What to eat in Level 3 lockdown - Christchurch
The long wait is over! Level 3 has arrived and with it a host of exciting takeaway and delivery options from some of the Garden City's finest eating and drinking establishments.
Whether you’re after a curry from your favourite Indian takeaway spot, a slice of wood fired pizza, a juicy burger or a heat and eat set up from one of the country’s top restaurants - this list has it all.
176 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
We can’t wait to get back to business as usual with Miro’s bottomless brunch. Until then, however, you can host your own at home with their new takeaway menu, seven days a week from 8am to 2pm. Options like the waffles with grilled apricot, bacon, pecans and coconut yoghurt are on offer alongside freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, coffees and house made bagels. A heat and eat evening meal menu also features Thursday to Sunday from 5pm. Check out all the options and order on their website.
254 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Pop by long time local favourite Unknown Chapter for takeaway barista coffee, slices, cakes, sandwiches and salads from 7am to 2pm. To order use the Unknown Chapter app or text 021-090-33313.
Southside Social Virtual Restaurant
Southside Social’s famous duck hash is the perfect autumnal dish and can now be ordered via their virtual restaurant (southsidesocial.co.nz). Here you’ll find a range of brunch, lunch and dinner options, DIY cocktail packs, hangover cures and coffee. Order via Uber, Give Me Bread or Eat Local NZ.
1005 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch
Head to the Regulr app to order top quality barista coffee, scones, muffins and slices from this Woolston favourite. Takeaway from 8am to 1pm.
294 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Little Poms have launched a deliciously simple coffee and scone service. Get your fix now for under ten bucks Tuesday to Saturday from 8 to 11am - coffees are all under $5 and scones are $4.50. Give the friendly team a ring on 03 365 5808 to order.
Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn
292 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
Start the day off right at Little Pom’ then grab lunch, dinner and/or libations from Pomeroy’s (next door) to round out a solid set of meals. Pomeroy’s classics like the gravy chips, jalapeno cheese dip and chicken burger are available Wednesday to Sunday from 5 to 8 pm, as well as three to four beers in 2L rigger for $24. Simply give them a ring on 03 365 1523 to order, pay over the phone, then pick up.
5 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton
Lyttelton standout, SUPER, is back in the game with an exciting and expansive takeaway menu from noon to late, Wednesday to Sunday. Their karaage fried chicken is not to be missed and neither is the Hangi style pork belly. Pair with their wok greens for a complete meal. Order via the Regulr app, text 021 086 22632 or pop by the side door for takeaway coffees and drinks (you can use Paywave). Delivery to Lyttelton is on offer too!
Governors Bay Hotel
52 Main Road, Governors Bay
If you’re missing the pub atmosphere and are after a tasty, high quality pub style meal check out Governors Bay Hotel’s new takeaway menu which features Cassels beer battered market fresh fish and “Just a Bag of Fat Chips” for $4.50. Order by calling 3299 433 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brew Moon Brewing Company
12 Markham Street, Amberley
Masters of craft beer, pizza and good vibes, Brew Moon in North Canterbury is now doing takeaways. Takeaway beer and pizza are available seven nights a week from 4 to 8pm. To order, give them a call on 03-314 8036.
Bacon Bros and Shaka Bros
181 High Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Christchurch legends Bacon Bros and Shaka Bros are now flipping burgers for online order and contactless delivery/pickup. Their juicy burgers, thick cut fries and tasty sauces are exactly what you need after five weeks without options. Order direct from their website.
48 Hereford Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
One of Christchurch's most talked about spots, Inati, has released a new concept - Inati At Home. The menu features starters like Inati’s specialty duck trumpets and mains such as lamb shoulder with garlic, lemon, spiced yogurt and butternut squash. Wine pairings and items like the yoghurt panna cotta with crispy chickpeas and sherbert, round out the menu. Expect Inati’s usual inventive approach and high quality ingredients with just a bit of at home assembly required. Don’t miss this special opportunity to experience one of New Zealand's best restaurants in a new way. $50 minimum per person. Email orders to enquiries@INATI.nz.
Eight Grains and Sushi Soldier
255 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
If your DIY sushi and dumpling attempts didn’t go well during lockdown, never fear. Eight Grains and Sushi Soldier are back. Their full menus are available takeaway and can be ordered from Eight Grain’s website or from Sushi Soldier’s UberEats page. But be sure to check the website first as more items are on offer there and the delivery fee is lower.
