What to eat and drink in Level 3 lockdown - Christchurch
The wait is over! Level 3 has arrived and with it a host of exciting takeaway and delivery options from some of the Garden City's finest eating and drinking establishments.
Whether you’re after a dumpling from your favourite Chinese takeaway spot, a slice of wood fired pizza, a juicy burger or a heat and eat set up from one of the country’s top restaurants - we've got you covered. This is by no means a comprehensive list but there are over 50 options to explore here. Happy days!
Viking Coffee Roasters x Espresso245
6/245 Saint Asaph Street, South Unit, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Make mine an Espresso245 flattie to go! The expert roasters at Viking Coffee have honed the craft of a truly great cuppa by roasting their beans to perfection. They will be serving up coffee, small foods and plenty of dem beans. Open daily 9am - 1pm, send your order via text to 021 173 9116.
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93C Cambridge Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Missing the CBD? Westend Stories, one of our central city favourites, has returned with a solid array of takeaway options including coffees, pastries, sandwiches, smoothies and a limited brunch menu served daily from 8am to 2.30pm (kitchen closes at 2 pm) so you can get your fix. To order, visit their website, then click and collect!
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1005 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
294 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Little Poms have launched a deliciously simple coffee and scone service. Get your fix from Wednesday to Sunday, 8am to 2pm. Give the friendly team a ring on 03 365 5808 to order. Keep trying if it is engaged!
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114 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Park Ranger, our Riccarton haunt, will be serving up hot and cold drinks, scones, muffins and our food menu for pick up. Staples like Egg Bene, Smoothies Bowl and Omelette. Check out their full Level 3 menu here, you can order by calling 03 341 7949, sending a DM on Instagram or FB or via Regulr app.
Follow @parkrangerchch for all the latest news.
Untouched World Kitchen
155 Roydvale Avenue, Russley, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Best known for ethical fashion, Untouched World also dabbles in cafe fare. Untouched World Kitchen will be serving delicious coffee and treats during Level 3. Best of all, these treats will be changing daily. Open every day 9am-12pm, call ahead to order on 03 357 9499 or you can make a contactless order via the garden door entrance.
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Switch New Brighton
7/78 Brighton Mall, New Brighton, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
For those out East of the city, we implore you to search out your caffeinated beverages at Switch New Brighton. They'll be serving up a full range of coffee, fresh daily cabinet options including filled sandwiches, scones and muffins. And for those needing extra for home, coffee beans that can be ground to order. Open weekdays 8am - 12pm and weekends 8am - 2pm. Please place phone order 03 889 886 or contactless order at cafe door with contactless pay.
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Niche Coffee + Eatery
Unit 18/42 Marriner Street, Sumner, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Coffee is at the heart of it all at Niche and it’s created to perfection every time. So there's no better way to reward yourself after lockdown than a visit here. On top of the coffee, they will also be serving most of their crowd favourite cabinet food items and an amended menu, geared towards takeaway options. Open 8am - 2pm Monday to Friday and 8am - 3pm on the weekends. Order via the Regulr app or text orders to: 027 244 4221 or phone: 03 962 5728.
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254 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Pop by long time local favourite Unknown Chapter for takeaway barista coffee, slices, cakes, sandwiches and salads from 7am to 2pm. To order use the Unknown Chapter app.
Follow @unknownchaptercoffee for all the latest news.
178 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Six Ounces will be serving top quality coffee come Level 3 (made with Switch Espresso beans no less). Opening again on 2 September, 8am until 1pm Monday to Saturday, you can make a contactless order by paying at the door or DM via Instagram and paywave on arrival. And if you’re lucky, you might even get to meet Brixton the puppy – rightfully nicknamed the cutest employee here.
Follow @sixouncesnz for all the latest news.
295 Blenheim Road, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Dose Diner is back weekdays from 8am to 3pm and weekends from 9am to 3pm for online orders and pick up. This spot has been pouring delicious barista beverages made with Lyttelton Coffee beans for years, so be sure to grab a cup and pair it with any of their tasty baked goods. Order from their website or give them a call on 03 343 1999.
