Where to find halal and tayyib food in Canterbury

Halal in New Zealand

In New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has oversight of companies exporting halal meat products and also certifies approved halal organisations in New Zealand that offer assessment, approval and certification services, with the approval of the importing country. These include the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ) and New Zealand Islamic Meat Management.

The Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand works to provide a unified voice for the New Zealand Muslim community as well as operating an internationally recognised halal certification procedure. FIANZ's halal certificates are acceptable in the Middle East, USA, Europe, South East Asia and all other countries where New Zealand products are exported.

Christchurch & Canterbury halal guide

Explore our guide to the best halal and Muslim-friendly eateries, cafés, restaurants, food courts, confectioners and food stores in Christchurch and Canterbury.

These food establishments provide a range of halal food and fall into four categories.

Establishments that -

  • are halal-certified by a certification authority (e.g. FIANZ)
  • purchase meat from halal-certified butchers
  • have at least one Muslim owner
  • serve vegetarian and / or vegan food. 

Due to this variety it is best to confirm your requirements at your chosen restaurant. Alcohol may also be served at these establishments.

Halal restaurants in Christchurch

Addington & Sydenham

Restaurant Capacity Address Phone
Casbah – A Taste of Morocco 30 6 / 303 Colombo Street, Sydenham +64 3 943 3952
Mythos Greek Souvlakis Good for groups 466 Colombo Street, Sydenham +64 3 379 6860
Mosaic by Simo Limited & no reservations 3 / 300 Lincoln Road, Addington +64 3 338 2882

Belfast

Nomad's Ethnic Foods
Takeaway only
5 / 812 Main North Road, Belfast
+64 3 323 4233

Central City

Restaurant Capacity Address Phone
Mediterranean Taste   Food Court, South City Shopping Centre,
555 Colombo Street, Central City
 
Nando's 78 145d Colombo Street, Central City +64 3 332 3207
Topkapi Turkish & Persian Restaurant 75 64 Manchester Street, Central City +64 3 379 4447

Hornby

Kinara Indian Restaurant
Capacity: 30
413 Main South Road, Hornby
+64 3 344 5353

Ilam & Riccarton

Restaurant Capacity Address Phone
Ad Lib 60 10 University Drive, Ilam +64 3 343 1511
Arjee Bhajee 50 13c Riccarton Road, Riccarton +64 3 365 6633
Kebab Land   Food Court, Westfield Mall, 129 Riccarton Road, Riccarton +64 3 343 0301
Taste of Bengal Takeaway only 91 Riccarton Road, Riccarton +64 3 348 8334

New Brighton

South of India
Capacity: can take large groups
217 Marine Parade, New Brighton
+64 3 388 0898

Papanui & Redwood

Restaurant Capacity Address Phone
Curry Time 50 284a Main North Road, Redwood +64 3 354 5485
Merry Thai Restaurant 30 231 Papanui Road, Papanui +64 3 355 0355

Richmond

It's Indi
Capacity: 72
345 Stanmore Road, Richmond
+64 3 389 9997

Christchurch halal food stores

Supplier Address Phone
Aroma (NZ) Ltd - specific products only 12 Senior Place, Bromley +64 3 389 9005
Brinks South Island Ltd - chicken farm 1308 Main South Road, Weedons +64 3 347 8369
Claridges Organic Ltd 2 Ivan Jameison Place, Christchurch Airport +64 3 358 3155
Gelita NZ Ltd 135-145 Connal Street, Woolston +64 3 384 3093
Independent Fisheries Staunton Street, Woolston +64 3 384 2344
Loranto Limited 108 Major Honbrook Road, Mount Pleasant +64 3 960 6069
MEFCO Middle Eastern Food Company 24b Archeron Drive, Riccarton +64 3 343 3025
Original Foods NZ Ltd - specific products only 89 Sturrocks Road, Redwood +64 3 354 4456
Serra Natural Foods Ltd 21 Brixton Street, Hornby +64 3 349 6062
Southern Seafoods Ltd 24 Klondyke Drive, Hornby +64 3 349 3321
Spice Heaven 86c Riccarton Road, Riccarton +64 3 961 3030
Van Heiningen Chocolates Ltd 4 Halwyn Drive, Hei Hei +64 3 432 8438

Halal restaurants around Canterbury

These restaurants can provide halal meals on request.

Aoraki / Mount Cook Mackenzie

The Hermitage Hotel
Terrace Road, Aoraki / Mount Cook Village
+64 3 435 1809

Peppers Bluewater Resort
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo
+64 3 680 7109

Hanmer Springs & Hurunui

Heritage Hanmer Springs
1 Conical Hill Road, Hanmer Springs
+64 3 315 0060

Mid Canterbury

Hotel Ashburton
11/35 Racecourse Road
+64 3 308 3059

Selwyn

Langdale Vineyard Restaurant
161 Langdales Road, West Melton
+64 3 342 6266

South Canterbury

Aoraki Cottage B&B / Adventure Farm
Stay - Wellspring Farm
246 Gualter Road, Geraldine
+64 3 697 4866

Halal caterers in Christchurch and Canterbury 

Continental Catering
+64 3 311 8220 
enquiries@continental.co.nz

Rumah Temasek
Madam Hasnah
+64 21 372 222 or +64 3 379 0435