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8 reasons to visit Lyttelton

Our very own portside town is an incredible mix of eclectic style, chilled vibes, and high-end dining. There really is nothing quite like it.

These are some of our favourite reasons to head over the hill.


SUPER – Neon lights, gold cutlery, Japanese pottery and some incredibly delicious food. SUPER really is super!


Roots – this intimate restaurant has some of the very best food in the country. Driven by a simple philosophy: to serve good food using fresh, seasonal, organic ingredients. Their degustation menu will change your life.


Wunderbar – This iconic bar will meet all your quirk needs – velvet wallpaper, doll’s-head light shades, and hidden toilets. The epic views and huge calendar of live music will keep you coming back.


Civil & Naval – nostalgic vibes are in full force at Civil & Naval.  Delicious beers, incredible tapas and the best hand cut chips in the city, this is not to be missed.


 Lyttelton Bakery and Glamour Cake – these incredible treats need to be seen to be believed. The epic variety of amazing creations will blow your mind and fulfill all your sugar fantasies.


Lyttelton Coffee Company – you can find this wee gem in a 1920s heritage building. This is an incredible spot to enjoy a brew or two.


Boutique shopping - visit Spooky Boogie to find music, limited edition T-shirts, and original art or drop by the Harbour Co-op – a community and staff-owned co-operative store that supports local, organic, fair trade and wholefoods producers. Just some of our favourites.


Lyttelton Farmers’ Market – every Saturday from 10am – 1pm with some of the best food in the city. You know where to find us this weekend.



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