The night was warm, the beer was flowing, and the queues were long - but what was the food actually like?
Organisers promise opening night issues have been solved and encourage punters to try again.
Hour long queues, stallholders running out of food and major traffic jams as thousands turned out for Christchurch's Night Noodle Markets.
Plan your culinary experience at the Night Noodle Markets opening tonight in Christchurch.
Made Espresso Bar does a great office lunch, dine in or take away.
Revival has been given a makeover and is now Little Neighbourhood, opening next week.
Masterchef 2015 contestant Glenda Clark has bought New Regent St joint Shop Eight from Liz Phelan.
Christchurch cafes refusing to serve trim milk coffees spark war of words among the public.
Baretta's new Christchurch venture opens soon and Winnies is serving slices in Rangiora.
Cotton Club opens on Friday night on Allen St, while The Colombo gets an icecream stand.