Best Places to Eat in Christchurch NZ

Christchurch boasts a vibrant dining scene with a wide range of options so you’re bound to find something good, no matter what you feel like eating!

We’ve rounded up some of the best places to eat in Christchurch, New Zealand, by asking our team, our returning customers, and good old Google…


Finer Dining
  1. Inati: Delicious sharing plates and modern European cuisine.
  2. 27 Steps: A cozy atmosphere with a menu that focuses on fresh, locally sourced ingredients.
  3. King of Snake: Combines Asian flavours with contemporary techniques in a stylish setting.

Casual Dining

  1. Little High Eatery: A trendy food court with a variety of vendors offering everything from burgers to sushi.
  2. Fiddlesticks Restaurant & Bar: Popular for its modern New Zealand cuisine and relaxed ambiance.
  3. Smokey T's: Known for its delicious BBQ and smoked meats, hence the name!


  1. C1 Espresso: Quirky vibe and excellent coffee plus food is delivered via their pneumatic tube delivery system – the only kind of its type in the world. 
  2. Black Betty Cafe: A local favourite for brunch and specialty coffee.
  3. Unknown Chapter Coffee Roasters: Freshly roasted coffee and a variety of breakfast and lunch options.

Ethnic Cuisine

  1. Mexicano's: A lively spot for yummy Mexican street food and margaritas.
  2. Thai Box: Known for its authentic Thai flavours and casual setting.
  3. Little India: A favourite for traditional Indian dishes with rich flavours.


  1. Pescatore: Located within boutique hotel The George, known for its elegant seafood dishes and fine dining experience.
  2. Fush: A range of fresh fish and seafood dishes in a casual setting.


  1. The Lotus-Heart Vegetarian Restaurant: A peaceful place offering a variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes.
  2. Portershed Specialty Cafe: Known for its plant-based menu and creative dishes.

Sweet Treats

  1. Rollickin Gelato: Famous for its artisanal gelato and creative flavours.
  2. Sweet Soul Patisserie: Offers beautifully crafted pastries and desserts.

Have fun enjoying all the good food Christchurch has to offer and let us know if you find anywhere great that should be added to our list! 

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