Best New Zealand Restaurants in Christchurch
Local Recommendations from our My Guide Christchurch team
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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.
Lone Star Papanui offers tasty food in a family-friendly setting - great for nights out with the kids, with friends or for a special occasion. The restaurant located next door to Hoyts in Northland Mall can seat around 110 guests upstairs with room for 25 more on the ground floor. A fully enclosed and heated area is available outdoors for anyone who would like to dine al-fresco.
The Boat Shed Café offers an extensive range of menus to suit all tastes and occasions. The breakfast menu features delicious and filling breakfast classics like French Toast, Eggs Benedict, and Pancake Stacks along with lighter breakfast fare. The lunch menu includes tasty café-style take on a great range of Kiwi favourites such as Toasted Sandwiches, Fish and Chips, and Ground Beef Nachos.
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.
Located at the west end of Sawyers Arms Road in the Bishopdale/Harewood area. The Club provides various entertainment, dining and drinking facilities for our members, including two large open plan bars, opening out to a beautifully landscaped courtyard.
Christchurch Casino in Victoria Street is a great place for a night out with a difference. On the floor, there are 36 gaming tables covering a range of games so whether it is blackjack, baccarat, roulette or poker is your game of choice you are sure to find something fun.
In 2020 three mates from Christchurch came together through their obsession of food, and shared boredom in the initial lock down. They all agreed, despite all of the great burger joints around there was no one making a classic LA style cheeseburger with premium ingredients – and so the idea was born.
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