poor more often than not you would order then have to go up searching for what happened to your order. Seemed to...More

Thank samchristchurch2017
Reviewed 27 July 2017

return visit to The Bog, in it's new site as the original was destroyed in the Earthquake. I was glad to see it had not lost it's atmosphere, good food or selection of beers.

Thank 64smith10
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We hadn't been into the Bog since it shifted to Victoria St. What a nice surprise to find it when looking for somewhere for lunch on a cold day. Great atmosphere with the fire going and all the old memorabilia. The service was good and...More

Thank JenbNZ
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Went in to meet a few friends. Lovely Sunday roast (with Yorkshire pudding) and pints on tap. Well looked after by John and the friendly staff with great entertainment from the four piece band playing mainly Irish music! Will definitely be back when I'm in...More

Thank David_-Galligan
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I didn't know what to expect with coming here for dinner. I had previously only been for drinks and to party after hours! The food was actually surprisingly good! And delicious! The service of it was really fast. So, a good option for dinner and...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 22 June 2017

My husband thinks they do the best pint of Guinness in the world, but I like the band.that plays from 5.30pm on a Sunday. You don't have to be Irish to appreciate this place. It has hearty food at a reasonable price, friendly people and...More

Thank Marina N
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Hubby and I stopped in here for some lunch on our holiday and it was so cosy. There wasnt many other people in the pub but ir felt cosy and was warm on a cold day and we were happy to have a quiet break....More

Thank Kaitlyn D
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the black velvet band!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
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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