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The Bicycle Thief - Dinner


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We invite you to The Bicycle Thief to enjoy the warm and welcoming country atmosphere and a brand new menu of delicious Italian cuisine.

Combining traditional Italian products along with fresh New Zealand grown produce we bring you a mouth-watering menu and a dining experience that's not to be missed.

Our fully licensed restaurant set in the picturesque town of Tai Tapu is the perfect spot to enjoy a fabulous meal.

Indicative mains prices: $28.00+


  • European, Pizza, Italian


  • 136 Old Tai Tapu Road, Kennedys Bush, Christchurch 8025, New Zealand. Just a 25 min drive from central Christchurch.

Dining Coupon Product

  • By purchasing a Discount Coupon from this page you are making a reservation with a Discount Coupon specific to your reservation time. You will then pay for your dining experience directly at the venue less the applicable discount.

    Regular (non discount) reservations may also be made as a free convenient service for Bookme Customers and Restaurants


- This Discount Applies to Food Only, excludes steak, pork and lamb shanks. Drinks are Full Price.

- Coupons are non-transferable, non-refundable and valid only for Dining in at the date & time specified.

- Dine-in Only. Not Valid for Take Away

- One Coupon must be purchased for each person attending. Seats are Strictly Limited and we cannot accommodate extra people if they are not included in your booking/ reservation.

- If you arrive at the restaurant more than 15 minutes after the time specified on your booking confirmation your Discount Coupon will have expired, and the restaurant is under no obligation to honour the discount or the booking.

- Bookme Discount Coupons cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other discount or promotion the restaurant may be running.

- Bookings cannot be made across different times, or discounts and then combined to accommodate for extra people or for any other reason. On any such bookings the discount will be deemed null and void, and you will receive no refund.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Legal Drinking Age Enforced

  • You are required to be legal drinking age (18+) to enter this venue.

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


12 reviews

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Holly S from New Zealand wrote on 27 June 2021

Perfect family dinner

Lovely food and service was top quality. We had a fussy child and a vegan in the group and both of them enjoyed their meals. Great relaxed atmosphere. Definitely goig to visit again :)

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From The Bicycle Thief - Dinner

Hi Holly, Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you all had a great time with us. We aim to cater for all requirements and pride ourselves on our vegan menu, We are so pleased that our food was enjoyed by everyone. See you again soon :)

Pedro Doll from New Zealand wrote on 21 June 2021

Intimate and original dinner

We really enjoyed our dinner at TBT. Food was nice and quick to come, staff was friendly. The tables are always hidden which is nice, however that caused that we didn't have a good communication with the waiter. Tipp, you should ALWAYS bring a spoon to the table when people are having pasta! And salt was also needed...

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From The Bicycle Thief - Dinner

Hi Pedro, thank you for your review and feedback. We are glad that you liked the food and staff. We pride ourselves on our customer experience. Please always speak with the staff at the time of your visit as they will always be accommodating. :)

Tania from New Zealand wrote on 15 June 2021

Wow the food is amazing

I have past the 'Bicycle Thief' sign posted heading out of halswell to the peninsular over the past 5 years and often thought 'i must visit sometime'. I only wish i had of sooner. Quaint venue and only 5 minutes from Halswell. The quality and taste matched the presentation of the meals and dessert. Layers of flavour. thank you.

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From The Bicycle Thief - Dinner

Thank you, Tania! We're so pleased that you decided to stop by in the end :) We look forward to you visiting again!

roscoet from New Zealand wrote on 13 December 2021

Good food, bad setting

Myself and my partner arrived at the bicycle thief looking forward to the ambiance as much as the food. Much to our dismay we were immediately ushered to some sort of tent out back beside the toilets. There was a birthday party booked and anyone not involved went to the tent, ourselves and our fellow diners were less than impressed as nobody was informed, until they arrived at the venue, of the situation. As we endured the ice cold draft running through the tent, the girls serving the tables did their best given the pressure they were under. We had the bruschetta, carbonara, pizza and tiramisu and it must be said the food was very good and we would probably return on that basis alone but 3 Stars for overall experience

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From The Bicycle Thief - Dinner

Hi Roscoet, thanks for your review. Yes, we had a huge, corporate Christmas party that evening as it is the season where everyone is booking their parties with us. You were seated in our Villa San Michelle marquee which is one of our popular venues for functions. The party had already booked out our entire restaurant. I am sorry if the experience was less than you expected and I can assure you that you would usually be seated inside our restaurant (or outside in our Italian Riviera garden if the weather is warm). I am pleased that you liked our food and do hope that you visit again so you can experience our restaurant itself.

Hilsy101 from New Zealand wrote on 14 February 2022


Wonderful food! First time we've been and definitely will be returning for sure.

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From The Bicycle Thief - Dinner

Hi, Hilsy101! Thanks so much for your review! We're so happy that you will be returning and look forward to seeing you again :)


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