Ramen Ria, Gelato and Tea, Midnight Shanghai
101/96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch
This trio of Riverside Market restaurants offer the best of the best when it comes to ramen, gelato, tea and authentic Chinese food. Check out their full menus and order at ramenria.co.nz. If you really want to stock up on delicious dumplings, soups and more go to centralgrains.co.nz where you can order frozen meal packs directly from this restaurant group’s commercial kitchen. Delivery is $5 for most of Christchurch or free if your order exceeds $60.
Table of Munchies (TOM)
189 Papanui Road 38b, Merivale Mall
Enjoy TOM’s tasty sharing plates (and more) with your bubble. Head to their website tableofmunchies.co.nz to check out the full menu which you can now enjoy from the comfort of home. If you are not sure what to choose, try the dumpling tasting platter which includes 12 pieces and 4 flavours (pork chive, pork prawn, chicken and vegan). Order directly from their website or from UberEats.
76 Malcolm Avenue, Beckenham, Christchurch
Amateur bread baking made a come back during lockdown, but we are still chomping at the bit to get back to our favourite neighbourhood bakeries. Thankfully The Birdwood is now open for takeaway coffees, scones, light meals, pizzas, pastas and sides from 9 to 2pm and 4 to 9pm Monday to Sunday. Their wood fired pizzas are made with a tried and true sourdough base, and the menu includes plenty of gluten free options like gnocchi with slow cooked lamb, mushroom, bacon and kale. Order via their website.
5/132 Opawa Road, Opawa, Christchurch
This team of expert gelato makers will be delivering their creations Tuesday to Saturday in Opawa, St. Martins and Waltham (and possibly further afield depending on demand). Keep an eye on their Facebook page for evolving info on flavours and delivery locations. Every 1 litre tub of gelato comes with six waffle cones and is $30. To order text 022 368 2699 with number of tubs, flavours and delivery address. Then pay via bank transfer or paywave upon delivery.
5/2 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Chef Alex Davies and his team have launched a takeaway option that’s got it all. Fish Supper by Gatherings feeds 3 to 4 and includes a whole fish with sides, sauces and flatbreads for $45 (or $25 if you just want the fish). Oysters and sourdough are also on offer.
Find the full menu on their website, give them a ring on 0210 293 564 to order and pay over the phone then pick up your dinner. Named a top NZ restaurant by Cuisine last year, Gatherings has got something special and this supper is sure to be one you won’t forget. Enjoy this special meal Tuesday to Sunday from 4pm.
Bohemian Bakery Central City
255 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Get yourself a loaf of award winning sourdough from Bohemian Bakery’s Sumner or Saint Asaph Street locations which both now have click and collect options. Their standout pastries (we love the Portuguese tart) can be ordered with a barista coffee from the Saint Asaph Street store (call 3650456). If you would rather stay home, opt for delivery. Details can be found on their website.
Three Boys Brewery
592 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch
If you are cooking something delicious or picking up something delicious from one of the restaurants listed here, be sure to pair it with a deserving beverage…like a Three Boys craft beer. Their full craft range can be ordered on their website and delivered, or call in for contactless take outs and rigger fills.
J'aime les macarons
Merivale Mall, Shop 6C/189 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Simple pleasures go a long way right now and we have yet to find one better than a macaron from J'aime Les Macarons in Merivale. These French macarons and confectionery are a true treat and can be ordered online and delivered straight to your door. To place your order visit their website, call 03 343 5014 or check out their UberEats page.
Engine Coffee Brewers
270 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
If you are feeling the quality coffee void after five weeks of being left to your own devices, we get it. Look no further than Engine Coffee Brewers for a carefully curated, top quality cup of coffee. To order a caffeinated takeaway creation simply download the Regulr app then click, collect, coffee!
Twenty Seven Steps
Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Named one of New Zealand’s best restaurants by Cuisine, Twenty Seven Steps is offering the city a top tier, Friday night menu with a side of community. When you order from them you will have the option to donate $2 to a local charity. The Twenty Seven Steps team will match that donation and provide a big meal for that week’s selected charity.
Their menu includes heat and eat meals like risotto with broadbean, pea, spinach and gorgonzola and stout braised ox cheek with potato, leek and bacon mash. Order on their website by Wednesday evening for Friday delivery ($4) from 4pm.
Tomi Japanese Restaurant
Edgeware Mall, 76 Edgeware Road, Saint Albans, Christchurch
Tomi is now open for lunch and dinner takeaways. Check out the full menu and order on their website. Be sure to check out their Ora King Salmon sashimi platter as well as the karaage chicken bento box, both of which are made with fresh ingredients and full bodied flavours.
