Le Bon Bolli is virually two restaurants in one. Downstairs the atmosphere is more relaxed and casual with upstairs being the place of a more formal dining experience with service and prices to match.... more
Update 21 November 2012
The Dux de Lux is back - somehow: It is now the Dux Dine (because the name Dux de Luxe will be kept for the hoped-for re-opening of the legendary place at its original site at... more
Post-earthquake update 9 June 2011/21 November 2012
You find some of the foodstalls that used to be at the Arts Centre at the Ferrymead Heritage Park. Others can be found along Worcester Boulevard... more
Update 21 November 2012 - Café Valentino has reopened!
I use the bigger font size to announce this great news: Café Valentino - which was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished after the... more
Post-earthquake update June 2011
This beautiful place with the delicious food has been fully operational since the earthquakes that rattled Christchurch in September 2010, February and June 2011.... more
I have listed Caffe Roma as a breakfast place as it offers an all day breakfast. Having said that they have a separate lunch menu so are not limited to just breakfast stuff. Roma is based in an old... more
Retour offers cuisine with a Eurpoean influence. This fully licenced restaurant over looks the Avon River and is a uniquely styled building.
Beautiful views from every table because of the circular... more
Here is a very nice Indian Restaurant with wonderfully spicy and aromatic foods! Their Punjabi dishes are my favorite, and their beer selections are very complimentary to the food.
I had the Chicken... more
Earthquake update December 2011
The Coffee House has repaired its earthquake damage and reopened at its old site. There is even more outdoor space than previously.
Although the Coffee House has... more
Six Chairs Missing is located on new Regent Street amongst many other eating places. Casual diners can eat downstairs with the main seating area upstairs. The decor basic and the tables generally... more
It is very conveniently located, near the CBD. Oxford Terrace is lined by numerous cafes & restaurants - a good choice of different styles. The atmosphere is great with the river flowing in front, and... more
Pedro's is one of the best places in Christchurch with their signature dish Shoulder of Lamb. The waiters are very friendly and service good. Pedro's is licenced and has a good wine list but also has... more
The amazing taste of the satay sauce seems to stem from the astronomical amount of MSG they put in it, the food was overcooked and very dry, and the soups lacked a lot of flavour.
It's situated in a... more
After looking around the strip and seeing the overpriced breakfasts that were being charged we decided to ask a local where to go. Breakfast prices along the river are more than Auckland.
We were... more
Stopping off at the Sign of the Kiwi on the Dyers Pass section of Summit Road for tea and scones on a misty afternoon was like stepping back in time to the days of the early 20th century when the... more
Tucked out of the way in a less salubrious area of town, this cafe has great organic breakfast and lunch foods. Very popular with locals in the know. Their drinks - real loose leaf tea served in a... more
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday. On my morning walk I decided to take a stroll through Mona Vale, since I had just gotten to Chch, and since I had not seen this area before. This was a great park,... more
Java cafe is located on High Street. The atmosphere is angled more at students and travellers as it is close to the Christchurch Polytechnic but anyone is welcome. There are beanbags and sofas for... more
Centrally located, I had passed this restaurant many times. It's on the corner of Colombo St and Gloucester St, right next to Cathedral square. It looked nice and inviting, and the prices were on the... more
The Santorini restaurant, located at the northern end of Cambridge Terrace, serves hearty meals at dinner time, all for NZ$26. The entrees are also a generous size and almost a meal in themselves!... more
Christchurch was on the road to recovery from the 7.1 earthquake that had rattled the city on 4 September 2010 when a far more ferocious 6.3 quake reduced it to rubble on 22 February 2011, killing 182...
The Port Hills have a rich and varied Maori and European history. The 'recent' biological history stretches back to the last ice age approximately
14000 years ago. The landscape qualities of the Port...
I left summer in Norway for winter in NZ. Pretty stupid, I know, but it was the only time I could get off work for 2 months to do my research on my PhD without upsetting my boss too much.