Need a coffee stop which has just the right mix of sophistication and you’re-still-welcome-if-you’re-wearing-jeans casual? Yes, Christchurch does still offer just such a place – 50 Bistro at The George Hotel. Yes, The George is a super-stylish luxury hotel and, yes, in 2012 it was again recognised as 'New Zealand’s #1 City Hotel' in Travel + Leisure’s World's Best Awards, but 50 Bistro is a relaxed and welcoming spot whether it’s a business meeting, coffee with friends or romantic tête a tête on the cards.
The interior is suitably sleek, with a magnificent orange onyx wall lending a warm glow and views out to Hagley Park across the road. There’s a comfortable outdoor area too. And the coffee? Well, yes, the coffee is superb. Beautifully presented, as you’d expect in surroundings such as these, and perfectly made. Whoever you’re looking to impress on your coffee date, 50 Bistro will do the trick.