Maximise your winter gift fair experience and discover the array of fine dining and casual eating establishments tucked away in the heart of Christchurch city. The hospitality scene in Christchurch is growing rapidly with new restaurants opening up all over the city, you will be sure to find something of great calibre.
Christchurch has transformed their gastro scene, introducing some impressive restaurants embracing a sophisticated and modern atmosphere. If you are wanting to splash out and experience something a little more upscale then there is plenty to choose from. Whether it is contemporary style shared plates carefully curated by executive chef and co-owner Simon Levy at Inati or perhaps Saggio Di Vino, a contemporary style restaurant serving traditional European cuisine made with the freshest ingredients and famous for their large variety of international wines. If you are in the mood for some seafood, Pescatore is the place for you. This establishment is part of The George, which is a five-star hotel in Christchurch City. This restaurant serves either a five-course, seven course or plant-based degustation menu. Another delicious eatery worth checking out is St Germain, a traditional French restaurant which was established in 2008 by two French Brothers. Tuck into an elegant set menu with all of the classic French flavours. Bessie is another fine dining establishment that will exceed all of your expectations. Bessie serves high-grade cuts of meat that are served with the highest quality New Zealand Produce with an extensive wine list to top off your dining experience.
If you after a slightly more relaxed dining experience where you don’t have to spend a fortune and without compromising the quality of your food then look no further, these cheap eats spots are all bursting with flavour.
Little High Eatery
Head down to the Little High Eatery precinct and discover the eight tasty food establishments on offer. This upmarket and unique food court is sure to have something that caters to everyone’s palate. Having a craving for burgers, pizza, dumplings, sushi, curries, barbecue or tacos then this is the place for you! It has a vibrant atmosphere, free WiFi and a full bar licence, you simply cannot go wrong! This market is home to Bacon Brothers, Sushi Soldier, Eightgrains, A Mouse Called Bean, BASE Woodfired Pizza, El Fagon, Noodlemonk and Caribe Latin Kitchen. https://www.littlehigh.co.nz/
The terrace, a new hospitality and office development has just opened in Christchurch City after years of delays. The first two hospitality spaces to open in this innovative new precinct is The Botanic restaurant and the Craft Embassy. There are also many more businesses that are gearing up to open their doors such as The Terrace Tavern, Teppanyaki restaurant, Bangalore Polo Club, Mexican restaurant Chihuahua, Sal's Pizza, Velvet Burger and Juice Fusion. https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/101847703/second-spot-opens-at-christchurchs-the-terrace-as-bars-and-restaurants-gear-up
Friday Night Street Food Market
Another hotspot to check out if you want to spice up your Friday night while in Christchurch is the Friday Night Street Food Market. Not only does this energetic market have an extensive range of food trucks and stalls but there is also live entertainment and buskers to add to your experience. Head down to Cathedral Square and watch as these food stalls whip up some of the most delicious food in the blink of an eye.