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Wendy's Milk Bar new to NZ

The new Wendy's Milk Bar is the first of its kind in the New Zealand.

 The first Wendy's Milk Bar in the country opens in the central city, while The Berry Shop doubles its dessert menu and The Cheesecake Shop prepares to come to Christchurch.

New cafe keeps vegan menu under wraps

The Origin's pancakes on the breakfast menu.

 A vegan cafe, The Origin opens in St Albans while a spray-free market garden enjoys a bumper first season and the French restaurant St Germain is on the move.

Have a drink for quake hit Kaikoura

A pop up lounge at Two Thumb Brewing Co. in September.

Have a drink for quake hit Kaikoura this Christmas eve at the fundraising event Kegs for Kaikoura.

City cafes recognised

Alesha Bilbrough-Collins is the owner of BearLion Foods, named best suburban cafe.

C1 Espresso and BearLion Foods are in the running for best NZ cafe.

Historic homestead reopens in Christchurch

Vanilla mousse dessert at the restored Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry.

The historic Mona Vale Homestead and Pantry opens its doors after a six year closure.

Emotional opening for Christchurch cafe

Bunsen opened to a flurry of customers in November who were excited to return to the space.

'People have been getting quite tearful when they come in. It's a special place for many.'

Christchurch gets park themed eatery

The owners of Park Ranger cafe, Rachel Adams and Rob Enright, at their newly-opened premises on Riccarton Rd.

The wholesome Park Ranger cafe opens on Riccarton Rd and New Regent St gets a late night dessert cafe.

New cafe heaving with life

Honest cafe, owned by Ben Dunkin, is new to Cashel St, just a stones throw from the Bridge of Remembrance.

Exciting times for the Christchurch scene as new cafe opens on Cashel St.

Review: The Running Duck

Fan of blue cheese and beetroot? The Bullrush burger is for you.

If you like your burgers big and juicy, you'll want to pay a visit to this funky Geraldine spot.

Fish and chips gets fancy

Fush co-owner, Anton Matthews, at the newly opened eatery in Wigram.

Cafe chat: An upmarket take on the classic Kiwi fare of fish and chips has opened in Christchurch.

Chch wins over coffee roaster

Madam Woo is coming to Christchurch in 2017, coming with it are its yummy hawker rolls.

Cafe chat: New coffee roaster opens on St Asaph St while Rangiora is set to receive a Japanese eatery.

New food truck for Christchurch

Sarah Harrow is opening a new frozen yoghurt food truck, Berry Culture, at Re:Start Mall on November 10.

Cafe chat: Frozen yoghurt truck to open at Re:Start, but its the end of an era for Cakes by Anna at the Chch Farmers' Market.

Touch of class comes to Chch

The Happening is a premium bar and kitchen located in the heart of the city centre in Christchurch.

 Cafe chat: A fine dining restaurant opens in Christchurch, while Tequila Mockingbird gets new owners.

Recipe: Gumbo at Laundry, Wellington

Gumbo from Laundry, in Cuba St, Wellington


Two new Korean eateries

The two Korean restaurants are expected to open in the first week of November in Christchurch.

Cafe chat: Two Korean restaurants poised for opening, container cafe opens on Hereford St and the northern suburbs get pizza.

PYO sushi opens in Chch

Create your own sushi pack at Mugen on Moorhouse Ave.

It's a fairly new concept to the city with few other restaurants offering this fun way to eat.

Samurai Bowl offers real taste of Japan

Masa Takeuchi hopes to open a third Samurai Bowl in the city within a year.

 A casual Japanese restaurant opens in Burnside, while a new menu hits The Monday Room and Sydenham's Backstreet Cafe is set for a makeover.

Recipe: Breakfast bruschetta

Breakfast bruschetta at Egmont St. Eatery, Wellington

Egmont St Eatery

Salad bar offers healthy lunches

Chris Gourley at Great Coffee Fast + Fresh Salads.

A salad bar opens in Lichfield St, while Romanian flare hits Styx Mill and Cathedral Junction gets a stonegrill option.

Meet the meat you will eat

Bessie site manager Sophie Rattray says it is the place to go to try something different in meat.

Cafe chat: See your steak ageing behind glass, hotel restaurant gets makeover, theatre gains a pizza oven.

New city eateries

Francesca Voza and chef James Stapley at Christchurch's new Francesca's Italian Kitchen in the Isaac Theatre Royal.

Italian restaurant opens in Gloucester St while another fundraises for Amatrice quake victims.

New bar beats owner

Nickl Inkster has made a big impact in the Christchurch hospo scene with his new bar OGB.

Cafe Chat: The man behind OGB's success, a new Japanese restaurant, and losing a German bakery.

New cake shop for Christchurch

Ralph Bungard says mutual loyalty between the brewery and its customers is a big part of Three Boys success.

Penelope's Cakery Deli opens on New Regent St, while Dux Central turns one year old.

How to be voted best cafe

Winning cafe Hello Sunday says it's the human touches that make the difference.

Cafe chat visits an atmospheric cafe that everyone loves and tries cricket tortillas.

Barista brews beaut coffee

Q says attention to detail is the key to making great coffee.

What goes into making great coffee and a new bar for Ferrymead.

Canterbury fine dining soars

The Roots Restaurant in Lyttelton has become the only restaurant outside of Auckland to reach the three hats standard in ...

Nine restaurants reach new heights in latest Cuisine rankings, and relief ahead for gluten-free diners.

Noodles for Queenstown

Night Noodle Markets have already visited Wellington and Christchurch.

Noodle markets for Queenstown and a burger eating competition in Christchurch.

Sumner gets a new bakery

Bohemian Bakery in Sumner is owned by Maka Angyalova.

The Bohemian Bakery is open in Sumner and Mediterranean Foods is doing Friday night dinners.

Sal's pizzeria open in CBD

Sal's NZ Pizza has opened on Lichfield St.

Christchurch's newest pizza parlour opens on Lichfield St serving American slices.

Swanky eatery for Madras St

Table at Monks has opened on Madras St in central Christchurch.

Christchurch's Madras St gets a cool new cafe and the central city welcomes authentic Indian food.

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