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 Monday, 18 November 2019

This dining experience exceeded all my expectations! The steak is delicious, the wine is exceptional, service bubbly and fabulous surrounds. Have already recommended to lots of people in NZ.

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Visited On Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The best steak restaurant I’ve been to in NZ. Absolutely love it here! Thanks!

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Visited On Saturday, 09 November 2019

Another fantastic evening at Bessie, fifth visit and once again was absolutely amazing food and service. We will be back again, and again....

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Visited On Tuesday, 05 November 2019

Great wine selection Friendly and kind server Good music selection Absolutely best stake in Christchurch

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Fantastic night, amazing food 😄

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Fantastic food and great service, had a great night! Thanks

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

We will definitely be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 29 October 2019

I have already recommended to a workmate. Service excellent and James our waiter was extremely helpful when ordering. Dessert was just the right size to finish off with.

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Visited On Thursday, 24 October 2019

Fantastic evening. Great staff and beautiful food. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 October 2019

The beer selection is quite basic and some of our wine selections were unavailable. Other than this the food and service was fantastic as always.

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Visited On Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Very nice meal, served by friendly staff in an acceptable time frame.

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Visited On Friday, 18 October 2019

Pleasant private dining venue for couples and groups

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Great atmosphere, the staff were amazing. Will definitely be returning. Thanks

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Wonderful service and food to match. A great night.

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Visited On Friday, 11 October 2019

Absolutely loved our experience. Food was great and the service was remarkable. Our tomahawk steak was delicious and the sides perfectly complemented the dish.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

What should I say, I will start with the good points first, The starters and meal were exceptional, the mix of flavours with the side dishes were just out of this world and my compliments to the chef. Now the disappointment starts, the restaurant was cold or either we were sat at the drafty end of the restaurant. It was noisy as there were a party of very noisy people sat in the bar making it impossible for us to have a conversation. We asked to move tables after we had finished our main course and were moved to the far end of the restaurant. That is when the service stopped. We were unable to get service to order desserts and everything seemed to be a hassle so we had to move to the bar area to get further drinks. When we came to pay the bill the MaitreD was very abrupt no attempt at customer service to see if we had enjoyed the experience. Considering that this was our first visit to Bessies for a special birthday meal, we were very disappointed by the standard of service. Please do not get me wrong as the quality of food and initial service was excellent but the ongoing customer service, once we had moved table due to the very noisy bar area, was of very poor quality including the MaitreD's attitude when we left. This was not an experience that I wish to remember.

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Visited On Saturday, 05 October 2019

Our waiter was great, the food fabulous - the salmon entre A+++++. Probably slightly on the high side in terms of $$ - but definitely a great experience.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Very nice environment. We all enjoyed our time. Food was great and service was implacable. Definitely recommend.

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Visited On Thursday, 03 October 2019

Great wine and food, great environment, great staff, great service! Perfect dining experience!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

James gave us wonderful service and we enjoyed his humour. The merino lamb shoulder was absolutely delicious. When we are back vising Christchurch we will definitely aim to visit again! Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

Great Service, We all enjoyed our meals.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

I was recommended this place from a colleague, My husband and I were not disappointed this was truly a lovely meal. The staff were very polite and helpful and just an overall wonderful dining experience we will definitely be back .

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

The meal was great and the staff we had were very helpful and friendly. Just waiting for some more friends so we can go again

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Very Enjoyable, everyone in my group liked the food and the range of menu items. Will be going again.

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Visited On Monday, 23 September 2019

We just want to congratulate Bessie for being such gracious and generous hosts. My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience and the beautiful presentation and flavours of each platter. The restaurant has such a gorgeously chic industrial vibe and the lovely waitresses that served us were all delightful and charmingly obliging in ensuring that we departed feeling replete and satisfied. Well done and I will be recommending your establishment highly to all whom I encounter.

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