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Ally & Sid
4 Walker Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
If you need a high-quality cup of coffee and/or a treat head straight to Ally and Sid’s page on the Regulr app Monday to Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Then stroll on down to their sunny spot on Walker Street to collect your order (Paywave is also available for payment upon collection).
Follow @allyandsid for all the latest news.
Frances Nation Grocer
The Arts Centre Level 1, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Fortunately, we've been getting goodies from Frances Nation Grocer online during the lockdown, but that doesn't mean we're not excited to get our hands on their coffee, sandwiches and real fruit ice cream in Level 3. France Nation Grocer will be open 9am - 3pm daily. Please note there will be only one customer in the shop at a time, and coffee orders will happen through the window.
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195 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
If you've forgotten what day it is this lockdown we don't blame you. Luckily we'll have Saturdays back in our lives soon: New Brighton's beachside cafe named after everyone’s favourite day of the week. Coffee, daily fresh baked food is on the menu here. Open everyday from 9am you can order by phone or using Regulr app.
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South Town Club
10 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Hands up if you've been missing South Town Club's laid back vibe and humming coffee machine... we certainly have. They are back open 8am - 2pm daily for coffee and a rotating menu of snacks and treats (they'll be updating their Instagram with the latest offerings). You can see the menu via Bopple and order in person.
Follow @southtownclubnz for all the latest news.
314 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
176 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
We can’t wait to get back to business as usual with Miro’s bottomless brunch. Until then, however, you can host your own at home with their new takeaway menu, seven days a week from 8am to 2pm. Options like the bacon brioche or walnut smoked brisket burger on offer alongside freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, coffees and house-made baking. Check out all the options and order on their website or delivereasy.
Follow @mirochristchurch for all the latest news.
Pomeroy's Old Brewery Inn
292 Kilmore Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Start the day off right at Little Pom’ then grab burgers and beers from Pomeroy’s (next door). Available Wednesday- Sunday 4.30pm - 8pm, simply give them a ring on 03 365 1523 to order, pay over the phone, then pick up.
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5 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton, Christchurch & Canterbury
Lyttelton standout, SUPER, is back in the game with an exciting and expansive takeaway menu from 1pm to 9pm, Wednesday to Sunday. Their karaage fried chicken is not to be missed and neither are the kimchi fries. Order via the Regulr app or holla on 021 086 22632.
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3/112 Oxford Terrace, CBD, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
If you've been dreaming of a brothy, spicy, bowl of ramen during lockdown, look no further than Ramen Ria. Noodles, fried Chicken, stir-fried noodles, dumplings, Bao buns and of course, ramen by the bucket load will be available for takeaway. You can order anytime between 11am - 9pm via UberEats, their website or give them a buzz to order over the phone.
Follow @ramen_ria for the latest news.
Table of Munchies (TOM)
189 Papanui Road 38b, Merivale Mall
Enjoy TOM’s tasty sharing plates (and more) with your bubble. Head to their website tableofmunchies.co.nz to check out the full menu which you can now enjoy from the comfort of home. If you are not sure what to choose, try the dumpling tasting platter which includes 12 pieces and 4 flavours (pork chive, pork prawn, chicken and vegan). Order directly from their website or from UberEats.
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5/2 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Level 3 may mean introducing some people into your bubble but you'll also be intoduced to Gatherings Pizzeria. Every week, Chef Alex Davies and his team at Gatherings, will offer a different flavoured pizza for you to experience. Your slices of pie will be accompanied by a side of lime seasoned wedges, cocktail dipping sauce and a large caesar salad. You can enjoy this tasty meal Wednesday to Saturday from 5pm - 9.30pm for a tidy $45 (feeds 2-3 people). Give them a ring on 021 0293 5641 to order and pay over the phone then pick up your pizza.
Follow @gatheringschch to find out more.
Twenty Seven Steps
Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Named one of New Zealand’s best restaurants by Cuisine, Twenty Seven Steps is offering the city a top tier menu for your Friday night. Their menu includes heat and eat meals like risotto with broad bean, pea, spinach and braised beef cheeks with smokey bacon and savoy cabbage potato mash. Order on their website by midday on Thursday for Friday afternoon delivery.
