Kate D. said: "Drive past this place every day, and finally decided to try it. It was delicious!! The raw vege spring rolls were so fresh and tasty, and my tofu, eggplant and chili w/ veges was amazing. Plus prices are fantastic at only…" read more »
- Free Off-Street, Free On-Street
- Price Range:
- Spendy, $25 - $35
- Smart casual
- Good For Groups:
- Wine, Spirits, Cocktails, Beer
- No BYO
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Takes Reservations:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegetarian
- Meals Served:
- Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
- Payment Types:
- EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Seating For:
- Outdoor Seating:
Reviews for Becks Southern Alehouse
by Mere M.
16th July 2012
Seems I deleted my original review, which in short was me being unhappy with the inflexible menu at Becks restaurant (no fries allowed except as a bar meal lol) the following is in reply to Jan P of Becks restaurant. Just to clarify I was not talking about your childrens menu, I was commenting on how inflexible your main/dinner menu was ( no fries as a side dish allowed). As you have now stated that fries are on the childrens menu, why are they banned on the main/dinner menu except if you order the Cod dish?. As you have now also stated the Becks restaurant is kid friendly, you might want to put up your great choice kid friendly menu on your website.Comment from Jan P. of Becks Southern Alehouse 17/07/2012
12th May 2012
Food was nice enough but I was extreamely dissapointed after paying nearly $30 for my meal I was not able to take a doggy bag home when I had only eaten half. I had another experience there a year ago where we were having drinks with family (Children included) and was told that this bar is “Not a kindergarten”
Very dissapointed Becks, wont be dining with you again
by Cynthia K.
1st June 2011
Hard week, so casual dinner at the local. Overpriced menu – not much less expensive than fine dining – no cheap options eg burgers – they are on the “Bar Menu” we were informed. The Angus Steak (special of the day) was thin and small – about 200 grams – well cooked but $32 worth? NO WAY!! Go to Tiffany’s. Caesar salad was cold (yes it was a salad) but it had been chilled forever and so had the bacon. Do not waste your money here! Staff are lovely though.
by Kororia C.
10th November 2010
Last night went for a meal with four other friends, unfortunately we were very unhappy with the service. Main meals took far too long, we had to ask how much longer it is going to take, only four arrived and had a ask for our fifth meal. We ordered dessert and again too long a wait, we asked again where they were and the waitress checked and said they would be right out, 15 minutes later and again asked for the dessert.
I am a regular and have noticed that the meal portions had gotten smaller, this was in stark contrast to when you first opened as Becks, what is happening, I really enjoyed returning there after Tuskers blew themselves out of the water.
Did pass on our complaints to the maitre de, who apologised, I do expect good service.
I booked over a week ago for a meal for six on Sunday 14 in the evening. I hope to see some improvements!!!!Comment from Lindsay S. of Becks Southern Alehouse 19/11/2010
24th September 2010
Went out Becks for a lunch with my friend on the 04/09 for an early birthday celebration. My friend has a guide dog and we were greeted with some of the most lovely staff I have ever encountered, we promptly got seated and the guy behind the bar straight away asked if Sam (the dog) needed a drink(Fantastic as most places we have to ask!) We got our food and drinks with prompt and lovely service service, I had the calamari which was really nice and my friend had a massive chicken burger we loved every mouth full, would defiantly come back for more of the amazing food and some of the nicest people that we have come across in a long long time. Keep it up we will be back!
22nd September 2010
After seeing the Becks advert in the newspaper I decided to give the place a whirl.
The food was acceptable with large portions and beautifully cooked to match. Unfortunately my experience there was ruined by the rudest waitress I have ever come across. The attitude of the girl was appalling and her customer service didn’t do her any justice either.
I would love to return to this beautiful, cozy restaurant one day as the food was superb. Lets just hope I get a different waiter!Comment from Lindsay S. of Becks Southern Alehouse 24/09/2010
by Lorelei B.
22nd July 2010
Becks Southern Alehouse 21-07-2010
Bravo – live music on a Wednesday night “jamming” with Harry Harrison!
A friend of mine invited me to join her and her daughter to an evening with a difference so I thought my 19 year old daughter Rosanne who is studying at Christchurch Poly tech for a music degree might also like to join us. Rosie was in her element and played the drums and bongos to her hearts content. The audience lapped her up! What a great way of allowing talented people of all ages
strut their stuff!
No guesses for where I am having my birthday party on the 11th August!
By the way the pork cutlets in marmalade
were delicious accompanied with red cabbage, apples and mashed potatoes.
by Julie H.
