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Winter Foodie Itinerary

For The Foodies

Winter in Ōtautahi Christchurch is an absolute treat for foodies! Don't let the chill dampen your dining plans as the city's culinary scene is still fiery hot. So, forget the winter blues, put on your shoes and head out to one of the many hot spots where you can cosy up and indulge in a deliciously warm meal.

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Day One

Looking for an extraordinary lunch and culinary experience, look no further than Riverside Market - from cosy and familiar eats to exotic global cuisine, this vibrant hub has it all. Craving that rustic aroma? Head to BASE Woodfired Pizza and treat yourself to a perfectly crispy and smokey meal. Feeling adventurous? Why not try the authentic Nepalese deep-fried dumplings at Kathmandu MO:MO House? And if you're a fan of Korean cuisine, Seoul Tiger is a must-visit. Known for their succulent Korean fried chicken, delicious barbecue, fried rice, and 'bulgogi cups'! Enjoying a warm feed at Riverside is the perfect way to cap off a chilly day.

If you're looking for a great dinner spot, The Terrace is the ultimate destination for foodies, featuring an incredible selection of restaurants and bars, all within walking distance – perfect for those chilly days. If you're looking for a dish that will warm you up from the inside out, head to Tanoshi Japanese Restaurant for an intimate dining experience and indulge in their authentic, hot, customisable ramen, paired with some warm sake. And if you're craving some fire and smoke, you won't want to miss Amaterrace, a Japanese steakhouse and teppanyaki restaurant, where you can enjoy some grilled delights. Or, if you're missing those sunny summer days, then you can bring the tropics to you at Amazonita, the city's own tropical-inspired restaurant. There you can enjoy some delicious Amazonian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine that will make you feel like you're on vacation. Don't miss out on the incredible dining experiences waiting for you at The Terrace.

Day Two

Get up early, pop on your warm booties and a fluffy coat and spend your Saturday morning at one of the most iconic markets in Ōtautahi Christchurch, the Christchurch Farmers' Market. Nestled in the beautiful grounds of Riccarton House, this market is breathtaking no matter the season. Indulge in the finest Canterbury produce, relish the warmth of freshly baked delights, and sip on aromatic Hummingbird Organic Coffee while soaking up the crisp winter morning vibes. Throw in some live music from local musicians, and you've got yourself a must-do Saturday foodie outing in winter.

Attention all dinner enthusiasts. Winter may be chilly, but that doesn't mean it's dull. Especially when you have the chance to explore the amazing selection of exquisite wines from New Zealand and beyond at Cellar Door. Located in the cosy ambiance of the historic Christchurch Arts Centre, this award-winning bar is the perfect destination for wine lovers who also appreciate craft beer, cocktails, and spirits. Their seasonal food menu is perfectly paired with their extensive wine list, ensuring that your taste buds will be satisfied on all fronts!

Day Three

Looking for a perfect place to eat the day away? Look no further than New Regent Street's excellent restaurants that offer diverse flavours and impeccable vibes. If you're in the mood for a unique experience, head to Story where an open kitchen, intimate upstairs dining space, and set menus await you. The menu changes every night based on locally sourced produce, celebrating the creativity of chefs.

Alternatively, Twenty-Seven Steps is a classy restaurant that offers delicious meals made from high-quality, locally sourced ingredients, with a vibrant menu featuring dishes like pork belly, Akaroa salmon, summer risotto and spiced butternut squash. They make everything in-house, and you'll also find a fantastic selection of desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth. If you'd like to indulge in the vibrant, delicious and authentic flavours of Italy, Francesca's Italian Kitchen, just around the corner is the place to be! From mouth-watering pizzas, yummy pasta, and scrumptious focaccia to fresh and zesty salads, this Italian eatery is one you don't want to miss!