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Canterbury Restaurants

  • Dux de Lux

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 the Arts Centre) and located at 28 Riccarton Road. As at the original Dux you will also get a good selection of vegetarian food and fresh seafood....

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  • Café Bismarck

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Heading into Poplar lane for a drink one evening, we entered Bismarck and instantly felt the cold atmpsphere. The owner, Hagen, was yelling and having a go at a waitress, which instantly brought the mood down. Secondly, after making our orders, he enquired where we were from. When we responded Serbia and Russia (for our two respective groups of...

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  • Santorini

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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! This restaurant has a very popular bar. I enjoyed greek meatballs, which were served with a lot of vegetables and salad, which was good. For my starter I...

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  • Art Center Foodstalls

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 and at the Re:Start container mall. The Arts Centre is the Arts Centre - and not the Art Centre, as the VT database suggests... It is a pity that...

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  • Sticky Fingers

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 the restaurant is open till late (unlike some in Cathedral Square). Good selection of wines - we had decided to taste different Kiwi wines during our...

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  • Sign of the Kiwi

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 solid stone teahouse was first built. Then a whole string of resthouses bearing the name "The Sign of ...." were planned for the scenic route but only...

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  • Two Fat Indians

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 Kali Mirch: "Chicken marinated with cheese and cashew paste, cooked in the tandoor and finished with tomatoes in creamy sauce with a tinge of black...

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  • Le Bon Bolli

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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. The menus are quite different with the downstairs brasserie not having the extensive choice. This restaurant isn't a place to go for a cheaper meal...

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  • Cafe Valentino

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 earthquakes - has reopened in St. Asaph Street :-)) The owner could even retrieve photos and artwork from the old place before the diggers went in. The...

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  • The Coffee House

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 great food on the menu I have only tried it once (and it was delicious) because I do not go out for lunch a lot, and I must admit that sometimes I just...

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  • Riverview Restaurant

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Upstairs with a great view Children welcome Delicious soups, cold meat platters Wide selection of European dishes Selection of Asian and Indian dishes Ham-on-the-bone and roast meats Hot vegetables, seafood dishes Selection of salads Hot and cold desserts, Cheeseboard Tea or coffee

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  • Pedro's

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 the advantage of a BYO licence so you can buy a good wine at supermarket prices before going to the restaurant. The menu changes every month or so...

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  • The Loaded Hog

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 told to go to The Loaded Hog. They do bacon and toast and hashbrowns with two eggs cooked however you like for only $7.50. Eggs on toast are $5.00 and...

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  • Hinton’s Vineyard, Restaurant and Café

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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. Enjoy a wonderful meal! We were there for a Christmas function where you had the choice from three starters, three mains and two desserts, so the...

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  • The Bodhi Tree

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update - 9 June 2011 The Bodhi Tree does not exist at its site in Colombo Street anymore. It has reopened at 399 Ilam Road (next to corner with Clyde Road). Phone 377 6808. The Bodhi Tree is said to be the only Burmese restaurant in New Zealand. If this is true or not - I do not mind as the food is as delicious as I have...

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  • Khmer Satay Noodle House

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 little foodcourt surrounded by the hussle and bussle of shoppers and lunchtime businessmen, however dont rule the foodcourt out completey as their are...

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  • Rotunda

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 and dome shape of this restaurant.

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  • SixChairs Missing

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 quite small. The service was fairly quick and the food fairly good. Main meal prices ranged from approx $22 (for a single Lamb Shank) to $36 for the Rack...

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  • CAFFE ROMA

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 Mens club just down the road from Rydges Hotel (formerly Noahs) over looking the Avon River. Service here is normally superb and the staff never use a...

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  • MU Steakhouse

    Christchurch Restaurants

    ... is located in the cordoned-off Red Zone of Christchurch, so has been out of service since the earthquake on 22 February 2011. (Update June 2011) Although MU is a steakhouse and the MU indeed stands for the Moo of cattle and cows it is so much more. First of all, an absolutely lovely place, with a huge bar area in the front part of the...