Follow @twentysevensteps for the latest news.
50 Park Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Fancy getting fancies? 50 Bistro at The George now has a takeaway high tea menu starting on Thursday 2 September. To order email email@example.com or phone 03 379 4560.
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Civil and Naval
16 London Street, Lyttelton, Christchurch & Canterbury
Lyttelton local, Civil and Naval, is open with a comfort food-focused takeaway menu that features some of their classic dishes and rotating specials like Civil Fried Chicken with Burger Sauce & McClure's Pickles and Zany Zeus Haloumi & House Falafel. Order with the Regulr app, at the storefront, or call 021 0905 8688.
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96 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
If you’re ready to eat out again but want something as nutritious as it is delicious, Herba Gourmet is the spot.Riverside Market standout, Herba Gourmet, is open for pick up and delivery (Tuesday to Thursday 11.30am - 2pm, Friday and Saturday 11.30am - 2pm / 5pm - 7pm). Simply head to their website and choose from their wholesome and delicious menu or give them a ring on 03 925 9911.
Follow @herbagourmet for all the latest updates.
4 New Regents Street, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
You'll have to wait a little longer to indulge in the velvety gum drop shaped stools, swirly table tops, lush indoor plants, and the glittering bottles customary at gin gin, however, in the interim go check out their takeaway menu. A selection of pizzas, venison ribs and paua will be available Thursday to Sunday from 5pm to 8.30pm via their online store.
Follow @ginginchristchurch to find out more.
614 Omihi Road, Waipara, Christchurch & Canterbury
Black Estate excel at winemaking, but did you know this also extends to pies? As part of their Level 3 offering, you can now order a pie for two with a filling of organic lamb or moroccan cauliflower. Pre-order now for contactless pick up or delivery on Friday and Saturday. Hot tip: order with wine for complimentary delivery.
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105 Orbell Street, Sydenham, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Christchurch’s well-loved vegan deli, Grater Goods, is now open 10am-8pm Tuesday-Sunday for takeaways and delivery. Why not sample their DIY apero kit or the plant-based Reuben that's guaranteed to fill your tummy and warm your soul. Order your takeaway via text on 027 289 9295 or alternatively use UberEats and Gimme for delivery.
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371 Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Pizza Trap will be serving up their neo-neapolitan pizzas on hand-thrown, sourdough bases to enjoy in the comfort of your own home and we couldn't be happier about it. From 2 September, they'll be making pizzas for you 7 days a week, 5pm - 9pm. Order online at pizzatrap.nz or head to UberEats or Delivereasy for delivery service.
Follow @pizzatrapnz for updates and news.
Riccarton Noodle House
107 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Riccarton Noodle House is the kind of place that nails takeaways and has been a local favourite for over twenty years. Good news for everyone is that their full menu will be available to order during Level 3. Open from 11am-9pm daily, you can order by phone 03 341 3108 or DeliverEasy website.
Follow @riccartonnoodlehouse for all the latest news.
8 New Regent Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
The dishes you find at Story on New Regent Street are bound to surprise and delight. In Level 3 you can now bring some of that culinary excitment into your bubble by ordering a takeaway from them. Open Thursday to Saturday, the dishes from Story will change weekly to showcase a different cuisine. You can order by giving them a call, send a DM on Instagram or drop them an e-mail.
Follow them @storychch for all the latest updates.
The Burger Joint
78 Brighton Mall, New Brighton, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Burger lovers will be rejoicing when they can head straight to The Burger Joint for a hefty dose of burgers, sides and shakes. The Burger Joint will be offering contactless pick-up and delivery options through their app, available Wednesday to Sunday from 4pm - 9pm. You can check out the full menu on their Facebook page.
Follow @theburgerjointnz for all the latest news.
96 Oxford Terrace, CBD, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
For a taste of Argentina at home head to El Quincho for your takeaway. They'll be serving up Parrillada (meat platter) for two people for $58, a range of burgers as well as cook at home empanadas. Head online to order and be sure to use the 10% discount code BBQATHOME or find them via UberEats, GIMME or phone them on 027 289 1487.
Follow @elquincho.nz for the latest updates.
