The George is home to one of Christchurch's most iconic restaurants & is regarded by many, as one of the best restaurants in Christchurch.

Executive Chef Chanaka Jayabahu's pursuit of excellence and quality ensures that 50 Bistro is at the forefront of Christchurch's burgeoning dining scene. 50 Bistro offers 'neo-bistro' contemporary New Zealand cuisine. 


Please visit 50 Bistro page for more information or to view the current menus. 

Please also note all menus are indicative only and are subject to seasonal availability.




The George restaurant, 50-Bistro, is open 7-days a week offering breakfast, lunch, high tea, a light bar-snacks menu, pre-theatre dining and dinner service to hotel guests, locals and visitors to Christchurch.  The menus change seasonally to showcase the best of local and regional produce, while special occasions see themed high teas and menus tailored to suit the affair.  


Located on the ground floor of The George, 50 Bistro offers a range of seating options from an outdoor conservatory to traditional restaurant seating and lounge seating in the lobby. 


Bookings are recommended.


Breakfast - 50 Bistro

Available from 6:30am until 10.30am Monday to Friday

Available 6.30am until 11am Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Lunch - 50 Bistro

Available from 12noon until 3pm Monday to Sunday.  

The Nifty Fifty menu offers convenience, value and choice for business lunches.

High Tea - 50 Bistro

Available from 12 noon until 3pm 7-days a week.

Bookings essential

Phone 03 371 0250 or Email 

Dinner - 50 Bistro

Dinner available from 5.30pm until 10.00pm Monday to Sunday.

Dine at Dusk available from 5.30pm until 6.30pm, perfect for pre-theatre dinner.



Cuvee with a Capricorn


So often our Capricorn friends and family miss out on their own special day - with Christmas and New Year overtaking the celebrations - but not at 50 Bistro. 

We want to help you celebrate with your favourite Capricorn - so we bring you a special birthday offer just for them.  

Group of friends toasting a bitrhday or special occasion.

Between 27 December and 20 January 2021 bring your favourite Capricorn in to celebrate their birthday and they will receive a complimentary glass of Nautilus Cuvee to toast their special occasion.  

  • Offer is available with Nifty Fifty Lunch and Dine at Dusk menus. 
  • A valid form of ID is required.
  • Bookings recommended.

Cocktail of the month

Our cocktail of the month for January is the Oaxaca. Pronounced wahaka, this smoky, sweet & delicious tequila-based cocktail is perfect for warm summer evenings.  

Cocktails at 50 Bistro

Available for the month of January

$18 per cocktail





Craving your flat white after a walk around Hagley Park?  50 Bistro at The George is now offering takeaway coffee (and tea). 

To order:

Text 021 507 841

Or, call the hotel landline on 03 379 4560

Flat white in a Keep Cup from The George


Available between 7 am and 6 pm 

Available 7-days a week

The George branded 'Keep Cups' are available for purchase.

Contactless forms of payment accepted.  



Why not treat yourself and those in your bubble to a delicious high tea from The George.  Perhaps arrange a virtual high tea with friends? 


To order phone 03 379 4560 or email [email protected] 

Friends sharing a delicious high tea from The George

Pick up from The George or we can deliver to you between 11 am and 6.30 pm*

*Orders must be received 48 hours in advance. Orders taken between 9 am and 4 pm 

Minimum spend for delivery $35 plus a delivery fee of $8.  Payment required at time of order for delivery.



Exhausted your recipe book inspiration? 

Why not indulge in a meal prepared by our cuisine team from 50 Bistro.  


To order phone 03 379 4560 or email [email protected]

A salmon meal from the cuisine team at The George

Pick up from The George or we can deliver to you between 11 am and 6.30 pm*

*Orders must be received 48 hours in advance.  Orders taken between 9 am and 4 pm. 

Minimum spend for delivery $35 plus a delivery fee of $8.  Payment required at time of order for delivery.




Pescatore Update 20 March 2020: Due to the COVID-19 situation the new concept development has been put on hold until 2021.

Pescatore Update 2 December 2019: Pescatore is now closed for the development of a completely new and exciting concept to be unveiled in 2020.

Pescatore Update 25 November 2019:  Pescatore has been awarded two hats in the Cuisine Good Food Awards 2019!

Pescatore Update 11 November 2019: The owners of The George have made the decision that Pescatore will close on 1 December 2019 so that a new signature concept will be developed, scheduled to open around in 2020.  Pescatore will continue to be the highly awarded and enjoyed fine dining restaurant until the last meal is served on the evening of 30 November.

High Tea at The George

Enjoy high tea at The George - available in 50 Bistro, or as a private dining option in one of our intimate and refined private venues.

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Takeaway & Delivery Service

Run out of inspiration from your recipe books, or simply tired of cooking? Perhaps you're looking for an extra special treat like a High Tea at home. The George now offers a takeaway service for coffee and takeaway and delivery service for meals and high tea.

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What our patrons say

Had a great stopover at the George. Very friendly helpful people lovely service. Comfortable bed ???? thanks for the bear nice touch ???? Would recommend for a easy location for Summer walks exploring the Centre and catching up on your rest.

Exceptional, Such a lovely hotel. Staff were extremely helpful. Breakfast was excellent

Amazing Service! Staff were very friendly and accommodating. I was given a bike to see the city. Staff showed me how to use it and helped me plan my day. My room was very tidy and well presented with an amazingly comfortable bed.

Our three day stay at The George was a wonderful and relaxing experience. The hotel is a 5-10 minute walk to downtown but a short walk to the Botanic Gardens and Avon River which provide outstanding opportunities for both city adventure and leisure exploration. The real highlight for us, after several days of travel was a complimentary laundry room on the second floor with washers, driers and laundry detergent.