Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Christchurch

Supreme Supreme

With so much to love, where to start? Perhaps with a cherry and pomegranate smoothie, a chocolate-fish milkshake or maybe just an exceptional espresso, alongside a fresh bagel, a goji bowl or even pulled corn-beef h…
Top Choice Food Hall in Christchurch

Little High Eatery

Can't decide whether you want sushi, pizza or Thai for dinner? At Little High, you won't have to choose – this stylish new food hall is home to eight different gourmet businesses, offering everything from dumplings …
Top Choice Modern NZ in Christchurch

Twenty Seven Steps

Overlooking the pastel-coloured New Regent St strip, this elegant restaurant showcases locally sourced seasonal ingredients. Mainstays include modern renditions of lamb, beef, venison and seafood, as well as outstan…
Modern NZ in Christchurch

Gatherings

Thoughtful, seasonal vegetarian dishes are the focus at this petite restaurant on the edge of the Papanui Rd dining strip. The set five-course tasting menu changes regularly, with a focus on sustainable, local produ…
Cafe in Christchurch

Addington Coffee Co-op

You will find one of Christchurch's biggest and best cafes packed to the rafters most days. A compact shop selling fair-trade gifts jostles for attention with delicious cakes, gourmet pies, legendary breakfasts (unt…
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…
Burmese in Christchurch

Rangoon Ruby

Rangoon Ruby is the latest iteration of longtime Christchurch fave Bodhi Tree, which has been wowing locals with the nuanced flavours of Burmese cuisine for more than a decade. Feel-good food comes in sharing-sized …
Modern NZ in Christchurch

Fiddlesticks

Sidle into Fiddlesticks for sophisticated, hearty meals from breakfast to supper. The cosy formal dining room is perfect for intimate dinners, but we like the glassed-in patio attached to the curvy cocktail bar – es…
Cafe in Christchurch

Black Betty

Black Betty's industrial-chic warehouse is a popular destination for students from the nearby college. Friendly service, great food and a laid-back atmosphere are all pluses, but the biggest attraction is the coffee…
Greek in Christchurch

Dimitris

Amid a cluster of food trucks in the Container Mall, Dimitris rules the roost with souvlaki full of tasty chicken, lamb or falafel, wrapped up with heaps of fresh salad in a light, puffy bread. At the time of writin…