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.
Whisky festivals and secretive new openings are the hot topic this week.
A host of central city cafes finally reopen after the holidays, while Pomeroy's gets a new craft beer list.
Black Betty is closed for building strengthening, but a smaller cafe will be open behind the Madras St site.
Crazy-looking coffee cart Escarto has finally moved back to Cathedral Square.
Christchurch has a lot to look forward to in the New Year with new eateries set to open.
Yamagen, Aroy Thai and The Bog Irish bar are all progressing well for a grand reopening this year.
The festive season is all but on us and there's plenty of eating, drinking, and good times ahead.
Pre-quake favourite Vespa bar has reopened and a new Mexican restaurant joins Victoria St's hospitality precinct.
This week in Christchurch, try out a new Mexican grill or get discounted boutique donuts for the long weekend.
Christchurch's latest craft brewery launches a beer to drink by the pool.
Twisted Hop Brewery co-owner Martin Bennett has announced the name of his future bar in Lincoln.
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From beer festivals to upcoming espressos bars and artisan tours, find out what's new in Christchurch eateries this week.
The Cake Shop is now open in Woolston and the latest food truck to hit the city is Red Box Burger & Grill.
Fashionista Angela Stone will be offering business tips to women at a ladies night in a Merivale bar.
A cafe-bar at Christchurch Airport is the only one in the southern hemisphere to be short-listed for an international award.
CPIT's Rooftop Honey is finally on the shelves and Cassels and Sons Brewery is offering a new beer.
Wunderbar will be playing host to burlesque troupe Ayla's Angels on September 14
Carlton will reopen this month with a menu centred around the "perfect steak".
A sushi and coffee bar has opened, two restaurants are cooking up wild foods, and a cookbook will be launched.
Shooters and Boogie Nights will be demolished to make way for the eastern frame.
Dose cafe has opened a sushi bar in Re:Start Mall and Escarto Espresso can be found outside Central Library.
The Lone Star in Manchester St is almost ready, and the Arts Centre is looking for a restaurant/bar entrepreneur.
More bars, restaurants to open by late August
Strange's Building will host the central city's first group of bars and restaurants.
Christchurch is a city of coffee drinkers, and we like our cups of joe with milk, thank you.
A branch of Colombo St's Vietnamese restaurant, Little Saigon, has opened in Richmond Village.
The Bicycle Thief must leave Latimer Square
The quake-hit Bicycle Thief restaurant and bar in Latimer Square will be demolished.
A Christchurch coffee has been named the best in the land while a local brewer has created a new low-alcohol beer.
Good news for the many Cafe Valentino fans in the city - the popular eatery will soon be open again.
Chef Chris Fortune wants to give children the confidence to cook.
Get ready for an onslaught of restaurants and bars that are all scheduled to open before Christmas.
Two more mobile coffee and food vans have established themselves on the fringe of the shrinking cordon.
Former Indochine and Chinwag Eathai owner Tony Astle has opened his new venture, King of Snake.
Missing the public interaction, David and Claire Dunn have opened a cafe at their bakehouse in Papanui.
Jenny Garing, of Lyttelton's Ground cafe and deli, is resuming her cooking classes at the Naval Point Club.
A cafe that defied orders to vacate a building earmarked for demolition has reopened in Victoria St.