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  1. Brew Academy

    Brew Academy

    Granville and Nadine Denton opened Brew Academy in 2019 to bring brewing education to the people of Christchurch. Put simply, they love beer and think everyone should give home brewing a go. At their Waltham location you can learn to brew, grab a pint from their tap room, and get a mean feed from Smoke ’n’ Barrel, who operate out of the same premises. There’s a lot on offer at Brew Academy, and good beer ties it all together.

    If you’re keen to give homebrewing a go start out with Brew Academy’s ‘Learn the Steps’ course. In four hours you’ll make your very own all-grain beer from scratch and complete every part of the process from...

  2. Brew Moon Brewing Company

    Brew Moon Brewing Company

    The home of beer in Amberley, the Brew Moon Brewing Company, is an independent brewery, taproom and kitchen. Residing on the historic Markham Street in Amberley, Brew Moon provides locals and travellers with a relaxed spot to enjoy locally crafted beer and delicious food.

    Kieran McCauley and Belinda Gould started the Brew Moon in 2002 at the original brewery on State Highway One and moved into their current location, an empty warehouse they refitted in 2016. The family has recently been joined by Maty Johns and Rod Thomson, hospitality pros from Base Wood-fired Pizza and Base Food by Fire, to enhance the food offering to match the strong brewing focus that Brew Moon has always...

  3. C4 Coffee

    C4 Coffee

    If you’re in Christchurch and seeking an exceptional coffee experience, C4 Coffee should be your primary destination. With a solid 27 years of experience on their side, C4 is the real OG of the Christchurch coffee scene and a pioneer of the specialty coffee movement in Ōtautahi.

    Cozy and welcoming are not common words when describing a converted warehouse, but C4’s triple shot venue on Fitzgerald Ave is just that. Part café, roastery and retail space all rolled into one, you’ll discover a mecca for all things coffee. A particularly neat feature is the floor-to-ceiling glass wall, allowing you to check out the roasters at work while you sip your...

  4. Canterbury Brewers' Collective

    Canterbury Brewers' Collective

    Since 2015, Chris Ruske has been on a mission to bring great beer to the people of Christchurch while supporting the one and two-man brewing operations that dot the Canterbury craft beer landscape. He started at local farmers’ markets and quickly became known as “The Beer Man.” Chris’s permanent setup, Canterbury Brewers’ Collective at Riverside Market, is your CBD spot for takeaway brews, cold pints and free flowing chat over which to find your new favourite pour.

    It’s not uncommon for visitors to walk up to this impressive bar and set of taps, which Chris built himself, to ask, “Are you The Beer Man? Can we drink beer here?” The...

  5. Castro’s Tapas & Bar

    Castro’s Tapas & Bar

    Named after its owner-operator and chef extraordinaire Richard Castro, this Riverside Market top-floor restaurant is an experience not to be missed. Castro’s Tapas & Bar was one of the first spots to open its doors in this unique location and occupies the pride-of-place corner spot of the building, complete with a large balcony overlooking the city with a view of the Port Hills in the distance. Fitted out with a colourful and quirky interior, most evenings the restaurant is filled with people, and what better place to gather with friends and family than this?

    The food at Castro’s is a love letter to the cuisine of Richard’s childhood. Hearty, authentic...

  6. Cellar Door

    Cellar Door

    Located in The Arts Centre, in the space that was once the legendary Annie’s Wine Bar, Cellar Door exists in a place that is already very special to Cantabrians.

    They don’t, however, rely on this. Here, the focus is on approachable wine drinking, seasonal fare and free flowing conversation. Cellar Door feels like your ‘local’ but has a distinctive, exciting element, sans pretentiousness.

    Upon entering you’ll notice a unique wooden bar made with staves from repurposed local Pinot Noir barrels. Light pours in through the historic windows and most details found here, like the Crown Lynn china and vintage cutlery, have been collected...

  7. Central Deli Sandwiches

    Central Deli Sandwiches

    Central Deli Sandwiches is a permanent daytime pop-up within Christchurch's New Regent Street restaurant Story. Born out of the desire to provide the CBD workers with a decent and easy grab-and-go lunch, chef Shafeeq Ismail tackled the humble sandwich and took it on a world tour.

