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, 04 May 2021

This was an amazing dining experience!! The food was incredible. We will definitely be back!

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Well done

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Visited On Monday, 03 May 2021

Lovely staff , amazing food Need to come back more often

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

We just loved our dining experience, food was delicious It was our third time there and we will definitely come again

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Visited On Saturday, 01 May 2021

We were disappointed in the overall experience - the food was delicious but from there it went down hill. The drinks service was almost non existent, no one came to ask if we wanted a second drink we had to stop a waitress and request more drinks. It was very noisy and difficult to hold a conversation.We won't be retuning any time soon.

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Visited On Friday, 30 April 2021

I tried the Aged Ribeye this time & was not disappointed - I knew I wouldn't be able to eat it all (500gm - $75) but the waitress (Laura) suggested I could take it home. Looking forward to a steak sandwich tonight!

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Visited On Thursday, 29 April 2021

Outstanding food and a really special night with family. We'll be back!

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Visited On Monday, 26 April 2021

I’m never disappointed when we dine at bessie The aged rib eye was again perfect Our go to place for a perfect dining experience

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

Love this place

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Visited On Saturday, 24 April 2021

The lamb was Fantastic

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Visited On Tuesday, 20 April 2021

Great service and simply amazing food. Modern dark toned semi-industrial interior that somehow felt cosy. I liked the comfortable seating and perfect light levels. Difficult to find the location though, perhaps some more obvious signage would help. Menu recommendations from the friendly staff was appreciated. Meals arrived in good time and I was never left with an empty glass. A great evening all round.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 April 2021

Wonderful evening great food and service wound thoroughly recommend. Great ambience too

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 April 2021

Lovely dinner out for our sons graduation. Just a pity about the oysters 😔

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Visited On Tuesday, 13 April 2021

A fabulous dining experience from start to finish. The Cocktail Waiter got our pre dinner Drinks bang on and the service and food was excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

We were blown away by the attentive and friendly staff and also by the beautiful food. Better than we expected! Really impressed

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Visited On Saturday, 10 April 2021

Absolutely delicious food. Warm, friendly service. Was a lovely evening. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 April 2021

Beautiful food executed very well with friendly service and a great atmosphere. I’ll definitely be back!

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Visited On Wednesday, 31 March 2021

We have had the good fortune of having Lawson look after us twice now, and will continue to come back with the hope of being seated at one of his tables again - it’s an exceptional experience. The food is outstanding, the stuff you think about for weeks afterwards. The wine list contains many gems, and Lawson has a wealth of knowledge and excellent recommendations. A great dining experience all round, totally recommend!!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 March 2021

Amazing food!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 March 2021

Always a pleasure dining at Bessie. Highly recommend

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 March 2021

What a great experience. From the service to the ambiance to obviously the food, everything has been up and more to expectations. We’ve also been provided with assistance in our requests due to pregnancy “ restrictions”. Looking forward to coming back again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 17 March 2021

excellent

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 March 2021

great food and atmosphere

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Visited On Monday, 15 March 2021

Lighting a little too dark.

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Visited On Thursday, 11 March 2021

Staff were exceptional

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