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Riccarton is one of the South Island's busiest thoroughfares so it's perhaps unsurprising that it is home to a large number of restaurants, cafés and bars. Any day of the week at any time of the day and most of the night, you'll find somewhere here to have a bite.

Christchurch Farmers' Market  held on the grounds every Saturday. Great food, great wine, great service in a beautiful setting!

  • 16 Kahu Rd
  • +64 3 348 6190

Drexels is an American style breakfast restaurant which almost always has a queue of people waiting to have their pancake stake or eggs Benedict fix. Follow the crowd, this place knows how to do breakfast.

  • Westfield Mall, Rotherham Street
  • +64 3 343 3403

La Porchetta offers fast, fresh and affordable Italian fare. A good place to bring the whole family as little stomachs won't have to wait too long.

  • 20 Rotherham Street
  • +64 3 348 7990

Joe's Garage a casual café with good food and excellent all day breakfasts. Open from 7am 'til late in the evening, it's a great place for a relaxed catch up.

  • 7 Leslie Street
  • +64 3 03 343 5637

Chateau on the Park is a city hotel set among some five acres of beautifully kept gardens. Its Garden Court Brassiere makes the most of this unique setting and is open for brunch, lunch, dinner and dessert.

  • 189 Deans Avenue
  • +64 3 348 8999

Dux Dine dedicated itself to reinvent vegetarian food and introduce it to a wider audience. The restaurant owners focus on local produce and fresh ingredients. That combined with a good glass of New Zealand wine or beer makes a perfect night out.

  • 28 Riccarton Road
  • +64 3 348 1436

Mona Vale - It’s hard to imagine a more perfect setting than Mona Vale to feed the soul and the taste buds, overlooking the stunning garden and the Avon River. The piece de resistance, however, is the High Tea menu.

  • Mona Vale Ave
  • +64 3 341 7450