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Prime cuts: The city's best meat dishes

We entered carnivore mode to discover dishes primed for meat lovers.

Steak

One Good Horse served up the ultimate ribeye steak when Avenues decided to embrace the carnivore within.

Review: La Tandoor

La Tandoor

The vegetable samosas and breads were among the best, but the curries lacked real spice.

Soup of the day

Sasuke

On cool winter days, there's nothing better than a bowl of piping hot soup. Avenues trials some of the city's best brews.

Cafe of the month: Pure Cafe Co

Pure Cafe

Offering protein smoothies and paleo-approved foods, Pure Cafe Co strikes us as a health-conscious cafe we'd expect to find in a trendy New York City neighbourhood. Imagine our surprise when we stumbled upon it in Birmingham Dr.

The best breakfasts in town

Beans

Avenues searches the city for the dishes worth waking up for.

Chocolate time: The best desserts

Brownie

Some weekdays, a slab of chocolate goodness is all that is required to get over the 3pm hump. Which chocolate dessert satiated the cravings? We tried a few of the favourites.

Review: Sakimoto

Sakimoto

This petite Japanese tapas-style restaurant is bringing life to the Cathedral Junction precinct.

Cafe of the month: Lemon Tree Cafe

Lemon Tree

Every month, we scour the city for the best cafes. This time, it was dining among potted flowers and antiques that made us feel this lunchtime haunt was a little bit fancy.

Review: Madam Kwong's Restaurant

A grand feast

Madam Kwong's

This Riccarton restaurant brings new meaning to going out for Chinese. Its large banquet room definitely has the wow factor and its menu has more than 200 options.

What's the best Thai restaurant in Christchurch?

Thai

Expecting sweet, sour and spicy dishes, we explored the city for the tastes of Thailand.

The best f 'n' c

fnc

We all have our local fish and chip shop, but are some worth crossing town for? We cast our net wide to see which chip shop would reel us in.

Mexicano's review: A true amigo

Mexicano's

Jax Hamilton decides Tony Astle's latest venture is worthy of becoming her new local.

Nobanno review

Nobanno

Jax Hamilton can't remember a time when she lived in London that wasn't an occasion for a curry and a pint.

Gustav's Kitchen and Wine Bar

Gustav's

Margaret Agnew is impressed by the English-Kiwi granny style dishes served up at Gustav's.

A bite to eat at Harlequin Public House

Harlequin

This 1920s-style cocktail lounge is innovative and inviting.

What makes a great salad?

The best salad in town.

In search of the healthy choice, we found a salad with grunt.

Lunch that looks too good to eat

We couldn't go past these cabinets

Passengers and co

We tracked down cafés with look-at-me cabinets that could not be resisted.

Review: Chong's Restaurant

Chong's

Hot pots might be a novel restaurant accessory, but when dining out offers a DIY option, expect stray ladles, splashing and an inevitable mess.

Are hotels reliable lunch stops?

We put hotel lunch menus through their paces

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Dining in the city.

An evening at Lyttelton's Roots

A mystery dining experience

Roots

There's no menu at Roots, so expect the unexpected.

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