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Bonobo Café

Man holding burger and chips at Bonobo, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Bonobo: a benevolent primate, a trip-hop artist and more recently a plant-based cuisine destination in the seaside suburb of Sumner.

The Old Vicarage

Exterior of The Old Vicarage, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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The Old Vicarage is exactly that, the former home of the Vicars from St Mary’s Church in Halswell.

General Post

Interior view of shop General Post, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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You’ll find a few golden nuggets interspersed around Tai Tapu, and General Post is one of them.

Paddy McNaughton's

Exterior of Paddy McNaughton's, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Paddy McNaughton's is a pint-sized pub with Guinness and Magners on tap. It’s the closest thing to a Dublin pub this side of the equator. Live music every week.

Niche Coffee + Eatery

Table of delicious food at Niche Cafe and Eatery in Sumner.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Niche Coffee + Eatery, the latest addition to the hospitality scene of Sumner, fits like a glove to the seaside village.

Bottle & Stone

People dining inside Bottle and Stone in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A hole in the wall pizza joint in The Welder.

Barefoot Eatery

Interior of Barefoot Eatery in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Grab your mates, your mum, your bubs and even your dog, and head down to Barefoot Eatery at The Welder to discover a nourishing and fun café experience.

12 Bar

A guitarist playing music on a stage at 12 Bar in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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If you love a good neighbourhood bar in the city, 12 Bar is the spot for you. 12 Bar brings together all our favourite things; beer, food and music in abundance.

Little River Café and Store

Seating area at Little River Cafe and Store.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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This institutional café, specialising in homemade fare for all, is well worth a visit next time you're passing through Little River.

Rollickin' Gelato Cashel Street

Double scoop gelato on a cone in front of an orange wall.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Rollickin' Gelato brings a fabulous late-night dessert venue to the riverside end of Cashel St.

Posh Porridge

Eating a piece of loaded toast from Posh Porridge.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Posh Porridge offers boutique flavours and lashings of luxury toppings for its porridge bowls. Just pop into its Montreal St location and find out for yourself.

Ally & Sid

The counter and coffee machine at Ally & Sid café in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Everything about Ally & Sid is inviting - a breezy spot for excellent coffee, tasty cabinet fare and a big side of sunshine.

Moon Under Water

Exterior of Moon Under Water, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Moon Under Water features all the best aspects of a classic pub that's up with the times when it comes to great brews, food and service.

Foundation Café

Two people eating at a table in front of a window.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Foundation is fully licensed, serving up flavoursome fare seamlessly integrated into Otautahi’s world-class library, Tūranga.

Utopia Ice Central City

Ice cream light on a pink wall with a bench seat.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Head down to southern High Street to experience all of the delicious, classic, exotic and mindfully made ice cream flavours from Utopia Ice.

Gelato Lab

Customer holding her Gelato Lab ice cream.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Gelato Lab churns out traditional gelato in a number of delicious and ever-changing flavours, all made on-site by two passionate ladies.

The Burger Joint

Large colourful poster over table and cheers.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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The Burger Joint has an ethos that is plain and simple – and pretty hard to miss, with it boldly printed across the entranceway: Real Food, Real Local.

Dux Dine

Bi-fold white doors onto deck and courtyard area of Dux Dine in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Dux Dine is one of those rare gems where anyone and everyone has a place at the table, all in a cosy, home-like atmosphere.

The Birdwood

Customers eating breakfast at The Birdwood, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Much-loved neighbourhood cafe by day, knock-out contemporary Italian eatery by night – The Birdwood might just be the dream local hospo joint.

O.G.B

A man pouring a cocktail at OGB in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A speakeasy-style bar, OGB serves up an old-school approach to hospitality.

Civil and Naval

The building exterior of Civil and Naval in Lyttelton
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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This Lyttelton spot offers a well thought-out sharing menu dotted with memorable plates along with excellent wine, beer and cocktails.

Rollickin' Gelato

Woman handing customer an ice cream.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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House made organic milk gelatos and sorbets mean Rollickin’ is the talk of the town.

Ōtoromiro Hotel

Veranda with seating at Ōtoromiro Hotel, Governors Bay.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Founded in 1870, the hotel still stands in all it’s colonial beauty, featuring seven fully-renovated guest rooms some with sea views and balcony access.