Eat and Drink

Restaurant runners stopped in tracks


Dine-and-dash customers at a Victoria St restaurant mean every group must now supply a credit card.

Selfies at the dinner table

Generic photographing food OPINION: Customers were spending so much time on their phones at a US restaurant recently, the average dining time went from one to two hours.

Host of eateries sprout up

Chirny Coffee It's tricky to keep track of all the new bars and restaurants opening in Christchurch.

Review: Pescatore

Reon Hobson Dishes feel like they come from a chef who has had time to research and labour over them.

Compost a fun way to recycle

Strider the llama You could go out and buy bag upon bag from retail giants, but why not try something a little more local this year?

Review: A Pocket Full of Spices

Generic spices The dishes at this affordable Rangiora spot have a lovely blend of spices, each nicely complementing the others.

Review: The Institution

This cute wee bar, tucked away in New Regent St, excels with its service and drinks and food offerings.

Review: Riccarton House Bistro

Review: Joe's Garage

New wine bar opening

The Wine Bar Laidback wine bar from Monday Room owner about to open on Papanui Rd, plus Cranford St gets its own Joe's Garage.

Lazy Sumner nights at Joe's

There's a new nightlife player out in Sumner now that Joe's Garage is opening in the evenings.

Madras St the new star?

Burgers, beers and now bars?

'Character' cafe coming up

Double-storey Halswell Rd house converted into industrial chic cafe, while new fresh food joint opens in Sydenham.

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