What's that one dessert you can never refuse? Warm chocolate brownie, sticky date pudding or apple crumble? Whatever your treat of choice, we'll tell you where to find the best sugary creations in Christchurch!
At Strawberry Fare making a decision on what to choose is hard. The menu is extensive with the restaurant dedicating a whole section to warm wintery desserts that all sound delicious. Try the “salted caramel and dark chocolate mousse gateaux”, a traditional “caramel or hazelnut torte” or “strawberry pillows”, to name just a few. For the chocolate lovers there's a section of the menu purely dedicated to chocolate. We love the “warm raspberry drenched”, a moist chocolate cake made with raspberries, served with vanilla ice cream and berry coulis. 19 Bealey Avenue
This Filipino bakery will set your tasetbuds a-buzzin with their array of pastries, bread, cakes and doughnuts. Inspired by childhood memories of local bakeries in The Philippines, check out their array of purple treats – made from the purple yam, also known as Ube – the taste is sweet and nutty and is descirbed as a mix of white chocolate and pistachio #loveube Shop 7, 388 Riccarton Road
If you are looking for a dessert with X-factor Sweet Soul Patisserie has you sorted. Part works of art, part delicious morsels from heaven these desserts are designed to impress. Offerings change daily but when we visited couldn’t get past the white chocolate and blueberry éclair or the showstopping atomic espresso cake. 126 Cashel Street – Guthrey Centre
Dine in at their café during the day or get your cake made to order – Just Desserts have your sweet-tooth sorted! Specialists in designing a standout cake or gateaux check out their range of options, our pics are the red velvet and raspberry cake or the gooey caramel banana cake – yum! 33 Wordsworth Street
The pub overlooking the Avon River on Oxford Terrace is a Christchurch institution. It not only serves drinks but also food and beautiful desserts. Steamed plum pudding is part of the dessert menu as is warm fudge brownie sundae, a warm fudge brownie topped with chocolate sauce and candied nuts. A perfect way to warm you up before heading home on a cold winter’s night. 14 Oxford Terrace
For everyone who likes it a bit more exotic, why not try Maison de Crepes? The crepes are served either sweet or savoury and will not leave you disappointed. The team is always coming up with new delicious creations to keep everyone happy. Our pick is the “orange intense” dark, milk or white chocolate with fresh orange pieces, sliced almonds, homemade orange sauce and whipped cream….drool. The Yard, 173 St Asaph St
Delicious Korean pancakes served up daily, try the whipped vanilla mascapone cream served with berry compote, cacoa nibs and rose petals on a golden cinnamon pancake or the chocolate peanut button on the golden cinnamon pancake served with Whittakers chocolate bar – drool! The Yard, 173 St Asaph St
This ice cream shop is always good for a surprise! Open till 10pm every night it’s your best spot for a late night sugar hit. This seasons must try: Peanut Butter and Jelly, Pops Lemon Pie or Superman Dark Chocolate - will leave you wanting more! The latest creation is a Cinnie Bun, add your favourite gelato scoopon a warm, sweet, gooey cinnamon bun. A calorie bomb for sure, but too hard to resist! 35 New Regent Street
Glamour Cake has built a solid local following and for good reason! The delicious and beautifully decorated donuts sell out fast. Make sure to be in early or you'll miss out. Every week the team sells new creations, it seems like there are no limits to their creativity. The donuts are very filling - so best to share them! Lyttelton Bakery 8 Norwich Quay, Lyttelton
A completely different dining experience awaits you at The George. The George is not only a luxury hotel but is also home to two restaurants, Pescatore and 50 Bistro. The desserts are out of the ordinary like their steamed pear and ginger pudding, pistachio panna cotta and for the adventurous…curried pineapple ice-cream with basmati mousse and coconut jelly. 50 Park Terrace
Celebration baked alaska – salted caramel vanilla ice cream serviced with warmed chocolate suace or Peach and Vanilla Cheesecake served with ginger crumb and peppermint meringue? Too hard to choose! Or for the cheese lovers select your three favourite cheeses and settle in with a glass of red! Bloody Mary's is certainly the place to go for a full dining experience, from starter to dessert. 30 Latimer Square
*disclaimer* Menu items are subject to change without notice.