A Bengali night
Foodie surprise at The Tannery, Woolston.
We put hotel lunch menus through their paces
Once upon a time, hotel restaurants were convenient places to eat if you were in residence. Now, they offer reliable lunch stops in the central city, where options are fewer. One in particular made us want to go back for more.
In search of the healthy choice
We found a salad with enough substance to keep the fries away.
This 1920s-style cocktail lounge is innovative and inviting.
A mystery dining experience
There's no menu at Roots, so expect the unexpected.
We couldn't go past these cabinets
We tracked down cafés with look-at-me cabinets that could not be resisted.
In search of the city's top meat
We found a cut above the rest.
An old favourite is back
It's been a while, but Winnies is back in the CBD.
The hunt for the most satisfying pub lunch
Nothing says "winter" quite like a pub meal. We scoped out the best ones in town.
An old favourite lives up to its past
The return of Sala Sala to Christchurch is a morale booster like no other.
Fend off winter with something warming for lunch
The Avenues team went searching for spicy dishes to warm the core and lift spirits.
A new restaurant in Hereford St
Kamala finds new restaurant Duo to be rather uninspiring.
Proving you can get quality at a low cost
It wasn't easy, and many didn't make the cut, but we found some great $10 lunches in the end.
The city's newest Italian restaurant
The owners Portofino have a opened a new Italian restaurant.
Where to go before the Italian restaurants open
Finding a good dish of pasta to enjoy at lunch wasn't as easy as we expected.
More than just a restaurant
Chef Darren Wright's new restaurant offers a fine-dining experience in Cranford St.
New to St Asaph St
Cafe Valentino is back, now on St Asaph St. Is it living up to its Colombo St days?
Enjoy, or fight over, these delicious dishes
We found the perfect combination of delectable ingredients, all on one plate.
The latest reincarnation of Dux de Lux, Dux Dine is drawing vegetarians to Riccarton.
Looking for an alternative to a hot caffeine-filled drink this summer?
A newcomer to the city showed plenty of promise.
Avenues looks back at our favourite dishes from a year of eating and drinking in the city.
There's a new reason to head to the hills - Cortado is en route.
Looking for sustenance somewhere fascinators and fedoras won't stand out?
Kinji is quite at home in Bishopdale.
Where are Christchurch's best burgers?
We found the tastiest burgers being served in the city.
Looking for an inspiring, healthy-ish lunch?
MasterChef finalist Jax Hamilton judges Gorilla.
We put the semi-permanent food vans to the test
We put the semi-permanent food vans to the test.
Tucked in beside Aikmans in Merivale is a bar with restaurant-quality food.
The bonus to winter's chill? Digging into bowls of steaming hot pudding.
There's a flash addition to the Bush Inn Centre that proved well worth checking out.
Yvonne Martin found Joe's Garage in Upper Riccarton excelled at making things snappy.
Who serves up the best slices in town?
Can you choose a place for its coffee and expect a good lunch?
Easter is the perfect time to up the chocolate intake. That's our excuse, anyway!
The perfect sandwich doesn't happen by accident. We went searching for sandwich nirvana.
When the heat is on, the most difficult decision is one scoop or two?
PHOTOS NEATPLACES.CO.NZWe mix bubbles with our brekkies and imagine we are off to the races.
Wondering where all the cool kids go for lunch?
Restaurants have been asked to dish up their own version of the classic Kiwi "fush 'n' chups".
The best bowls in town
Thai pumpkin and coconut soup at Scarborough Fare received top marks.
Out of town
We found plenty of hot curries outside the CBD.
Food in the 'burbs
With most central-city eateries out of action, the Avenues team searched for sophisticated food in the ’burbs.
Looking for adventure, Kim Newth heads out on the highway.
More exciting than a soggy sandwich and far healthier than a mince pie, sushi has become a popular choice for lunch on the go. Avenues tries a few choice bites.
Pescatarian Sara Bunny dives, taste buds first, into Japanese dining.
Avenues heads to The Terrace to trial brunch menus in the leadup to Cup and Show Week.
CATHERINE NINDFood technology gives Pescatore's menu something extra.