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LONDO

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Good things come in small packages, and Londo is a prime example of that age old proverb.

BUTTER Pastry

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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At the Phillipstown end of Tuam Street in Christchurch stands a small kitchen where award winning pastry chef Corentin Esquenet works his magic.

Nikkei

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Home of Christchurch's only Japanese Peruvian fusion restaurant, Nikkei is a unique foodie destination.

Mapu

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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Hidden down a small lane on Lyttelton's main drag, you'll find one of Christchurch's best-kept dining secrets. There is no signage, no walk-ins, no hours and no menu.

Sweet Soul Patisserie

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Step in through the floor-to-ceiling glass doors of Sweet Soul Patisserie, and you will immediately be greeted with an air of amicable sophistication.

Gatherings

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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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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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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.

Kinji

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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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.

Downstairs Bar

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Place Christchurch & Canterbury
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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.

Three Donkeys

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Located in the heart of New Brighton, Three Donkeys is a small restaurant focused on an authentic yet elegantly modern take on Indian and Japanese cuisine.

Tussock Hill Vineyard

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The long and winding road up to Tussock Hill Vineyard & Cellar Door is as inconspicuous as it is rewarding.

Greystone Wines

Outdoor dining area looking onto the vineyards at Greystone Wines, North Canterbury.
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A day exploring the magic being made by Greystone Wines in Waipara is a day well spent.

Earl

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Earl is a local for inner-city residents and workers, bringing a breath of European bistro culture to central Christchurch.

Tomi Japanese Restaurant

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

Twenty Seven Steps

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

Inati

Th chef Simon Levy working in the kitchen inside Inati restaurant Christchurch, New Zealand.
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Prepare to be wowed by the thoughtful and beautifully executed Inati.