Start the dining experience with the mussels, you will not regret it! There are plush banquettes and more intimate tables. Japanese flavours feature heavily, with Chinese, Thai and Korean cuisine popping in too. It's a great place to hang with mates or have a couple's night out. Price: High-end What is it? If you fancy a day trip out of Christchurch, lunch at Black Estate should be at the top of your list. Save Save Save Hi, I'm Megan Singleton and I'm the word slinger of this travel blog as well as on radio every week and a few newspapers and mags from time to time. I had eggs bene with crispy salmon and a pesto potato cake and we also tasted her salmon and cream cheese on a soft and chewy pretzel roll. Updated October 2018 — 3 more restaurants added and 1 removed as it was a pop up and is now gone.
Make sure you order the zucchini fries on the side. It was lovely but as I had eaten the Amazonita meal for lunch I struggled to finish my plate! Price: Mid-range What is it? Price: Mid-range What is it? We started with big hunks of complimentary pumpkin and feta bread, then I had the fish of the day which was turbot with a large crab ravioli and a potato croquet and salad. Our experts personally appraise each choice in terms of their overall enthusiasm for it. The chefs like to surprise, so be prepared to be amazed! Check out our favourite in Christchurch. Christchurch's proximity to the coast makes it a prime location for seafood.
However we all know the pudding stomach is separate and as luck would have it, four of us had just enough room to share two amazing desserts: passionfruit rice pudding with roasted coconut and a rhubarb crumble with custard. Executive Chef Antony Page's pursuit of excellence and quality ensures that 50 Bistro and Pescatore are at the forefront of Christchurch's burgeoning dining scene. I had the fresh crab Japanese crepe which was amazing. Together with co-owner Emma Mettrick, the pair gained a loyal following when they owned the Little Bistro in Akaroa, and Twenty Seven Steps has that same great blend of traditional and contemporary cuisine. Price: Mid-range What is it? To help you make a start, we've compiled a guide to the best restaurants in Christchurch. A family friendly venue serving contemporary Italian food, including excellent woodfired pizza and fresh, handmade pasta try the ravioli and tortellini.
If you love beautiful-looking and flawlessly cooked seafood, a visit to Pescatore is a must. The new restaurant has changed location, but the philosophy is still the same; serving great vegetarian food and seafood. Mainly to try the innovative creations courtesy of head chef Samson Stewart from Hello Sunday. A casual, minimal, relaxed and reasonably priced restaurant serving a largely plant-based menu. Here are our top picks: Dux is a Christchurch institution. Price: Blowout What is it? This is the place to splash out if you're in Christchurch.
Bold Asian flavour combinations are a huge hit with families and groups of friends who dig into shared plates like bao, spicy miso chicken ramen, furikake fries, mango mung bean shoot salad and sang choi bao. A rating of two stars means it's excellent, and three stars is the highest praise we give. Think perigord truffle, handmade pasta with parmesan butter and venison short loin with lentil ragu. Please visit each restaurants' page for more information or to view the current menus. She is a Southland girl 35, still a girl to me! Choices are dried fruits and chocolate, honey and various types and milk and cream. The full shebang: 5th Street has incredibly stylish decor, sky lights, helpful staff and a tasty menu. The restaurant has a strong focus on seafood and locally sourced and fresh produce.
Price: High-end What is it? Tags: The Christchurch food scene might surprise and delight you! Hearty traditional European fare livened up with modern touches, perfect for a date or a group of friends. We really liked the market fish with Oamaru potatoes or the mussels - delicious! The ideal spot to enjoy some tasty seafood and a glass of sauvignon blanc - what else do you need? Located in an old warehouse, it's been done up to the nines, with bold blues and blacks all over and hints of gold. They know some people still want to eat a decent sized meal for one rather than the fashionable share plates of the moment although the food shares well too Price: Mid-range What is it? But 5th Street also has a bubbling atmosphere. Think broccoli doughnuts, seaweed butter and Himalayan salt block cured fish. Price: Mid-range What is it? After working on an organic farm in nearby Swannanoa, he started this unpretentious eatery with the sole purpose of showing diners how much incredible food is being produced all around them and how magical it can be in the right hands.
The perfect restaurant for a special date. An excellent winery outside of Christchurch with a kitchen that uses 90 per cent local ingredients. What I love about the rebuild and restoration of Christchurch is the passionate entrepreneurial chefs and cafe owners and the Cantabrians who have come back to start their own businesses in the city as it recovers from the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. I'd love you to join me on Facebook or Twitter and sign up for monthly newsletters if you want loads of travel tips, advice and deals! A very special degustation destination. Anyone who loves exceptionally good Japanese food should not miss Kinji.
This is top-end comfort food. Which I guess they do! With these delicacies you can be assured to get the full decadent Louis experience! I loved their imaginative ham hock croquettes served on a pea and avocado mash with a couple of poached eggs. I set off on this travel writing journey 18 years ago and I've pretty much always got a suitcase half packed or half un-packed! A must-try is the Akaroa salmon, served on a lemon butter sauce and parsnip and carrot confit, it will tickle your taste buds for sure! The menu is simple but tasty: seafood risotto, market fish or pizza with calamari. This view is definitely hard to beat! The atmosphere in the restaurant is very easy going, a great place for the whole family. Her people have the rights, and only them, to harvest the ti ti bird, better known as muttonbird, from Stewart Island.
But they are even more renown for their cocktails and desserts, so either go back at the end of the day, or plan a date night. The food is beautifully displayed and creates a taste explosion in your mouth. Pescatore is p erfect for a special date or celebration. Our star system does not denote hotel amenities but it does denote the level of our approval. To say chef Alex Davies is passionate about the relationship between food and where it comes from would be an understatement. I chose stewed rhubarb and apple with coconut crumble then added my own extras. A super-popular pan-Asian casual diner.
A place with one star is worth a look—after all, it made the list. The quirky restaurant offers a good menu selection, perfect for seafood lovers. There are eight choices of potato to go with your meat, from fries to goose fat to truffled mash. Many people remember the old Dux de Lux in the Arts Centre, a forerunner of Dux Dine. We went out to find some of the best seafood restaurants in the city. It is very near the still broken and fenced-off Christchurch cathedral.