The Christchurch Foodie Winter Survival Guide
It's cold outside, warm up with delicious comfort food!
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Winter Warmers

Winter is the time for comfort food and indulgence. In Christchurch, you don't have far to go to satisfy your taste buds!

Meat lovers

Nothing beats a roast served with gravy, roasted potatoes and vegetables. It doesn’t matter if you prefer lamb, beef or chicken, there's something for everyone. If you prefer steak, make sure to try Bessie, where you can choose your cut of meat. For a real winter warmer go for fondue, traditionally made with cheese, but at Retropolitan Social Club it's served with different cuts of meat and gravy. YUM!

Pomeroy'sBloody Mary'sPedro's House of Lamb

Pasta lovers

Winter is a wonderful time to indulge in one of Italy’s greatest inventions - a steaming hot plate of pasta! Nobody can resist and pasta is the perfect energy booster on a crispy winter's day. There are many good Italian restaurants in Christchurch which serve authentic Italian cuisine, here's our top picks:

 

Mediterranean Food CompanyCassamassimaFrancesca's Italian KitchenVenuti, Cafe Valentino, Casa Nostra, Tutto BeneFormaggio's

Vegetarian/Vegan

Being vegetarian or vegan doesn't mean you have to miss out on tasty meals. Nowadays there's much more to this cuisine than grains, vegetables and green smoothies. Most restaurants in Christchurch have fully embraced the vegan cuisine and have vegan and vegetarian menu options.

 

Governors Bay HotelThe Shroom RoomThe Roots, Dux Dine, Antidote, Addington Coffee Co-op, Gentle Giant, BearLion Foods LtdC1 Espresso

Check out our other great foodie options.

  • Need a Coffee?

    It was hard to choose, but here's our pick for 10 of the best spots to get your caffeine fix. 

  • Explore the great range of cafés, restaurants and bars available in the Christchurch Central City, Riccarton and Merivale.