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Roots

Let chef-owner Giulio Sturla take you on a magical tasting tour with his renowned degustation menus, which champion all things local and seasonal. Dishes can also be accompanied by carefully paired wines, should you…
Pub in Lyttelton

Governors Bay Hotel

A scenic 9km drive from Lyttelton is one of NZ's oldest operational pubs (1870). You couldn't ask for a more inviting deck and garden in which to quaff an afternoon tipple. The food is good, too, covering all the cl…
Cafe in Lyttelton

Lyttelton Coffee Company

Local institution Lyttelton Coffee Company has risen from the rubble and continues its role as a stalwart of the London St foodie scene, serving consistently great coffee and wholesome food in its cavernous, exposed…
Italian in Lyttelton

Freemans

Freemans consistently pleases with fresh pasta, top-notch pizzas, local wines and craft beers from Christchurch's Three Boys Brewery. Grab a spot on the deck for great harbour views and Sunday afternoon jazz from 3p…
Bar in Lyttelton

Civil and Naval

Steadfast staff at this compact, bijou bar serve a quality selection of cocktails, fine wines and craft beers, while the kitchen keeps patrons civil with an eclectic range of tapas ($6 to $18).
Market in Lyttelton

Lyttelton Farmers Market

Every Saturday morning food stalls take the place of cars on Lyttelton's main street. Stock up alongside locals on fresh bread, baked goods, flowers, cheeses, local produce and good coffee.
Arts & Crafts in Lyttelton

Henry Trading

This tiny but perfectly curated store stocks a range of lovely homewares and gifts, many made by local producers, as well as a sweet line in artisanal Lyttelton souvenirs.
Coffee in Lyttelton

Spooky Boogie

More sweet than spooky, this hip new coffee shop cum record store at the top end of London St does a roaring trade in silky coffee and smooth beats alike.
Books in Lyttelton

London St Bookshop

Dimly lit and crammed full of intriguing volumes, this charming second-hand bookshop is a bibliophile's dream.
Bar in Lyttelton

Wunderbar

Wunderbar is a top spot to get down, with regular live music covering all spectra, and clientele to match. The kooky decor and decapitated dolls' heads alone are worth the trip. Enter via the stairs in the rear car …