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Becks Southern Alehouse

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Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Pub
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155 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
+64 3-337 2233
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Visited for our daughters engagement party, venue was private and very well laid out, food was excellent, well prepared and presented. Staff and service was outstanding from planning to completion as nothing was a problem for Kirsten and her team. They also went out of their way to accommodate guests personal requests. We would throughly recommend this venue to anyone... More 

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kerikeri
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111 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Large helpings and friendly staff are what made this memorable for me. I enjoyed the Roaring Meg wine to accompany my stuffed chicken breast, which was delicious. My friend had pork and scallops, which was also enjoyed. We didn't have room for dessert!

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Thank Karen F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

It is almost two years since I last wrote about Becks although I visit more often as it is my local. This time, we tried something we have always been going to do: have an entree and a dessert, along with a wine of course. All meals were tasty, well presented, reasonably priced, and quite enough in quantity. The place... More 

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Thank Des H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

4 of us enjoyed our stay but felt over priced for what we got - meal was ok but steaks were average - salad was mostly lettuce which is a annoying thing I find a lot

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Thank Nonabelle51
Christchurch, New Zealand
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127 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

This is a local for us and after a bad experience last year we thought to give it a go again. Just the smaller part of the restaurant was occupied but service was slow. I saw the fish and chips (3 good size pieces of fish) come out to client at another table so that is what i ordered. My... More 

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1 Thank Steve M
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We visited Saturday night for a night out, a meal, and because we were told the band was very good. The bar at Becks has a great range of beers including some very nice craft beers on tap. We spent some time there watching Otago beat the Hurricanes and then moved through to the restaurant so now I'll start with... More 

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Thank LindsayandLeigh
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Shame about this place, I'm not an expert on hospitality business bit I'm sure this place is poorly managed. All the waiting staff were pretty good but we waited such a long time for our food it was ridiculous. To be fair there was a large group that night, when my food eventually came the Calamari salad was excellent, I... More 

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Thank Steve B
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We have had a meal here before and found it very good so this experience has only resulted in a Average experience, because if this had been my first time it would have got a terrible rating. The steak I ordered was full of grizzle and I couldn't cut it let alone chew it when I spoke to the lady... More 

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Thank Mrbeans40
Alexandra Headland, Australia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

The restaurant at Becks was jam-packed, happy diners on a Sunday evening: there was a short wait for a table so we had a drink in the bar and perused the menu. Options included weekly specials, pastas, fish of the day, steaks, pork ribs and herb-crusted lamb rump, most meals priced from around $28.00: an extensive wine list offers New... More 

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Thank Ann C
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 September 2015

We were the only ones dining this Saturday 26 September. We arrived @ 11.30am and were to dine at noon. The dining room was depressingly empty. I believe the reason this place is let down is absolute lack of service. The bar man showed us to our reserved table and then a Wait Person came over.....however...... We were not even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Pub
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Colombo Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-337 2233

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