Encompassing Merivale and St Albans, City North in Christchurch is chock full of chic spots to get some retail therapy or a caffeine fix. Fancy a wine or a bite? City North has you covered there, too. Dating back to 1851, it's an area with plenty of history, and a wide range on offer for anyone venturing just outside the Four Aves.
Easily reached by bike, bus, or on foot, make your way to City North and check out what's on offer.
01 Tomi Japanese Restaurant
Edgeware Mall, 76 Edgeware Road, Saint Albans, Christchurch
Serving authentic Japanese cuisine, Tomi is most famous for their sashimi sourced from the local fish market.
02 The Origin
95 Westminster Street Corner of Cranford Street &, Westminster Street, Saint Albans, Christchurch
Vegetarian cafe The Origin brings a much needed boost to the hospitality scene in St Albans to the delight of locals.
5/2 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Food is best enjoyed together, and when you’re tucked into the 25 seat restaurant that is Gatherings, you’ll remember why.
04 Nicola Quinn Beauty and Day Spa
209 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
For indulgence from your head down to your toes, pop along to this Merivale day spa.
05 Chillingworth Road
478 Cranford Street, Papanui, Christchurch
Dinnertime is the hero of this Redwood destination, where degustation dining centres around classic cuisine, done well.
06 Mod's Hair
141 Aikmans Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Let’s be honest – lovely as they both are – Merivale and Paris aren’t exactly twins. But thanks to Mod's Hair, the two places are connected just that little bit more.
07 J'aime les macarons
Merivale Mall, Shop 6C/189 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
Hundreds of colourful macarons with punchy and interesting flavours are produced out of the J’aime les macarons kitchen each day.
08 Six Ounces
178 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch
There’s nothing quite like a cosy neighbourhood coffee shop and six ounces is exactly that.