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Montreal Bar and Restaurant

An outdoor fire and white seating at Hotel Montreal in Christchurch on a sunny day.
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While most hotel bars and restaurants are often only frequented by out-of-towners, we’ve found the exception – and it’s a very stylish one.

Fresh On Kendal

Fruit and vegetables outside the entrance to Fresh on Kendal Christchurch.
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Weekly supermarket shops aren’t usually synonymous with peace and calm, but it’s a whole other story at Fresh On Kendal.

Bar Yoku

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The ultimate izakaya experience in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Bar Yoku is something special.

Coffee Embassy

The cafe space at Coffee Embassy.
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Pay attention next time you are driving down Fitzgerald Ave because here you will find a cafe and roastery home to some of the best brews and beans in the city.

Two Thumb Brewing on Colombo

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On the edge of Christchurch’s city centre, just as Colombo Street crosses into Sydenham, you’ll find Two Thumb Brewing Co.’s brewery and taproom.

Two Thumb Brewing Company on Manchester

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Everyone needs a good local pub in their lives, a place you can go with a relaxed atmosphere, where you are guaranteed to run into a few mates and, most importantly, enjoy a...

Dune Café

Customers sitting at tables inside Dune Cafe New Brighton.
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On the corner of Bridge Street and Estuary Road in the heart of South Brighton, you’ll find Dune Café.

Eruption Brewing

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Located on the main drag of the harbourside township of Lyttelton, Eruption Brewing is a destination for good beer, good food and good vibes.

The Lil' Brew Espresso Bar

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Located within an iconic heritage building in the heart of Redcliffs, The Lil Brew Espresso Bar is quite possibly the cutest cafe in town.

The Church Pub

The busy bar inside The Church Pub.
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The Church on the corner of Manchester and Worcester Streets in the heart of the city is a cornerstone of Christchurch hospitality.

The Lane

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Tucked next door to the Sudima Christchurch city hotel on Salisbury Street, The Lane is so much more than a hotel restaurant.

The Little High Eatery

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A collection of eateries housed in an open space building, Little High is more than your typical food cooperative.

Gatherings

Art on the wall at Gatherings in Christchurch.
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Living in harmony with the seasons has many benefits, and dining at Gatherings is undoubtedly one of them.

Odeon

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Take one of Christchurch’s best chefs and his wealth of international experience, add his Andalusian-inspired dishes to an epic and interesting wine list, and top it all off with a sumptuous, luxe decor and you get Odeon.

C4 Coffee

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If you’re in Christchurch and seeking an exceptional coffee experience, C4 Coffee should be your primary destination.

Kinji

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Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted with Irasshaimase, a traditional Japanese welcome, and immediately feel transported to another continent. If you’re after an authentic Japanese dining experience with truly exceptional cuisine then you need to book a table at Kinji and do it soon.

Lux Espresso

The bench seating next to the counter inside Lux Espresso Christchurch.
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Positioned in the entrance of CoCA Gallery, Lux Espresso has a contemporary design and a wholesome breakfast and lunch menu.

Doubles

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Game, set, match! In a sunny spot on Worcester Boulevard, this tennis-themed café with a gram-worthy brunch menu is the new King of...

Mind Your Temper

A close up of colourful chocolates on display at Mind Your Temper Christchurch.
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If you’re feeling grumpy or a little blue, a visit to Mind Your Temper is sure to lighten your mood.

Zeek's

Two women sitting and chatting a table inside Zeek's Christchurch.
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Everyone deserves a good lunch, and you’ll get a great one at Zeek’s. Fresh, fast and super tasty is the name of the game.

Downstairs Bar

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What do you get when you marry the cosy vibes of an intimate pub with the sophistication of an inner city wine bar? You end up with the best of both worlds and the result is Downstairs on New Regent Street.

Child Sister

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Seeking a calm environment with aesthetically-pleasing interior decor, complete with incredible coffee and delicious food to match? Then look no further, Child Sister has...

Paddy McNaughton's

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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.

Austin Club

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If you like your bars secret, check out Austin Club tucked in a basement, down an alleyway. Oh, and you'll need the password, too.

Foundation Café

Bright turquoise counter and chef station at Foundation Café in Christchurch.
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Foundation is fully licensed, serving up flavoursome fare seamlessly integrated into Otautahi’s world-class library, Tūranga.

Ramen Ria

Outdoor seating at Ramen Ria
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Ramen Ria has all of the flavour and fun that can be found in some of Tokyo’s most well known, yet tucked away ramen joints.

Evil Genius Bar & Eatery

A flatlay of food at Evil Genius Bar and Eatery in Christchurch.
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Evil Genius Bar & Eatery is a destination you need to get to know. Open from dawn ‘til way past dusk, offering everything from coffee to cocktails.

The Burger Joint

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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.

Miss Peppercorn

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Miss Peppercorn is a modern eatery, celebrating the fragrant and mouth-numbing flavours of the owner's hometown in the Chinese province of Sichuan.

Little Pom's

Close up of a chef drizzling syrup over a sweet meal in the kitchen at Little Poms café, Christchurch.
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Located in the same building as the ever-popular Pomeroy’s Old Brewery Inn, Little Poms is charming neighbourhood café all about good food made by Christchurch’s talented producers and artisans.

The Birdwood

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Much-loved neighbourhood cafe by day, knock-out contemporary Italian eatery by night – The Birdwood might just be the dream local hospo joint.

OGB

A man pouring a cocktail at OGB in Christchurch.
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A speakeasy-style bar, OGB serves up an old-school approach to hospitality.

Allpress Espresso

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The coffee here is just what you'd expect from the experienced Allpress roasters.

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.

Fiddlesticks

Close up of food being served Fiddlesticks in Christchurch.
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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.

Herba Gourmet

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If you thought fast food was served greasy treats, think again. Herba Gourmet has rethought street food to bring fresh, healthy, fine food to diners on the go.