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  • Khmer Satay Noodle House ColomboST

    Christchurch Restaurants

    The Khmer Satay Noodle House, walk in & smell the aromas, the selection of dishes," Kua Teaw-SatayTeaw-Chew kull Teaw", either noodle or rice based. Soups, Green & Red Curries prepared directly behind the counter, leaves a budget traveller with a full bit relaxing feeling in your stomach. This Eating place is located in Central shopping district of...

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  • Under the Red Verandah

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 proper tea service, excelent chocolately iced chocolates, with marshmellows!

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  • Speights Ale House, Tower Junction

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update June 2011 This great place has been unaffected by the February earthquake and is fully operational. However, if you want to make sure to get a table for dinner it is highly recommended to make a reservation. With a lot less restaurants than before the earthquake many places are completely overrun by people. No problem with...

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  • Main Street Cafe

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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 travellers to relax on and a variety of local artwork on the walls that can be purchased also. A great place if you are looking for somewhere slightly...

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  • Tart Cafe and Deli

    Christchurch Restaurants

    I really like this place with its good variety of teas and some yummy things to eat. From a full breakfast to a slice of cake - just depends how hungry you are. Service is fast and the pots come out with timers (so you know how strong it should be & don't get your green tea to bitter) and candles under the tea pot to keep it hot. My favourite tea...

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  • Ebisu Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Ebisu Japanese Restaurant provides a dimly-lit retreat from the Christchurch summer heat and hectic tourist stampede at the nearby Cathedral Square. Ideal venue to tune out for a while, becoming blissfully lost in the myriad of saki bottles lining a shelf behind the bar. They also have a good selection of Japanese beers. An Izakaya serves...

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  • Pak'n Save, Riccarton Rd.

    Christchurch Restaurants

    The other day I went grocery shopping at my local Pak'n Save and stopped at the bakery and pastry section. Why would they sell "Texas" Muffins at my local store in Chch? And then it hit me...everything is big in Texas, and this muffin certainly was big (don't be fooled by the image and the fact that it's cut in half). This thing is a whole meal....

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  • Simo's

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update June 2011/21 November 2012 Like so many places, Simo's is located in the Red Zone, with high-rise buildings considered unsafe. So there is no way at the moment to indulge in the beautiful food of this restaurant. BUT: Simo's continues trading from his deli in Lincoln Road, opposite the Addington coffee co-op....

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  • Pastarella

    Christchurch Restaurants

    This cafe features an extensive range of fresh pasta dishes and chargrill, chicken, steaks and seafood complemented by a selection of imported and New Zealand wines and beers. Pastarella has a reputation for tasty food, and a relaxed friendly atmosphere. A popular Christchurch café, it features a spacious, airy environment and views to beautiful...

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  • The Ruptured Duck

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Update Feb. 2011 Closed at the moment due to earthquake damage. Update June 2011 In the meantime, the building has been demolished because it was so severely damaged that it could not be repaired. There are plenty of other options available in the vicinity, for example the Thirsty Marriner, the Salt Café, and others. There is also a fabulous...

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  • Cocopelli Gourmet Pizza Bar

    Christchurch Restaurants

    We took the chance to check out Cocopelli when a church group had booked the whole cinema at The Palms and we could not see the film we had wanted - but wanted to get rid of our money... LOL As "Gourmet Pizza Bar" is part of the name you would not expect a lot more on the menu than pizza and pasta, and exactly this is the case. What fascinates...

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  • Boatsheds Cafe

    Christchurch Restaurants

    After a nice stroll through the Botanical Gardens, we stopped in to seek a little relief from the cold (ok, it wasn't too cold, but we wanted coffee) at a nice little stand called the Boat Shed Cafe. The Boat Shed is located on the Avon, and is a local spot to rent a boat to punt on the Avon River. This particular cafe was a good value for the...

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  • The Tap Room

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Let me preface this by saying that we actually ate at the Tap Room twice. This is not only highly unusual for me as a traveler, but it is unheard of for my wife, as we normally like to experience multiple locations in a particular city. The deal going on at the Tap Room however was more than we could miss. In order to encourage people to try their...