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
50 Bistro at The George now has a takeaway and delivery high tea menu for $35 per person Wednesday to Saturday. To order email email@example.com or phone 03 379 4560.
17 West Belt, Lincoln
The Laboratory in Lincoln serves some seriously tasty pizzas, snacks, taps and craft beers which are now available takeaway Tuesday to Sunday from 4 to 8pm. To order text 022 035 7931. For a winning combination order the ‘Fungi’ pizza (smokey bacon, sauteed mushrooms, spinach, taleggio and truffle oil) with a rigger of The Lab’s Isotopic IPA.
93C Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
This CBD favourite has returned with a solid array of takeaway options including coffees, scones, wraps and pizzas served weekdays from 7am to 3pm and weekends from 8am to 2:30pm. For a healthy dish with a lot of colour and flavour go for Westend’s ever popular shawarma bowl (dukkah, roasted vegetables, tomato salsa, green falafel, crunchy chickpeas, hummus, toasted pepitas) and a fresh squeezed juice. To order, visit their website, then click and collect!
295 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch
Dose Diner is back weekdays from 7:30 to 2:30 and weekends from 8:30 to 2:30 for online orders and pick up. This spot has been pouring delicious barista beverages made with Lyttelton Coffee beans for eleven years, so be sure to grab a cup and pair it with any of their tasty dishes, for example the custard brioche french toast or Big Dose breakfast. Lunch dishes and burgers are also on offer. Order from their website.
Grizzly Baked Goods
33 Buchan Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Grizzly Baked Goods have re-opened their online ordering for both deliveries and pre-orders for pick-up from their Buchan Street window. Open seven days from 9am-2pm, they will also be serving espresso alongside their famous pastries, donuts, breads and sandwiches.
To arrange a delivery, head over to their website to place your order. All online orders require 48 hours notice (e.g if you want a delivery Wednesday, you need to order by Monday by 6pm). Deliveries take place on a Wednesday and Saturday, and are free with orders over $20 (use code FREEDEL).
To arrange a same-day pick-up from Buchan St, simply give us a call (022 655 6832) to place your order.
5 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Book in for a takeaway at 5th Street! Their Level 3 menu includes items like Morroccan vegetable stew with yoghurt labneh and flatbreads, and slow roasted lamb shoulder with caramelised tomatoes and coriander yoghurt. Complete your meal with a Three Boys take-home beer pack which can also be ordered from 5th Street’s website.
32 Nayland Street, Sumner, Christchurch
Sumner’s Szechuan favourite, Miss Peppercorn, now offers contactless pick-up and delivery. Level 3 specials, which can be found on their website, like the mad spicy cold noodles come served with shredded chicken breast, cucumber, bean sprouts and spicy carrots (if you like it hot). If you want something a bit milder, the wok tossed braised pork belly on rice is an equally tasty option. To order phone 03-3266720 or text 0210534537.
Civil and Naval
16 London Street, Lyttelton
Lyttelton local, Civil and Naval, is open with a comfort food focused takeaway menu that features some of their classic dishes and rotating specials. On Thursdays they’ll be serving up ‘Not your mumma’s lasagne’ with panzanella and rocket salad. On Fridays expect Heisenburgers (vegan option available) with fries and milkshakes. Check out all the options on their Facebook page. Order with the Regulr app and then pop in on the hour for contactless pickup or request delivery (Lyttelton only).
96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
We certainly missed the hustle and bustle of Riverside Market during lockdown. Thankfully, tons of your favourite Riverside vendors are now offering takeaway and delivery meals. Check them all out and order on the Flamingo Food website.
unit 1/388 Montreal Street, CBD, Christchurch
Nothing says Autumn like a steaming bowl of goodness from Posh Porridge. Owner, Caroline Strack and her team have put together some seriously fun ‘Posh Porridge Packs’ that can be purchased from their new website, and picked up from their Montreal Street shop window, or delivered. These posh packs include everything you need to recreate your favourite combinations like raspberry white chocolate porridge and make for a great Mothers Day present, too. Order 48 hours in advance, pick up Wednesday-Friday from 9-12 or opt for Wednesday-Friday afternoon delivery.
96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Riverside Market standout, Herba Gourmet, is open Wednesday to Saturday from 5 to 8pm for pickup and delivery. If you’re ready to eat out again but want something as nutritious as it is delicious, Herba Gourmet is the spot. Simply head to their website and choose from any of their wholesome proteins like slow cooked beef and falafel. Then add sides like their beetroot feta power salad and kumara ribbons. For pickup order directly through their website www.herba.co.nz or give them a ring on 03 925 9911. For delivery order via Flamingo or Delivery Express.
