It's not winter until one of these appears on the menu: Warm chocolate brownie, sticky date pudding or apple crumble - and we'll tell you where to find them 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 “figgy pear and ginger pudding”, a traditional “sticky date pudding” or “berry delicious”, 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.
The pub overlooking the Avon River on Oxford Terrace is a Christchurch institution. It not only serves drinks but also food and beautiful desserts. Sticky date pudding is part of the dessert menu as is hot 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.
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.
2 Papanui Road, Merivale
This ice cream shop is always good for a surprise! This seasons must try: Hot Mug Cakes. “Miss Cara Mello”, “Afternoon Delight” or “Let’s get ready to crumble”, will leave you wanting more! The latest creation is a cinnamon roll topped with ice cream. A calorie bomb for sure, but too hard to resist!
Glamour Cake became famous very quickly. 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 50Bistro. The desserts are out of the ordinary like their hot & cold chocolate on miso sponge and saffron apricots or the warm malva pudding with strawberry jam and blood orange ice cream.
Orange saffron steamed pudding with ginger ice cream and candied lemon peel – this dessert combines all the flavours you need for a real winter treat. Bloody Mary's is certainly the place to go for a full dining experience, from starter to dessert.
Ever dreamed of drowning in chocolate? With the chocolate fondue at Retropolitan, you come pretty close! Everything can be dunked in deliciously smooth and warm chocolate: Donuts, cinnamon buns, poached pears, mini brownies, strawberries just to name a few. A bit of "death by chocolate", but there is no better way to die!
359 Lincoln Road, Addington
Feeling hungry? Check out the Winter Survival Guide.