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Tom's

A sandwich and menu sitting on a blue table.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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If you are a sando aficionado and find yourself in the South Town area of Christchurch city centre, keep an eye out for the striking cobalt blue hue of Tom’s.

Sumner Social

Outdoor seating area at Sumner Social, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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The arrival of Sumner Social warrants high fives all around because, at last, the coastal suburb has a top-notch bar and restaurant with ocean views.

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.

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.

Six Ounces

Avi pouring a glass of wine at Six Ounces, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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There’s nothing quite like a cosy neighbourhood haunt and six ounces is exactly that.

Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry

Selection of desserts on a table at Mona Vale in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Mona Vale Homestead & Pantry in Christchurch creates an idyllic setting for a beautifully appointed restaurant, perched along the Avon River.

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.

The Last Word

Close up of liquor bottles on a shelf.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Prepare to be charmed by The Last Word’s relaxed, friendly environment and impressive drinks offering

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.

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.

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.

Salut! Salut!

Woman drinks wine with her dog outside a tapas bar.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Salut! Salut! is a tiny establishment where atmosphere is at the heart of it all. This wine and tapas bar keeps things simple.

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.

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.

Switch New Brighton

View of seating area inside Switch with customers..
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Switch is a bit of an institution of the seaside suburb of New Brighton.

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.

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.

Little Vintage Espresso

Customers queuing to order at the counter at Little Vintage Espresso in Amberley.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A jewel in the Amberley crown, Little Vintage Espresso offers delicious homemade food and good coffee.

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.

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.

Park Ranger

Park Ranger cafe space.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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A café that hasn’t missed a beat when it comes to the details, and one of the best to have opened its doors in the city.

Sun Dog Diner

Flatlay of couple eating American style food at Sun Dog Diner, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Based on traditional American diners, Sun Dog Diner aims to provide the locals of Christchurch with a place to enjoy great comfort food in an old-fashioned diner, but with a...