105 Orbell Street, Sydenham, Christchurch
Christchurch’s well loved vegan deli, Grater Goods, is now open seven days a week from 5 to 8pm for takeaways and delivery. As the days cool off a bowl of their ‘chickn’ noodle soup or their plant based reuben will fill your tummy and warm your soul.
The Caffeine Laboratory
Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Caffeine Laboratory regulars rejoice! This New Regent Street favourite is open for takeaway and delivery. Expect their top quality beverages alongside made to order toasties from $9, daily fresh muffins and scones from $4.20 and ready to eat meals for two or more including dishes like red wine braised beef cheek, pulled pork burgers, lemon and apricot chicken tagine and traditional bolognese and ravioli all from $31.
Ally & Sid
4 Walker Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
If you need a high quality cup of coffee and/or a treat head straight to Ally and Sid’s page on the Regulr app Monday to Saturday from 8:30am to 1pm. Then stroll on down to their sunny spot on Walker Street to collect your order (Paywave is also available for payment upon collection).
Utopia Ice Central City
153 High Street, CBD, Christchurch
Your local ice cream shop in Sumner and on High Street, Utopia Ice, now has an online store for pickup and delivery orders. Find all the treats on their website including a range of homemade cookies (i.e all the ingredients you need for ice cream sammies).
Pre-order and pay online by 10pm the night prior for contactless pickup at either location. For delivery pre-order and pay online by 10pm Wednesday night for Thursday delivery from 4pm.
40/100 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Riverside Kitchen and a collection of Riverside Market vendors have launched a collaboration that’s exciting, nutritious and all about supporting local. Head to their website to check out their new Market Boxes which contain beautiful produce from an array of vendors and are delivered straight to your door on Tuesday and Friday afternoons from 2 to 5pm.
These Market Boxes contain fruit, vegetables, meat, bread, cheese, eggs and other goodies (there is a vegetarian box option, too). Pick the box size that suits your bubble and get ready to cook with some of the best ingredients our community has to offer.
270 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
BobaLab offers fun, handmade bubble tea concoctions made with all natural ingredients that are sure to put a smile on your dial. They’re now trading Wednesday and Saturdays from 12 to 3:30 pm.
To order check out their menu here and choose form their range of fresh milk teas, pure teas, fruit teas, add handcrafted boba and toppings then text 021-089-44922 with your order and for payment details. Finally head on down to BoxED Quarter to pick up your beverage from BobaLab.
19 Southwark Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
Grain Coffee and Eatery is keeping things fresh during Level 3 with takeaways via Regulr and text. They’ll be offering their classic coffee drinks, award worthy scones and will be updating the menu daily to reflect what they are making each day. Order through Regulr or text 021 206 5154 and pay via Paywave when you arrive.
314 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
The boss of BBQ, Smokey T's, has contactless click and collect for all their favourites, from brisket to ribs, and the classic pit platter. Order online using the order form on their website and collect from 314 Cashel Street.
Moon Under Water
152 Somerfield Street, Somerfield, Christchurch
We simply can’t wait for Moon Under Water, one of the city’s most authentic and lovable neighbourhood pubs to re-open. But in the meantime, we’re pretty excited to see they’ve launched a takeaway menu available Wendesdays to Sundays from 5 to 8pm. Check out their Facebook to view the whole menu which boasts pizzas, burgers, fries, drinks and more. To order ring (03) 3318001 then head down to the pub for contactless pickup when it’s time!
Rollickin' Gelato Cashel Street
98 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch
This scoop shop truly knows how to bring a smile to the city. Rollickin has launched an app and with it, a free first scoop for all when you download (limited time only via Google Play and Apple stores). It’s just a part of Rollickin’s new and amped up dessert offerings. Their Cashel Street store is now open for click and collect. Simply order via the app and head on down. If you’d rather stay at home, order gelato straight to your door with Flamingo or UberEats. New flavours include Ashely Apple Bloomfield, Gerry Brownie Relief Package and Jacindys Cinnie Buns. Hours are 12:30 to 8 daily.
Hotel Montreal x The Polo Bar
363 Montreal Street, Christchurch
Hotel Montreal’s Polo Bar and Restaurant is now offering take away tapas that are full of delicious Argentinian inspired flavours and ingredients. Dishes like the beef croquettes and chorizo al vino have all of the warming, soul satisfying flavours you’ll need as the days grow colder. Head to their website to view the full menu and to order. Coffee and tea are also available.
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