    Each of the five options on offer is a take on a classic sando from across the globe. There’s the Bombay, a sandwich filled with vegetables, coriander, chaat masala and mint chutney; the Medi, a focaccia stuffed with halloumi, charred peppers and hummus; the NYC Reuben, a sourdough, in-house-made pastrami and sauerkraut number; and the Tokyo, a crowd favourite milk bread filled with katsu...

  8. Child Sister

    Child Sister

    Seeking a calm environment with aesthetically-pleasing interior decor, complete with incredible coffee and delicious food to match? Then look no further, Child Sister has you covered, ticking all the boxes above.    

    Calling Manchester Street home, Child Sister has become a favourite among Christchurch locals and visitors alike, since opening its doors in 2019. Handily located just opposite the Margaret Mahy playground and around the corner from New Regent Street, it has wide appeal. Any day of the week you are likely to find an eclectic crowd; from families taking a breather in between turns on the giant slide across the road, to central city workers...

  9. Civil and Naval

    Civil and Naval

    Somehow, in just a small space Civil and Naval manages to embody all that is Lyttelton: it's cosy, achingly cool but equally approachable and gives you a burning desire to return as soon as you’ve left.

    Tucked in on Lyttelton's London street, Civil and Naval is housed in a beautiful brick building which was historically home to DH Ludlow Civil & Naval tailors. The fit out is simple and elegant and the open plan design lends itself perfectly to beers on balmy nights or snuggling up by the fire – always raging on cooler days and always making the space extremely cosy – in the more chilly months.

    Beneath the C&N imprinted leather menu cover...

  10. Dispense Espresso

    Dispense Espresso

    With over a decade of hospitality experience, Dispense Espresso’s owner Hamish Bell knows a thing or two about what makes a café great. Earning the support of an ever growing loyal group of regulars who visit for caffeination, feeding, chinwags and yarns. Customers leave happy knowing their daily caffeine prescription has been well and truly dispensed.

    This hidden gem is tucked away in the commercial hub in the suburb of Ferrymead. Hamish and his team have created a space which offers delicious coffee, fresh sandwiches (using Vic’s Bakehouse artesian bread) and filled with top-quality produce from local suppliers like Canterbury Cheesemongers and Peter Timbs...

  11. Dose Diner

    Dose Diner

    Located on Blenheim Road, Dose Diner breathes much-needed life into the area. Dose is redolent of the Melbourne café scene, with its industrial-influenced interior, extensive menu and laid back vibe. The diner is full of both spacious tables and cosy booths, making it the perfect spot for a catch up with friends.

    Their substantial all-day menu is full of classic brunch favourites, like the avocado bruschetta or the decadent French toast. If breakfast isn’t your thing, the mouthwatering burgers or Vietnamese salad is sure to take your fancy. The focus is on flavours that pack a punch, combined with a dose of Asian flavour.

    Dose doesn’t just do great...

  12. Doubles


    Game, set, match! In a sunny spot on Worcester Boulevard, this tennis-themed café with a gram-worthy brunch menu is the new King of the Court. A self-titled ‘house of refreshments’, the crew at Doubles sure know how to serve the goods. 

    Two words describe the decor at Doubles: bright and fresh. A light-filled clean white space, accented with soft forest green tiles and weatherboard detail, and just the right amount of leafy indoor plants. The design is simple, refreshing, and perfectly executed with subtle details alluding to the tennis theme. Even the La Marzocco is on...

  13. Downstairs Bar

    Downstairs Bar

    What do you get when you marry the cosy vibes of an intimate pub with the sophistication of an inner city wine bar? You end up with the best of both worlds and the result is Downstairs on New Regent Street.

    With an ever-changing food menu and wine selection, welcoming space and chic interior, it is quite easy to spend an entire afternoon or evening in this aptly appointed ‘wine pub’.   

    New Regent Street is no stranger to hospitality venues picking a specialisation and excelling at it. After all, Downstairs is the sister venue to Twenty Seven Steps, a beloved central city restaurant that is known for its modern and sophisticated approach to...