19th July 2010
This is the second time I have reviewed Becks Southern Alehouse. For reasons unknown to me my first review was not published, but I’ll give it another go in a brand new light. The advertising I received in a local new spare advertised a cabaret night with Malcolm McNeill on Sunday 18th July, and as we had not visited Becks since my last review, we thought we’d go, especially as Malcolm McNeil is one of my favourite local singers. We booked early so as to dine before the show which began at 7pm. We were shown to our table which was about two rows back from the stage and brought water, menus, and a specials board. Choices are very good with a variety of options, some good for the waist and others you hoped might be knowing they were not. We ordered wine immediately, just a glass this time as it was Sunday night after all and I chose a Kopiko Bay Sauvignon Blanc at $7 and a top of the line Delegat Reserve Chardonnay at $9.50 for my partner. This time I chose Salmon Fillet which was pan fried in butter with sweet soy and ginger and came on steamed bok choy & basmati rice. My partner chose Lamb Shank which was in a flaky pastry, with a pesto, stuffed tomato and rosemary flavoured mash with onion gravy. Meals came out in just over 20 minutes, about the same as last visit and were both generous and stunningly presented. Becks has certainly moved forward. We watched other meals arriving and the standard of presentation is as good as I have seen anywhere, regardless of price. A nice touch I noticed and spoke to our waitress about was that plates arrived warm this time as it was something I had commented on to my partner last time, though it did not spoil our experience. I was told a new plate warmer had been installed recently. Without going into too much detail, the meals were excellent. My salmon was cooked through yet succulent and the soy and ginger gave exquisite lingering flavours. My partners lamb shanks were melt in the mouth tender and the pastry wrap appeared to retain the moisture. We were both delighted.
Now to the main reason for the visit. Malcolm McNeill would have to be one of the most engaging artists on the Christchurch musical scene. His breath control, voice range, and enthusiasm add so much colour that he left me breathless, especially with ‘Misty’. Accompanied by Bob Heinz it was an act I would happily have paid to see; in this case there was no cover charge. If this is the way Becks are going to do things, they are going to have to get used to my face.
by brian s.
15th June 2010
My wife and I dined with another couple at Becks Southern Alehouse on Saturday night. The place was ‘packed to the rafters’ but thankfully we had reserved a table as many were waiting for a table to become available. It was the fourth time for us as we live nearby and we were hoping that Becks maintained the standard of previous visits as we had recommended it to our friends.
We chose reliable favourite Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc and garlic bread then went to the main menu; my wife chose Fish Chowder, while I went for Lambs Fry & Bacon. Our friends both chose the Salmon Fillet. The wine arrived within about 2 minutes along with a bottle of water and though the wait for our mains was longer than we had experienced on week nights, it arrived in an acceptable (under the circumstances) 40 odd minutes, the wine and garlic bread and conversation keeping us happy during this time.
Our meals were generous and well presented. The chowder was thick with chunky fish, potato and kumara and extremely tasty according to my wife, while the salmon fillet was cooked just enough to be cooked right through without going dry complimented by the sauce and bok choy. Our friends enjoyed them. My Lambs Fry and Bacon was what prompted me to write this review. This was not your typical casserole dish; the large pieces of bacon combined with the thin slices of lambs fry proved this and it was served over spring onion mash and was delicious. It was easily the most tasty dish I have enjoyed at Becks and will most certainly be ordering the same next time around. Another bottle of Oyster Bay and espressos saw our night out. We were aware that some groups waited longer than us, but we were also aware of the huge effort put in by the staff who told us that several large groups arrived without reservations putting extra pressure on the staff who we observed handled it very well.
by Tacita W.
31st May 2010
Becks is far superior to the old Tuskers. The food is top notch for the price, excellent value for money. We live down the road and love the place. The staff are also very friendly and cannot understand the complaints above!
16th May 2010
We went to Beck’s for a meal on a Saturday night and arrived just before 7. We had a 5 minute wait for our table which was fine. I am gluten and dairy intolerant and they have gluten free options on the menu but when asked if they could modify anything to also be dairy free, the waitress (possibly Maitre’d also) got quite snotty and said she would get the gluten and dairy free menus and we could see if we could find something that was on both menus. The option I then asked for wasn’t something that they did anymore so we asked if they could do a plain chicken salad, apparently that was fine and she even made a point of saying she had asked for the chicken to be well done, because I am also pregnant. Nearly an hour and a half later we were still waiting for our food and one of us went to query the wait they were told it was because of a delay with the chicken salad. The meals arrived about 5-10 minutes later and my chicken was cold and also not plain. Another member of our party had requested fish with potatoes and vegetables instead of chips and salad but got chips and roast vegetables. We queried the chicken salad and were told it was cooked in a chili sauce – not requested but not harmful so that was ok and apparently the chicken was probably cold because it had been put onto a cold salad – yeah right! Or it had been sitting there for a while! We were told they could cook another piece of chicken in only 10 minutes which was surprising since it had taken so long in the first place, but we declined as I was so tired, hungry and quite upset by this point. The waitress apologised but there was no offer of not charging for this meal which I felt was the least they could do after the difficulties we experienced. I would not recommend Beck’s or return there and I will definately be telling everyone I know about their inability to accommodate.
11th May 2010
Travelled CHCH city to enjoy a meal at Tuskers Colombos st. Have been there B4 and was and was GR8 place to eat. With Tuskers entertainment voucher in hand we noticed it is now called Becks so asked them do you still honor these? Matre D rudest person I have ever met with attitude said we are now Becks don’t honor. The place is now cold calculated and empty. Wonder what would have happened if we sat and ate and then pulled our voucher. Dining friends this place is a minus 10. Shame it used to be so good.
*****forgot***** to mention Below liquor land sign is “Tuskers”. These guys have rebranded and seem to believe they have no obligation to Tusker and their obligations. So be it but +3 months on you still havent removed Tusker sign!! Fellow Diners Be cautious and tell all.Comment from Lindsay S. of Becks Southern Alehouse 20/05/2010
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