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Eat, Drink & Enjoy Christchurch

Funky Bar

This is a city that’s getting its mojo back with some exciting urban renewal after a decade of tough years.

Eating & Drinking

Hospitality entrepreneurs have come up with some unique new spaces such as Riverside Market and Little High Eatery in the city, while good eateries are also to be found in the surrounding suburban hubs.

Bars, cafes and restaurants are humming again along Oxford Tce and also in the New Regent Quarter.

Head further afield and you’ll find hip cafes in Lyttleton, French-influenced food in Akaroa, top winery restaurants around Waipara and tasty craft beer in Lincoln.


For what’s going on in the city, check out the Canterbury Gig Guide.

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Trip Advisor lists Christchurch’s best restaurants.

Wine & Dine Christchurch


A taste of the Med (l,d; $$)

Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar

Mouth-watering options throughout the day (b,l,d; $$)

Little High Eatery

Multi-ethnic offerings


Christchurch's hip port town

Riverside Market

Foodie heaven on Oxford Tce

The Laboratory

Tasty craft beers and pizza (l,d; $$)

Text © Craig McLachlan

Image by Jocelyn Kinghorn