  14. Dune Café

    Dune Café

    On the corner of Bridge Street and Estuary Road in the heart of South Brighton, you’ll find Dune Café. This is a true community hub: the cafe is mostly frequented by loyal locals and offers a place for neighbours to chat across tables; it is, in fact, also connected to the Bridge Hub, a community centre that offers plenty of activities for the good people of South Brighton.

    Surrounded by a sunny courtyard complete with bike parking, dog bowls, a children’s play area and the beach a few blocks down the road, Dune offers a welcome pitstop for families, walkers and bikers alike. You can just about get a glimpse of the dunes out the gate and smell the salt in...

  15. Dux Central

    Dux Central

    If bars could be left or right-handed, Dux Central would be ambidextrous. Inside, there’s The Brew Bar stocking over 220 craft beers; a deluxe gin bar set against an emerald green interior; a 1920s speakeasy cocktail lounge hidden away next door and an upstairs event space complete with a sun-drenched balcony and all the facilities needed to host private functions. There’s nothing this place can’t be.

    Brought to life in September 2015 by Dux Group, the high-end bar is the closest replica of the company's pre-quake institution, Dux de Lux. And just like its predecessor, nowadays you’ll hear the phrase ‘Meet you at the Dux’ uttered from a...

  16. Dux Dine

    Dux Dine

    It’s hard to deny the charm of Dux Dine. Though residing on Christchurch’s busiest road, one foot over the threshold and any sign of road rage quickly turns to peaceful tranquillity. The quaint villa, once home to the Station Master of Riccarton Railway, may look small from the outside but the deception of space is just another one of the restaurant’s greatest surprises.

    Inside, the humble villa branches out into cosy and intimate dining pockets with a fireplace ready to roar away the next frost. Although this eloquent eatery does all four seasons very well, summertime is when it really comes into its prime. The back doors unfold, the conservatory is...

  17. Earl


    Earl brings a breath of European bistro culture to central Christchurch. Perched across the road from Rauora Park in the heart of the East Frame, the restaurant sits amidst a hive of activity within a mixed-use building. Open for lunch and dinner, Earl is the go-to local for inner-city residents and workers.

    The menu here is crafted from the best ingredients on offer, it’s simple food done well and executed beautifully. An open plan kitchen gives diners the possibility to observe the creation of their order while breaking down barriers between front and back of house. There’s also ample space in front of the bar, perfect for those of us who enjoy watching the drinks...

  18. El Quincho

    El Quincho

    For a taste of Argentina head to El Quincho at Riverside Market in the Christchurch CBD. As soon as you step inside you’ll notice the open kitchen and its impressive wood fired grill where most of the menu is prepared. ‘El Quincho’ refers to an exterior grilling area found in most Argentinian homes.

    Outfitted with a big table and plenty of chairs it’s a place to prepare and share traditional grilled fare (known as Asado) with friends and family. The quincho is an important part of Argentine culture and owners, Samuel and Gina, have brought this to our city in a way that is equal parts delicious and authentic.

    Using Manuka and Beech coals the...

  19. Empire Chicken

    Empire Chicken

    Entering the world of fried chicken is not the easiest of quests. Especially when you-know-who is kicking around... ol’ Bernie, sorry, Colonel Sanders. Empire Chicken, located at Riverside Market in Christchurch, is not afraid of a challenge. Spying the chance to up the ante – and produce quality fried chicken here in the city – was a shrewd move.  

    Owner (and master fried chicken creator), Jayden Smith, took his time honing the recipes at Empire Chicken, starting with the simple question, “what is the ideal piece of fried chicken?”.  Well, it’s free-range, crispy, juicy with the right amount of salt and spice. The result is...

  20. Eruption Brewing

    Eruption Brewing

    Located on the main drag of the harbourside township of Lyttelton, Eruption Brewing is a destination for good beer, good food and good vibes. The locally owned and operated microbrewery is fiercely supported by locals and boasts 12 taps of in-house brewed hoppy goodness. The focus is on classics done well – well enough to have received a number of awards, in fact, such as the Best South Island IPA received at the New Zealand Beer Awards in 2023. 

    Head brewer Scott Calvert leads the team with years of experience. Still, it’s all about a family feel at Eruption, and everyone gets a chance to put their creativity to use. From time to time, you’ll find...