Explore the lanes
Discover hidden eateries and awesome shopping in the laneways of Christchurch.
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Hidden eateries

Bold architecture has paved the way for an inner city transformed by secret laneways and courtyards housing a mix of commercial, hospitality and retail.

Discover intimate areas defined by their own unique look and feel, with something new to be discovered around every corner. It's time to get out there and explore!

Lichfield Lanes and Courtyard

Fairy lights overhead frame this cosy courtyard situated in the heart of the Innovation Precinct.

Home to Black and White Coffee Cartel, Jaba Bar & Grill and Alvarado's (with more hospitality options to come), the warm inviting space is the perfect place to hang out with friends over a margarita or two.

Wander the little lanes behind, linking Kathmandu, Little High and Dux Central

The Crossing

Fashion and food collide at The Crossing. On the ground level you'll find a great range of shops, boutique offerings and an out of this world supermarket experience.

Upstairs discover the Hawaiian food phenomenon of Poke Bowls. PikiPoke serves up fresh, delicious bowls of all things good. Super tasty - you'll be sure to become a regular.

Next door to PikiPoke rediscover Christchurch institution Cookai. Iconic dishes such as soft-shell crab and tempura sushi as well as the addition of a large sushi train offering up over 60 choices.

The hardest part will be deciding what to have!

Stranges Lane

Situated near the corner of Lichfield and High Streets, Stranges Lane is where the party starts. The laneway is home to the mouth-watering dining options of Lower 9th Diner, Orleans, Strange & Co. and CAPA.

The shared outdoor space is the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail complete with heaters, fairy lights and regular live music and DJ events.

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