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Bessie

178 St Asaph Street , Christchurch , New Zealand, 8011
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5.30pm - Late 7 days a week

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About Bessie

Established in 2016, the drive behind Bessie was to create a meat focused restaurant with the ability to win the taste-buds of every Cantabrian. Serving up world class local produce and a selection of fine wines from around the globe, Bessie serves both as a destination for those special occasions whilst for others it feels like their local. Be surrounded by our cutting edge interiors and absorb the vibrant yet intimate space,whilst we deliver you consistently outstanding service and a truly unique dining experience. Making no apology for our love of meat, our restaurant features a meat room - a place of work and celebration of the main event - and with our menu showcasing top graded cuts of meat from nose to tail, there is even something for the more adventurous here. Let Bessie create you an experience to remember.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Bessie is a fantastic dining experience! The quality and taste of our meals were second to none - the meat was melt in the mouth and the sauce left us wanting to lick our plates. Friendly and attentive staff (with a sense of humour) make this a definite must-visit for your next night out. We will for sure be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Great atmosphere, tasty food and friendly service. The presentation could be better. My only concern was the price. If it were Michelin Star rated ( which taste wise was close) I would expect the charge. But without accolades and the food not being all that avant-I did feel a bit overcharged. Would I go back? Definitely for a special occasion but not on a regular basis

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Bessie. It is well presented and has loads of character. The food was well thought out and delicious. Service was good, but not exceptional. Lighting in the toilets was marginal.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Exquisite food

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Great meal thanks.

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Visited On Friday, 19 April 2019

Wonderful evening out with wonderful food and great service 😊

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Visited On Thursday, 18 April 2019

Mandy & I dined here for our anniversary last night. Great food, friendly well informed staff a very smart but relaxed atmosphere. Would definately recommend for anyone wanting aa special night out and lovers of steak. Cheers

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Delicious food and great service - I will definitely be back!

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Only 1 negative comment.....meals took a little long to arrive after ordering

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Visited On Friday, 12 April 2019

Lovely food, attentive knowledgeable service by Kyle. Long wait on drinks was acknowledged and cost was taken off the bill. Wagyu steak was delicious and dairy allergy well catered for. Would recommend for a bit of a treat.

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Very tasty food, amazing steak. Great atmosphere, friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Great food enjoyed by our whole table ,and very friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 13 April 2019

Excellent food and service

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Absolutely gorgeous!

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Visited On Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Had a really good time, great atmosphere for dinner with friends. Sometime I find it very hard to hear with loud background music, not the case at Bessie, just enough to create atmosphere but not too loud. Excellent food, we all had the Smoked Manuka Egg - it is a must try! Not to mention the steak, black garlic and mushroom sauce and the panna cotta - we will be back soon.

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Visited On Tuesday, 09 April 2019

Great venue, super tasty perfectly cooked steaks and meal

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

First dining experience at Bessie and it did not disappoint! I would definitely come back and highly recommend it to my meat lover friends. 👍

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Fatalistic night with great friends, highly recommend Bessie's

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Beautiful food, excellent service, fantastic atmosphere. We will certainly be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 06 April 2019

Excellent food and service!

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Delicious. Remove meringue from lemon sorbet as too strong contrast.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Amazing food and service, had my steak blue and it was cooked to perfection not a second over.

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Visited On Friday, 05 April 2019

Great restaurant for meat lovers like us! Good wine list.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

Thankyou for a wonderful evening. We chose to spend our 38th wedding anniversary at your restaurant and we certainly weren't disappointed. Service and food were excellent and it was such a lovely gesture giving us a complimentary dessert to celebrate. We will definitely return and recommend your restaurant to others.

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Visited On Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Food was excellent (5 stars) but the wine list was disappointing. Would have liked a more interesting selection of red wine by the glass. The two glasses that we did choose were very good but were the only two that appealed to us.

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