Eat and Drink
Professional bakers are encouraging Cantabrians to have a go at making their own hot cross buns.
Christchurch goes all out for the chocolate celebration of the year.
It's an intimate restaurant, without being intimidating, and n daylight you can see across the golf course to Lake Wanaka.
In the last couple of years cider has gone from zero to hero in New Zealand, but are we drinking the proper stuff?
It's all about glamorous corsets and silky bow ties at the latest addition to New Regent St.
Civil and Naval is a tapas bar; this makes deciding easy - a little of what you fancy.
A popular Victoria St coffee house will soon open its doors following three years out of action due to quake damage.
Sumner's The Thirsty Marriner has shut up shop, leaving behind an uninsurable building.
Mark Sullivan never thought it would take three years to reopen his bar.
Great winery restaurants work hard to present their wines in the best possible light - Waipara Hills ticks this box.
The popular Brick Mill Cafe is up for sale after seven years in business plus frozen yoghurt arrives in Riccarton.
A landlord investing $400,000 from his own pocket to keep an old building open is a rarity.
They say first impressions last but not so at Savoire Cafe and Wine Bar.
The Station doesn't grandstand, and delivered the best service we've had for some time.
A brand-new brunch haunt, beer launches and the return of Black Betty.
Beer nerds will take on wine ponces in the first Grain versus Grape debate tonight.
Owners take over Rossendale in Halswell
Owners of a popular restaurant are quitting the central city saying it is "just not ready yet".
Seated on long benches at our table near the open kitchen, we could see the chef cooking up a storm
Get macarons for $1 at an annual event, visit a new Asian food truck or check out a just-opened espresso bar.
The Guinness is flowing and revellers are decked in green at the city's Irish bars as St Patrick's Day get under way.
In a former life, Purple Weka was a bland little cafe but it's had a fantastic makeover.
You are looking at a tapas-style evening with everyone sharing at this new restaurant.
A Banks Peninsula cheesemaker takes out a national award while Monteith's releases an app which pairs beer and meats.
Muesli, smoothies and pancake stacks are under threat as a shortage of bananas reaches its peak.
Tensions are mounting between bars and police over the enforcement of new alcohol laws.
Popular Irish bar The Bog reopens tonight, three years after it was closed by quake damage.
Looking around the quiet gentility of The Square in the Novotel, it seems a lifetime since the The Press moved in after the September 2010 quake.
Rotherhams of Riccarton is being refitted and rebranded with Masterchef 2012 contestant Matt Gilray at the helm.
A three-storey-high mural of a naked woman is being painted on the side of a central-city strip club.
The first word that springs to mind as you wander into Browsers Garden Cafe is oasis.
Two neighbours of Harlequin Public House 'love the place' and cannot understand the noise complaints.
A masculine setting with a menu specialising in steak - two pages are devoted to various cuts, breeds and weights.
The Bog Irish bar is reopening, the Twisted Hop starts comedy nights and That Mexican Guy departs Volstead.
Boasts more calories than the Double Down
Nutritionists look away now: a burger with more calories than the Double Down is set to clog the nation's arteries.
Choices range from Thai green curry to beef fillet and pan seared turbot.
The Coffee House in Montreal St is undergoing a major expansion and refurbishment.
New ice-cream mimics old cold liver oil tonic
New ice-cream flavour mimics taste of old Lane's Emulsion, but leaves out the cod liver oil and creosote.
Jean may be a tolerant wife, but a life-size Spitfire as a permanent fixture in the front yard was a stretch.
The reincarnation of quake-hit Bower Tavern is one of the city's largest structures made from containers.
Hummingbird's container cafe has a surprisingly large capacity and makes a top breakfast.
A Spanish cured sausage and smoked salmon have done Canterbury proud at the annual Cuisine Artisan Awards.
Doing business in the seaside suburb post-quake is not easy, but this place is buzzing.
From cupcakes and punting to winery lunches by helicopter, Christchurch has plenty of ways to make the day special.
Cafe Shop Eight is offering the chance to dine on entre-sized dishes almost exclusively from local foods.
Riccarton cafe to be demolished after 20 years
Browsers Cafe will be demolished in three months after two decades in Riccarton.
The old wooden building has been decorated to capture the feel of the past yet it's open and inviting.
The Press visited dairies across Christchurch in search of a 50 cent lolly mixture.
The cost of a cup of coffee, much like a litre of petrol, is always up for discussion.
Winnie Bagoes will tighten dress code, scan IDs, and breath-test patrons from tomorrow.
An old Poplar Lanes favourite has reopened in High St and gets top marks for ambience.
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