Owner Johnny Moore plans to combine Smash Palace with his new venture Brick Farm on High St.
New food truck offers cheap and healthy southern-style lunches and Coffee Supreme is coming back to CBD.
A new restaurant simply named Mexico opens Friday adding to the city's growing love affair with central American fare.
Street Food brings Vietnamese flavours to the food truck truck scene while Cassels gets all nostalgic with its latest beer.
Newcomers to Christchurch's night-life include a Mexican restaurant and the reopening of a late-night pool hall.
Boo Radley's a mix of owner's favourite things
Brett Giddens has brought Bourbon, sticky ribs and a Mississippi vibe to his new bar.
Original @Tony's finally reopens, while funky Asian food stall gets noticed for its steamed buns.
Give a warm welcome to a different style of Coriander's, a new Dux venture and some Movember dishes.
In Engineers and Merchants, upstairs is all about good food and atmosphere, while downstairs caters to the late-night dancing crowd
Redesigned Lyttelton space to open on weekend
Lyttelton's Albion Square has been completely redesigned while a new cafe/wine bar is about to open on Victoria St.
Lineup of top chefs announced for South Island food festival and Les Mills launches coffees with a protein hit.
Get into the summer groove with the Sunday Sumner Market, a Sauvingon Blanc and Seafood Trail.
Delicious bake shop and cafe opens in old Holy Smoke building, while Addington gets set for a cute new espresso bar.
New cooking school and wine shop set to arrive at city's boutique-style mall.
Grocery store becomes sandwich shop, Brick Farm does brunch and Volstead gears up for Hoptoberfest.
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.
The Coffee House expands on Montreal St
The Coffee House has expanded to encompass two villas on Montreal St, plus Khao San Road Bar opens on Victoria St.
It's tricky to keep track of all the new bars and restaurants opening in Christchurch.
Halswell house turns into industrial chic eatery
Double-storey Halswell Rd house converted into industrial chic cafe, while new fresh food joint opens in Sydenham.
It's not Le Plonk, but appeals to same market
Laidback wine bar from Monday Room owner about to open on Papanui Rd, plus Cranford St gets its own Joe's Garage.
There's a new nightlife player out in Sumner now that Joe's Garage is opening in the evenings.
Plans under way for more food and music spots
Nightlife to get boost with plans under way for more music and food venues in the area.
Burgers and Beers team open a new bar, while Jonny Schwass spearheads a new modern tearoom.
OPINION: Johnny Moore's latest venture promises something a little different with its local produce and bistro-style menu.
The Donut Boutique sets up new Riccarton store and while the central city gets an Argentinian-style polo bar and hotel.
A new vegetarian eaterie has opened in Lyttelton while former city favourite Sullivans is now in Addington.
A session for whiskey lovers in Cashmere and truffle tasting at Mercatos will help keep winter misery at bay.
After much waiting and wondering and hoping, Chinwag Eatthai will return to Victoria St.
Akaroa's Little Bistro owners move into Chch
The couple behind Akaroa's popular Little Bistro are opening a new venture in New Regent St.
Volstead steps up its game with a new menu, and both The Twisted Hop and Roots are set to host unique tasting nights.
The Colombo welcomes a new soup kitchen, while Lyttelton restaurant Roots wins a coveted award.
The North Canterbury stalwart is set for another reincarnation after its previous owners sell up after 17 years.
Smash Palace's Johnny Moore is opening another venture on High St, which will grow its produce on a neighbouring site.
Tequila Mockingbird chef Monique Garnett won the Chef of the Southern Lights title at an annual culinary competition.
Cocktail extraordinaire Toby Eaton, of Harlequin Public House, will hold a mixology session later this month.
Two Toms saw the American Mexican street-food market taking off, and decided to bring it to Christchurch.
The public has just two weeks left to vote for their favourite restaurant, bar, or cheesemonger.
Family-run Mitchelli's Cafe Rinato has left Poplar Lane and taken on a much bigger space in The Tannery.
Christchurch goes all out for the chocolate celebration of the year.
A popular Victoria St coffee house will soon open its doors following three years out of action due to quake damage.
The popular Brick Mill Cafe is up for sale after seven years in business plus frozen yoghurt arrives in Riccarton.
A brand-new brunch haunt, beer launches and the return of Black Betty.
Get macarons for $1 at an annual event, visit a new Asian food truck or check out a just-opened espresso bar.
A Banks Peninsula cheesemaker takes out a national award while Monteith's releases an app which pairs beer and meats.
Rotherhams of Riccarton is being refitted and rebranded with Masterchef 2012 contestant Matt Gilray at the helm.
The Bog Irish bar is reopening, the Twisted Hop starts comedy nights and That Mexican Guy departs Volstead.
The Coffee House in Montreal St is undergoing a major expansion and refurbishment.
From cupcakes and punting to winery lunches by helicopter, Christchurch has plenty of ways to make the day special.
Riccarton cafe to be demolished after 20 years
Browsers Cafe will be demolished in three months after two decades in Riccarton.
A new insider-view espresso bar has opened up while The Curator's House welcomes a chef fresh from Barcelona.