5th Street

Restaurants key icon.
Restaurants key icon.

Monday4:30 pm – 12:00 am.

Tuesday4:30 pm – 12:00 am.

Wednesday4:30 pm – 12:00 am.

Thursday4:30 pm – 12:00 am.

Friday4:30 pm – 12:00 am.

Saturday4:30 pm – 12:00 am.

Sunday4:30 pm – 12:00 am.

5 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

03 365 9667

Walk through the doors of the beautiful 5th Street and one thing is blindingly obvious: this is a place that has been created with a lot of care. Care for the stunning f (formerly a fruit and vegetable warehouse before being transformed by owners Chris Penny, Jonathan Spark, Sam Stewart and Max Perry), for the smiling and proud staff, for the delicious food and drink delivered to each table and finally, care for each visitor who walks through the door – ensuring they feel welcome, comfortable and valued.

With this amount of consideration and care for a dining experience, it’s no wonder 5th Street is an outstanding spot for evening dining and is a favourite among locals and visitors to Christchurch.

The brainchild of the team behind the much loved Sydenham cafe Hello Sunday, 5th Street specialises in memorable evening dining seven days a week, making the “where shall we meet for dinner?” question easy to answer.

The food is made with love and is designed to work for whatever the format of your evening – there are delicious small plates such as smoked brisket wontons, medium plates such as clams with seaweed butter and chilli and stir-fried greens on coconut rice as well as larger plates such as Szechuan deep-fried chicken or pan-fried hapuka with gremolata and borlotti beans. And to finish, a selection of outrageously tasty dishes like banoffee and peanut butter pie and sweet potato pie with vanilla almond cream. These gems are dotted through a generous yet refined menu that is ever-evolving to move with the seasons and what’s on offer locally.

Two of the owners – Sam and Max – are co-head chefs here, adding to that unique 5th Street care factor. Alongside their restaurant menu, 5th Street offers a bar menu brimming with snacks designed to match perfectly with a couple of tipples.

On the drinks front, it will come as no surprise that 5th Street’s offering is nothing short of perfect. Big supporters of Kiwi entrepreneurs, the team has welcomed a number of New Zealand craft breweries to the list as well as an exciting mix of wines sourced locally and internationally. There’s also a great selection of cocktails and spirits on offer and some classy non-alcoholic options.

5th Street is guaranteed to become a favourite for anyone who visits and should be placed very high on the “to visit” list.

Words by Jane Lyons & Photography by Jerome Warburton & Nancy Zhou

Information not correct? Report an error

Location

5 Elgin Street, Sydenham, Christchurch

Nearby Places

Grizzly Baked Goods

A woman orders at the Grizzly Baked Goods window in Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Cafes key icon.

Effortlessly cool with a friendly and inviting vibe, Grizzly Baked Goods will have you feeling like you’ve woken up in another city.

Stencil

Looking between clothing racks towards the entrance to the Stencil store in The Colombo mall.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Fashion key icon.

Variety is the spice of life, and you’ll certainly find something to spice up your wardrobe at Stencil.

Kin Hair

The retro interior of Kin Hair Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Services key icon.

In a renovated warehouse space in Christchurch's Sydenham, Kin Hair offers an inclusive high-end salon treatment unlike any other in town.

Embassy

A man working behind the counter at Embassy where lots of caps are displayed on shelves.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Fashion key icon.

Peruse the likes of Adidas, Vans, Element, and Lower’s latest lines all stocked in store, or choose from more than 50 other international and New Zealand brands.

Similar Places

gin gin

View of the bar through green archway at gin gin..
Place Christchurch & Canterbury Editor's Pick
Bars key icon.

gin gin's the spot whether you’re keen for an after work bevvie, a boogie, a place to host your own party, seriously good food, a night on the town, or some combination thereof.

General Post

Sauces for sale on a shelf above fresh fruit bins at General Post, Christchurch.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Cafes key icon. Goods key icon. Services key icon.

You’ll find a few golden nuggets interspersed around Tai Tapu, and General Post is one of them.

Twenty Seven Steps

Customers dining inside the restaurant.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Restaurants key icon.

An effortless combination of old and new, Twenty Seven Steps is a modern and sophisticated restaurant on New Regent Street.

Akin Café

A man working on a laptop in a brightly lit cafe.
Place Christchurch & Canterbury
Cafes key icon.

Akin is as clean-cut as a café can be.