Christchurch suburban dining
Lyttelton Harbour is one of the oldest settlements on Banks Peninsula and is only a 30 minute drive away from the city centre. The charming town has a vibrant hospitality scene with lots of quirky bars and good restaurants.
Roots Restaurant is not very big but offers a great dining experience. The family owned restaurant focuses on high quality food and local ingredients for their award winning cuisine. The menu changes daily and the chef tries to incorporate different spices and seasonal products.
• 8 London Road
• +64 3 328 7658
Freemans is a casual family restaurant with a slight Italian touch. The restaurant prides itself in making homemade pasta and pizza every day by using real Italian ingredients. The outdoor deck offers great views over Lyttelton Harbour and is the perfect place to enjoy the evening sun with a glass of wine and delicious food.
• 47 London Street
• +64 3 328 7517
Fisherman`s Wharf is a good place to indulge in New Zealand seafood. The menu is kept simple but the food on offer is varied: Seafood chowder, scallops or the famous green lipped mussels - there is something for everyone.
• Norwich Quay
• +64 3 328 7530
She Universe is the perfect place for a relaxing lunch while enjoying the sun and the view over the bays. The cafe's main focus is chocolate. She Universe's chocolate creations are widely known: The chocolate comes in all sorts of different flavours and is not only for chocoholics worth a try!
• 79 Main Road, Governors Bay
• +64 3 329 98 25
The Governors Bay Hotel was built back in the 1870s and is one of the oldest hotels in New Zealand. After the earthquakes 2010/11 the owners restored the building to its former glory. The view from the outside deck over Governors Bay, Lyttelton and Diamond Harbour is unbeatable and the best place in town to spend a warm summer night.
• 52 Main Road, Governors Bay
• +64 3 329 94 33