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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.

Pilgrim

Exterior view of Pilgrim in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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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

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.

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.

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.

Greystone Wines

Dining table with green leather chairs at Greystone Wines, North Canterbury.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A day exploring the magic being made by Greystone Wines ibn Waipara is a day well spent.

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.

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.

Cellar Door

Row of wine tasting glasses outside on a table at Cellar Door in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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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

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.

The Welder

A courtyard full of plants with two hanging white chairs.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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The Welder is a unique health and wellbeing centre in stunningly repurposed buildings in the heart of South Town.

Dux Central

Dux Central exterior, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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If bars could be left or right handed, Dux Central would be ambidextrous. There’s nothing this place can’t be.

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.

50 Bistro

An elegant atmosphere and soft lighting in the dining room of 50 Bistro in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

50 Bistro at The George offers quality local produce, views of Hagley Park and the perfect pre-theatre dining spot.

BOXed Quarter

People hanging out in the lanes at The Boxed Quarter Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A hub for all things food, creativity and culture, BOXed Quarter thinks outside the square.

Pegasus Bay

Exterior doors with manicured trees in the foreground at Pegasus Bay.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

Pegasus Bay will blow you away with its beautiful setting and world-class wine.

Terrace Edge Wines

Wine being poured into a glass.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury

The classy yet laid back winery atmosphere you’ve been looking for.

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.

Rona's

Exterior of Rona's, Akaroa.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury Akaroa
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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

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.

The Little High Eatery

Dumplings in a pan.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A collection of eateries housed in an open space building, Little High is more than your typical food cooperative.

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.

The Laboratory

Seating area with exposed brick wall.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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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.

Fiddlesticks

Close up of food being served Fiddlesticks in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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With a focus on modern New Zealand cuisine where presentation is key, there are plenty of creative menu choices from breakfast through to dessert.

Black Estate

View out of window at Black Estate, North Canterbury towards vines.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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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

Customers hanging out on the deck at Lyttelton Coffee Company cafe.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A quirky place humming with activity, this place is home to a coffee roastery and a cafe big on sustainability, community and authentic fare.