Handpicked by a Christchurch Local Expert, we bring you our guide to 'Christchurch Restaurants With A View'.

Christchurch offers some truly scenic locations in which to dine.  The diverse choice means you could be dining  in a restaurant overlooking the River Avon or the Botanic Gardens, in a quaint restaurant in front of a harbour, or relaxing in a beachside lunch spot taking in ocean views.   We've picked out those restaurants which offer breathtaking views to enhance your dining experience.  Welcome to our list of 'Christchurch Restaurants with a view'.



Zodiac is situated on Oxford Terrace as part of 'The Terrace' precinct in Christchurch.  Located on the ground floor it's easily accessible  with a beautiful view over the Avon River. Zodiac offers a large range of asian dishes, both small and large, with their executive chef constantly developing the menu and refining the dishes over time, while still keeping the signatures that...


Chiwahwah Mexican Bar

Centrally located in Christchurch, Chiwahwah overlooks the beautiful Avon River in the redeveloped 'Terrace' precinct.  Chiwahwah believes in only serving the freshest mexican flavours.  With stylish modern interiors, crafted food and amazing cocktails, Chiwahwah is one of the stylish places to dine in Christchurch. Opening Hours: Sunday - Wednesday:  11.00am - 12.00am Thu...

Mr Brightside Rooftop Bar

Mr Brightside is a rooftop bar situated on the top floor of the Iconic Public Trust Building.  The penthouse-style rooftop bar has a retractable roof with panormaic 360 views over the Port Hills, Avon River, snow capped Alps, Cathedral Square and across the City. The bar offers a wide range of cocktails, spirits and beer, with a delicious selection of gourmet food.  The bar is a R2...

Curator's House Restaurant

The Curator's House is a well-known Christchurch restaurant open for lunch, dinner, and coffee.  Located in the city's Botanic Gardens, the restaurant is surrounded by the lush lawns and native plantings of the gardens and has views of the Avon River. The Curator’s House serves authentic Spanish Cuisine. Our chef from Barcelona creates truly tapas such as award winning Chorizo Garcia coo...

The Lakes Restaurant

Part of the Peppers Clearwater Resort, an elegant restaurant in sumptuous surroundings.  The menu is fine-dining from a real mix of cuisines and it's definitely somewhere you can push the boat out. Open all day for breakfasts, lunches and dinners, the overriding theme here is 'style', especially when you sit down at your table and really appreciate the peace and tranquillity around you.&nb...

Strawberry Fare

Strawberry Fare is a family run business that prides itself on using locally sourced produce from organic and boutique growers in New Zealand. The restaurant serves breakfast (from 7am - 11.30am), lunch and dinner during the week, with a brunch menu available on the weekend (from 8.30am - 3.30pm).  The lunch and dinner menu is a melange of healthy gourmet options that have something of an ...

Tramway Restaurant

Experience the luxury of a 36 seater air-conditioned, colonial style dining tram and be treated to the finest service, cuisine and beverages New Zealand has to offer. Incorporate fabulous dining with a sightseeing tour showcasing Christchurch’s inner city vibrancy and heritage - truly a mix of the old and the new. The menu package includes a welcome drink, starter, entree, main, dessert an...


This swish and modern boutique eatery come restaurant boasts a sociable vibe and people watching potential like no other bar in downtown. The wide outdoor area is sheltered from the elements and comes complete with a warming fire that makes for great al fresco drinking and dining.  There's only one vegetarian main option (the Mediterranean style butternut squash risotto) with a broad ra...


A speakeasy styled bar housed in a beautiful heritage building located in Cathedral Square.  Overlooking Cathedral Square is a charming outdoor Courtyard. Live Music, carefully crafted food & drinks and good Ol' fashioned service.  Just down the hall you will find Parlour Cocktail Bar & Woodwards Barber Shop. For bookings under 10 people, we always leave room for walk-ins.&...


Botanic enjoys a warm balcony overlooking the Avon with a long, clean interior with pockets of bench seating, and a rear rooftop garden bar sheltered by a modern glasshouse. The menu is light and healthy yet diverse in flavour.  Think seared tuna in an herb crust; buttermilk fried chicken with waffles; steamed clams in a prosecco and parsley liquor; and white chocolate panna cotta with an ...

Ōtoromiro Hotel

Ōtoromiro Hotel offers quality pub fare in the stunning setting of Governors Bay.  The hotel offers a number of dining locations within the Hotel and it’s grounds.  During the summer months, the inviting gardens with bountiful roses are a beacon for many of guests during the day.  The bar area is great for casual dining in the evening and mixing with the locals.  Through the cooler nigh...

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