Evil Genius Bar & Eatery
unit 2/1091 Ferry Road, Ferrymead, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Evil Genius is a definite crowd-pleaser (and so is their fried chicken!). We recommend ordering a bunch of the Asian fusion tapas to share with your designated team. You deserve it. Pre-order only via text 021 963 661 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The menu is available online here and available to order from 4pm-9pm, daily.
Follow @evilgenius.co.nz for all the latest news.
BOXed Quarter: The Sichuan Kitchen, ChiChi Kitchen, Seoul Sandwich, Miss Bing & Steampunk Laboratory
Saint Asaph Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
BOXed Quarter is home to a whole host of international flavours and cuisines. Think Korean fried chicken burgers courtesy of Seoul Sandwich, bowls of authentic Chinese noodles from The Sichuan Kitchen and hearty Italian goodness made by ChiChi Kitchen. Miss Bing serves up crispy wraps and Steampunk Laboratory have dumplings and much more. All these spots will be providing delicious kai during Level 3. Check out their social media to find out about their offerings.
Sweet Soul Patisserie
126 Cashel Street Guthery Center, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Make Sweet Soul Patisserie your destination for mighty fine pastries. Here the cabinet is filled with the prettiest petit cakes you ever laid eyes on. Sweet Soul Patisserie will be doing an outside takeaway menu by our front door or you can pre-order by emailing email@example.com.
Follow @sweetsoulpatisserie for the latest news.
Rollickin' Gelato Cashel Street
98 Cashel Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
This scoop shop truly knows how to bring a smile to the city. Their Cashel Street store is now open for click and collect. Simply order via the app and head on down. If you’d rather stay at home, order gelato straight to your door with UberEats. They are also taking pre-orders at www.rollickin.co.nz. Did someone say party tubs??
Follow @rollickingelato to find out more.
5/132 Opawa Road, Opawa, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
This team of expert gelato makers will be offering their creamy creations every day. You can order a 1 litre pack for $30 and a 500ml pack for $16 and even get some cones to make your own gelato-filled cone at home ($4 for 8 cones). Check out their Facebook page for flavours available each day and how to order.
Follow @TheGelatoLabNZ for all the latest news.
The Tannery, 3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Bellbird is a local bakery worth seeking out for many reasons especially when you've been deprived of baked treats. They will have a range of sourdough breads, baguettes, ciabattas and artisan pastries: croissant, pain au chocolat, almond croissant available in Level 3. Available Tuesday to Sunday, 8am-1pm, order online or over the phone: 03 261 9434.
Follow @bellbirdbakery for the latest news.
Cakes by Anna
Cakes by Anna will be getting glorious homemade cakes out to you via contactless deliveries during level 3 from 2 September. There's a range of cake flavours and sizes available with lots of gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, low sugar options. There are gingerbread boxes which make a nice gift too. 48 hours notice is appreciated for orders which you can make online.
Follow @cakesbyanna to find out more.
376 Omihi Road, Waipara, Christchurch & Canterbury
The Welder Tenancy 1/20 Welles Street, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
GoodFor brings whole food goodness to your pantry with 100% compostable packaging for easy refilling at home. GoodFor is offering a click & collect service 10am-4pm every day. Shop online at www.goodfor.co.nz and select the 'pick up' option at checkout, select your store and time and they'll get everything ready for you. Simple.
Follow @goodforstore for the latest updates.
22B Tyne Street, Addington, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Need a beer to celebrate getting Level 3? Punky Brewster Craft Beer Fillery will have you sorted in no time. Fresh 1.25L PET riggers of craft beer and packaged craft beer, wine, cider, and spirits are available for local delivery and click & collect from their distribution warehouse in Waltham. Visit them online to browse the brews.
Follow @punkybrewsterchch to find out more.
Three Boys Brewery
592 Ferry Road, Woolston, Christchurch, Christchurch & Canterbury
Three Boys Brewery know how to make a good pint. And thankfully for us (and everyone's sake), the full range of packaged beer is available to buy online. Refills can be made too from the contactless front door. "Click and Collect" from the brewery door is also an option.
Follow @ThreeBoysBrewery for the latest news.
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