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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
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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170 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

No nonsense food presented in attractive setting proximate to main highway. Ample parking, quick service with a smile!

Thank Alexander M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank Wendy B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 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 

Thank Jaymie-Lee123
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank DeeKennedyUk
Foxton, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

Thank tessap621
Brisbane, Australia
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank kiwichick2012
Tauranga, New Zealand
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 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 

Thank Leonard1000
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 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 

Thank Jamie M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mike C
Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Thank Peter S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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?