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  • Tramway Restaurant

    Christchurch Restaurants

    I wrote to this outfit 3 months ahead and said I was bringing my wife on a surprise hoilday to Christchurch, and could they accommodate us for her birthday dinner on September 19th 2008 They assured me we would have a wonderful dinner. What a laugh. They did not have the main that I had pre ordered, so I requested lamb - I got fish. It took 1 1/2...

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  • La Porchetta

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update June 2011 Very pleased to tell you that La Porchetta - as well as Riccarton Mall - is fully operational. Riccarton and Upper Riccarton have become the top alternative for dining out since the CBD has been shut down, with dozens of great restaurants and cafés out of action. Another hub of hospitality is the suburb of...

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  • Ironside

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Ironside Thai restaurant is a very nice place to go for a meal in Christchurch. The food is consistantly good, the wine list has something for everyone and the service excellent. The place is fully licenced though, for an $8 corkage charge, you can bring your own wine. The restaurant is situated near the middle of town in a converted two story...

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  • Rock Café Restaurant and Bar

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Really nice place, the setting is lovely and you can sit outside on a nice day and view the sea and the people going bye. Great ecclectic bits and pieces around the café making it a very nice experience. Nice tasty café food too! Open 7 days/nights.

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  • The Mona Vale Homestead

    Christchurch Restaurants

    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, perfect for a picnic. The Mona Vale homestead lies on the banks of the River Avon and serves tea on their outside terrace. Now, even in mid winter, while...

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  • Winnie Bagoe's Pizza Bar

    Christchurch Restaurants

    What is the first thing you should always do when you arrive to a new foreign country? Experience some of the local fare! On this particular occasion however, we had been on the go for a week or so, and were looking for a close, easy restaurant that was still open, as it was a bit later. Most of the chip shops were closed, so we found the place...

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  • Saggio di Vino

    Christchurch Restaurants

    October 2010 The restaurant is closed at the moment. It suffered extensive damage in the 4 September magnitude 7.1 earthquake. Update June 2011 The building which was beyond repair after the earthquake on 22 February 2011 has been demolished in the meantime. If we were rich we would surely dine there regularly - but unfortunately we cannot...

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  • Belgian Beer Café Torenhof

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update June 2011 Sitting right next to the badly damaged Provincial Chambers, Torenhof is closed until further notice, and also located behind the cordon that surrounds Christchurch's no-go zone. No knowledge about the extent of the damage of the beer restaurant in particular. In the meantime you can get Leffe Blonde and Leffe...

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  • Filadelfio's Restaurant & Bar

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Good pastas and pizzas Very reasonably priced Kids welcome Fantastic dessert menu Boysenberry Scream Served in a sundae glass with vanilla ice cream, boysenberries, chocolate sauce - Ahhh! Mississippi Mud Cake .... with a hot caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream Banoffi Sundae Delicious layers of liqueur soaked chocolate biscuits, caramel,...

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  • Muffin Break

    Christchurch Restaurants

    Post-earthquake update June 2011 You can still access several Muffin Break places in the city, most in shopping malls like South City and Westfield Riccarton. Like Coffee Culture the international franchise Muffin Break is dotted all over town but mostly in malls. This means, the atmosphere is not fantastic, mostly a little loudish, and you...

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  • Copenhagen Bakery

    Christchurch Restaurants

    After a long tiring walk exploring the city - take a breather! And why not have a good cuppa and perhaps a croissont *or two* at the neighbourhood bakery? My stop took me to this smallish coffeehouse flanked by 2 larger non-food establishments. But judging by the crowds queing in - I took a risk and a well worth risk it was .. the selection of...

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  • French Bakery

    Christchurch Restaurants

    We happened across this little bakery, and as I'm mad on all things French, we went in. It didn't turn out to be very French at all, but it was nice anyway. I particularly liked the building, which above it featured a lot of interesting dark blue leadlight. The coffee was rather good. Came back here again 1 year later, December 2005, and I can say...

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