Fancy a real Italian pizza or a creamy Indian curry? Whatever your cravings are, we'll sort you out!
La dolce vita!
Nothing says comfort like pasta - rich, creamy indulgence! Pasta is not the only food that the Italians excel in, there's also pizza, risotto, polenta and don't forget the sweet treats like tiramisu or panna cotta. Luckily in Christchurch, there are a lot of good restaurants that spoil you with delicacies from "Bella Italia"!
Tutto bene, Casamassima, Mediterranean Food Company, Casa Nostra, Spagalimis, Café Valentino, Baretta, Venuti
Vive la France!
The restaurant Saint Germain in the middle of town offers fine French cuisine. The French are "maître de cuisine" and know their cooking business very well. At Saint Germain indulge in the flavours of France, like "Escargots" or "Canard à l' orange" – served, of course, with a matching French Merlot or Chardonnay.
Maison de Crepes, Le Panier Boulangerie
Vamos a la playa
Fajitas, burritos or quesadillas, the Mexican cuisine is simple but tasty. In Christchurch, there are many good options for Mexican and also for South American food as well. The hero of South American cuisine has to be barbecued meat, a meat-lovers dream!
Mexicano’s, Redfire BBQ, El Fogon, Caribe Latin Kitchen, Casa Publica
The Greeks are famous for their hospitality and their food and wine are simply irresistible! Especially in winter when it’s cold, a hearty moussaka will warm you up for sure. If you still have room for dessert, be prepared to get the full sugar-rush Greek style!
Costas Taverna, Dimitris Greek Food
Chinese cuisine is more than dumplings and noodle soup. Try one of the many Chinese restaurants in Christchurch and dive into a different world full of exotic flavours and spices!
Madam Woo, Benson Chinese Restaurant, North and South Gourmet, Madam Kwong, Red Bowl
Teppanyaki is a real experience! Be in awe as the Chefs show off their cooking skills - spinning their knives on the teppan plate and make sure you watch out for the flying egg! Sometimes there's also a bit of fire involved, so be prepared to be surprised.
Tony’s Teppan Yaki, Kinji, Yamagen
Cinnamon, cardamom, cumin and rich curries - the Indian cuisine is the perfect comfort food! The spice not only adds to the flavour but also helps bring the body temperature up on a cold winters day. Our top picks include:
Feeling like having a real Kiwi classic? Try our "Best Roasts in Christchurch".