Lyttelton’s Top 5 Eateries
It’s the perfect landing point for fresh seafood and panoramic views of the ocean. It’s home to a quirky population of harbour workers, creatives and residents living in houses that cling onto the Port Hills.
Over time, the historic port town has become a haven for foodies and top eateries, found only a short trip from the inner city.
Arbour Woodfired Pizza
Arbour Woodfired Pizza follows the seasons using almost exclusively Aotearoa-sourced ingredients, producing artisanal pizzas you can’t get anywhere else. Their secret weapon? A beautiful woodfired oven, ideal for crisp toppings and hand-stretched dough. Named after trees in te reo Māori, Arbour’s pizzas showcase a Kiwi twist on the Italian classic, including the “Kauri” – made with Lyttelton-raised beef meatballs, roasted capsicum, caramelised onion and a whipped ricotta base.
Overlooking the idyllic Lyttelton Harbour, Fisherman’s Wharf has quickly become one of Christchurch’s best-kept secrets. Some of the world’s finest and most sustainable seafood is caught only a few kilometres from their restaurant before it lands on your table. Dive into Fisherman’s most popular dish, the Seafood Sizzle Plate – a medly of fresh fish, shellfish and squid served on coconut-infused jasmine rice.
Lyttelton Farmers Market
Can’t decide on a single place to eat in Lyttelton? The Saturday morning Farmers Market is the perfect solution to satisfy everyone’s cravings while supporting local. Soak up live music as you browse through up to 50 stalls covering a broad range of fresh produce, meat, seafood, and handmade delicacies.
It can be risky making promises with the title of your restaurant. But SUPER has well and truly pulled it off with their sustainable, Asian-inspired menu! Using fresh, local and organic ingredients, their dishes take Asian-fusion cuisine to new heights. Try SUPER’s okonomiyaki hotcakes with teriyaki-glazed Akaroa salmon while sipping on a brunch cocktail, or one of their steamed Bao burgers to end the day.
Right in the heart of Lyttleton lives Eruption Brewing - A small, locally owned brewery, bar, restaurant and fillery. With panoramic views of the harbour from the roof top deck, the relaxed setting is the perfect place to watch the world go by, beer in hand of course. The impressive menu features gourmet burgers, delicious pizzas, and plenty of small delights including pork belly bites and spicy fried chicken – need we say more? Oh yes, everything is perfectly matched with a handcrafted Eruption Ale, brewed right there in Lyttleton.