Eat and Drink

Cafe chat: Markets and more


Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.

Best bar in Christchurch?

Volstead We've done the rounds, checked the reviews and named Volstead Trading Company as this year's Best Bar.

What's shameful about eating alone?

Passengers & Co breakfast OPINION: If you've never enjoyed a meal with a dog-eared novel at a table for one, you're missing out.

Couchsurfing 'used for grooming'

Smash Palace Men infiltrated Christchurch couchsurfing group with alleged "sexually charged motivations".

Artisan bakehouse rises in Woolston

Terra Viva Bake Delicious bake shop and cafe opens in old Holy Smoke building, while Addington gets set for a cute new espresso bar.

Ups and downs of dining

Tequila Mockingbird Our reviewers have trawled their notebooks, recalling some "wow" moments as well as the not-so-good.

Who makes the best sandwich?

Back in the old days a sandwich was Marmite and lettuce (tossed aside), but thanks to bakers producing better bread than ever, good sandwiches are being built.

Review: Chinwag Eathai

Review: Shop Eight

Cafe chat: Brunch and beer fest

Pizza Parlour Victoria St Grocery store becomes sandwich shop, Brick Farm does brunch and Volstead gears up for Hoptoberfest.

Coffee cart to cafe

After a winter working out of a coffee cart in the mall, the Switch team are back in action in an expanded and updated New Brighton cafe.

Welcome to The Villas

Host of eateries sprout up

The Colombo plots expansion

New cooking school and wine shop set to arrive at city's boutique-style mall.

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