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Discover the best places to eat, drink, shop, and explore among the sweeping golden hills, frothing beaches, and vibrant downtown of Christchurch.

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Christchurch City Itinerary

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The best things to see, eat, and do in Christchurch

Seven Vegetarian Spots to Travel for this Meat Free May

Waiter holding two vegan dishes at Hillside Kitchen in Wellington.
Auckland

Challenge yourself and go Meat Free this May. The planet, the animals and your body will thank you for it.

8 Café and Restaurant Interiors that will set your heart aflutter in Ōtautahi

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Forget Pinterest, head to these Christchurch spots for major mood board inspo.

Forget the Chocolate Eggs, Let’s Hunt For The Best Hot Cross Buns

A big tray of hot cross buns from Volare, Hamilton.
Auckland

It’s that time of year; hot cross bun season and we’re all about it.

Ode to Long Lunches

People having a long lunch at Tussock Hill Vineyard, Christchurch.
Auckland

Is there anything more satisfying than a lingering long lunch?

8 Unexpected Things To Do in Christchurch

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Take the lesser known track and try our list of unexpected places to visit in Christchurch.

Get Acquainted at the Chef’s Table at these 5 Christchurch Spots

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Christchurch & Canterbury

Dine up close and personal.

Time to Mastermind an Outing with Your Family at One of These Kid Friendly Spots

Mum with three kids inside Riverside Market in Christchurch.
Christchurch & Canterbury

You’ve got the mini-mes in tow and you’re needing a bite to eat - we’ve got you covered…

Let's Celebrate Women in Hospitality

Three women on strike in 1913.
Christchurch & Canterbury
To mark International Women's Day, we reached out to five women who live and breathe hospitality in Christchurch. These women put in the hard yards, work tirelessly (dishes and all) and have the energy and stamina to do hospo day in day out with a smile in tow. We have massive respect for that.   Amongst their answers a common thread emerges. These Women - sommieliers to gelato makers - love connecting with people. It is inspiring to hear how they chose their path (or rather it choosing them in some cases) and they've shared some tips for budding hospo wāhine out there. 

Get your Pocket Guide for Christchurch & Canterbury

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Sweeping golden hills, stunning beaches, and snow-capped mountains a short drive away make Christchurch the hub of an outdoor-loving population.

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Midnight Shanghai

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Midnight Shanghai offers Christchurch elevated, modern Chinese fare with karaoke, handcrafted cocktails and a menu designed for sharing.

The Craft Embassy

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Great beer, great food, great views. Craft Embassy is the whole package and more.

Six Ounces

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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There’s nothing quite like a cosy neighbourhood coffee shop and six ounces is exactly that.

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.

Boo's

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Inventive in its approach to dining, Boo Radley’s draws from the savant of comfort food: Southern American cuisine.

Civil and Naval

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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.

Three Boys Brewery

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Three Boys Brewery produces some 35,000 litres of beer annually has its finger on the pulse with the latest trends as well as old time favourites.

Brew Moon Brewing Company

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An independent family-run craft beer brewery and pizzeria, the Brew Moon is a much-loved hospitality spot in Amberley.

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The Mediterranean Food Company

Table with pizza and glasses of red wine at Mediterranean Food Company, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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 Down the industrial eastern end of Tuam Street in an old brickery is a secluded slice of Italy.

SUPER

Inside the SUPER restaurant.
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Lyttelton’s Asian-fusion eatery, SUPER, is nothing short of what the name suggests.

Westend Stories

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Westend Stories is a green oasis for those looking to temporarily escape the confines of their workplace.

Tomi Japanese Restaurant

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Serving authentic Japanese cuisine, Tomi is most famous for their sashimi sourced from the local fish market.