Top Choice Burmese in Christchurch

Bodhi Tree

Bodhi Tree has been wowing locals with the nuanced flavours of Burmese cuisine for more than a decade. Its feel-good food comes in sharing-sized dishes and sings with zing. Standouts include le pet thoke (pickled te…
Top Choice Cafe in Christchurch

Supreme Supreme

With so much to love, where to start? Perhaps with a kimchi Bloody Mary, a chocolate-fish milkshake, or maybe just an exceptional espresso alongside ancient-grain muesli or pulled corn-beef hash. One of NZ's origina…
Top Choice Modern NZ in Christchurch

Twenty Seven Steps

Upstairs on the Edwardian New Regent St strip, the pared-back interior of this elegant restaurant puts the focus firmly on a menu showcasing local produce. Mainstays include modern renditions of lamb, beef, venison …
French in Christchurch

Cornershop Bistro

Classic dishes such as coq au vin are expertly executed at this superior French-style bistro which never forgets it's in a relaxed beachside suburb. Spend longer than you planned to lingering over brunch.
Vegetarian in Christchurch

Lotus Heart

Run by students of Sri Chinmoy, this vegetarian eatery serves curry, pizza, wraps, burgers and freshly squeezed organic juices. Organic, vegan and gluten-free options abound, and there's an interesting gift and musi…
Cafe in Christchurch


Decent coffee and counter food combine here with toasted bagels and eggs multiple ways.
Cafe in Christchurch

Under the Red Verandah

This lucky suburban backstreet boasts a cafe beloved by locals and travellers alike. Take a seat under said veranda and tuck into baked goodies, oaty pancakes, homemade pies and eggs multiple ways.
Cafe in Christchurch

C1 Espresso

C1 sits pretty in a grand former post office that somehow escaped the cataclysm. Recycled materials fill the interior (Victorian oak panelling, bulbous 1970s light fixtures) and tables spill onto a little square. Eg…
Burgers in Christchurch

Burgers & Beers Inc

Quirkily named gourmet burgers – try the Woolly Sahara Sand Hopper (Moroccan-spiced lamb with lemon yogurt) or the Shagged Stag (venison with tamarillo and plum chutney) – and an ever-changing selection of Kiwi craf…
Cafe in Christchurch

Black Betty

Infused with aromas from Switch Espresso's roastery, Black Betty's industrial-chic warehouse is a popular destination for students from the nearby college. Attractions include avocado smash on the all-day breakfast …