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“Ok but ...”

Becks Southern Alehouse
Ranked #352 of 978 Restaurants in Christchurch
Cuisines: Bar, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Ok but ...”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

This place is my local and it is easy for me just to drift in; plenty of parking and the meals are ok but. . . . I know that the service will be very slow (up to 40 minutes for the roast of the day for which you would think they would be well prepared) and if the screens between the lounge area and the restaurant is open, be sure to get a table that is well away from the division. If not, you will be right next door to people who quite rightly are drinking and talking and enjoying themselves on their night out, while you are within arm's length seeking some solitude or an evening of company with another! It is of interest to me that there are another five eating and drinking places within 25 metres of here; you would expect that to be a challenge to management to improve what they offer.

Visited June 2014
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Night Out”
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Went to Becks - our local eatery, with some old friends as we had a lot of catching up to do. Lots of chatter and reminising.Had got a voucher on Grab One so this made the evening more affordable. The menu is quite pricey for pub food I thought.
The meal was very slow to come out but it was beautifully served and cooked when it finally did arrive. Three venison dishes and a steak all done superbly.
The dessert menu was average but we all sampled from it and had an enjoyable evening.
Yes the wait is long but the meal is tasty.

  • Visited June 2014
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

We had recently moved into the area and were hoping that that this would be a regular eating place for us. Not to be. We had a wait and had been warned about that, but the meals were disappointing. it didn't appear to be a very busy night. My husband's meat was inedible and even though he didn't eat much of it, the server didn't even ask if everything was ok. We weren't asked if we would like dessert (we would have!) and so went through to the bar for a drink which was just fine. So good for a drink - but don't go to dine.

  • Visited January 2014
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very Slow Service”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

I went to Becks Southern Alehouse for a meal with friends. I'd always been a bit suspicious of the appearance of the place so was hardly disappointed when the service I received was extremely slow and the food only average when it arrived. The highlight of the meal was when a companion suggested that his order of Fish and Chips should be changed to Bacon and Egg as it would likley be breakfeast time when it arrived. Half the tabel had ordered Fish and Chips - I mean how hard can it be to serve up Fish and Fish within a reasonable time. I would not recommend dining at Becks Southern Alehouse to anyone other than someone on a diet.

  • Visited April 2014
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Not a happy experience”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Visited here on Saturday 5 April and whilst we had some very tasty bread and dips things went downhill from there. Ended up leaving after a 50 minute wait for mains and a conversation with the manager that beggared belief. He denied the length of the wait, notwithstanding till docket evidence to the contrary, and appeared more concerned at the prospect of a negative review than addressing the issue at hand. Admittedly the former concern may have been prompted by one of our party pointing out how easy it is for the modern consumer to share their experience but the matter could have easily been resolved by acknowledging the delay, and apologising – and perhaps offering a round of drinks on the house. Instead we were told to leave at the conclusion of a discussion in which our party had been at pains to be polite and had merely raised a legitimate concern. We duly did, a first for all of us. We probably won’t return

  • Visited April 2014
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