Eat and Drink

Review: Riccarton House Bistro


Featuring an atmospheric venue and local products, this place has plenty of potential.

What we're eating

Jane Montgomery If you listed everything you ate and drank over a day, what would it reveal? This week, it's Jane Montgomery's turn.

Fondant fears busted

Ruffle cake Fondant - that icing that comes in blocks at the supermarket - is a fickle beast, but here's some tips for creating a perfectly iced cake.

Peri peri chicken quinoa salad

Quinoa Forget the stews and soups - it's time for salad. Here's a great quinoa option by MasterChef finalist Bec Stanley.

Cooking shows: Good or bad?

Jamie Oliver We sure like to watch them, but the jury is still out on whether cooking shows actually inspire us to cook more.

Review: Joe's Garage

Joe's Garage If asked to sum up this place in a word I'd say "generous". The vibe is good and the menu matches the mood.

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Madras St the new star?

Sugarhorse Nightlife to get boost with plans under way for more music and food venues in the area.

Burgers, beers and now bars?

Burgers and Beers team open a new bar, while Jonny Schwass spearheads a new modern tearoom.

Brick Farm opens

Whole new world for doughnuts

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.

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