Bonobo: a benevolent primate, a trip-hop artist and more recently a plant-based cuisine destination in the seaside suburb of Sumner.
A tenacious stand alone espresso bar and café, Pilgrim has become a central city favourite amongst its regulars and central city workers that come and go for the...
The Old Vicarage
The Old Vicarage is exactly that, the former home of the Vicars from St Mary’s Church in Halswell.
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.
Bottle & Stone
A hole in the wall pizza joint in The Welder.
A day exploring the magic being made by Greystone Wines ibn Waipara is a day well spent.
Little River Café and Store
This institutional café, specialising in homemade fare for all, is well worth a visit next time you're passing through Little River.
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.
The Cellar Door focus is on approachable wine drinking, seasonal fare and free flowing conversation. It feels like your ‘local’ but has a distinctive, exciting element, sans pretentiousness.
Moon Under Water
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.
The Welder is a unique health and wellbeing centre in stunningly repurposed buildings in the heart of South Town.
If bars could be left or right handed, Dux Central would be ambidextrous. There’s nothing this place can’t be.
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.
50 Bistro at The George offers quality local produce, views of Hagley Park and the perfect pre-theatre dining spot.
A hub for all things food, creativity and culture, BOXed Quarter thinks outside the square.
Pegasus Bay will blow you away with its beautiful setting and world-class wine.
Terrace Edge Wines
The classy yet laid back winery atmosphere you’ve been looking for.
A speakeasy-style bar, OGB serves up an old-school approach to hospitality.
With glistening Akaroa seaside views just around the corner, stepping into Rona’s for a gourmet brunch feels like treating yourself to a bona fide holiday.
Civil and Naval
This Lyttelton spot offers a well thought-out sharing menu dotted with memorable plates along with excellent wine, beer and cocktails.
The Little High Eatery
A collection of eateries housed in an open space building, Little High is more than your typical food cooperative.
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.
Offering an excellent range of craft beer, wood fired pizzas and tapas-style plates that are designed to be shared, this pub is a Lincoln local’s favourite.
With a focus on modern New Zealand cuisine where presentation is key, there are plenty of creative menu choices from breakfast through to dessert.
A winery, tasting room and restaurant, Black Estate is famous not only for its organic and biodynamic wines but its refreshing approach to food.
Lyttelton Coffee Company
A quirky place humming with activity, this place is home to a coffee roastery and a cafe big on sustainability, community and authentic fare.