The Yard

Monday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Tuesday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Wednesday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Thursday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Friday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Saturday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

Sunday11:00 am – 9:00 pm.

173 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

Tucked in between St Asaph and Tuam St, The Yard is a collective of artisan ground-level hospitality spots and upstairs offices. Housed within a repurposed 1950’s printing hall, the boutique eatery has been created by local developers Box112 who are on a mission to build up Christchurch as the most liveable city in the world. With the number of exciting foodie destinations on offer here, we think we’re already well on the way.

A medley of international eats is not to be missed. Ceylon Kitchen’s taste of Sri Lanka pulls in the crowds with its delicious curries and Kottu Roti (if you haven’t tried this spot yet, you’re seriously missing out). J-Bings pumps out dumplings and traditional Chinese crepes that will have you coming back for more. Sedap serves authentic Malay street food, Mokoji puts a spin on things with tasty-as-heck Korean Pancakes, and Otto Delicatessen elevates the humble corner deli by producing honest, quality sandwiches served with a side of crisps and daily changing soup. Parisian style crêperie Maison de Crepes and Golden Lotus Thai fusion restaurant occupy independent spaces next door.

The Yard contains a striking gantry crane at one end and plenty of tall, recycled timber windows to allow natural light to stream in no matter the weather. The large green barn doors and a suspended feature ladder have been recovered from Wigram’s old Royal New Zealand Air Force Building. During the warmer months the space opens up and spills out onto the wide footpath in front. A brilliant spot to escape the office for some lunch-time vitamin-D and great grub.

The near future will see a number of new interesting spots open up here, so it pays to add The Yard into your regular itinerary for discovering new spots in the city.

Words by Petra Nyman & Photography by Nancy Zhou

173 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch

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