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Bland and rather pricey

Rangoon Ruby

While dipping sauces bring flavour to some bland dishes, Rangoon Ruby is 'a rather pricey lesson in Burmese'.

Engineers and Merchants

Engineers Engineers, the roof-top bar and restaurant, and Merchants, the downstairs bar and dance hub, are newbies to city nightlife.

Smash Palace is moving

Owner Johnny Moore plans to combine Smash Palace with his new venture Brick Farm on High St.

Can Christchurch compete?

Fig, proscuitto and mozzarella Italian flatbread Melbourne's hospitality workers put Christchurch to shame.

Going loco for Mexican food

Mexican food is taking off, but what makes it so appealing at the moment?

Dishes worth the wait

It was a long wait at Town Tonic, but when our food finally arrived, it was exciting and full flavoured.

Cafe Valentino: Big and busy

Cafe Valentino offers a big menu, a vast wine list and ample staffing.

Old tree's new branch

Raspberry Cafe now an institution

Mexican craze sweeps Christchurch

A new restaurant simply named Mexico opens Friday adding to the city's growing love affair with central American fare.

Bring on the bahn mi

Street Food brings Vietnamese flavours to the food truck truck scene while Cassels gets all nostalgic with its latest beer.

Fancy a teapot of mixed liquor?

'It's my selfish bar'

Southern treats on the cheap

New food truck offers cheap and healthy southern-style lunches and Coffee Supreme is coming back to CBD.

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