Christchurch welcomes the opening of new restaurants

4 December 2014

Over the past few months Christchurch has continued to see the arrival of various new restaurants and bars in the central city and surrounding suburbs. The influx of new businesses brings the total number of bars, restaurants and cafés in the Garden City to over 700.

Engineers is an awesome new 'gastro pub' style restaurant with great food and a more casual rooftop bar. Perfect for the summer evening drinks! Located on St Asaph Street, Merchants is just below and acts more as a bar and then nightclub in the later evening.

La Di Da Espresso/Wine Bar on Victoria Street offers a seriously good breakfast and brunch menu and then tapas and wine after work! Vic Street also offers incredible modern Thai dining, with Chinwag Eathai and Spice Paragon which are promising to be as good as ever…

Vanilla Ice Truck has finally returned to Armagh Street with their secret ice cream recipe and amazing raspberry or kiwi fruit sauce… a Christchurch favourite!

Dragons Den the new sophisticated relaxed cocktail bar is open for business, as is Mrs Huck's Eatery & Events which offers delicious daytime eating!

Coriander's has opened in a flash new premise on St Asaph Street (very handy to the new bars) and offers an array of delicious Indian delights.

For the live music fans check out Allen St Rock Club...on Allen Street, simple, it's all about the music.

Plus don’t forget that Stranges Lane opened its doors in August, restoring night life back to the inner city and encouraging a central hub for creativity. The hub has a choice of dining options including Vespa Bar, Nucleus, Strange and Co, Orleans and Lower 9th Diner. The venues cluster around a central outdoor space at the corner of High and Lichfield streets, reminiscent of the old Poplar Lane.