Christchurch suburban dining

Many bars and restaurants relocated South of Moorhouse (affectionately known as SOMO) to Sydenham after the quakes and it's now a bustling place to catch up throughout the day and night.

Belgian Beer Cafe Torenhof is an old Christchurch favourite. Offering brunch through to dinner with Kiwi/European style dishes matched with imported Belgian beer with a cosy, inviting atmosphere.

  • 20 Durham Street
  • +64 3 377 1007

The Honeypot Cafe has been on the Christchurch scene for a long time and were quick to reopen after the quakes. The restaurant offers a wide variety of Indian and Mexican food. Lovely seating options inside and out. 

  • 458 Colombo Street
  • +64 3 366 5853

Burgers & Beers is the hippest burger bar in town. Serving tasty gourmet burgers and delicious sides, what better way to enjoy than with a beer? Reasonably priced menu catering for vegetarians and gluten free. You can eat in or takeaway, although best to book if it's a big group.

  • 355 - 357 Colombo St
  • +64 3 366 3339

The Colombo is a small but very modern and unique shopping mall. Lots of good eating places are nestled within the mall. There is something to suit every taste, for example handmade dumplings from Potsticker Dumpling or really hard to resist the freshly baked crêpes from Maison de Crêpes .

  • 363 Colombo Street
  • +64 3 365 5091