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A pursuit of excellence and quality

The George


A pursuit of excellence and quality.

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Within The George resides 50 Bistro, an iconic restaurant in Christchurch esteemed by many as among the city’s finest dining establishments. 

Guests are welcomed seven days a week, providing breakfast, lunch, high tea, a light bar-snacks menu, pre-theatre dining, and dinner services for hotel guests, locals, and visitors in Christchurch. 

Under the guidance of Executive Chef Ryan McKenzie, dedicated to excellence and quality, 50 Bistro stands as a prominent figure in Christchurch’s growing fine dining landscape. The restaurant specialises in ‘neo-bistro’ contemporary New Zealand cuisine. 

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Our Menus

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Savour morning delights at 50 Bistro: a breakfast symphony awaits.

50 Bistro Breakfast Menu


Indulge in a swift and savoury lunch at 50 Bistro.

50 Bistro Lunch Menu
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Savour an exquisite dinner at 50 Bistro: culinary perfection awaits.

50 Bistro dinner Menu


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Ideal for business lunches or casual gatherings with friends.

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Nifty 50 Lunch

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Experience refined elegance.

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High Tea

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Savour plant-powered delights.

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Plant Focused


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50 Bistro

Experience award-winning cuisine in a contemporary bistro setting. 

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Opening Hours

  • Breakfast

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    Monday to Friday: 6:30am until 10.30am

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

  • Lunch

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    Monday to Sunday: 12noon until 3pm

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

  • High Tea

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    Monday to Sunday: 12 noon until 3pm

    Bookings essential 

    Phone 03 371 0250 or Email  

  • Dinner

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    Monday to Sunday: 5.30pm until 10.00pm

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

We joined our friends here for dinner. They were staying. We were not. So I can only comment on the bar and restaurant which were both very good. The vegetable soup of the day was delicious and the freshly caught and prepared salmon main was amazing. Service was excellent and there was a nice ambience. Definitely recommend for a special meal.

– Guennie – November 2023, Cambridge United Kingdom

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